Sunday, March 28, 2010

Another Prophet Now Has Come!

"An event of great importance to the entire Christian world has taken place during this conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"A new prophet of God has been raised up for this present day!

"He is one in a line of inspired men divinely called to minister now and to bring a new revelation from heaven to every man, woman, and child who will hear.

"The appointment of this new prophet is of momentous import to every person who believes in God, and particularly to every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is in deep humility, but with great sincerity, that we make this solemn announcement to the world.

"Always when the Lord has had a people on the earth whom he has recognized as his own, he has led them by living prophets to whom he has given guidance from heaven."

This quote comes from a talk given by Elder Mark E. Petersen, apostle from 1944 until his death in 1984, in the October 1972 General Conference entitled, “Another Prophet Now Has Come!” This talk was given just after President Harold B. Lee was called to be the prophet and eleventh President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read this talk.

Hopefully each of you has read the post "Hear the Words of the Prophet," posted last week and you know about the exciting event to be held this weekend. General Conference is so exciting because the living prophet and apostles and seventies all gather and speak to the world for ten hours across two days! I wish that all would strive to understand the significance and importance of this semi-annual event, hence the most recent posts concern General Conference and living prophets.

Another prophet has come. He is speaking this weekend. Listen or watch General Conference.