Throughout history, God has chosen prophets, such as Noah, Abraham, Moses, and others, to teach the gospel and direct His Church. It is no different today. We all need God's guidance in a world that is sometimes confusing. Because God loves His children, He continues to send living prophets. Joseph Smith (1805-44) was the first prophet of our time. Thomas S. Monson is God's chosen prophet today.
Just as God led the Israelites out of slavery and to a better place through His prophet Moses, He leads His children today into happier, more peaceful lives when they choose to follow His living prophet. We invite you to listen to the words of living prophets and consider how knowing God's will can benefit your life.
Heavenly Father is the same yesterday today and forever! Today, God has called a prophet to lead and guide us. His name is Thomas S. Monson. He receives revelation for the issues in our day. We can listen to Him and know what our Heavenly Father wants us to do. I know as you follow God's chosen messengers that we can enjoy happiness, safety, and be led back to Him.
Just as God led the Israelites out of bondage to travel to a better place through His prophet Moses, He leads His children today into happier, more peaceful lives when they choose to follow His living prophet. What is a Prophet? He is a spokesman of God, interpreter of the scripture, calls us to repentance, and is the admisnistrator of present Church policy. In Modern times, we are still blessed with a prophet of God. A true prophet is one who has the testimony of Jesus; one who knows by personal revelation that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God, and that he was to be-or has been-crucified for the sins of the world; one to whom God speaks and who recognizes the still small voice of the Spirit. One who holds the holy priesthood; who is a legal admisnistrator; who has power and authority from God to represent him on earth. Atrue prophet is a teacher of righteousness to whom the truths of the gospel have beenrevealed and who presents them to his fellowmen so they can become heirs of salvation in the highest heaven. A true prophet is a witness, a living witness, one who knows, and one who testifies. Such a one, if need be, foretells the future and reveals to men what the Lord reveals to him.