Do we recognize the blessings and wisdom that come from the 1st presidency and Quorum of the 12 Apostles being in their later years? What benefits does this bring?
We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. Article of Faith #5
Do we sustain the prophet and apostles? Do we have a testimony that they are called of God? Do we sustain our church leaders at the local level?
If we have a testimony that these men are called of God, shouldn’t we then have a testimony of the commandments and doctrines they put in place?
We will be going over the final testimonies from General Conference of the last six prophets and apostles that have passed on:
President James E. Faust April 2007
President Gordon B. Hinckley October 2007
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin October 2008
Elder L. Tom Perry April 2015
President Boyd K. Packer April 2015
Elder Richard G. Scott October 2014
Below are links to their final conference addresses if you would like to read them.
James E. Faust https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2007/04/the-healing-power-of-forgiveness?lang=eng
Gordon B. Hinckley https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2007/10/the-stone-cut-out-of-the-mountain?lang=eng
Joseph B. Worthlin https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2008/10/come-what-may-and-love-it?lang=engL.
Tom Perry https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/why-marriage-and-family-matter-everywhere-in-the-world?lang=eng
Boyd K. Packer https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/the-plan-of-happiness?lang=eng
I look forward to learning from each of your insights this coming Sunday!