Elder Shirley D. Christensen

Quorums of the Seventy

Prophets and apostles stand at the head of the church as it goes forth to all the world.

"The clarion call of the prophets is as clear today as it ever was in the past, and the testimony of the prophets will continue to the very moment that the Lord Jesus Christ returns to reign in glory."

The fabric of nations and the collective world appears to be deteriorating. There is discord between leaders and nations, conflicts between communities and contention within families.

"The solution to the ills of the world is found in understanding the doctrines and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the application of those principles in the lives of every human being. Divine doctrines and teachings have been taught with clarity by prophets, both ancient and modern, as moved upon by the Holy Ghost."

It is vital to understand that prophets are called of God and that they testify to the world of their calling. They teach of Christ and testify of his divinity and his mission.

Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon in 1832 gave perhaps the most powerful testimony of the Savior in this dispensation. Living prophets also have given compelling testimony when they testified of the sacred nature of marriage and the family.

The doctrines of the church "are intended to convey to the soul of every sincere person, who will ask God in faith, a personal testimony of our Lord and Savior and the role of prophets from the dawn of time to this very moment."

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