By Eric Johnson Check out this podcast that aired Thursday, October 15, 2015: Three New LDS apostles At the afternoon General Conference session on Saturday, October 3, 2015, the LDS Church appointed three new apostles to replace those who died during the past few months: Apostle Richard G. Scott (passed away September 22, 2015) Apostle Boyd K. Packer […]
By Eric Johnson and Bill McKeever Mormon doctrine teaches that God reveals himself to the LDS prophet. This is integral to the claim that the LDS Church is the only true church. Mormonism’s founder, Joseph Smith, stated that he restored the office of prophet to the world and proclaimed, God made Aaron to be the mouthpiece for the […]
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Acts 1 and the issue of “12” apostles
By Eric Johnson
When faithful Latter-day Saints are asked about their church’s authority, they will very often point to Ephesians 2:20, which says, “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.” According to Mormonism, the “Great Apostasy” caused the ancient church to lose its authority.
General Authorities. Men “called to serve in the highest levels of leadership” in the LDS Church (Encyclopedia of Mormonism 2:538). These offices include the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, quorums of the Seventy, and Presiding Bishopric.
- “John’s departure was the end of the Lord’s Church in the Old World. The withdrawal of apostolic power did not take place by accident. Had it been God’s will, he would have chosen others to hold the keys and to continue the succession of the Twelve. But it appears that the rejection of true doctrine and authority was so widespread the Church could not continue.” – Kent P. Jackson, From Apostasy to Restoration, ch. 3