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LDS Church appoints three new apostles, all Utah (home) grown

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 […]

Acts 1 and the issue of “12” apostles

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.

Apostolic Succession and Church Organization


  • “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