Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Importance of Current Revelation

I love these quotes about the importance of having a living prophet that receives modern day revelation. Truly we need modern prophets to receive revelation for our day, to help us overcome the obstacles that Satan puts in our way in these modern days. Having a living prophet to guide us, makes this a living church.

Pres. Wilford Woodruff taught:

“If we had before us every revelation which God ever gave to man ... and they were piled up here a hundred feet high, the Church and kingdom of God could not grow, in this or any other age of the world, without the living oracles of God” (“The Keys of the Kingdom,” Millennial Star, 2Sept. 1889, 548).

Elder John Taylor taught,

“Adam’s revelation did not instruct Noah to build his ark; nor did Noah’s revelation tell Lot to forsake Sodom; nor did either of these speak of the departure of the children of Israel from Egypt. These all had revelations for themselves” (“On Priesthood,” Millennial Star, 1Nov. 1847, 323).

Sister Virginia U. Jensen said:

“There aren’t many guarantees in this life. ... Nothing man-made or man-controlled can ever be truly guaranteed! But here’s the miracle. The Lord has given some marvelous guarantees without any disclaimers. And this is one of them: He will choose the prophet, and He will never let that man lead us astray. Imagine for a moment the impact of that promise. There is at least one place we can turn for pure, unpolluted guidance”

(in Conference Report, Oct. 1998, 14; or Ensign, Nov. 1998, 13 .)

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