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This is the final article in the series on Mormon prophets. It has been based on a talk given by Ezra Taft Benson, who was then a Mormon apostle and who later became the Mormon prophet. In the article, he outlines Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet.
The final two fundamentals in following a prophet are:
13. The prophet and his counselors make up the First Presidency—the highest quorum in the Church.
14. The prophet and the presidency—the living prophet and the First Presidency—follow them and be blessed—reject them and suffer.
The Mormon prophet is also the President of the Church, just as prophets were in ancient times. He is assisted by two counselors. Together, they form the First Presidency and are the highest governing body of the Mormon Church. The First Presidency works with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to run the Church. In this article, we’ll explore how the leadership of the Mormon Church works and why it matters that it works this way. Read more
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Mormon scriptures teach that every person God creates is given gifts, talents, traits, and experiences from Him, to be used to help others, as well as to bless our own lives. They are His gifts to us. What we choose to do with them is our gift to God. It does no good, for instance, to be given a gift to teach powerful spiritual messages if we refuse to learn about Jesus or turn down an opportunity to teach Sunday School.
11 For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.