By Duane S. Crowther
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In this 20th century, most Christians reject the concept that God has prophets on earth today; their churches don’t have nor follow living prophets. In contrast, as shown in this thought-provoking talk, God Speaks through Prophets Today, the Bible and other scriptures show that the existence and acceptance of prophets is a test by which one may identify the true Church of Jesus Christ today.
A Bible passage often quoted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the profound statement made by Amos, an Old Testament prophet. He wrote: “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3:7) Likewise, The New Testament apostle Paul wrote that the saints and the household of God were “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone.” (Ephesians 2:19-20)
In God Speaks through Prophets Today, author and lecturer Duane S. Crowther cites numerous Biblical passages that show how God ministered through prophets in both Old and New Testament times. He then relates scriptural prophecies that God will speak through authorized prophets in the last days also.
He speaks of priesthood power, which is the God-delegated authority to represent Him and speak for Him here on earth. He shows that the Bible teaches that baptism is essential for salvation and must be administered by authorized priesthood bearers. Using Biblical passages, he shows that true priesthood authority is necessary for men to perform ordinances that are acceptable to God.
(Talk length: 55 minutes)