A belief in prophets and their messages lies at the heart of LDS
Presidents of the Church (LDS Prophets)
Links to Biographies to each of the fifteen men who served as presidents of the LDS Church.
Follow the Brethren: A
Latter-day Saints who publicly criticize Church Leaders forfeit any
hopes of salvation
What is Official
Doctrine of the Mormon Church?
Doctrines are official if they are found in the standard works of the Church (the Bible, the Book of
Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants,
and the Pearl of Great Price) or
if they are sustained by the Church in general conference.
I Need a Prophet?
Jeff Lindsay explains why prophets are needed.
Prophet, Seer, and
"Prophet, seer, and revelator" is the threefold title applied to
all who have received the fulness of the keys of the Melchizedek Priesthood associated
with the apostleship." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Beware of False Prophets and False Teachers
"Beware of those who speak and publish in opposition to God's true
prophets. " Elder M. Russell Ballard, October 1999 General Conference
Finding Safety in Counsel
"The Savior has always been the protector of those who would accept
His protection. He has said more than once, "How oft would I have gathered you as a
hen gathereth her chickens, and ye would not" (3 Ne. 10:5)." Elder Henry B.
Eyring, April 1997 General Conference
The Iron Rod
"There are those in the Church who speak of themselves
as liberals who, as one of our former presidents has said, "read by the lamp of their
own conceit." (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine [Deseret Book Co., 1939], p. 373.)
One time I asked one of our Church educational leaders how he would define a liberal in
the Church. He answered in one sentence: "A liberal in the Church is merely one who
does not have a testimony." President Harold B. Lee, April 1971 General
"The basic doctrines call for real discipline of self;
they are hard because wise self-discipline is hard. Among the requirements that God has
laid upon us is to pay heed to His living prophets. In our dispensation this has been
described as "following the Brethren." Elder Neal A. Maxwell, All These
Things Shall Give Thee Experience
Talk to the All-Church Coordinating Council
In this devotional address, President Boyd K. Packer
discusses the importance of following counsel and sustaining the leadership of the Church.
The Twelve Apostles
President Boyd K. Packer discusses the
role of the apostolic calling.
Fundamentals in Following the Prophet
President Ezra Taft Benson gave this excellent talk at a BYU devotional.
"Among Latter-day Saints the injunction to "follow
the Brethren" derives from this requirement of obedience to Jesus and to prophetic
instruction." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Listening to the Voice of the Lord
Elder Francisco Vinas
discusses the importance of listening to prophetic counsel.
The Living Prophet: Our Source of Pure Doctrine
Elder Merrill C. Oaks discusses the importance of listening to prophetic counsel.
Are Church leaders considered infallible and free
"No, Church leaders are neither infallible nor
without faults. Latter-day Saints believe that only Jesus Christ was perfect." W.
Church leaders compel members to obey their teachings?
"The Church believes in teaching correct
principles and letting the people govern themselves. While Church leaders give good
counsel, they believe it is wrong and immoral to coerce anyone to follow that
counsel." W. John Walsh
Things Work This Way?
A discussion of why the Church and priesthood are
needed, why we a savior was appointed, and why mortality is a prerequisite to achieving
Order of Things
"My lesson might be entitled 'The Ordinary Things about the Church
Which Every Member Should Know.'" President Boyd K. Packer
Prophets and Spiritual
"In modern Israel, serving the Lord means carefully following the
Prophets." Elder Neil
Lessons From Laman and
"Laman and Lemuel became rebels instead of leaders, resentful instead
of righteous--all because of their failure to understand either the character or the
purposes of God." Elder Neal A. Maxwell
One Link Still Holds
"Doesn't it make you deeply grateful to belong to a church
with apostles and prophets at the head--knowing that one link will always hold, one light
will never go out?" Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone