What does the Bible teach about a living prophet?
Jesus is our living Prophet, Priest, and King. No one can take these roles from him.
The purpose of prophets in the Old Testament was to prophesy to the coming of the Messiah. Those prophets pointed toward the hope in the One who would come to redeem Israel, take away the world’s sin, and fulfill the law. Through faith in Jesus, God’s children have direct access to him at all times and in every need.
God has given us all we need to know about him in his Word, the Bible.
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.
What Bible Verses should you share with a Mormon?
Some Bible passages communicate better than others to Mormons. Our booklet provides 14 practical examples along with ways to explain them that clearly convey God's truth to Mormons.
What does Mormonism teach about a living prophet?
Mormonism teaches that the LDS church will always have a man on earth as their living prophet. They believe he is the infallible servant of God. He tells the LDS church of God’s current desires.
Also called the “Prophet, Seer, and Revelator,” or the president. They believe that he, and he alone, receives direct revelations for the entire church. These revelations take precedence even over their written scriptures.
Our greatest safety lies in strictly following the word of the Lord given through His prophets, particularly the current President of the Church. The Lord warns that those who ignore the words of the living prophets will fall (see Doctrine and Covenants 1:14–16). He promises great blessings to those who follow the President of the Church:
“Thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me;
“For his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith.
“For by doing these things the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory” (Doctrine and Covenants 21:4–6).
Gospel Topics Essays: Prophets
Why this Matters
We don’t have to look to mortal men as mediators between God and us. Jesus is now our only mediator with the Father, and only through him do his children have access to the throne of God’s grace. LDS prophets are an unnecessary and unholy barrier between man and God. Rather than helping people come unto Christ, they are leading people away from him.
1 Timothy 2:5
Jesus is our Prophet, Priest and King.
A man on earth serves as the Living Prophet in Mormonism.