Throughout my many travels I'm frequently asked by persons who don't know much about Mormons, Are Mormons Christians? With a smile I always give the same answer, "Yes we are, very much so."

Mormons quite often are referred to as Latter-Day Saint Christians due to the official name of the church which is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But it's more than just a name, Latter-Day Saints strive daily to live the life of Christ and abide by his teachings and those of his apostles.

The Bible tells us the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. (Acts 11:26) The word Christian means “a follower of Christ" but the word disciple means “student” or “pupil.” Hence a true Christian is not someone who simply says they believe in Christ but rather someone who ardently follows and studies the Savior their entire lives. Mormons do exactly that, therefore we are very much Christian in the truest sense of the word.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Who will be the next Prophet?

(by hedgehog ldsfreedomforums.com 1-26-11)

You know what I think some of you may like... Some years ago now I was thinking about this very thing and started looking up the dates of the ordinations of the 12 and thus made a list. Its dated now but I think that's even more interesting to see how things would have been different. Alternate futures so to speak. ie. President Tanner.

* President Boyd K. Packer - (ordained Apostle 1970) Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve since 1994
* Elder L. Tom Perry (ordained 1974)
* Elder Russell M. Nelson (1984)
* Elder Dallin H. Oaks (1984)
* Elder M. Russell Ballard (1985)
* Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (1986)
* Elder Richard G. Scott (1988)
* Elder Robert D. Hales (1994)
* Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (1994)
* Elder Henry B. Eyring (1995)
* Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf (2004)
* Elder David A. Bednar (2004)


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Here is my even older list

# Howard W. Hunter (October 15, 1959) November 14, 1907
# Gordon B. Hinckley (October 5, 1961) June 23, 1910
# N. Eldon Tanner (October 11, 1962) 9 May 1898
# Thomas S. Monson (October 10, 1963) 21 August 1927
# Boyd K. Packer (April 9, 1970) 10 September 1924
# Marvin J. Ashton (December 2, 1971) 6 May 1915
# Bruce R. McConkie (October 12, 1972) 29 July 1915
# L. Tom Perry (April 11, 1974) August 5, 1922
# David B. Haight (January 8, 1976) September 2, 1906
# James E. Faust (October 1, 1978) July 21, 1920
# Neal A. Maxwell (July 23, 1981) 6 July 1926
# Russell M. Nelson (April 7, 1984)
# Dallin H. Oaks (May 3, 1984) August 12, 1932.
# M. Russell Ballard (October 10, 1985)
# Joseph B. Wirthlin (October 9, 1986) 8 October 1928
# Richard G. Scott (October 6, 1988) 7 November 1928
# Robert D. Hales (April 7, 1994) 24 August 1932
# Jeffrey R. Holland (June 23, 1994) 3 December 1940
# Henry B. Eyring (April 6, 1995) 31 May 1933
# Dieter F. Uchtdorf (October 7, 2004)
# David A. Bednar (October 7, 2004) 15 June 1952

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