From Latter-day Prophets: John Taylor


We believe in … prophets (A of F 1:6).
John Taylor

When John Taylor was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, he spoke often about prophets and how important the prophet is to the Lord’s Church. (Painting of John Taylor by A. Westwood, 1882.)

The time was to come, and is now, that God has set up His kingdom upon the earth, and He is determined that men shall be in subjection to His laws. … What is the first thing necessary to the establishment of his kingdom? It is to raise up a Prophet and have him declare the will of God; the next is to have people yield obedience to the word of the Lord through that Prophet. If you cannot have these, you never can establish the kingdom of God upon the earth.

What is the kingdom of God? It is God’s government upon the earth and in heaven. … How is the kingdom of God going to be planted upon the earth? … By the guidance of the Lord through His Prophets who are in our midst. Journal of Discourses, vol. 6, pages 25, 167.

[photos] Photos by Matt Reier and Craig Dimond