How Are Prophets Called?
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    “How Are Prophets Called?” Friend, Apr. 2016, 31

    How Are Prophets Called?

    How Are Prophets Called?

    When a prophet dies, Heavenly Father has a way to call a new prophet. He calls the new prophet from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

    Here is the order President Monson and the Apostles were called in:

    President Thomas S. Monson

    President Russell M. Nelson

    Elder Dallin H. Oaks

    Elder M. Russell Ballard

    Elder Robert D. Hales

    Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

    President Henry B. Eyring

    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

    Elder David A. Bednar

    Elder Quentin L. Cook

    Elder D. Todd Christofferson

    Elder Neil L. Andersen

    Elder Ronald A. Rasband

    Elder Gary E. Stevenson

    Elder Dale G. Renlund

    The man who has served as an Apostle the longest, besides the Prophet, is the President of the Quorum of the Twelve. When a prophet dies, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve becomes the next prophet. He prays and calls two new counselors.

    In general conference, we raise our hand to sustain the new prophet. This means that we promise to do our best to follow what he teaches.