Modern revelation is what modern prophets are all about. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is guided by modern day revelation. This weekend was a perfect example of modern revelation.
On Saturday, two vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were filled. I had guessed right on Elder Gong, and Elder Sorres was no surprise either. These men have been called as special witnesses to Jesus Christ.
Saturday night a change in procedure was announced. Effective immediately, the High Priests will meet with the Elders’ Quorum, and there will be one presidency over the Elders’ Quorum that can consist of Elders or High Priests. Only High Priest serving in the Stake Presidency, Stake High Council or Bishoprics or Patriarchs will attend High Priest Quorum meetings.
This is an inspired change and will help in getting things accomplished in the church.
Sunday’s announcement was Home Teaching and Visiting Teaching will no longer be called such, but will be called “Ministering”. I encourage anyone wondering about it to read the talk by Elder Holland.
This too is an inspired change to help usher in the Second Coming. Other things were announced in association with these two big changed. They are all exciting. As a result of both announcements, the next few weeks will see much change.
President Nelson announced 7 new temples. The big ones are one in Russia and one in Bangalore, India. India is the one that surprises me. I didn’t realize we were that close to building a temple in India.
It makes me wonder how close we are to building a temple in some of the Arab Nations.