I was so taken back by her comment, I really didn't know how to respond. She proceeded to tell me that there was no prophet of God on the earth today. I don't exactly remember the details of our conversation after that, but I do remember that I didn't have the courage to respond the her the way I wished I would have.
It has always bothered me that I didn't ask her a question in return. Why would God call prophets and apostles in the olden days but not today? Where in the scriptures does it say that God will never again have a prophet on the earth?
I believe that God has not forsaken His people. I believe that he has called a living prophet in our day and time. That is how it was in the scriptures, why not now? Were not the prophets of old scorned and mocked by the people? Were they not ridiculed and made fun of. Christ himself was mocked and scorned by those who did not believe.
I have the rare opportunity this weekend to attend a general meeting of my church, where the prophet and his 12 apostles will speak the good word of God. If you are not familiar with the mormon religion, you might be surprised by the quiet natures of these men. They are not dressed in the latest fashion, they make no money for their service, and they don't wave their hands in the air and heal people on the spot.
But if you listen closely, you will feel the power in their words. If you open your heart you will be touched by the love God still has for His people on the earth today.
So to my friend out there, I am sorry if you think I am headed off a cliff. But I wish you could know as I do, that there really is a living prophet. He speaks the will of God to the people. I am so grateful to have this knowledge in times such as these. I know in my heart these things are true. And so to all the world out there - I pray you also will find the truth that you seek in your life.
If you are curious about the idea of a prophet, click here and decide for yourself.