Looks like you don't have to wait until conference. Holland was appointed and then voted on after taking up the role. Apostles also recommend a load of names and someone "wins". Basically a power struggle
Looks like you don't have to wait until conference. Holland was appointed and then voted on after taking up the role. Apostles also recommend a load of names and someone "wins". Basically a power struggle. No surprise
So if Tommy receives a revelation from the lord regarding the next special witness to Jesus name, and that person, for example, me, accepts, but Tommy dies before conference, can the new prophet pick some other, obviously less brown, person, and can I sue?
I think that they are holding off until Tommy gets better or kicks the bucket. They already have one guy lined up. His name is Givens. They are trying to get the other one cleared. His name is Druthers.
How can they chose ANYONE? Clearly, the "prophet" is not competent! Unlike the US Constitution as amended, there is no way without the death of Monson that someone can be picked. The FP is not able to. The C12 can't. The Seventies can't. If Monson dies, of course the C12 can appoint.
Ballard was chosen the month before Kimball's death,and Hales the month before Benson's death...surely no one seriously thinks the long-unseen church presidents were the prime movers in those appointments?
Ballard's wife even said straight out that in an interview just before the October 1985 conference,Hinckley (then second counselor and informally dubbed acting president) "called him as an apostle"...not told him that Kimball had done so.
Wealthy white businessman and/or attorney, related to other general authorities by blood, marriage, friendship, and/or business ties. This will be yet another chance for them to change, but they won't. Just like when they had the chance last time, but went with the familiar, instead.