Let me ask you, do you believe Jesus is alive or dead right now?
Let’s see what the writer of Hebrews said about this subject. Please read Hebrews 1:1-2
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.”
In the past, God spoke to his people through prophets. But, in these last days God speaks to us by his Son.
So, who did you say the church’s “living” prophet was again?
Latter-Day Saints believe they need a spokesman on earth as the voice of the Lord who is directing the affairs of the church.
Isn’t that the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to inspire, reveal, and guide us as members of the body of Christ?
As we read in Hebrews 3:1, Jesus is our Apostle, and High Priest. Going on to the next chapter, let’s read Hebrews 4:14-16
“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
He is our only high priest. We do not need any intermediaries. We can go directly to Him. There is no need of mortal men in brick and mortar institutions to get in the way between us and God. No need for bishops, pastors, priests, or so-called prophets.
The New Testament is clear on this issue. I know you’re familiar with this missionary scripture. 1 Timothy 2:5
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
And that “one mediator” is Jesus! He is the living Prophet. He is our only Prophet. He is our everything!