NOT A QUOTE: “ . . . ” –Thomas S. Monson’s most recent (also: his oldest) prophecy.
COMMENTARY: Okay. How do you define a prophet? Can you list a set of independently verifiable traits that you can apply to all prophets from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the modern church that shows these men to meet the definition of a prophet? And then can you apply that same list to men like Joel Osteen, Jim Jones, and Warren Jeffs and see conclusively that these men are not prophets? I don’t think you can. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.