Posted by: 1of10boyz | March 18, 2013


This is something that is worth a read. Understanding the difference is an important part of what is called the apostasy.

Mormonism: Really Want to Know?

Often when I talk to non-Mormons about the organization of the LDS Church, and particularly the role of the “prophet” or President of the Church, they ask whether the President of the Church is “kind of like the Pope.”  Too often I have nodded in response to that, usually because I am trying to discuss something else, and explaining the differences between pope and prophet would take too much time.  But with the recent election of Pope Francis, I thought it would be worth taking a couple of moments to discuss the similarities and differences between these two positions.

There are some superficial similarities between the two roles.  Both are central authorities for their respective churches, with each representing the final word on theological questions or acceptable practices.  Each typically is advanced in years when taking his position and generally serves for life (which is why the recent resignation of…

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