“That There May Be One Fold and One Shepherd”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet

And, finally, says yet another will they not come with their prophets and seers? Answer: There is no other way they or any people can be gathered. Of course they will be led by their prophets, prophets who are subject to and receive instructions from, and prophets who report their labors to the one man on earth who holds and exercises all of the keys of the kingdom in their fulness.

Did not Paul say that ’the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets’ and that ’God is not the author of confusion’? (1 Corinthians 14:32-33.) The Lord’s house is a house of order; it has only one head at one time; Christ is not divided. In this day when the head of the Church can communicate with all men on earth, there is no longer any need for one kingdom in Jerusalem and another in Bountiful and others in whatever place or places the Ten Tribes were when Jesus visited them. This is the promised day when there shall be one God, one Shepherd, one prophet, one gospel, one church, and one kingdom for all the earth. (Millennial Messiah, pp. 215-17, italics in original.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4