Question by djericho21: Is the LDS Church the true successor to Joseph Smith’s Church of Christ?
If so, why is that? What makes it more valid than the Community of Christ, or the Strangite Church, or the FLDS Church? What proof is there that the Church in Utah is the TRUE Church re-established by Joseph Smith?
Answer by Isolde
The leadership of the Church rested upon the Quorum of the 12 Apostles, who were the only ones annointed as prophets, seers and revelators. The President of the Quorum was Brigham Young. None one else had all the keys of the Priesthood. Others made claims to be heirs of Joseph including his son. None were sustained by the membership of the church in solemn assembly, except Brigham Young. They organized their own churches, but they did not have an unbroken chain of apostalic authority.
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