“That which is wrong under one circumstance, may be, and often is, right under another. God said, ‘thou shalt not kill’; at another time He said, ‘thou shalt utterly destroy’. This is the principle on which the government of heaven is conducted—by revelation adapted to the circumstances in which the children of the kingdom are placed. Whatever God requires is right, no matter what it is, although we may not see the reason thereof till long after the events transpire. If we seek first the kingdom of God, all good things will be added” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith , sel. Joseph Fielding Smith , 256).
I have a testimony of a living prophet. Today, that prophet is Thomas S. Monson. He receives revelation for the whole world and is the mouthpiece of God as he leads God’s church here on the earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which Jesus Christ is the center and foundation.
I have heard faithful Christians say that we do not need any more revelation. God has already revealed all that is needful to know in the Bible. However, as Joseph Smith pointed out above, even the Bible shows God contradicting Himself. But we also know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. This means that we are the ones changing and who need guidance through that change. I am grateful for a living prophet who reveals the will of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Their wills are one.
I am grateful to know that by following the teachings of our living prophet, I will have all the knowledge I need to navigate through this life setting my compass to true north.