Newsroom: https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.or ... h-birthday
I will admit, a part of me really hopes Nelson survives to celebrate his 99th on 9/9 next year. Such numerical alliteration is sure to bolster testimonies.
Click on the newsroom article (linked above) and you'll find one quote each from Nelson's counselors, Oaks and Eyring.
This gem by Eyring, really got my wheels spinning.
(emphasis mine)President Henry B. Eyring, Second Counselor, expressed his thoughts about President Nelson’s role as the Lord’s prophet. “Every time we walk out of the office, President Oaks and I say, ‘It happened again.’ You’ll just see revelation come. You’ll see him ask for counsel, and then the decision will come and everybody in the room knows it is right and from God. He just quietly says, ‘I think this is what the Lord would want us to do.’ It’s just time after time.”
Wow! Or rather, wow?
All that buildup from Eyring, and the prophetic declaration comes in the form of I think this is what the Lord would want us to do? I read this and all I hear is fizzling balloons and that loser horn from The Price is Right.
Future generations may look back and see Eyring revealing a neutered prophet, someone with no confidence in what he's doing, but also an attention seeker who knows those around him now have no choice but to hang on every subtlety. He's milking it. He doesn't even have to pretend anymore.
Because to my ears, it sounds a lot like Eyring has attributed a lame, weak sauce delivery to Nelson's prophetic utterances. Something like: if the Lord existed, my guess is that he, or she or it, would probably want us to do what we've all just voted on doing.
Well, gee. My 9 year old can do that.