"What is the Lord’s pattern? Amos 3:7 states, “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Prophets and apostles teach people the truths of the Gospel directly, in the case of modern living prophets, and thru the scriptures, in the case of past prophets. The Lord has called prophets from Adam, in ancient times, to Thomas S. Monson in the latter-days. Their words and teachings are the Lord’s will for His people. The prophet Moroni, in The Book of Mormon extends an invitation for us, to know for ourselves, if the things the prophets teach are true."