Third member of Mormon Church’s highest governing body dies in five months

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Richard G. Scott

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Tuesday from age-related causes at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 86. Photo courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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(Reuters) The death of Richard G. Scott leaves three empty seats on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and "a leadership void not experienced in Mormonism in more than a century."

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  • David

    25% of the Quorum of the Twelve in such a short period. I wonder if it could be construed as God wanting some changes made.

  • Debbie Snowcroft

    The first official declaration of the LDS Church (OD1) contains a quote from LDS prophet Wilford Woodruff:

    “The Lord will never permit me or any other man who stands as President of this Church to lead you astray. It is not in the programme. It is not in the mind of God. If I were to attempt that, the Lord would remove me out of my place, and so He will any other man who attempts to lead the children of men astray…..”

    With all these deaths, it would appear that God is definitely displeased with the LDS Church’s leadership and is “removing” them one by one.

  • hoffbegone

    If God is displeased with Elder Scott then we got more to think about than the leadership of the Church. RIP Elder Scott.

  • Neil Waldron

    Or perhaps it is just coincidence. All three were aged men.

  • Sissy

    How could it be anything but that?

  • Sissy

    God doesn’t play with dice.

  • Jared

    God is displeased because old men pass away – all of them older than the average male in the United States?

    Be careful what you lay at the door of the Lord. 😉

  • Shaden

    It could just be as simple as their mission here was done so he called them home. Not everyone called as an apostle is meant to be the prophet.

  • Emily Polhemus

    or could it be they were all in their late 80s or 90s