In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe we are led by modern day prophets. (Click here to read more about prophets, both ancient and modern.)
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He called prophets to speak for him from the beginning of mortal time: Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and many, many more. We believe that God continues to call prophets to lead us today.
President Ezra Taft Benson served as President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from November 1985-May 1994. Here is some important and insightful counsel he offered to the world during that time.
“The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.
“Yes, Christ changes men, and changed men can change the world.”
(Read the rest of this talk, Born of God.)