(December 25, 2014)
A fear that I have always had was whether I could be trusted to hear the words of a prophet in ancient days. It is easier to be obedient now, because there is no doubt that President Monson is the Prophet. But in those days, the people were confronted with someone who claimed Divine appointment and they were obligated to know for themselves whether they had that appointment.
Then again, we are in a comparable situation in one way – while they had to identify whether a prophet was legitimate we are obligated to determine which religion is legitimate (and determining that is likely a very similar challenge).