The Lord Chooses Those Who Will Preside over His Church and Determines How Long They Will Serve in That Capacity
Doctrine and Covenants 122:9
9 . . . Thy days are known, and thy years shall not be numbered less . . .
President Brigham Young said:
“[No one can] destroy the appointment of [a] Prophet of God.”
(“History of President Brigham Young,” Deseret News, Feb. 10, 1858, 386.)