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.)