Prophets are Men of God:
"A prophet, then, is the authorized representative of the Lord. While the world may not recognize him, the important requirement is that God speaks through him. A prophet is a teacher. He receives revelations from the Lord. These may be new truths or explanations of truths already received" (A. Theodore Tuttle, "What Is a Living Prophet?," Ensign, Jul 1973, 18).
Why We Need a Prophet:
"Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7).
Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ:
In The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles they proclaim:
"We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles—that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come" (last paragraph).
What Prophets Preach:
Prophets Preach to the World:
"What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same" (D&C 1:28).
Since the time of Joseph Smith God has continued to call prophets and apostles to lead His people and proclaim His truth to the world. Tell us why you think we need modern prophets?
Prophets, Seers, and Revelators:
President Wilford Woodruff taught that the Lord would not permit His prophet to lead us astray:
"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 program. 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 from the oracles of God and from their duty" (Discourses of Wilford Woodruff [Bookcraft, 1946], pp. 212–13).
I know that God has called prophets in these latter-days and that they reveal His will for us. If we follow God's prophets they will teach us how to come unto Christ that we may live with our Savior and Eternal Father again.