William James

William James
We must get by on what truth we have today, and be willing to call it error tomorrow.

Monday, November 22, 2010

On Apostolic Selection

A poll posed the following question with the following responses:

"What is the Prime factor for selecting an Apostle
God specifically identifies the man, and the President of the Church relays the message. (9 votes [33.33%]) Percentage of vote: 33.33%
Geography. The President can't choose a man he doesn't know, and he's more likely to know a guy from the Western US. (1 votes [3.70%]) Percentage of vote: 3.70%
Relationships. Similar to the answer above, the President uses his peronsal relationship with the new apostle (2 votes [7.41%]) Percentage of vote: 7.41%
Power. The church looks at candidates and selects those who can exert influence in their respective sphere. (0 votes [0.00%]) Percentage of vote: 0.00%
Spirituality. The President chooses the person he deems most spiritual. (0 votes [0.00%]) Percentage of vote: 0.00%
Wealth. The President chooses someon who has proven their abilities to lead and manage through ammassing wealth. (0 votes [0.00%]) Percentage of vote: 0.00%
A combination of two or more of those listed (Please specify below) (12 votes [44.44%]) Percentage of vote: 44.44%
Other (please specify below) (3 votes [11.11%]) Percentage of vote: 11.11%"

To which I responded:

I believe the first choice is extremely rare or non-existent, so I chose the "combination" choice, but I exclude choice No. 1.

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