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Gramps,

A friend of mine said the other day that it appears you have to have a PHD to be an apostle these days. What happened to the idea of the humble being selected to a high ranking office in the church.

John

 

Answer

Of the fifteen current apostles, all have a degree of some kind, from bachelors to masters, seven also served in the military, none of which were drafted.

To me, a college degree does not automatically mean one is not humble. It’s just a reflection of the current society we live in today. Back in the beginning years of the Church, college was for the upper class. Today is different however. Today going to college is all but expected as a regular extension of one’s education.

Also, I seriously doubt any of the current General Authorities are not humble. Having met a few of them now and then in my life, I can personally tell you they are indeed quite humble. The spirit I have felt in their presence has left me no doubt of it.

Gramps

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