those who have problems believing in the historicity
Given the opportunity, I'd want to inquire of Elder Holland what his response
would be to those LDS members "who have problems believing in the" fact of his professed apostleship
-- or of his claim to possessing any more special
"authority" than does the least of God's creatures.
I'd also want to ask him what his response might be to those LDS members
"who have problems believing" that he has any legitimate claim
to being a
special witness for Jesus Christ, or for the continuing presence of the Holy
Ghost in his life, or for having been ordained a "prophet, seer, revelator and
translator" in the Church of the Firstborn?
Of course I'd have no great interest in addressing such queries, while
standing hat-in-hand at the threshold to his apostolic office. Better that
he make himself available for such questioning in the midst of a number
of officials occupying positions of equal responsibility in other churches.
It would be interesting to hear him explain why God recognizes his
particular ordination as an elder, while at the same time rejecting those
of the Methodist, Episcopal, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox bishops
seated beside him in this little ecclesiastical gathering.
(cue Leo McKern pic as Hindu priest Clang in the movie "Help")...