In a recent conference of stakes in Boise, ID, Elder Oaks boastfully posed a rhetorical question concerning Priesthood keys that played to the apprehensions of his hearers: “If we don’t have them, who does?” (see here)
We were asked this same question when grilled by the LDS Church concerning their interpretation of the temple recommend questions.
The answer, of course, is the Lord. The Lord has the keys.
If we don’t hear that prophet, meaning Christ, then we shall be cut off for sure, no matter who else we have “followed” (1 Nephi 22:20).
“Now, after the Lord had withdrawn from speaking to me, and withdrawn his face from me, I said in my heart: Thy servant has sought thee earnestly; now I have found thee.” -Father Abraham (Abr. 2:12).
The Lord can be found. We will continue to seek Him.