After the death of Jesus Christ, wicked people persecuted the Apostles and Church members and killed many of them.With the death of the Apostles, priesthood keys and the presiding priesthood authority were taken from the earth. Everyone (okay, maybe just the girls - I don't think the 9th grade boys cared that much) started yelling and flailing arms around, yelling things like, "WHAAAAAAT??? " One girl named Jen - I'll never forget - cried in despair, "I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL THESE YEARS, AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR TWO MORE????
He called a young man named Joseph Smith as a prophet.The Apostles had kept the doctrines of the gospel pure and maintained the order and standard of worthiness for Church members.Without the Apostles, over time the doctrines were corrupted, and unauthorized changes were made in Church organization and priesthood ordinances, such as baptism and conferring the gift of the Holy Ghost.The priesthood authority given to Christ’s Apostles was no longer present on the earth.This apostasy eventually led to the emergence of many churches.