Just once, Jeff it would seem that you might actually read the posts on the thread.
You state: So it certainly could occur just as Jospeh Smith spoke it. But he did not indicate that the Church or the Priesthood would take over the government and the Chuirch does not teach that in the least. It does teach that Christ will lead the government after His return and this is something that Christians universally believe.
Read Post #38.
"Eventually, however, the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters do the sea. But there will be need for the preaching of the gospel, after the millennium is brought in, until all men are either converted or pass away (Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, 1:8687).
■ In that great change, or resurrection, which shall come to this earth, it shall be sanctified, celestialized and made a fit abode even for God the Father, who shall grace it with his presence. ( D.C. 88:19 .) Then shall the righteous, those who have become sanctified through the law of God, possess it for ever as their abode. This earth is destined to become the everlasting residence of its inhabitants who gain the glory of the celestial kingdom. It shall become in that day like the throne of God and shall shine forth with all the splendor and brightness of celestial glory in its eternal, sanctified and glorious state (Smith, Way to Perfection, 351). So Jeff, WHOOO will be those who gain the "everlasting residence of its inhabitants who gain the glory of the celestial kingdom?
Joseph Smith taught that the WHOLE WORLD would be ruled by mormon elders and this is NOT "something that Christians universally believe."
I did read it all, grey. And what I stated still stnads. When Christ returns HE will be the ruler, the Lord of the whole earth and He will govern in rightousness.
If that is the case and He asks the Elders of His Church at the time to minister, I expect they will do so, and all Christians will flock to those calling at His direction...whatever it may be.
we have had this concersation in the past, on several occasions.
At that time, I will happily and gratefully do as Christ bids, and I expect you will too.