Quotes From David Whitmer Regarding The ‘Book Of Commandments’

“The revelations in the Book of Commandments up to June, 1829, were given through the ‘stone,’ through which the Book of Mormon was translated.”
(David Whitmer – one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon – An Address to All Believers in Christ – 1887 – Page 53)

“[The] revelations … were printed in the Book of Commandments correctly… just exactly as they were arranged by Brother Joseph and the others. And when the Book of Commandments was printed, Joseph and the church received it as being printed correctly.”
(David Whitmer – One of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon – An Address to all Believers in Christ – Page 56)

“After the translation of the Book of Mormon was finished, early in the spring of 1830, before April 6th, Joseph gave the stone to Oliver Cowdery and told me as well as the rest that he was through with it, and he did not use the stone anymore. He said he was through the work God had given him the gift to perform, except to preach the gospel.”
(David Whitmer – One of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon – An Address to all Believers in Christ – Page 32)

“Is it possible that the minds of men can be so blinded as to believe that God would give these revelations – command them to print them in His Book of Commandments – and then afterwards command them to change and add to them some words which change the meaning entirely? As if God had changed his mind entirely after giving his word? Is it possible that man who pretends to any spirituality would believe that God would work in such a manner?”
(David Whitmer – One of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon – Saint’s Herald – February 5th, 1887)

“When it became generally known that these important changes had been made in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants, many of the brethren objected seriously to it, but they did not want to say much for the sake of peace, as it was Brother Joseph and the leaders who did it.

The majority of the members – poor weak souls – thought that anything Brother Joseph would do, must be all right; so in their blindness of heart, trusting in an arm of flesh, they looked over it and were led into error.”
(David Whitmer – One of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon – An Address to all Believers in Christ – Page 61)

“You have changed the revelations to support the error of high priests. You have changed the revelations to support the error of a President of the high priesthood, high counselors, etc. you have altered the revelations to support you in going beyond the plain teachings of Christ in the new covenant part of the Book of Mormon…. You who are now living did not change them, but you who strive to defend these things, are as guilty in the sight of God as those who did change them.”
(David Whitmer – One of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon – An Address to all Believers in Christ – Page 49)

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