Twelve Apostles

David said: Christ chose “twelve” and called them DISCIPLES or ELDERS, not APOSTLES, and the “twelve” ordained elders, priests and teachers. (David Whitmer, An Address to all Believers in Christ, p. 29) Also: The twelve at Jerusalem are called in the written word “Apostles.” They are apostles because they were special witnesses to the sufferings … Read more


David said: In no place in the word of God does it say that an Elder is after the order of Melchisedec, or after the order of the Melchisedec Priesthood. An Elder is after the order of Christ. (Revelation 4:4) This matter of “priesthood,” since the days of Sidney Rigdon, has been the GREAT HOBBY … Read more


David said: We denounce the doctrine of polygamy and spiritual wifeism. It is a great evil, shocking to the moral sense, and the more so because practiced in the name of Religion. It is of man and not of God, and is especially forbidden in the Book of Mormon itself in these words:   24 … Read more

High Priests

David learned that High Priests were nowhere to be found in the New Testament church, or the New Covenant Book of Mormon church.  Jesus was the last High Priest, who, in heaven, intercedes on our behalf. The next grievous error which crept into the church was in ordaining high priests in June, 1831. This error … Read more

Full Gospel

Does the Book of Mormon contain the full gospel of Jesus Christ? David thought so: Christ commanded the Nephites to write his teachings, for they were to come down to us as the fullness of his gospel to us. And why is it? Oh, why is it that you will not take the words of … Read more

False Revelations

In the Summer of 1829 Joseph gave a false revelation regarding the selling of the copyright of the Book of Mormon in Canada. In the wake of its discovery, Joseph admitted that: Some revelations are of God; some revelations are of men; and some revelations are of the devil. (David Whitmer, An Address to All … Read more

Cumorah – Yes

Book of Mormon geography enthusiasts have ignored what David said about the angel heading for “Cumorah” there in Palmyra, to justify their models in S. America, Mesoamerica, Baja, Malay, Mexico, Africa, etc. When I was returning to Fayette, with Joseph and Oliver, all of us riding in the wagon, Oliver and I on an old-fashioned, … Read more

Church Name

Church Name Changed David was appalled that Joseph would disobey the mandate of the Book of Mormon and remove the name of “Christ” from the name of the church: “When Christ established his church upon this land, in the days of the Nephites, he gave them special instructions from his own lips concerning the name … Read more

Altered Revelations

David was alarmed that Joseph would change the “word of the Lord” in the revelations: 1. Joseph was originally called to transcribe the Book of Mormon and nothing more. He had to change this revelation to avoid condemnation for doing more than he was called to do. And you have a gift to translate the plates; … Read more