THE THREE WITNESSES  
  All Three Witnesses left the Church; two of them later returned. Never did any
of them deny their testimony of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
 
     
  Oliver Cowdery  
 

“ The Lord opened the Heavens and sent forth His word for the salvation of Israel. In fulfillment of the sacred Scripture [ Bible prophecies ], the everlasting Gospel was proclaimed by the mighty Angel [ Moroni ] who . . . gave glory to God in the highest. John the Baptist, . . . Peter, James, and John, holding the keys . . . ordained men to the same Priesthood. Accept assurances . . . of me, who, with Joseph, was blessed with the above ministrations.” 1

( March 3, 1850 ) He died of tuberculosis at age 43 in Richmond, Missouri, at the home of David Whitmer. Oliver had reunited himself with the Church two years previously.

Lucy P. Young Witnessed his final testimony :
“ Oliver Cowdery, just before breathing his last, asked his attendants to raise him up in bed that he might talk to the family and his friends who were present. He then told them to live according to the teachings contained in the Book of Mormon, and promised them, if they would do this, that they would meet him in Heaven. He told David Whitmer, ‘ Brother David, be true to your testimony to the Book of Mormon.’ He then said, ‘ Lay me down and let me fall asleep.’ A few moments later he died without a struggle.” 2

 

1 Reynolds ; “ Book of Mormon Authorship Revisited,” Page 44
2 Vestal and Wallace ; “ The Firm Foundation of Mormonism,” Page 60

 

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