David Whitmer, Martin Harris, and Oliver Cowdery. Those are the well-known names of three men whose witnesses of the Book of Mormon stood the test of time, even if their loyalty to the Church sometimes wavered. But who were they? What about these men enabled God to use them in Restoration? Why did they all, at various points, step away from the Church? And why did two of them come back? On this week’s episode, Daniel Peterson, an executive producer of the new movie “Witnesses,” discusses the significance of these men’s roles in Church history and why we should hold gratitude in our hearts for their lives.

“The Lord gave us the witnesses—the three and the eight—and I think He expects us to use them and to tell their story.”

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EPISODE REFERENCES: 

See here for more info about the Witnesses film: 

The book Daniel referenced: Investigating the Book of Mormon Witnesses by Richard L. Anderson

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SHOW NOTES:

3:43- "A Witness to the Witnesses”
8:09- Becoming Converted
9:38- Seer Stones
13:28- Relationships in Church History
17:57- Sidney Rigdon and the Salt Sermon
23:10- Strong Personalities
30:15- All Left, Two Came Back, All Stood By Their Testimonies
40:10- Witnesses of Women
46:58- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ?