Testimony of Eight Witnesses

After the Book of Mormon translation was completed Joseph Smith Junior, was instructed to have the plates from which he translated from shown to other men.  These men are:

Christian Whitmer

Jacob Whitmer

Peter Whitmer, Junior

John Whitmer

Hiram Page

Joseph Smith, Senior

Hyrum Smith

Samuel H Smith

While they don’t have as many words to share as the three witnesses did, what they do share is of great importance.  These men tell every person everywhere on Earth that the Book of Mormon was translated from gold plates and that the plates were in the possession of Joseph Smith Junior at the time of this written testimony.  They all promise that they did not lie when writing this and that they “give our names unto the world, to witness unto the world that which we have seen.”  These men were courageous and bold in their day.  These men had a great love for God, Jesus Christ and a deep desire to follow their new prophet Joseph Smith and to live the commandments given in order to return to live with Heavenly Father.  To each of these men, I am grateful.  I am thankful that they had the courage to do what others may not have been and I am thankful that they were there to follow commandments and assist our first living prophet in this dispensation.

I am so thankful for the Book of Mormon and the wisdom and guidance it contains and I write this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


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