On 8 April 1831 Oliver Cowdery wrote to church leaders in Kirtland, Ohio, concerning the activities of the missionaries sent to the American Indians on the then-western border of the United States. After being delayed, Cowdery and his companions sought local employment while awaiting authorization to re-enter Indian territory. This communication was Cowdery’s second from Missouri to his Ohio associates. Frederick G. Williams copied this letter into Letterbook 1 as early as January 1833.
In November 1831, Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer left Ohio with manuscript copies of the revelations that would constitute the Book of Commandments. Three weeks after their arrival in Missouri, a conference was held in Kaw Township. As conference clerk, Cowdery took minutes, which he conveyed by letter to Joseph Smith shortly thereafter.
Oliver Cowdery said that he and Smith had received the Aaronic Priesthood from John the Baptist after which they had baptized each other in the Susquehanna River. Cowdery said that he and Smith had later gone into the forest and prayed "until a glorious light encircled us, and as we arose on account of the light, three persons stood before us dressed in white, their faces beaming with glory." One announced that he was the Apostle Peter and named the others as the Apostles James and John
Malcom X became disillusioned as he learned that his church's leader was having affairs with the secretaries, similar to when Oliver Cowdery found out about Joseph Smith's affair with Fanny Alger in 1838, or when John of Leiden, leader of the Anabaptists in Münster in the 1530's, lost supporters by instituting polygamy, hastening his city's defeat and his execution.
O Sacerdócio de Melquisedeque é uma das “ordens” do sacerdócio de A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias (Igreja Mórmon). Ele é chamado de “sumo sacerdócio da santa ordem de Deus” (Alma 4:20, 13:8) ou simplesmente como o “sumo sacerdócio”. O sacerdócio foi restaurado para o Profeta Joseph Smith e Oliver Cowdery …