QUOTE: “I never heard that an Angel had ordained Joseph and Oliver to the Aaronic Priesthood until the year 1834, 5, or 6 — in Ohio…. I do not believe that John the Baptist ever ordained Joseph and Oliver….” -David Whitmer, Early Mormon Documents, vol. 5, p. 137. [source]
COMMENTARY: So it was so important for Joseph and Oliver to receive the priesthood that an angel came down from heaven to give it to them, and they don’t bother mentioning that to anybody for five years? Seems legit. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.