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Chapter 14: The Prophet and Revelations for the Church: September 1830
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“Chapter 14: The Prophet and Revelations for the Church: September 1830,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 56–57

“Chapter 14,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 56–57

Chapter 14

The Prophet and Revelations for the Church

September 1830

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Joseph and Emma Smith moved back to New York. A man named Hiram Page lived there. He was a member of the Church. He had a stone that he said helped him receive revelations for the Church.

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Many Church members believed Hiram Page, including Oliver Cowdery. Some people thought Hiram Page was a prophet.

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Oliver asked Joseph about Hiram Page. Joseph prayed, and Jesus gave him a revelation. Jesus said that only one man could receive revelations for the entire Church. That man was the Prophet Joseph Smith.

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Jesus said that Oliver and others could receive revelations for themselves, but not for the entire Church. Oliver believed Joseph. He knew that Hiram Page’s revelations were wrong.

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Jesus told Oliver to talk to Hiram Page. Oliver told him that the revelations he received through the stone were not from God.

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Oliver said that Satan had tricked Hiram Page. Hiram listened to Oliver and repented.

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Today only the President of the Church receives revelations for the whole Church. He is a prophet of God. Members of the Church should obey the prophet.