“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
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.
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.
Jesus told Oliver to talk to Hiram Page. Oliver told him that the revelations he received through the stone were not from God.
Oliver said that Satan had tricked Hiram Page. Hiram listened to Oliver and repented.
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.