[color=#400040]Whole lot a duckin' goin' on. Ya alls goin' hurt yur necks.
Lets try this again. Oliver wasn't ducking with his statement here:
Here is more oliver:
While darkness covered the earth and gross darkness the people; long after the authority to administer in holy things had been taken away, the Lord opened the heavens and sent forth His word to the salvation of Israel. In the fulfillment of the sacred Scriptures, the everlasting Gospel was proclaimed by the mighty Angel (Moroni), who, clothed with the authority of his mission, gave glory to God in the highest. John the Baptist, holding the keys of the Aaronic Priesthood; Peter, James, and John, holding the keys of the Melchizedek Priesthood, have also ministered for those who shall be heirs of salvation, and with these administrations ordained men to the same Priesthood. These Priesthoods, with their authority, are now, and must continue to be, in the body of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Blessed is the Elder who has received the same, and thrice blessed and holy is he who shall endure to the end.
Accept assurances, dear brother, of the unfeigned prayer of him who, in connection with Joseph the Seer, was blessed with the above ministrations, and who earnestly and devotedly hopes to meet you in the celestial glory.
(Signed) Oliver Cowdery.
To Elder Samuel W. Richards
January 13, 1849.http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2010/08/2
I see no spiritual eyes here either. Notice the date. He returned to the church and was still relating the story for the upteenth time. Oliver is a strong witness to what he has experienced.