“Is it possible that the minds of men can be so blinded as to believe that God would give these revelations – command them to print them in His Book of Commandments – and then afterwards command them to change and add to them some words which change the meaning entirely? As if God had changed his mind entirely after giving his word? Is it possible that man who pretends to any spirituality would believe that God would work in any such a manner?”
David Whitmer, Saints’ Herald (Lamoni, Iowa: The Saints’ Herald, 5 February 1887), Vol. 34, No. 7.