The Chamber of Father Whitmer

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Episode 31: The Chamber of Father Whitmer
Michael MacKay
May 2021

The Prophet Joseph Smith once taught that “all priesthood is Melchizedek.”  Thus, the restoration of the priesthood can be understood as a series of heavenly events, including a relatively unknown experience with the Lord at Peter Whitmer Sr.’s farmhouse.  In this powerful episode, Dr. Michael Hubbard MacKay explains what happened “in the chamber of old Father Whitmer” (D&C 128:21) and why it matters to our understanding of priesthood.


Event or Process? How ‘the Chamber of Old Father Whitmer’ Helps Us Understand Priesthood Restoration” (BYU Studies, 2021)

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