by Phillip R. Legg
Although Oliver differed with leadership in some areas of Church administration, he continued to be a devout believer in the Restoration movement all his life. There is nothing to suggest that he felt anything other than love for Joseph. Long after Joseph's death, Oliver still referred to him as "our beloved brother." His dissent came from his deep commitments and concern for the Church body.
Oliver Cowdery in his "Sketch Book" wrote, "The man that keeps the commandments of the Lord will never be forsaken; his soul shall be filled with the Holy Spirit." Oliver believed this with all the intensity of a devout Christian.