Oliver Granger was an earlier member of Jesus Christ's restored church who the Lord speaks about in the sacred volume of scripture known as the Doctrine and Covenants.  Brother Granger was a trusted friend of Joseph Smith who was assigned to settle the Church's outstanding debts in the Kirtland Ohio area after the leaders left for Missouri in 1838. The Lord promised Oliver Granger that the Lord would remember him.   A few mis-guided critics of Christ's church somehow mis-read Jesus's revelation concerning Brother Granger and try to somehow discount the prophetic calling of God's chosen prophet Joseph Smith Jr.  The attacks are simply not truthful, as critics notoriously twist facts, misquote, and are often otherwise dishonest in their charges.  Lets look at the scripture most often quoted about Brother Granger.

D&C 117:12 "And again, I (Jesus) say unto you (Oliver Granger), I (Jesus)_ remember my servant Oliver Granger: behold, verily I (Jesus) say unto him that his name shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever, saith the Lord."

To understand this revelation, we must realize it is Jesus telling Oliver that Jesus will remember Oliver.  And Jesus uses words from "generation to generation, forever and ever..." which again reveals this is Jesus's time frame and not every day members of the Church of Jesus Christ.  Critics somehow think that for this to be true scripture every member of the restored church has to know of Brother Granger.  Wrong, it is the Lord that says he will remember Brother Granger.  Never does it say that each member will remember him.  On a side note, since Brother Granger is canonized in the Lord's book of scripture, the Doctrine and Covenants, each member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who reads his scriptures will learn and read Oliver's name.  This awesome scripture does nothing in disproving Joseph Smith, his revelations, nor God's work on the earth today.  Critics that beat this drum are very misguided and their credibility is zero.

Brother Granger passed away in Kirtland Ohio and is buried in the cemetery on the north side of the Kirtland Temple.  Below is a photo of the Kirtland cemetery that I took from the bell tower of the Kirtland Temple.  I dare say few if any critics of God's work have had the privilege of taking a photo from this vantage point!


Below is Oliver Granger's headstone.  The maker didn't space things out well, and had to cram the last few letters together at the end.  Was able to take this photo in September 2016.