The record of the Jews and the record of the Nephites are one.
Inscription on David Whitmer's tombstone.
'He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear;' it was no delusion! What is written is written, and he that readeth let him understand.David Whitmer
In June, 1829, the Lord called Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris, and myself as the three witnesses, to behold the vision of the Angel, as recorded in the fore part of the Book of Mormon, and to bear testimony to the world that the Book of Mormon is true. I was not called to bear testimony to the mission of Brother Joseph Smith any farther than his work of translating the Book of Mormon, as you can see by reading the testimony of us three witnesses.David Whitmer
Of course we were in the spirit when we had the view, for no man can behold the face of an angel, except in a spiritual view, but we were in the body also, and everything was as natural to us, as it is at any time.David Whitmer