In the autumn of 1941, Avilda Curtis received an unexpected gift.
Category Archive for 'Character of God'
Greater commandments accompany greater revelations. Zion is a greater revelation. We realize the importance of receiving greater commandments when we read that Elder Orson F. Whitney referred to commandments as “sacred patterns,” or, in other words, what we might call God’s revelation of his celestial lifestyle. We recall that one of the crowning blessings of [...]
Perhaps no metaphor better describes the New and Everlasting Covenant as does the Jewish wedding. Because establishing Zion in a life, a marriage, a family or a priesthood society depends on this Covenant, which is the first pillar of Zion, we would be well served to become acquainted with the Jewish marriage customs. In this [...]
The first pillar of Zion is the New and Everlasting Covenant, Perhaps no metaphor better describes the Covenant than the Jewish marriage. In this third part of a four-part series, we will discuss how the bride and bridegroom prepare for each other during the betrothal period, which can last up to one year. When we [...]
The Jewish marriage customs are amazingly similar to the New and Everlasting Covenant, which is the first “pillar of Zion.” In this second part of a four-part series, we will discuss how the rites of the betrothal ceremony parallel the beautiful covenant that we make with the Lord, who is our beloved Bridegroom. When we [...]
In this series of four articles, we will explore the New and Everlasting Covenant, contrasting it with the Jewish marriage customs. The astonishing parallels between the Covenant and the Jewish marriage help us to understand the beauty and loving nature of this first and preeminent Covenant. Clearly, the Lord intended that Jewish couples should contemplate [...]
Despite our best efforts, one of our children may pass away having never abandoned his wayward ways. Is he lost? Have we failed? Not necessarily. The Lord also anticipated this eventuality, and the work of redemption goes on.
(This article was adapted from my soon-to-be-released series The Three Pillars of Zion. You may receive a free Sampler of this series at www.PillarsOfZion.com) Zion is built upon three covenants or pillars. The first of these pillars is the New and Everlasting Covenant. No doctrine has ever been revealed that is more glorious than is [...]
Every gift that we receive from God reflects his personality, including his power, his awareness and his love. Sadly, some people explain away their gifts as strokes of good luck while other people overlook their gifts completely. Humble observers, on the other hand, attest to the continuous generosity of an unseen Giver who has often [...]
To rescue a wayward child spiritually, we must begin with basics. Nothing is more basic than faith in God and Jesus Christ. It is one thing to believe that they exist, but it is quite another to believe in who they really are. Here is a letter from a mother who, from the depths [...]