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Imagine a world in which there is no poverty of any kind—neither the impoverishment of financial distress, ignorance, relationship problems, nor emotional, physical or spiritual health. Amazingly, a few civilizations achieved this ideal by applying to a higher law.
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 [...]
Over one hundred years ago, President Lorenzo Snow issued a mandate to the Church: “It is high time to establish Zion.” What has been holding us back all these years?
“Charity never faileth!” If charity can never fail, Zion can never fail, because Zion is built upon charity, “the greatest of all,” the celestial quality of love that “endureth forever.” Charity is the quintessential virtue, “the end of the commandment,” the power that invigorates and propels the law of consecration and makes way for the establishment of Zion. [...]
Joseph Smith said, “We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object.” Brigham Young laid the responsibility of Zion upon each of us, individually: “[Zion] commences in the heart of each person,” and Elder Matthew Cowley stated unequivocally that individually, we are Zion. We cannot read the scriptures, especially latter-day scriptures, [...]
(NOTE: This article is the first of two articles adapted from The Three Pillars of Zion. You can download a free sample of this new Zion series at www.PillarsOfZion.com.) In Part 1 of this two-part series, we that a foundational principle of the law of stewardship is “all things ultimately belong to the Lord, whether property, [...]
(These articles are adapted from The Three Pillars of Zion. You can download a free sample of this new Zion series at www.PillarsOfZion.com. In the vocabulary of consecration, an agent is a steward. The trust extended to a steward is a stewardship, which, according to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism, is a “responsibility given through the [...]
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 [...]