Frustrated with the Saints’ apathy towards becoming Zion people, Brigham Young said, [We] have been praying to the Lord for…years for that which we might have received in one year.” Was the prophet exaggerating, throwing out a figure on a whim? Do prophets stoop to such tactics when exhorting their people? Were it not for [...]
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Joseph Smith said, “We ought to have the building up of Zion as our greatest object….” What does the word Zion mean? The scriptures list several definitions:
In the beginning of the 34th year of the Nephite calendar, a remarkable event occurred, one that is of critical importance to us today. According to Mormon, on the fourth day of the first month of the year, the Nephite nation collapsed under the weight of its own depravity. The fall was on the scale [...]
To the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord revealed an astonishing doctrine that speaks to the far-reaching effects of the Atonement. It also hints that our wayward children’s premortal righteousness will be taken into account when judgments are pronounced. This doctrine seems to make allowance for those who have been deceived by the doctrines of [...]