The sum of sacred covenants and ordinances coupled with life’s experiences help served to create in us a new and pure heart, one that has “no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.”[i] There remains but one essential step to regain the presence of the Lord: taking upon us fully the name [...]
Category Archive for 'Covenants'
Sometimes we do things so often that they become commonplace and lose significance in our lives. The sacrament is a case in point. But worthily partaken of and understood, the sacrament can serve to sanctify and empower us so that we might better rescue wayward souls.
A parent’s love is a powerful saving agent, but the sealing of that love is what is required to fully and finally save our children and cement our marriages.
When we are beset by a complex challenge, the natural man part of us often searches his environment for methods, cures and experts that match his anxiety. But this thinking is contrary to the plan of salvation, which Nephi and Alma described as “easy.”
The Plan of Happiness is central to becoming a Zion person. Happiness is always associated with Zion: “and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.” The end purpose of our creation is happiness: “men are that they might have joy.”
(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, [...]
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 [...]