The word grace, which permeates the scriptures, is often misconstrued or narrowly defined. Once understood, however, grace not only provides us access to the Lord’s enabling power, but it also becomes the central principle of progression, safety, security and the prosperous condition associated with Zion people.
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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 [...]
There is a vast difference between being in love and being loving. True love is built on the three pillars of complete loyalty, complete sacrifice, and complete trust. Moreover, true love is patient. As we have discussed, patience promises, “I will wait for you; I will wait with you; I will wait upon you.” True [...]
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 [...]
“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. [...]
(Note: This article is adapted from Rescuing Wayward Children. Follow this link to learn more.) In his great intercessory prayer, the Savior taught that personal sanctification is the principle by which one person might help to save another. Just moments before Gethsemane, Jesus made the following statement: “For their sakes I sanctify myself that they also [...]
(NOTE: This article is adapted from The Three Pillars of Zion. You can download a free sample of this new Zion series at www.PillarsOfZion.com.) We speak of Zion, sing of Zion, covenant to promote the establishment of Zion, and long for Zion-but what is Zion? Latter-day Saints ought to know. We have more scriptures and prophets’ [...]
(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 [...]
(This article is adapted from The Three Pillars of Zion. You can download a free Sampler of this new Zion series at www.PillarsOfZion.com.) We cannot understand Zion without understanding her opposite: Babylon. A look back at Babylon’s founders in action gives us a template of what we should be avoiding today. Babylon was and is [...]