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.”
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It is easy for parents to look beyond the mark when children go wayward. Often parents panic and try everything from screaming to grounding to taking away the car keys. Then, too often in resignation, they turn to God. What he might tell them would seem to some people as “too Sunday School,” a pat [...]
Zion is the habitation of the Lord. A Zion person harbors the hope that one day the Father and the Son will make their abode with him. To regain and enjoy God’s presence is a primary reason why a person enters into the New and Everlasting Covenant. To regain and enjoy God’s presence are the [...]
The Law of Consecration is the very core of the gospel, and it permeates every gospel principle. This highest law defines a Zion person. Although programs of consecration have come and gone, the template of consecration remains the same. Consequently, consecration is current; it is now. Only by living this law can we hope [...]
(Note: This is the first of two parts on the Zion virtue of blessedness.) When Jesus appeared to the Nephites, he taught them the principles of blessedness, called the Beatitudes, meaning “to be blessed” or “to be happy.” Jesus had taught these same principles to his Judean disciples at the Sermon on the [...]
Becoming a Zion person is a process that replaces telestial qualities with celestial ones. In Part 2 of this Zion series, we will discuss the traits of charity (true love), experiencing true happiness, joy and fullness of life, and becoming holy.
A parent shared the following experience. Keep in mind that rescuing wayward children is often a function of personal sanctification. That is, to the degree that we sanctify ourselves we gain power to rescue the person for whom we are praying. Beyond our view, heavenly help is summoned and a plan for rescue is [...]