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:
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(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 [...]
When we read the scriptures and encounter terms like Justification, Purification, Sanctification, and Baptism of Fire, we often stumble as we try to define these terms and understand how they work together. Here is a quick overview to help us understand the process that we agree to at baptism, when we enter into the New [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Rescuing wayward children is a balancing act, the efforts of juggling Justice and Mercy. In the following correspondence, a father wrestles with dealing with offense, yearning for more priesthood support, and trying to maintain control while showing love-no easy tasks, and common struggles of faithful parents.
Many parents have asked for scriptural proof that personal sanctification has a redeeming effect on the person for who they are praying. Here is a correspondence that lists that proof.
(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 [...]
We speak of Zion, sing of Zion, covenant for the establishment of Zion, long for Zion-but what is it? Latter-day Saints ought to know. We have more scriptures and prophets’ statements about Zion than any other people. One could hardly read a page of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants or Pearl of Great [...]