The journey through the Lord’s Wilderness is like what Elder Maxwell called “the trek of treks.”[i] The scriptures are filled with accounts of spiritual journeys. If we were to outline them, we would see that they follow the sequence of the Beatitudes, which are the principles of blessedness.[ii]
Category Archive for 'Sanctification'
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:
(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 […]
Despite what we might view as evidence to the contrary, parents are uniquely endowed to become saviors to their wayward children. Elder Mark E. Petersen taught parents: “You are ministers of the Lord unto your children, and if you will do your duty by your children, you will be as saviors on Mount Zion to […]
Mormon foresaw an epidemic of latter-day wayward children. Few families are not touched by the prevailing sickness.
(Note: This article is adapted from The Three Pillars of Zion, a series of books on becoming a Zion person. This series of books will be released in August.) The Book of Mormon truly contains the fulness of gospel truth. One truth concerns the priesthood-its purpose and its proper use. To teach us that truth, Mormon […]
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 […]