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3. Building Zion is God’s Will: Brigham Young on 12/27/1857

“That is our errand in the world, and we have no business but to build up the kingdom of God, and preserve it and ourselves in it. Whether it is ploughing, sowing, harvesting, building, going into...
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2. Central to The Gospel: Brigham Young on 7/29/1852

“Don’t mention Joseph Smith — never mention the Book of Mormon or Zion, and all the people will follow you. ”  – Brigham Young, 7/29/1852
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1. Central to The Gospel: Brigham Young on 7/29/1852

“If I lay down the Book of Mormon, I shall have to deny that Joseph is a Prophet; and if I lay down the doctrine and cease to preach the gathering of Israel and the building up of Zion, I must lay...
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Thoughts on Zion 27 — Saints Built Zion Through Economic Independence From Babylon

The Latter-Day Saints’ second decade in the Utah Territory was marked by monumental efforts under Church direction to establish Zion by achieving economic independence from the American economic...
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Zion Learning Laboratories – Preparing to Live in the New Jerusalem

Prefer to listen? In a recent Facebook conversation, some active LDS members and I were discussing the idea of building Zion organizations and communities prior to Christ’s coming. I was struck by...
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Building Zion Was Central to Gospel During Territorial Utah

Here are four of twenty-two quotes by President Brigham Young I’ve found (so far) in the Journal of Discourses spanning 18 years that reflect the fact that building Zion was central to the mission...
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Apostle Woodruff Said Saints to be “Removed” if they Don’t Build Zion.

One hundred forty-two years ago tomorrow, Apostle Wilford Woodruff gave a talk in Salt Lake City outlining our duty as Latter-Day Saints to build Zion and the consequences for us if we don’t. Below...
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