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Thoughts on Zion 24 – Gathering Israel to Zion

The spirit of Zion, of cooperation and mutual benefit, which characterized the Saints’ temporal labors upon arriving in the Great Basin in 1847, carried over in their efforts to assist others to...
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BYU Student Can’t Fathom Zion, Can You?

A BYU Student named Akatzin Lopez recently wrote a paper for his religion class and titled it, Defining Zion: Striving for the Dream of Zion. Brother Lopez begins his paper by saying, “For me it is...
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Is Just Singing About Zion Enough?

One fine Sabbath day while sitting in Sacrament meeting, I started logging how many of our hymns in our hymnbook mention Zion. Although I don’t have my log here in front of me, I do remember that 5...
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You Ready for Economic Equality?

I’ve broken up with comments a single paragraph below from a talk Orson Pratt gave in September of 1854. Let us prepare ourselves for the coming of Enoch’s Zion, that we may have the same...
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Thoughts on Zion 23 – God is Waiting For Us to Build Zion

There are three common objections to the idea that we can build Zion. The following are quotes from a talk given by President Brigham Young on February 23, 1862 which I believe refute these objections:...
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We Have to Build Up Zion Independent of the Wicked

“We have to build up Zion independent of the wicked; we have got to become self-sustaining, and the Lord is inspiring His prophets to preach to us to lay the foundation for the accomplishment of...
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