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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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Thoughts on Zion 22 – Building Zion From Day One

In recent articles here, we’ve seen how building Zion was a central doctrine of the LDS Church.  Actually, the early Saints were actively building a Zion society here in Utah from the very start,...
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Orson Pratt Zings the Saints on Economics

Ran across a long talk by Orson Pratt, given 3/9/1873. He begins by quoting D&C 78: 3 For verily I say unto you, the time has come, and is now at hand; and behold, and lo, it must needs be that there...
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Any Doubt Building Zion is Also an Economic Activity?

Sure enjoying reading all the Zion-related quotes by early Utah Church leaders. Here’s a doozy. Bet you can’t read this one without realizing that building Zion is as much an economic...
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“Lest ye receive of her plagues”

Studying the discourses given by early LDS Church leaders about Zion, I ran across this jewel given by Brigham Young on 2/3/1867: And one of the last writers we have here in this book—John the...
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Thoughts on Zion 21 – Building Zion Spiritually

Statements by LDS leaders in the 1860s clarify the spiritual work needed to build Zion. It appears that the “one heart” part of the recipe requires us, to live worthy of revelation and then obey it, on...
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