We are here really to build up and purify the Church of the living God. We are here to build up and establish the kingdom of God. We are here also to build up a Zion unto our God….
– John Taylor, 11/30/1884
This quote, along with many others, suggests that the organization God desires for his children is a three-fold entity: The Church, The Kingdom, and Zion. The Church is clearly a religious organization of God’s people. There is ample evidence that when the early Brethren spoke of the Kingdom of God, they meant the governmental organization of God’s people. That leaves Zion to be….