From all his other statements, what Brigham meant here was that the Saints were “merchandising, trafficking and trading” for their own personal benefit, which is Babylon’s way – focusing on one’s own self. Zion’s way is to do so for the good of the whole — working together for mutual benefit, aka. cooperation.
Monthly Archives: November 2017
When shall we establish the principles of Zion? You can say, “I do not know.” If we had power to do it, we should do it; but we are just in the position and condition, and upon precisely the same ground that God our Father is—He cannot force his children to do this, that or […]
And then the Lord understood another principle, namely, that the time would come when the power of Satan, and the power of the wicked would be overthrown; when the Zion of God would be established; when a reign of righteousness would be introduced; when there would be a communion between the Priesthood on the earth […]
Last time we saw from quotes given by early LDS leaders that Babylon is the false organization of society. Let’s look now at those same Brethren’s teachings about Babylon’s fateful future. For the three decades of the 1850s through the 1870s, the Mormon Church leaders taught what John the Revelator saw happening in vision as […]
[God] does not design that there shall be classes among us, one class lifted up above another, one class separated from the rest of the people, with diverse interests; interests that are not strictly in accord with those of the masses of the people. Because when this is the case, there is a lack of […]