Questions about Zion, LDS or otherwise are frequently asked questions we are happy to answer here. The questions about Zion in the categories below are commonly asked online and my answers are not the official answers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Though, I have been a member since my family joined the “Mormon Church” when I was eight years old. And, I have studied the topic extensively since I was 14, more than 40 years ago.  Also, I’ve done extensive research on teachings by early LDS leaders regarding the topic (see my book here). I’ll attempt to respond to these as I can get to them.

The Concept & Meaning of Zion

  • What is the meaning of Zion in Hebrew?
  • What is the LDS definition of Zion?
  • What does Zion mean (LDS version)
  • What are some of the characteristics of Zion (LDS version)?
  • What do Mormons mean by Zion?
  • What is a Zion people?
  • What is Zion in the Mormon religion?

What the Scriptures Say About Zion

  • What is Zion according to the Bible?
  • What do Mormons believe about Zion?
  • What is God’s promise to Zion?
  • What is the cause of Zion (LDS)?
  • Why are the children of Zion under condemnation?

Significance & Role of Zion in LDS/Mormon theology

Zion Theology & Practices in the LDS Church

  • How do you make Zion (LDS-style)?
  • How do you become Zion?
  • What does it mean to build Zion?
  • What does it mean to bring forth Zion?
  • What does it mean to gather Zion?
  • What is a Zion people?

Geographic questions about Zion

Questions About Zion author Jesse Fisher wishes you would ask!

  • What is Zion and Babylon? How are they related?
  • Where is the dividing line between Zion and Babylon?
  • Isn’t Zion just the LDS Church?  (No. You’ll never guess who started this idea)
  • If Zion isn’t the Church, what is it?  (Ooooh! The $50,000,000 question!)
  • What can we be doing now to prepare to live in the future Zion society (the New Jerusalem)?

LDS/Mormon teachings and talks on Zion

  • What are some LDS talks about Zion?
  • What are the key principles of Zion as discussed in LDS/Mormon teachings and talks?
  • How does Zion relate to other key concepts in LDS/Mormon theology?
    (such as exaltation, eternal life or the Kingdom of God?)