The Lord Hath Founded Zion

Nephi quotes thirteen chapters in a row from the book of Isaiah (chapters 2-14). At the end of this extended quotation, there is a verse which reads like the moral of the story: What shall then answer the messengers of the nations? That the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall... Continue Reading →

The Earth Shall Rest

Contention is exhausting. Any parent will tell you: When your children aren't getting along with each other, it saps your energy. As Enoch saw a vision of the tumultuous future of the world, he heard a complaint from an unlikely source: the earth itself: "Wo, wo is me, the mother of men," she said; "I... Continue Reading →

“Thy Kingdom Come”

In the Sermon on the Mount, the Savior gave us an example of an effective prayer. Today, we refer to it as the Lord's Prayer. It was recorded by Matthew (Matthew 6:9–13) and by Luke (Luke 11:1–4), with some differences between the two versions. Jesus also delivered this sermon on the American continent, and so... Continue Reading →

The New Jerusalem

The Savior prophesied that He would establish a group of people on the American continent, that they would build a city called the New Jerusalem, and that He would gather His people to this new city: And it shall come to pass that I will establish my people, O house of Israel.And behold, this people will I establish... Continue Reading →

What Is Zion?

Six generations after Adam, there was a man named Enoch. The Bible tells us that "Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him" (Genesis 5:24). In 1830, Joseph Smith learned additional information about Enoch. He had preached the gospel courageously, performed miracles, and led the people of God. Those people organized... Continue Reading →

A New Jerusalem – Ether 13:4-6

4 Behold, Ether saw the days of Christ, and he spake concerning a New Jerusalem upon this land. 5 And he spake also concerning the house of Israel, and the Jerusalem from whence Lehi should come--after it should be destroyed it should be built up again, a holy city unto the Lord; wherefore, it could... Continue Reading →

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