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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

359: ANTI-ZION




The following is from an email I received yesterday which was the inspiration for the above meme.

“In the early days of this church as soon as the Lord invited the saints to bring about Zion he referred to the place as "Zion" and the people as "children of Zion". He commanded them to do many things and they were obedient for a time. 

In December 1833 he told them they had "lost their inheritance in Zion" and then he told them the specific sins that had caused them to lose their inheritance. The list is found in D&C 101:6-7.

“Behold, I say unto you, there were jarrings, and contentions, and envyings, and strifes, and lustful and covetous desires among them; therefore by these things they polluted their inheritances. They were slow to hearken unto the voice of the Lord their God; therefore, the Lord their God is slow to hearken unto their prayers, to answer them in the day of their trouble.”

If you want to lose your inheritance in Zion be contentious, accuse others, be jealous, be stingy, desire what others have, judge others, seek for your own welfare and let the other guy fend for himself. Lastly, do things your way rather than Gods way. That's how we lose our inheritance in Zion. 

There is hope for us if we are kind, courteous, respectful, think of others welfare, allow others to be themselves rather than judge and condemn them. In short, loving our neighbor and God.”

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I might add one more to the Pro-Zion sign... Forgive others. :)



7 comments:

  1. Nice! Definitely add Forgive others to the Pro-Zion sign.

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  2. When we study all of Christ's teachings we learn that he commanded us to judge righteously, not 'do not judge at all'.

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  3. And who among us is considered righteous?

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  4. ZION will first be established on the Foundation of JUSTICE. JUSTICE requires that we judge and we do that righteously. We cannot judge righteously without Revelation from the Holy Ghost. And that Judgment will always lead to inviting a person to REPENT. Yes, this is the harsh result of your sin, and you will have to pay that price, but if you repent, you can stop the pain. This has to be our Message to those afflicted so terribly with same-sex attraction. It is a message of justice given in love and the real possibility that a person can repent of this terribly sin and be washed clean as a result of the Atonement of the Savior. Repentance is always shown by what we do PHYSICALLY to make changes. Talk is cheap. Action requires sacrifice and repentance always requires sacrifice.

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  5. I think the name Zion's Bank would fit quite well into your anti-zion meme. The title of Zion's Bank is probably one of the more oxi-moron things ive come across.

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  6. Allow others to be themselves.

    My mind thought of voting to bring others into bondage. Digging a pit for our neighbors

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  7. Allow others to be themselves.

    My mind thought of voting to bring others into bondage. Digging a pit for our neighbors

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