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Revelation, circa 7 March 1831 [D&C 45]

The most high God & the glory of the Lord shall be there & the terer of the Lord also shall be there insomuch that the wicked will not come unto it & it shall be called Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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& it shall come to pass among the wicked that evry man that will not take his sword against his Neighbour must needs flee unto Zion for safety & there shall be getherd unto it out of evry Nation under Heaven & it shall be the only people that shall not be at war one with another & it shall be said among the wicked let us not go up to battle against Zion for the inhabitants of Zion are terible wherefore we cannot stand & it shall come to pass that the righteous shall be gethered out from among all Nations & shall come to Zion singing with songs of everlasting Joy & now I say unto you keep these things from going abroad unto the world that ye may accomplish this work in the eyes of the people & in the eyes of your enemies that they may not know your works untill ye have accomplished the thing which I have commanded

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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you that when they shall know it it may be terible unto them that fear may sieze upon them & they shall stand afar off & tremble & all nations shall be afraid because of the teror of the lord & the power of his might even so amen [p. 76]
The most high God & the glory of the Lord shall be  there & the terer of the Lord also shall be there insomuch  that the wicked will not come unto it & it shall be called  Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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& it shall come to pass among the wicked that  evry man that will not take his sword against his  Neighbour must needs flee unto Zion for safety &  there shall be getherd unto it out of evry Nation under  Heaven & it shall be the only people that shall not be  at war one with another & it shall be said among the  wicked let us not go up to battle against Zion for  the inhabitants of Zion are terible wherefore we cannot  stand & it shall come to pass that the righteous shall  be gethered out from among all Nations & shall come  to Zion singing with songs of everlasting Joy & now  I say unto you keep these things from going abroad  unto the world that ye may accomplish this work in  the eyes of the people & in the eyes of your enemies  that they may not know your works untill ye have  accomplished the thing which I have commanded

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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you  that when they shall know it it may be terible unto  them that fear may sieze upon them & they shall  stand afar off & tremble & all nations shall be afraid  because of the teror of the lord & the power of his might  even so amen [p. 76]
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Revelation, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, ca. 7 Mar. 1831; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 71–76; handwriting of John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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