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More on Fallibility of Living Oracles and Old Ship Zion

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Art Bulla

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The craving for interest and carnal securities and their wrecking consequence has sunk its fangs so deep among our people that it appears that there is but one hope left, which lies within the future power and mission of the man who is to gather the Saints to Zion "like unto Moses" (D & C 103:11-18); and the "One Mighty and Strong" who is "to arrange by lot the inheritances of the Saints" in Zion, and "set in order the house of God" (D & C 85;6-7); and the latter day Elias, who, "must come and restore all things." (D & C 77:14) It is, therefore, very evident that the Lord has foreseen our present conditions and has wisely and fatherly reserved ample room and sufficient rights either to assist or assume full control in guiding the helm of the old ship Zion, when it is redeemed in the land of Missouri, America. When that time comes, our whole system will be changed.
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We, as a people, have now planted ourselves in the Stakes of Zion, particularly the fat valleys of Utah. We have surrounded ourselves with luxuries and have hoarded up great sums of treasures which have been invested in non-church property, saying to ourselves that surely these things will make us secure in the hour of need. It appears, however, that the Lord is not satisfied with the hearts of His Saints and the treasures of His Church being tied up in carnal and material securities and with no provisions for the home gathering of thousands of Saints, the world over, who now desire to gather in before serious trouble begins—for He says through Isaiah: "Woe to the crown of pride, to the Drunkards of Ephraim...(Isa. 28:1-6)
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