Zion, Enoch, word of the Lord, Latter-day Saints
It would be nice if Isaiah had enumerated the law into a statutory code, or if Enoch had left some city council minutes behind. While Restoration scriptures give tantalizing hints of societies that have achieved
the kind of harmony God intends, the descriptions are thin and short on practical details. Even the Doctrine and Covenants, which mentions Zion even more often than the Old Testament and has precise directions about many aspects of organizing the Saints in the earliest days of the Church, doesn’t easily translate into a roadmap for governance or citizenship in the many countries where Latter-day Saints—in much larger numbers and more diverse circumstances—find themselves in the twenty-first century.
Glenn, Sharlee Mullins; Haglund, Kristine; Kimball, Linda Hoffman; and Howe, Susan Elizabeth
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 61:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol61/iss1/2