Zion Gained and Lost: Fourth Nephi as the Quintessential Model
4th Nephi, Book of Mormon, Lessons from Scriptures, Scriptures
The Book of Mormon makes it abundantly clear that God cares about establishing Zion in the last days. Through an angel, the Lord said to Nephi:
And blessed are they who shall seek to bring forth my Zion at that day, for they shall have the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost; and if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be. (1 Nephi 13:37)
Original Publication Citation
“Zion Gained and Lost: Fourth Nephi as the Quintessential Model” in 4 Nephi Through Moroni: From Zion to Destruction. Monte Nyman and Charles Tate, editors. (Provo: Religious Studies Center), pp. 289-302.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Skinner, Andrew C., "Zion Gained and Lost: Fourth Nephi as the Quintessential Model" (1995). Faculty Publications. 3467.
Religious Studies Center