Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Movie Review: Zion's Camp


This movie was part of the lesson this last Sunday, "They Must Needs Be Chastened and Tried."  There are many things about Zions Camp which I had not realized.  I knew it was organized to help restore the Saints to their homes in Independence, but never realized this goal.  I did not realize that the Governor  Dunklin of Missouri had indicated he would help with the restoration of property, and then changed His mind. 
However it is the miracles of the trip which I had never before realized.  That Joseph Smith found water when they were without as Moses did for the Children of Israel.  And that God fought their battles for them.   I also did not realize that the members of Zions Camp were chastened with cholera as they were.
Sometimes we do not see things from God's perspective, and as a result grumble and complain.  That was the case here, as the Lord was preparing men, by allowing them to be close to the prophet, by proving their sacrifice, by letting them witness miracles.  When the quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the Quorum of the Seventy were organized, they almost all came from this group of men.  They had been tried and proven.  However they did not redeem Zion.  This short clip helps explain this concept. 

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