Ensign, August 1997, pg. 97; “What a marvelous thing it is, my brethren and sisters, to have such a great legacy. Now those days are past. There is no more serious persecution; there is no more gathering to Zion…” “– Gordon B. Hinckley
Deuteronomy 13:5; “And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.”
Note: Questions; 1 – This qualifies as a false prophecy since they don’t believe this is true in today’s day and age. 2 – Why wouldn’t there be a gathering to Zion? To see this in full click here:
Mormon Doctrine, pg. 855; “Joseph Smith announced at the April, 1844, general conference of the Church that all of North and South America comprise the land of Zion (Teachings p. 362) a land “choice above all other lands” (1 Ne. 2:20; Ether 1:42)… At the Second Coming, “the Lamb shall stand upon Mount Zion, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand, having his Father’s name written on their foreheads.” (D. & C. 133:18; Rev. 14:1-5.) The Mount Zion spoken of is identified by latter-day revelation as the New Jerusalem to be built in Jackson County, Missouri. (D. & C. 84:1-4.)”
Revelation 21:1-2; “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
The New Jerusalem is where God says it will be. Because scripture tells us the earth will be no more, we can be assured it won’t be on this earth as we know it today or even what we knew it to be in the nineteenth century.