Grace and peace in Jesus Christ, our risen Lord and Savior! The members of Zion’s Outpost greet you in the hope of His glory, which is Christ dwelling in us.1
Zion’s Outpost is a Restoration Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ. Our members hold to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe our Lord restored the fullness of His gospel in these latter days through the gift and power of His Word and the commandments He gave unto His servant, Joseph Smith, Jr., and his fellow laborers in the Lord’s vineyard.
…and all this that it might be fulfilled, which was written by the prophets; the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh, but that every man might speak in the name of God the Lord, even the Savior of the world; that faith also might increase in the earth; that mine everlasting covenant might be established; that the fullness of my gospel might be proclaimed by the weak and the simple, unto the ends of the world, and before kings and rulers. (D&C 1:4b-e)2
We further believe that Jesus Christ restored His church in these latter days on April 6, 1830.
The rise of the church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being regularly organized and established agreeably to the laws of our country, by the will and commandments of God in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April; which commandments were given to Joseph Smith, Jr., who was called of God and ordained an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the first elder of this church; and to Oliver Cowdery, who was also called of God an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the second elder of this church, and ordained under his hand: and this according to the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory both now and forever. Amen. (D&C 17:1)
We also believe that, following the death of Joseph Smith, Jr., in June of 1844, our Lord reorganized His church on April 6, 1860, with Joseph Smith III being called and ordained to preside over the restored church of Jesus Christ.3
Zion’s Outpost, the title of the Restoration Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ we attend, reflects our confidence in the Lord and in His promise to bring again Zion, His kingdom of righteousness and peace, upon the earth according to the everlasting covenant He made with Enoch and reaffirmed unto Noah.4
And the day shall come that the earth shall rest. But before that day the heavens shall be darkened, and a veil of darkness shall cover the earth; and the heavens shall shake, and also the earth. And great tribulations shall be among the children of men, but my people will I preserve; and righteousness will I send down out of heaven, and truth will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine Only Begotten; his resurrection from the dead; yea, and also the resurrection of all men. And righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; an holy city, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming; for there shall be my tabernacle, and it shall be called Zion; a New Jerusalem. And the Lord said unto Enoch, Then shalt thou and all thy city meet them there; and we will receive them into our bosom; and they shall see us, and we will fall upon their necks, and they shall fall upon our necks, and we will kiss each other; And there shall be mine abode, and it shall be Zion, which shall come forth out of all the creations which I have made; and for the space of a thousand years shall the earth rest. (Genesis 7:68-72)*
We hope that in sharing this website with you, you may grow closer to the Lord and stronger in your faith in Him and His great and marvelous work which He has brought forth in these latter days.
Please accept our invitation to worship with us on the Lord’s Day and during our mid-week prayer meetings. You can find additional information about our branch activities and ministries throughout this website.
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May God richly bless you through our Lord Jesus Christ that you may know the One true God who created you to have fellowship with Him and rejoice in Jesus Christ, our Redeemer Savior.