Why did the early saints never succeed at establishing Zion? Almost 200 years later and we are still in the same boat.
D&C 1:15 explains why exactly:
“For they have strayed from mine ordinances, and have broken mine everlasting covenant…”
What is the new and everlasting covenant that was broken?
Unfortunately, this covenant was completely removed from the Bible by the great and abominable church. Thankfully, it has been restored in the teachings of the Book of Mormon.
If Zion is going to be redeemed, it can only happen in one way. We must again enter this covenant with the Lord and strive to keep it as our greatest priority in life.