Which comes first: a Zion people or a Zion priesthood society?
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Jesus Christ is the center of the family. If Christ is not central, then the family eventually becomes merely a group of people who share similar DNA patterns. If Christ is central, the family receives eternal glory and eternal exaltation in the kingdom of God.
Let us not fall into a pattern of thinking that unless the Prophet or Apostles say, "Thus saith the Lord," that what they give us is not revelation.
We learn from the Book of Mormon that our whole purpose in life is to experience joy. People look for joy in many places. A certain measure of joy can be found in many things. But in only one place in this world can we experience anything like a full measure of joy, and that is the holy temple.