The Flag of the Kingdom of God


The “Kingdom of God” in Mormon thought and practice during the nineteenth century exceeded the confines of religion alone. The Kingdom of God was regarded by Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and John Taylor, presidents of the Church, as more than the ecclesiastical church. The Kingdom of God was at once millenarian and contemporary, spiritual and temporal. One characteristic which has been overlooked in scholarly analyses of the Council of Fifty and Mormon Kingdom of God is the existence of an external symbol of that political kingdom—a banner or flag.

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