I grew up in a little church, the RLDS church – where I heard the Elders say, with complete assurance “Zion is coming!”. And the implication was obvious – that it was coming soon, if not in their lifetime, and the lifetime of their children.
It never came, and the church itself soon ceased to exist – and was forgotten.
They did not realize they were in the grip of an ancient dream – going back to the birth of Christianity itself – when its believers believed they would soon be taken up to Heaven to be with Christ himself!
A dream that has been born again in our time – although these believers, are divided into those who believe it will happen before the Second Coming – and those who believe it will happen after it.
And those who believe it will be built right now – in secular communities, or religious communities.
Whenever it happens, the world will be born again, cleansed of its sins!