Topical Guide: U
We should continually educate ourselves as a guard against prolonged unemployment.
Unforgivable Sin
Enoch 45:1-2
"concerning those who deny the name of the dwelling of the holy ones and the Lord of Spirits"
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 129
"Again, if men sin wilfully after the have received a knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation to come, which shall devour these adversaries."
United Order
J. Reuben Clark, "Private Ownership under the United Order and the Guarantees of the Constitution", Improvement Era, Nov. 1942
Differs from communism.
Not implemented correctly in the early church.
Those who transgressed the United Order to be cursed.
Joseph Smith Jr. in Dean C. Jesse, ed., "The Papers of Joseph Smith", Vol. 1. p. 120
"'Do the Mormons believe in having all things in common?'
The United States of America
Wilford Woodruf cited in Kenney, Scott G., ed. "Wilford Woodruf's Journal 1833-1898", 9 vols, Midvale, Utah, Signature Books, 1983 8:420-421
Kenney, Scott G., ed. "Wilford Woodruf's Journal 1833-1898", 9 vols, Midvale, Utah, Signature Books, 1983 8:420-421
Cited in B. Carmon Hard, "Self-Blame and the Manifesto", Dialogue, vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 1991, p. 45
Upon approval of the Edmunds-Tucker Act 1887:
Congress had "turned the last key that seals their condemnation and lays the foundation for the overthrow & final destruction of the United States Government."

This is particularly interesting to consider in light of Ether 12:35-36
Husband and wife should be united. ("one flesh")
Christ and the Father are one.
Saints should be one even as Christ and the Father.
Brigham Young, "Building Up Zion, Etc.", Journal of Discourses, vol. 13, pp.152, 155
Unity required to build up Zion.
From the allegory of the olive tree:
"and they became like unto one body; and the fruits were equal"
J. Robert Nelson, "Burbank Blvd.: A Lesson in Unimortant Differences", Ensign, July 2007
The author shares a couple of experiences, one with disunity in a ward and one with unity. He shares that the differences which we allow to separate us from our neighbor are not generally important ones. We might similarly understand that these differences that ought not to divide us make the stock of the diversity which can be so healthy for us.
The church was organized "for the perfecting of the saints ... till we all come in the unity of the faith".
Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley, "An Unedning Conflict, a Victory Assured", Ensign, June 2007, subsection "The Pattern of Conflict"
We can not hope to win the battles against evil if we are not united.
As unifying the family is the first logical step beyond building personal worthiness in the quest to establish Zion, I thought this piece was particularly interesting.
Discusses the benefits of the "nosiness" that exists in close-knit ward families.
President Henry B. Eyring, "Be One", Ensign, September 2008, pp. 4-9
"[The Spirit] never generates the feelings of distinction between people which lead to strife."
Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith", p. 32
Written by Joseph Smith in 1833 regarding the hardships faced by the Saints in Missouri: "I cannot account for [the afflictions of the righteous who must be afflicted along with the wicked], only on this wise, that the saying of the Savior has not been strictly observed: 'If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee; or if thy right arm offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee.'"
Urim and Thummim
The Dead Sea Scrolls, "Tongues of Fire and Prayer of Praise"
Shrt text containing a description of how the Urim and Thummim were to be used. Contradicts presumptions of biblical scholars and supports Joseph Smith.
Josephus, Antiquities, 3:214-218
Short description by Josephus.
"Left off shining 200 years before I composed this book, God having been displeased at the transgression of his laws."
Josephus, Antiquities, 13:299-300
This would be the 200 year mark where the Urim and Thummim left off shining.
Paragraphs 8, 9, and 19.
Alma had the interpreters (urim and thummim) and gave them to his son, Helaman, along with the sacred records of the Nephites.
They are intended to be used to reveal the work of secret combinations unto a servant referred to as Gazelem.
This seems to be in conjunction with a record consisting of 24 plates, which contains the mysteries of the secret combinations.
The Dead Sea Scrolls, 11Q19, Col. 58
Sectarian work defining an ideal law of Jerusalem.
The king is to request that the priest consult Urim and Thummim before going to war.