1 Several elders of the Church in Hiram, Ohio, requested that Joseph Smith ask the Lord for specific direction in their lives.
2 Among other important information revealed to Joseph, the Lord told him about the responsibility of parents to teach their children the gospel.
3 Children should be taught that Jesus Christ loves all mankind and that He is their Savior.
5 Parents have the responsibility to teach their children the gospel and to teach them to be obedient to the Lord’s commandments. If they fail in this charge, parents will be held accountable.