The Guide to the Scriptures

    Child, Children

    A young person, one who has not yet reached puberty. Fathers and mothers are to train their children to obey God’s will. Children are without sin until they reach the age of accountability (Moro. 8:22; D&C 68:27).

    • Children are a heritage from the Lord:Ps. 127:3–5;
    • Train up a child in the way he should go:Prov. 22:6;
    • Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me:Matt. 19:14;
    • Obey your parents:Eph. 6:1–3; ( Col. 3:20; )
    • Without the Fall, Adam and Eve would have had no children:2 Ne. 2:22–23;
    • Teach children to walk in truth and soberness:Mosiah 4:14–15;
    • Little children have eternal life:Mosiah 15:25;
    • Jesus took the little children and blessed them:3 Ne. 17:21;
    • All thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children:3 Ne. 22:13; ( Isa. 54:13; )
    • Little children do not need repentance or baptism:Moro. 8:8–24;
    • Little children are redeemed from the foundation of the world through mine Only Begotten:D&C 29:46–47;
    • Parents should teach children gospel principles and practices:D&C 68:25, 27–28;
    • Children are holy through the atonement of Christ:D&C 74:7;
    • Parents are commanded to bring up their children in light and truth:D&C 93:40;
    • Children who die before the age of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom:D&C 137:10;