Instead, Jesus calls upon us to have a deliberate trust in God’s unfolding purposes, not only for all humankind but for us individually. And we are to be of good cheer in the unfolding process."
- Apostle Neal A. Maxwell, 1982
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- President Gordon B. Hinckley, 1983
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The way I understand the 2nd Article of Faith, we do have consequences because of parental sin. Obviously in the scriptural account of the fall of Adam, Adam's punishment of death was placed upon his children as well. But because of Christ, and the Resurrection, the punishment is overcome in the long run. We die, but not permanently. So when the final judgment comes, we will only be punished for our own sins, if we do not repent of them.
But in this life the consequences of the sins of parents do necessarily place limits on children. So when we say that man will be punished for his own sins and not for Adam's, it doesn't mean that the consequences and restrictions that result from sin can never extend to children, but only that in the end everything will be made just through Christ.
The policy is an extension of a long standing policy of not allowing the children of practicing polygamists to be baptized. Some sins have consequences for subsequent generations.
The church will likely release an official statement through MormonNewsroom.org that will help clarify the policy.
Now, there are some things that the Church must do, for we are commanded to do them. We must preach the gospel. We must build temples. We must perfect the Saints. These things others cannot do. The many other good things (which are not central to the mission of the Church) must take second place. For we do not have the resources to do all that is worth doing, however worthy it may be."
LDS Apostle Boyd K. Packer, 1982
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Blondie's "Call Me"
Michael Jackson's "Bad"
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Sustaining the prophets and apostles has become increasingly difficult and controversial. It used to be that what was expected of good members of society aligned reasonably well with the teachings of the church.
But that is no longer true.
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I knew about the Beatles roots in 1950s Skiffle music.
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Here they are circa 1980 playing "Elvis Should Play Ska":
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