Ostracizing children

SCRIPTURE: “Behold I say unto you that this thing shall ye teach—repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable and capable of committing sin; yea, teach parents that they must repent and be baptized, and humble themselves as their little children, and they shall all be saved with their little children.” –Moroni 8:10. [source]

COMMENTARY: It’s hard to find Mormons these days who haven’t heard about the latest church policy, but I find it interesting that when a church member first hears about it, a typical first reaction is: “This is so ridiculous it can’t be true! Oh. It is? Well, if the prophet said it, it must be right.” This is a perfect example of cognitive dissonance and argument by authority. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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