As kind of a piggy back to this post, Article of Faith #2 can offer the world a whole lot of peace.
I think specifically of mothers of babies who die in infancy, before the chance to have them baptized; mothers, and fathers, who think that their baby is lost and will never be in heaven, but instead in a dark and dreary state of limbo. I can’t imagine being a mother of an infant and thinking that this was the fate of my child.
We know from this Article of Faith that we are punished for our own sins and NOT for Adam’s transgressions. This means that babies aren’t born with “original sin” tarnishing their perfect beings.
Babies who die in infancy are automatically with their God.
What an amazing doctrine to learn if you have never known this before. Jesus Christ Atoned for our sins.
For all of our sins, everyone.
This gives us the peace of knowing that we only bear the burden of our own sins.