Article of Faith 2 says;
We believe that men will be punished for their own sins and not for Adams transgressions.
I am fairly certain that this article was in response to the Catholic belief in infant baptism.
Joseph Smith taught that children should be baptized at the age of 8 and not in infancy.
More than that this article is obscure in it's implications about sin. We are only punished. There is no reference here about judgement, or salvation. Which by the way, is a typical response for the people of old Joe.
I don't have too much more on this, but the next Article is the killer so stay tuned.
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