“Teach These Things Freely unto Your Children”

Moses 6:58

58 Therefore I give unto you a commandment, to teach these things freely unto your children[.]

Elder Neal A. Maxwell said:

“One of the great blessings flowing from amplifying, latter-day revelations is the crucial, doctrinal framework known as the marvelous plan of salvation, the plan of happiness, or the plan of mercy [see Alma 42:5, 8, 15]. However designated, it represents what Amulek called the ‘great plan of the Eternal God’ without which mankind would unavoidably perish [see Alma 34:9].

“The plan is a most stunning example of the precious perspective of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, full faith in the Lord Jesus Christ includes and requires full faith in His Father’s plan of salvation.

“President Brigham Young declared: ‘The Spirit of revelation must be in each and every individual, to know the plan of salvation and keep in the path that leads them to the presence of God’ (Journal of Discourses, 9:279).

“So vital is this framework that if one stays or strays outside it, he risks provinciality and misery. In fact, most human misery represents ignorance of or noncompliance with the plan. A cessation of such mortal suffering will not come without compliance to it. Hence, the Lord, who has freely shared this vital knowledge with us, has urged us to teach the fundamentals of this plan ‘freely’ (Moses 6:58).”

(“The Great Plan of the Eternal God,” Ensign, May 1984, 21.)