Date: February 11, 2011 04:01PM
Modern Mormons may not emphasize "Born in the Covenant" but Brigham Young sure did. He claimed righteous parents whose children were born in the covenant would have the power granted to them to bring their children back if they strayed out of the faith.
A few years ago, Robert Millet wrote a book reminding parents of these quotes by BY to comfort those who thought their children had made choices forever leaving the church.http://deseretbook.com/When-Child-Wanders-Robert-L-Millet/i/4920313Deseret
The prophet Joseph Fielding Smith said a very similar thing:
Those born under the covenant, throughout all eternity, are the children of their parents. Nothing except the unpardonable sin, or sin unto death, can break this tie. If children do not sin as John says [1 John 5:16-17], �unto death,� the parents may still feel after them and eventually bring them back to them again.http://www.sugardoodle.net/Rebellious%20Children/Blessings%20of%20the%20temple.shtml
It implies if you were righteous enough to be born in the covenant your parents are promised they can save you if you lose faith.