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The LDS Daily WOOL© Archive - Doctrine and Covenants 58:42-43


(12/17/02)
"Sometimes it is easier for the Lord not to remember our sins than it is for us. They become a cross because we will not do ourselves the favor of carrying on. 'By this ye may know if a man repenteth of his sins-behold, he will confess them and forsake them.' (D&C 58:43.) Can you carry appropriately the cross of forgiveness? Some of us would rather carry a cross than confess and start anew." Marvin J. Ashton, "Be of Good Cheer," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1987], p. 33

(12/18/02)
"Through repentance, we are changed to what Alma calls 'new creatures.' (Mosiah 27:26.) We are 'born again; yea, born of God, changed from [our] carnal and fallen state, to a state of righteousness, being redeemed of God, becoming his sons and daughters.' (Mosiah 27:25; see also 5:1-12.) Repentance and baptism allow Christ to purify our lives in the blood of the Lamb and we are clean again. What we were, we never have to be again, for God in his mercy has promised that 'he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.' (D&C 58:42.)" Jeffrey R. Holland, "However Long and Hard the Road," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1985], p. 84

(12/19/02)
"Repentance is a glorious and merciful law. It means a sorrow for sin, a confession of sin, abandonment of sin, restitution for sin, and then the living of the commandments of the Lord, which itself includes the forgiving of others, even those who sin against us." Spencer W. Kimball, "Conference Report," October 1949, p. 127

(12/20/02)
"Repentance is not that superficial sorrow felt by a criminal when caught in the act of wrong-doing-a sorrow not for sin, but for sin's detection, for being taken in transgression. Chagrin is not repentance. Mortification and shame, alone, bring no change of heart toward right living or right feeling. Repentance involves remorse; but even remorse is not all there is to repentance. In its highest meaning and fullest measure, repentance is equivalent to reformation-a resolve to 'sin no more,' backed by conduct consistent with such a determination." Orson F. Whitney, "Gospel Themes," [Salt Lake City: n.p., 1914], p. 37-38

(12/21/02)
"We learn last of all that the ultimate proof of our repentance is in its permanence. (See D&C 58:43) Its blessings should be in our memories constantly, compelling us to continue in the cause of truth and to lend our best efforts to the work of God. Alma's testimony is that from the very hour of his conversion 'until now, I have labored without ceasing, that I might bring souls unto repentance; that I might bring them to taste of the exceeding joy of which I did taste; that they might also be born of God, and be filled with the Holy Ghost...' (Alma 36:24)." Jeffrey R. Holland, "However Long and Hard the Road," [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1985], p. 87


 
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