The LDS Daily WOOL © - Archive
Craig A. Cardon

WWhile the Lord "cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance," yet He differentiates the relative gravity of some sins. He stipulates there will be no forgiveness for "blasphemy against the Holy Ghost." He declares the gravity of murder and emphasizes the seriousness of sexual sin such as adultery. With regard to repeated serious sexual sin, He makes known the increased difficulty of receiving His forgiveness. And He has said that "he who sins against the greater light shall receive the greater condemnation." Yet, in His mercy, He allows for improvement over time rather than demanding immediate perfection. Even with the multitude of sins occasioned by the weakness of mortality, as often as we repent and seek His forgiveness, He forgives again and again. – Craig A. Cardon, "The Savior Wants to Forgive," Ensign (CR) May 2013