--- From: "Stacy Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> ---
>> I sometimes feel that I have too many regrets about past misdeeds to be
>> able to enter the celestial kingdom even when I have repented of them.
--- Jon Spencer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: ---
>Satan apparently has done a job on you. Don't you believe Christ? He said
>that if you have repented, He has forgotten your sins. What a waste for Him
>to forget them and for you not to? Otherwise, why did He go through the
>Atonement for you (and me)?
>Jut a kindly and humbly administered slap to shake you out of it!
I want to agree with you totally, but I can relate to what Stacy is
speaking of. For while I try not to think about sin, every so often
I trip upon it--sometimes in much the same way that someone might
step on a land mine. Having a sin that's forgiven doesn't mean
I am always able to forget it, even if I wanted to. And if I
remember something that I have done, it sometimes feels like the
sin has happened all over again even when sincere repentance has
Moreover, I think of passages like D&C 82:7, which states "...unto
the soul that sinneth shall the former sins return, saith the Lord
your God." How would I reconcile this verse with the doctrine
of the Atonement? Everyone struggles with something, and
occasionally I then ask myself, will my record really be clear on
account of the things I struggle with? If I am not perfect in
something, would not the record reflect my former sins returning
with respect to my areas of imperfection? I mean, I try not to
believe that, but those are the thoughts I have to contend with,
even more often than I would like.
All the best,
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