On Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:55:36 -0600 Sandy and Melinda Rabinowitz 
> 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 
> taken place.
> 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.  

I'm just the opposite. When I repent and follow the gospel plan my sins
become history. I have full confidence in the atonement seeing Christ
suffered infinite pain for me. My sins are his problem. I just hand it
over and move on. 

Paul O

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