A few thoughts about your question...As tempting as that might be, and as
justified as we think it might be, I kindly refer you to Doctrine &
Covenants 64:10 which reads: "I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will
forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men."  This isn't easy
for me personally, but I find it helps to remind myself that I will be
shown as much mercy as I have shown others, and I myself need a lot of
mercy shown to me.  

Another thought...Us forgiving someone isn't so much for the person who has
done something against us, but for us.  If we don't forgive, we carry
around that grudge - or whatever you want to call it - and that hurts us,
not the other person.

One more thought...go to the Topical Guide of the scriptures, to the entry
"Forgive, Forgiveness" and just read the scriptures it mentions.  Don't
count on what I have to say...see what the Lord has said.  If you need to
find out more about it, find what has been said in recent General
Conference addresses on the subject.  I always find those helpful.

Just my two cents worth...

> [Original Message]
> From: Stacy Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: 10/10/2003 12:50:06 AM
> Subject: [ZION] Forgiveness of Serious Sins by Individual Members
> Is it all right to make forgiveness of serious sins conditional?  For 
> example, "I'll forgive you if you are willing to join this church."
> Stacy.
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