While only the Lord can forgive sins, these priesthood leaders play a critical role in the process of repentance. Essential to forgiveness is a willingness to disclose fully to our Heavenly Father all that we have done. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, our Father in Heaven has provided the only way for us to be forgiven of our sins (see Forgiveness). If a certain situation causes us to sin or may cause us to sin, we must leave. The power of sin is great. 115 “Come unto Jesus,” Hymns, no. The Lord has declared that âno unclean thing can inherit the kingdom of heavenâ (Alma 11:37). Restitution. Once a monk liver near a river. Diversity and Unity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Environmental Stewardship and Conservation, Joseph Smithâs Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women, Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints, Plural Marriage in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. To become free from it, we must turn to our Heavenly Father, pray in faith, and act as He asks us to. If we are striving to live the gospel, such an acknowledgment will lead to âgodly sorrow,â which âworketh repentance to salvationâ (2Â Corinthians 7:10). The Lord promised, âHe that repents and does the commandments of the Lord shall be forgivenâ (Doctrine and Covenants 1:32). Repentance is sometimes a painful process, but it leads to forgiveness and lasting peace. 117 “Lean on My Ample Arm,” Hymns, no. Willing restitution shows the Lord that we will do all we can to repent. If we put off repentance another day, we have a day more to repent of, and a day less to repent in. At times, we should fast for special blessings. When I was in South Africa, a fine, handsome Dutchman came into my service, and God laid His hand on him and convicted him of sin. REPENTANCE. When we keep this commitment, we will never experience the pain of that sin again. Music “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. Repentance includes the following elements: Faith in Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. His father used to work hard in a farm to earn…. We must flee immediately from any compromising situation. Full obedience brings the complete power of the gospel into our lives, including increased strength to overcome our weaknesses. Although confession is an essential element of repentance, it is not enough. See instructions, Young Boy Repentance – Story about School Life, Young Man Interview – Appreciating Parents Efforts, Father Love for Daughter – Heart Touching Story. The New Testament also vigorously exhorts men and women to repent. Your email address will not be published. Jesus Christ suffered the penalty for our sins so we can be forgiven if we sincerely repent. In this dispensation the Lord has promised, âHe who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no moreâ (Doctrine and Covenants 58:42). When we experience godly sorrow, we have a sincere desire for change and a willingness to submit to every requirement for forgiveness. As we repent and rely on His saving grace, we will be cleansed from sin. We must maintain an unyielding, permanent resolve that we will never repeat the transgression. We must fill our lives with righteousness and engage in activities that bring spiritual power. We must restore as far as possible all that has been damaged by our actions, whether that is someoneâs property or someoneâs good reputation.