You Haven’t Been Forgiven of Your Sins If You Allow Your Children To Quarrel?

Do you ever allow your children to fight or quarrel with each other? If so, this is a sign indicating that you have not yet been forgiven of your sins! At least, this is what an article in the Ensign claimed a few years ago. This article made my heart cry out in anguish for any Mormon who is struggling to gain forgiveness! Because I spent so many years as a Mormon trying to gain forgiveness for my sins, I have a burning desire to share God’s truth with you! I bear my testimony to you that even if you allow your children to fight and quarrel; all your sins have already been forgiven!

Unfortunately, according to LDS Prophets “It depends upon you whether or not you are forgiven, and when. It could be weeks, it could be years, it could be centuries before that happy day when you have the positive assurance that the Lord has forgiven you. That depends on your humility, your sincerity, your works, your attitudes.”

The question asked in the Ensign article, was “How can I know if and when I have been forgiven of my sins?”

Elder Spencer Condie of the Seventy went to the Book of Mormon to answer this question. True to Mormon teaching, forgiveness depends upon you and your works! According to LDS leaders and scripture, here are the signs that indicate if and when your sins have been forgiven:

You will not:

1) allow your children to fight or quarrel one with another; or
2) have a mind to injure one another.

You will:

3) remember your past sins with a peaceful conscience, without any pain and will cease being harrowed up by the memory of them;
4) be filled with joy—always rejoicing;
5) be filled with the love of God;
6) have no room for discouragement, fear, hatred or revenge;
7) look at all sin with abhorrence;
8 ) forsake all your sins;
9) give of your substance to whoever stands in need, even beggars who have brought their misery upon themselves;
10) feed the hungry;
11) clothe the naked;
12) visit the sick;
13) return whatever you borrow from your neighbor;
14) observe the commandments of God

Praise the Lord that these are the words of false prophets! If it were not so—none of us could gain the forgiveness of our sins!

Our forgiveness is based upon one fact and one fact alone–Jesus’ death and resurrection!! The truth is that every person’s sins were forgiven over 2,000 years ago when Jesus shed his blood on the cross and paid for the sins of the world. Justice was paid and now, Mercy reigns! And, Jesus does not now demand a second payment–that we pay Him back for the “work” He did for us. Forgiveness was won only because Jesus freely offered His body as the final sacrifice for sins. Heavenly Father accepted His offering as full payment for sins. The proof can be seen in the fact that God raised Jesus from the dead!

After Christ “offered one sacrifice for sins for ever; (He) sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:10-14). Because Christ was raised, we are no longer in our sins (1 Corinthians 15:17). Through faith in His resurrection, we have been forgiven of ALL trespasses, because Jesus blotted “out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” (Colossians 2:12-14).

God’s true prophets and apostles have born witness that it is through faith that we receive forgiveness. The Apostle Peter testified:

“To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins (Acts 10:40-43).

LDS prophet’s claim that forgiveness is gained through your own works—your obedience to God’s commands. This is not true!!

Maybe you still believe that you can gain forgiveness through the LDS process of Repentance? If so, then I ask you to do one thing:

Make sure you carefully follow all the words of your prophets. To do so, you have to know what is required of you. Study the words from this Ensign article and the Book of Mormon, then read through a long list of requirements given by your LDS leaders on this page “The LDS Process of Repentance

If you follow their words only half halfheartedly or aren’t honest with yourself in your ability to follow their words, you will never come to the realization that the LDS Process of Repentance is impossible! You will never know that these words are false—that you cannot obtain forgiveness through your works. No one can!!!

Most importantly, you will never find the true Savior of the world and know of His unconditional love for you. I praise my Lord that the “work of forgiveness” has already been obtained for all of us!! If you don’t believe it, then you reject what Christ has already done for you. The Apostle Peter has testified that you receive it when you believe it.

Every breath I breathe is devoted to “Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Revelation 1:5). To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever!

Link to Condie’s Ensign article:

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