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By will
2/16/2012 6:40:34 PM
I read a book recently that really touched me. It is Stephen Robinson's "Believing Christ". I wanted to share one point from it. I'm paraphrasing, but he said: When we completly repent of our sins, of course our Heavenly Father will forgive us and remember our sins no more. However, we may still think of ourselves as guilty of the sin committed, but are now forgiven. He said this is not correct. Because Christ took our sins upon himeself, it is as though He committed the sin. We are not just forgiven, but are innocent of the trasgression. In Gods eyes, we never did it. This really gives me a lot of hope.

Brother Robinsons book has really helped me understand the atonement and I strongly recommend it.

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I love Believing Christ..    
"That book has been instrumental in helping me learn to be willing to forgive myself. I have read it at least twice in the past year.

Not sure about others but I struggle with forgiving myself. I have no problem at all forgiving others but I really struggle with myself. I knew better. I was taught better. I cant forgive myself until my wife forgives me. the list goes on and on.

Believing Christ helped me to start the process of " I dont have to be perfect, I just have to be willing to forgive myself to start the process"

I was in an SAA meeting a few weeks back and we were talking on this topic and a baptist said "when we dont forgive ourselves, we are telling Christ that He isnt powerful enough to heal me."

Another book that has been influential was Divine Signatures by Gerald Lund. He asks us to look at all of the coindences in our lives as miracles and not discount them."
posted at 10:39:50 on February 17, 2012 by Hurtallover
Amen    
"This book was huge when I first started into recovery. It helped me realize that we are all unprofitable servants (including Pres. Hinckley), but that is OK because God isn’t planning to make a profit on any of us. He is planning to put more effort into each one of us than He will ever get back out."
posted at 00:05:31 on February 18, 2012 by justjohn


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"Just as the landfill requires dedicated work and attention, laboriously applying layer after layer of fill to reclaim the low-lying ground, our lives also require the same vigilance, continually applying layer after layer of the healing gift of repentance.…Our Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, feel sorrow when we choose to remain in sin, when the gift of repentance made possible through the Atonement can clean, reclaim, and sanctify our lives. When we gratefully accept and use this precious gift, we can enjoy the beauty and usefulness of our lives... "

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