Latter-day Saint Life

8 Dangerous Myths About Repentance


We all slip-up. Sometimes, we even crash and burn. And no matter our mistakes, we get bombarded with justifications or reasons why we can't or don't need to repent. But all of these are not true. In fact, they are downright dangerous.

Repentance isn’t easy, and sometimes it’s painful. But you are up to the task. It requires change and humility, and you can do it! Here are some common myths about repentance and some really good answers.

Myth #1: I still remember my sin, so I must not have been forgiven.

“Satan will try to make us believe that our sins are not forgiven because we can remember them. Satan is a liar; he tries to blur our vision and lead us away from the path of repentance and forgiveness. God did not promise that we would not remember our sins. Remembering will help us avoid making the same mistakes again. But if we stay true and faithful, the memory of our sins will be softened over time.” —President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency

Lead image from New Era.

For more help on how to repent from our favorite sins, check out Unstuck.

We've all been there. Each one of us has sins that, for one reason or another, we haven't been able to fully shake—we can't get ourselves "unstuck." Yet many of us have wanted to make that permanent change, to quit those repetitive sins once and for all. So here's the million-dollar question: how do you do it?


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