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By: Ilyan Kei Lavanway, Moroni Channel
Rockledge Florida, USA
“Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.” - Doctrine and Covenants 58:42 (Also see Jeremiah 31:34)
The fact that once Heavenly Father has forgiven us of our sins, he remembers them no more, suggests alternate or parallel realities do exist.
If God, being omniscient, knowing all things, past, present, and future, and from whom nothing can be hid, can cease to remember something, then there must be a reality in which that something never occurred or never existed. A reality in which a specific sin which has been forgiven was never committed. A reality in which the eternal course of all parties concerned continues beyond mortality as if the sin had never happened.
The repentant sinner is forgiven and restored as if he had not sinned. Victims are healed and restored as if they had never been wronged. But, the latter case is dependent upon the victims forgiving the sinner as well as God forgiving the sinner. Forgive and forget. God does it. So should we.
“I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.” Doctrine and Covenants 64:10
This may be one reason why it is imperative that we forgive all men of their sins, regardless of whether or not God forgives them. If we do not forgive those who have wronged us, there remains in us the greater sin, and we cannot be forgiven of our sins. That binds us to the reality in which we committed the sin, and we are left to suffer the consequences of that sin as they play out beyond mortal life.
“Wherefore, I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another; for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses standeth condemned before the Lord; for there remaineth in him the greater sin.” - Doctrine and Covenants 64:9 (Also see Matthew 6:14-15)
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