MM -- I read the Miracle of Forgiveness, and SWK indicated that the healing must be bigger than the sore for us to receive forgiveness from God. I realize the church has de-emphasized this work but I considered this a non-objectionable part of his work. Other parts of it were downright destructive to people with a strong conscience.Minyan Man wrote: ↑10 May 2019, 09:36I have a couple of questions related to our LDS belief system:
- Do we believe in acts of contrition? Definition: sorrow for and detestation of sin with a true purpose of amendment, arising from a love of God for His own perfections (perfect contrition) , or from some inferior motive, as fear of divine punishment
- Do we believe in Penance?
1. a punishment undergone in token of penitence for sin.
2. a penitential discipline imposed by church authority.
3, a sacrament, as in the Roman Catholic Church, consisting in a confession of sin, made with sorrow and with the intention of amendment, followed by the forgiveness of the sin.
I'm not talking about doing (3) "Hail Mary's & (2) "Our Fathers.
Could it be...
1. going on a mission?
2. doing service within the community?
3. acts of personal sacrifice without a public displace or recognition?
My own feeling is: #3 acts of personal sacrifice without public display, etc
As I point out, the focus of the scriptures on forgiveness appears to be on the injured person forgiving the wrong-doer. Also in the scriptures, the wrong-doer advice appears to focus on getting forgiveness from God. There is very little mention of what must be done to achieve forgiveness from other wronged mortals. Perhaps Christ thought people would use the latter to perpetuate conflict so he avoided it, even though he may have believed it is helpful to pursue not only forgiveness but a restoration of trust.