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Turning to the Lord With the Whole Heart: The Doctrine of Repentance in the Bible and the Book of Mormon
|Title||Turning to the Lord With the Whole Heart: The Doctrine of Repentance in the Bible and the Book of Mormon|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Spendlove, Loren Blake, and Tina Spendlove|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Keywords||Book of Mormon; Good Works; Gospel; New Testament; Old Testament; Principle; Remorse; Repentance; Sin|
Repentance is considered one of the foundational principles of the gospel. As demonstrated in this article, there is a harmony in how repentance is portrayed in the Old Testament, New Testament, and Book of Mormon. In all three books the principle of repentance is shown to be a two-part process of turning away from sin and returning to the Lord through good works. Just as faith has been called “active belief,” repentance could be called “active remorse,” and must be accompanied by good works to be effective in our lives. The goal and end result of sincere repentance is a turning to the Lord with the whole heart, enabling us to return to the presence of God.
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