The 179th Semiannual General Conference: Neil L. Anderson Talk

Saturday Session 2, Talk 6- Neil L. Anderson, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

My Notes:

  • Repentance and the invitation is not chastisement, it is a loving appeal to turn around and return to God.
  • It is a beckoning of a Loving Father and Son to be more than we are.
  • Repentance is for all of us, no matter how righteous we are.
  • The Savior is able and eager to forgive our sins.
  • Except for those few who choose perdition after having known a fullness, there is no sin that cannot be forgiven.
  • To Change, petition the Father for what to do. He tells us in our mind and in our heart. Then we can choose to repent or we can pull the shades down over our open window into heaven.
  • Alma warned “Do not endeavour to excuse yourself in the least part.”
  • Realize where you need to change. Have sincere and heartfelt confession to the lord and when needed, to others. When possible, restore what was wrongfully harmed or partaken.
  • Weekly taken of Sacrament is so important. To come humbly, meekly before the lord, acknowledging our dependence on him, asking him to forgive and to renew us. And promising to always remember him.
  • The scriptures do not say that we will forget our forsaken sins in mortality, rather they declare that the lord will forget. The forsaking means “never returning.” This requires time.
  • Bishop has the power of discernment to help us repent.
  • Do not procrastinate the date of your repentance, but in this life, it is never too late to repent.
  • Story of a married couple who left the church 50 years ago, comes back and was sorry their children do not have the gospel.
  • Repentance always mean that there is greater happiness ahead.

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