FORGIVENESS

“The Lord commands us to repent of our sins and seek His forgiveness. He also commands us to forgive those who offend or hurt us. ..Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can receive forgiveness for our sins through sincere and complete repentance.” (True to the Faith, p. 70)

Mormonism teaches that the forgiveness of sins is conditional and that a person must earn God’s forgiveness through an ongoing and thorough process of repentance. Typically, whenever the topic of forgiveness is introduced in the teachings of Mormonism, they focus on the need for Mormons to forgive others as one component of the process of repentance.

Biblical Christianity teaches:
God extends forgiveness to all people and is based entirely on Christ’s work. People receive instead of earn the forgiveness of sins by placing their trust and confidence in the completed work of Christ. Faith is the only instrument that accepts the gift of full forgiveness from God. All believers in Christ are fully reconciled with God and deemed worthy of eternal life.