Title

Receiving Offense Without Taking Offense: The Book of Mormon and the Power to Forgive

Keywords

Atonement; Captain Moroni; Example; Forgiveness; Jesus Christ; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lehi (Prophet); Lemuel; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Offense; Pahoran

Abstract

A friend on mine converted to the church as a young woman. Shortly before she was baptized, a member in whose home she had accepted baptism took her aside and gave her the following counsel, "Sooner or later you're going to be offended by someone in the Church, perhaps even a leader. You might be tempted to stay away awhile or go inactive. But I want you to remember that you are not covenanting with that member or with anyone else, but with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Original Publication Citation

“Receiving Offense Without Taking Offense: The Book of Mormon and the Power to Forgive,” The Fulness of the Gospel: Foundational Teachings from the Book of Mormon, 32rd Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium Publication, 2003, Deseret Book, pps. 210-224.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Book of Mormon Central

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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