Receiving Offense Without Taking Offense: The Book of Mormon and the Power to Forgive
Atonement; Captain Moroni; Example; Forgiveness; Jesus Christ; Laman (Son of Lehi); Lehi (Prophet); Lemuel; Nephi (Son of Lehi); Offense; Pahoran
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilson, Keith Jay, "Receiving Offense Without Taking Offense: The Book of Mormon and the Power to Forgive" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3653.
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