The Miracle


Excerpt from the Miracle of Forgiveness, by Spencer W. Kimball, Pg. 196: 1

Restitution for Loss of Chastity

Also far-reaching is the effect of loss of chastity. Once given or taken or stolen it can never be regained.
Even in a forced contact such as rape or incest, the injured one is greatly outraged. If she has not
cooperated and contributed to the foul deed, she is of course in a more favorable position. There is no
condemnation where there is no voluntary participation. It is better to die in defending one’s virtue than
to live having lost it without a struggle.

As stated throughout this book, while one may recover in large measure from sexual sins they are
nevertheless heinous, and because of their gravity the Lord has placed them very close to the
unpardonable ones in order of seriousness.


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