When We Repent, the Lord Forgives and Forgets Our Sins

Doctrine and Covenants 58:42

42 Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.

Elder Neal A. Maxwell said:

“Repentance is a rescuing, not a dour doctrine. It is available to the gross sinner as well as to the already-good individual striving for incremental improvement.”

(“Repentance,” Ensign, Nov. 1991, 30.)