Ezekiel 18:21–22, 27–28

A sinner who repents shall be saved.

21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. . . .
27 Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.
28 Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Elder Marion D. Hanks said:

“Through the prophet Ezekiel, the Lord taught us that He has no ‘pleasure at all’ in the suffering of His children through sin. His joy comes when the sinner ‘turneth away from all his transgressions’ for such an one shall ‘save his soul’ (Ezekiel 18:23, 27–28).”

(“He Means Me,” Ensign, May 1979, 76.)

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