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2nd Book of Commandments 179


Revelation received February 14, 1993
At Santaquin, Utah

I your Savior do say unto you at this time, that in the last days all must be revealed and not hidden, whether it be good or bad.
For when men or women endeavor to hide their sins and cover them, they retain them unto themselves, and My Spirit cannot attend them.
And if their sins be revealed by any other means than repentance, this is not confession which bringeth forgiveness, but is the act of being exposed which bringeth condemnation.
For when Mary did confess all of her sins unto Me her Savior, did I not then forgive her?
It is then that she became a chosen vessel, for if she had not done this she could not have received forgiveness and could not have entered into the kingdom.
For all things must needs be exposed and made bare, either by confession or exposure.
Then if by confession, then forgiveness can be made, but if not by confession, then the sins remain.
This is an eternal principle, and cannot be abrogated or done away with.
These laws cannot be set aside for any reason, for without total repentance there cannot be total forgiveness, and without total forgiveness there cannot be total salvation.
10 And total repentance cannot take place unless all things are revealed, both through acts or deeds, as well as thoughts.
11 For nothing can be hidden, but must be laid bare. Behold I say unto you, there is no other way.
12 For that which is hidden is retained and cannot be forgiven, and at a later date shall it not be shouted upon the housetops that all may hear?
13 And then is condemnation and not salvation.
14 What then shall it be?
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