to repent fully.
I know pain is the way we are brought to repent but it is a teaching tool to help us repent. The goal being to want to repent without hurting but by realizing we have done wrong.
You want to get to 49 and you just add:
When you could just do 7×7=49
Today I have heard in Sunday school that addition is the one and only way (and i was happy that these people did not have the power to kill anyone disagreeing with them) to get to 49 when I don’t say that it is not a way but that there is a shorter way that can make things easier and in the end more effective to reach the goal we want to reach.
Ok I guess this is giving meat to new born babies.
But it makes my heart beat faster when I hear this. I know scriptures talk about pain but prophets never said it was the only way, they explained where this pain came from and what it was good for. They never said it was the one and only way to repent.
So when I hear that if you don’t hurt you have not repented I have to beat myself up (literally) not to scream that they are dangerous and preaching 100% false doctrine.
In the end I left the room because what they said was both unbearable and close to sacrilegious to me.
I mean they did acknowledge that Christ has already suffered for our sins but then the same person ended his sentence by saying that we have to suffer too.
Christ had paid the price full point!