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From the Savior’s blessed sacrament
Flows a renewing soothing salve
To cleanse and heal the repentant,
From the spiritual wounds they have

We Believe in Being Chaste

“From the Atonement of the Savior flows the soothing salve that can heal our spiritual wounds and remove guilt. However, this salve can only be applied through the principles of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, and consistent obedience. The results of sincere repentance are peace of conscience, comfort, and spiritual healing and renewal.”

—David A. Bednar, “We Believe in Being Chaste
Topics: AtonementJesus ChristRepentance

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We believe that being chaste

Is a part of being saints
This bond between the man and wife
Has the potential to create life
As in marriage, the two cleave
Emotions and spirits can weave
A tapestry of faith and trust
That forms an eternal family, thus

Elder David A. Bednar
We Believe in Being Chaste
May 2013, Ensign

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To some degree the natural man is alive in us all
It has been this way as we seek our will ever since the fall
Indulgent, excessive, prideful, it is easy to be selfish
But these worldly ways weave our souls downward to perish

In contrast, one born of Christ walks along an upward path
Following the Savior, narrowly, desiring what the Father hath
This one, bridles passions, is benevolent, and knows restraint
Is meek and repentant, for things of the spirit and virtue to obtain

We Believe in Being Chaste

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 
Ensign, April 2013,

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