“Refrain from Your Iniquities”

Brant Gardner

However hard the commandment to Corianton may be to follow, it is simple: He must stop doing the things that alienate him from Yahweh and return to him in faith and humble repentance. The essential first step is to “acknowledge [our] faults and the wrong which [we] have done.” Unless and until we admit that we have acted contrary to God’s will, we cannot rectify our standing before God. Before we can move closer to God, we must recognize that it is we who have moved away.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4