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Quotes pertaining to Alma 39:6-10:

- vv. 5-6 - quote: “…According to the Lord, individuals committing this sin do five things: 1) They ‘know my power, and 2) have been made partakers thereof, and 3) suffered themselves through the power of the devil to be overcome and 4) to deny the truth and 5) deny my power’ (D&C 76:31). The key to these requirements appears to be the power of the priesthood. An individual must bear and be a partaker of the priesthood and then defy that power…A person must have made priesthood covenants with God and then have received knowledge and power beyond what the vast majority of us have received…If they have lived on this earth and have received a mortal body, they shall come forth in the last resurrection with an immortal body; but that body will not be glorified. Instead they ‘go away into the lake of fire and brimstone, with the devil and his angels’ (D&C 76:36). (Dean Garrett)

- v. 5-6 – quote: “What must a man do to commit the unpardonable sin? He must receive the Holy Ghost, have the heavens opened unto him, and know God, and then sin against Him. After a man has sinned against the Holy Ghost, there is no repentance for him. He has got to say that the sun does not shine while he sees it; he has got to deny Jesus Christ when the heavens have been opened unto him, and to deny the plan of salvation with his eyes open to the truth of it; and from that time he begins to be an enemy.” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith)

- v. 7 - quote: “There are at least three dangers that threaten the Church within…They are flattery of prominent men in the world, false educational ideas, and sexual impurity. But the third subject mentioned – personal purity, is perhaps of greater importance than either of the other two. We believe in one standard of morality for men and women. If purity of life is neglected, all other dangers set in upon us like the rivers of waters when the flood gates are opened.” (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine)

- v. 7 – quote: “Clearly God’s greatest concern regarding mortality are how one gets into this world and how one gets out of it…As for the taking of life, we are generally quite responsible. Most people, it seems to me, readily sense the sanctity of life and as a rule do not run up to friends, put a loaded revolver to their heads, and cavalierly pull the trigger. Furthermore, when there is a click of the hammer rather than an explosion of lead, and a possible tragedy seems to have been averted, no one in such a circumstance would be so stupid as to sigh, ‘Oh, good. I didn’t go all the way.’…But in the significance and sanctity of giving life, some of us are not so responsible, and in the larger world swirling around us we find near-criminal irresponsibility.” (Jeffrey R. Holland, On Earth As It Is in Heaven)

- v. 9 – quote: “The lust of your eyes. In our day, what does that mean? Movies, television programs, and video recordings that are both suggestive and lewd. Magazines and books that are obscene and pornographic…Don’t see R-rated movies or vulgar videos or participate in any entertainment that is immoral, suggestive, or pornographic.” (Ezra Taft Benson, May 1986)