Continuance of sinful tendencies after death

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“A man may receive the priesthood and all its privileges and blessings, but until he learns to overcome the flesh, his temper, his tongue, his disposition to indulge in the things God has forbidden, he cannot come into the celestial kingdom of God - he must overcome either in this life or in the life to come. But this life is the time in which men are to repent. Do not let any of us imagine that we can go down to the grave not having overcome the corruptions of the flesh and then lose in the grave all our sins and evil tendencies. They will be with us” (Sermons and Missionary Services of Melvin J. Ballard, p.240-241. Also cited by Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness, p.163 and Robert L. Millet and Joseph Fielding McConkie, The Life Beyond, p.24).

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