Of all the necessary steps to repentance, I testify that the most critically important is for you to have a conviction that forgiveness comes because of the Redeemer. It is essential to know that only on His terms can you be forgiven.... You will be helped as you exercise faith in Jesus Christ. 15 That means you trust Him and you trust His teachings.... The Savior gave His life so that the effects of all transgression can be put behind us, save the shedding of innocent blood and the denial of the Holy Ghost.
It is only through Him, and yet always because of Him that we can change.