February 20 – Col. 2:13; “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses”.
If you’re LDS, there are three sins you should never commit. Doing so incurs God’s wrath and total rejection upon you. They are blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, apostasy, and murder. Becoming an apostate means you’ve sinned against and have become an enemy of the Church. You can do this in a number of ways, however, the most widely used form of apostate means you speak out against the Church. The word ‘apostate’ is typically used by members in a derogatory manner as a slam against those who’ve chosen to speak out publicly against Mormonism.
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, p. 59; “The steps to apostasy are usually gradual. All members are counseled to guard against all manifestations of personal apostasy (DS 3:293-312; Asay, pp. 67-68). The most frequent causes of apostasy are failure to maintain strict standards of morality, taking personal offense (real or perceived), marrying someone who is of another faith or who is irreligious, neglecting to pray and maintain spirituality, or misunderstanding of the teachings of the Church. Apostasy may be accelerated by a faulty assumption that scripture or Church leaders are infallible.” – Gilbert W. Scharffs