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—Lorenzo Snow

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    Praised Be His Holy Name


    bodies of flesh and bones, it was he who protected their agency and said, “Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever” (Moses 4:2), thus assuring the continuation of mankind’s agency as mortals. ...

    From RE 10, no. 2 (2009) of The Religious Educator

    The Fortunate Fall of Adam and Eve


    of Moral Agency One of the key differences between Latter-day Saint theology and the conflicting teachings ... of Adam and Eve, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and the moral agency of man. The Book of Mormon prophet ... first learned to exercise their moral agency. In the Book of Moses, we read, “The Lord said unto Enoch . ...

    From No Weapon Shall Prosper

    Toward Emotional Maturity: Insights from the Book of Mormon


    experiencing the joy intended for mortality. Emotions and Agency Alma’s counsel to Shiblon teaches ... Satan’s mission is to destroy our agency through the captivity of our wills. He never comes closer ... state and utilize the great gift of moral agency, we can escape the worst consequences of unhealthy ...

    From Toward Emotional Maturity: Insights from the Book of Mormon

    “Wars and Rumors of Wars”: A Restoration Perspective


    should interfere with our moral agency during times of conflict. They consider the avoidance ... to man’s suffering, but even needless suffer­ing cannot jeopardize man’s moral agency. Enoch bears record ... situations to our good without violating individual agency. When men hate their brothers and act accordingly, ...

    From Volume 5 Number 1, 2004 of The Religious Educator

    "Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise": Building Zion by Becoming Zion


    directs” (vv. 35–36). Obedience to God is connected to the proactive use of agency, a third principle ... no more” (v. 42). These principles of faithfully enduring trials, obeying God’s laws, exercising agency ... the principle of proactively applying agency introduced in the previous revelation. Commanding obedience ...

    From You Shall Have My Word

    11. The Spirit of Christ: A Light amidst the Darkness


    the Lord” for the understanding that is sought (2 Nephi 18:17). Moral Agency We live in a day when many are claiming that all truth is relative and there are no absolutes. Moral agency, which invites the choice between right and wrong, has been replaced by a distorted notion of free agency—the choice between ...

    From The Book of Mormon: Fourth Nephi Through Moroni, From Zion to Destruction

    Law and Liberty in Galatians 5–6


      Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in agency, or the right ... of agency in the plan of salvation. The scriptures also teach us that agency was guaranteed by the war ... God “and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him” (Moses 4:3). ...

    From Go Ye Into All the World: Messages of the New Testament Apostles

    7. "The Presence of the Lord"


    not of the fruit, said my father” (v. 35). Recognizing individuals’ use of agency in responding to the offer ... of justice, mercy, and agency. “Presence of the Lord”: Insights from the Old Testament ... to humans is set in terms of response to human agency. “And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy ...

    From The Things Which My Father Saw: Approaches to Lehi's Dream and Nephi's Vision

    Toward Emotional Maturity: Insights from the Book of Mormon


    the World we safely go. [1]   Emotions and Agency Initially, we may have negative ... agency through the captivity of our wills. He never comes closer to touching the core of our being than ... agency to “get a grip on himself” in a sense, and to see his circumstances through God’s eyes. He turns ...

    From Volume 11 Number 2, 2010 of The Religious Educator

    "Judge Not, That Ye Be Not Judged": An Approach to Teaching Matthew 7


    of exercising agency, with the making of decisions, either mentally or judicially. In the King James Version ... the use of our precious agency, which has been afforded us at such a great cost and is so vital to our ... the clarity of our vision as we use our agency. He asks us to defer our decisions and conclusions until we ...

    From Volume 12 Number 1, 2011 of The Religious Educator