FREEDOM TO CHOOSE!!!!!!!
You free to choose whatever you want to do but the consequence you not free for it…. always remember what it will come after!!!!!!
Thou mayest choose for thy self for it is given unto thee (Moses 3:17)
But here are some point that help you to know about FREEDOM TO CHOOSE….
- Agency is an Eternal Principle.
- Agency is a Necessary Part Of The Plan Of Salvation.
- Agency Requires That There Be A Choice.
AGENCY IS AN ETERNAL PRINCIPLE….
God has told us through his prophets that we are free to choose between good and evil. Our purpose of earth life is to show what choose we will make (see 2 Nephi2:15-16) If we were forced to choose the right, we would not be able to show what we would choose for ourselves. We may choose Liberty and eternal life by following Jesus Christ. We are also free to choose captivity and death by following Satan. (see 2 Nephi2:27) The right to choose between good and evil and to act for ourselves is called AGENCY.
Agency was one of the principal issues to arise in the premortal council in heaven. It was one of the main causes of the conflict between the followers of Christ and the followers of Satan. Stan said “ Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind that one soul shall not be lost, and surely i will do it; wherefore give me thine honor (Moses4:1) In saying this, he rebelled against God and sought to destroy the AGENCY of man.(Moses 4:3)
AGENCY IS A NECESSARY PART OF THE PLAN OF SALVATION…..
Agency makes our life on earth a period of testing. When planning the mortal creation of his children, God said ” We will prove them here with, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them. (Abraham 3:25) With out the gift of agency, we would have been unable to show our Heavenly Father whether we would do all that he commanded us. Because we are able to choose, we are responsible for our action (see Helaman 14:30-31)
When we choose to live according to God’s plan for us, our Agency is strengthened. “RIGHT CHOICES INCREASE OUR POWER TO MAKE MORE RIGHT CHOICES!!!
As we obey each of our Father’s commandments we grow in wisdomand atrength of character. Our faith increases. We find it easier to make right choices.
We began to make choices as spirit children in our Heavenly Father’s presence. Our choices there made us worthy to come to earth. Our Heavenly Father want us to grow in faith, power, knowledge, wisdom, and all other good things. If we keep his commandments and make right choices, we will learn and understand.
AGENCY REQUIRES THAT THERE BE A CHOICE……
We cannot choose righteousness unless the opposites of good and evil are placed before us. Lehi, a great Book Of Mormon prophet, told his son Jacob that in order to bring about the eternal purposes of God, there must be “ For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my first-born in the wildness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one: wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.( 2 Nephi 2:11)
God allows Satan to oppose the good. God said of Satan:
“I cause that he should be cast down;
And he became Satan, yea even the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will, even as man as would not hearken unto my voice” ( Moses 4:3-4)
Satan does all he can to destroy God’s work. He seek ” the misery of all mankind… He seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself” ( 2 Nephi 2:18,27) He does not love us. He does not want any good thing for us ( see Moroni 7:17) He does not want us to be happy. He wants to make us his slaves. He uses many disguises to enslave us.
When we follow the temptations of Satan, we limit our choices. The following example suggests how this works. Imagine seeing a sign on the seashore that reds: “DANGER—–WHIRLPOOL” ” No Swimming allowed here” We might think that is a restriction. But is it? We still have many choices. We are free to swim somewhere else. We are free to walk the sunset. We are free to go home. We are also free to ignore the sign and swim in the dangerous place. But once the whirlpool has us in its grasp and we are pulled under, we have very few choices. We can try to escape, or we can call for help, but we may drown.
Even though we are free to choose our course of action, we are not free to choose the CONSEQUENCES of our actions. The CONSEQUENCES, whether good or bad, follow as a natural result of any choice we make ( see Galatians 6:7;Revelation 22:12)
Heavenly Father has told us how to escape the captivity of Satan. We must WATCH and PRAY ALWAYS, asking God to help us withstand the temtations of Satan ( see 3 Nephi 18:15) Our Heavenly Father will not allow us to be temped beyond our power to resist( see 1 Corinthians 10:13; Alma 13:28)
God’s commandments direct us away from danger and toward eternal life. By choosing wisely, we will gain exaltation, progress eternally, and enjoy perfect happiness ( see 2 Nephi 2:27-28)
I know if you listen to the prophet and keep God commandment’s you have all the blessing that God promises to us………