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That is a great question, and sometimes I have pondered that myself. Through study of the scriptures and church resources I have come to this conclusion: What is Agency? Basically, agency is the ability and privilege God gives us to choose and to act for ourselves. Agency is essential to God's Plan of Salvation. Without it, we could not make the choices ...


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First Answering Q. According to Catholic Tradition - Was Jesus' experience on Earth scripted? No it wasn't, but it followed a known 'script'. Q. Or did human actors shape it? Yes they did. Q. Specifically: According to Catholic Tradition - Were the people who came into contact with Jesus acting of their own free will? Yes they were. Q. Specifically: Or ...


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Free-willed and self-willed are not generally the same thing. A free will is free to choose, where as a self-will has already chosen (self). Adam was created with a “free will” in that he was at liberty to determine the target of his faith. Faith in the "word of God" would have dismissed the wiles of the serpent. However, he elected to trust the words of ...


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This is an issue with the translation. See eg the NIV: Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Furthermore, the word the KJV translates as selfwilled can mean: self-pleasing, self-willed, arrogant "Self-willed" would ...


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I'm not LDS, but belief in free-will is not limited to the LDS either. Its a belief shared pretty much by all non-Calvinists (other than maybe classical Arminians, which differ from what is normally meant by "Arminian"). Prophets give contingencies: If you obey, God will do X (or cause X to happen), if you disobey, God will do Y. Jesus predicting Peter's ...


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The Latter-Day Saints believe that free-will, or "free-agency" as they call it, existed before the creation of the Earth, and will exist in the afterlife. I'll state now that the teachings below are unique to LDS doctrine, and the Church has been attacked by other denominations for such teachings. The scripture below is from the Book of Mormon, and helps ...



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