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If God knows everything about a person (you) even before they are born and God's knowledge is perfect and cannot be changed (because it is perfect). Therefore one cannot change one's decision because it would change God's knowledge. It is like Paul wrote in Romans 9 that before Esau and Jacob were born, having done nothing or made any decisions or knew right ...


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There isn't really anything here unique to LDS belief. Every Christian believes that both God and prophets have seen the future. And almost all Christians believe that men are free to choose right or wrong. There are a lot of ways to explain this. The simplest is probably this: Knowing someone's decision in the past doesn't mean they didn't have free ...


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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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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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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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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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