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Not Commanded in All Things by Ezra Taft Benson

by Ezra Taft Benson General Conference Talk – April 1965 In 1831 the Lord said this to his Church: For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. […]

Free Agency vs. Moral Agency

I often find myself in conversations with people who advocate against legislating morality in an attempt to “preserve the agency” of others. They say, “I would never do [xyz wicked things], but it’s not my place to make it illegal for others to do it. We should preserve their ‘agency’ and let them choose on […]

Confidence in Voting

This has been a very interesting election, for all of us I’d imagine.  We can safely say that one theme of this election has been: “Must we vote for ‘the lesser of two evils’?”  Most say “Yes, in order to prevent the worse of the two evils from gaining an office of immeasurable power”, and […]

Rights, Agency, and Free Will

Unalienable Rights vs Vested Rights The concept of human rights is widely misunderstood. Humans have two kinds of rights; unalienable rights come from God and are eternal while vested rights are civil agreements that have no eternal significance (however, our obedience to civil laws do have eternal significance—a topic for another article). Unalienable rights establish […]