Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Freedom of Choice

(This was inspired by a talk given by Boyd K. Packer )

What's interesting about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and how they are able to function so well, is because of freedom and control.   They develop control by teaching freedom.  Everyone has freedom of agency; it is a God-given right.  We also have the freedom of consequences that come with the actions that we make with our agency, whether good or bad.
Some who do not understand the doctrinal part do not readily see the relationship between obedience and agency. And they miss one vital connection and see obedience only as restraint. They then resist the very thing that will give them true freedom. There is no true freedom without responsibility, and there is no enduring freedom without a knowledge of the truth.   
Those who talk of blind obedience may appear to know many things, but they do not understand the doctrines of the gospel. There is an obedience that comes from a knowledge of the truth that transcends any external form of control. We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see. The best control, is self-control.

1 comment:

  1. Its our right and our freedom to decide but we need to be enlighten so should it can help us to choose the right one.

    Thanks for this post.

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