Elder Maxwell gave a marvelous talk about agency

A few highlights:

A central feature of agency is that God doesn’t coerce us.

Think about it.

Could we trust a God who behaved the way He did because He was coerced into it?

Satan’s proposal to coerce souls into godly character reveals his lack of understanding.

How could any soul be trusted if he or she were behaving well because of coercion?

Satan’s plan makes no sense except in terms of his seeking glory for himself.

He craved the feeling of power that can come from making others obey.

And he craved to be worshipped.

He still does.


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