Originally Posted by Dove
Thanks much for the response. I agree a great deal with how hard it is for us to understand the things of an infinite God when we ourselves are finite and are in a realm of "time."
Referring to Ether 12:27~ "And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto ment weakness that they may be humble; and my grace if sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them."
This, and other scriptures in the Book of Mormon that teach us that all good comes from God and His son, the Saviour, leads me to believe that the only time we truly have the agency to choose righteousness is when we are seeking God/His Son and to do their will through prayer, obedience, abstaining from sin and asking for the atonement to be applied to our life personally. It seems to me that we lose our ability to choose righteousness/happiness to the extent we knowingly deny our Creator and the atonement.
i agree ive seen some of my weakness made into strengths. also look at moses he spoke poorly yet is one of the most famous prophets ever.
to the point of denying our creator and our agency. i look at it like this....you steal. you goto jail. freedom is taken. you dont steal you can continue to gain more freedom