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The gospel is a plan of freedom

Where appetites are in check
Our behavior becomes wholesome

As we let Christ’s light direct

The gospel, said President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008), “is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior.”1 This plan puts us on a path of increasing knowledge and capacity, increasing grace and light. It is the freedom to become what you can and ought to be. But for your freedom to be complete, you must be willing to give away all your sins (see Alma 22:18), your willfulness, your cherished but unsound habits, perhaps even some good things that interfere with what God sees is essential for you.

—D. Todd Christofferson, “You Are Free
Topics: AgencyObedience

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How can God exist
And allow all this evil?
First He can resist
Controlling any people

Agency must rule
Till the sin becomes ripe
Or the doer learns to school
And repent to choose the right

Anyone have thoughts on this? 

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