“Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.” – 2 Nephi 2:27
“When we left our premortal existence and entered mortality, we brought with us the gift of agency. Our goal is to obtain celestial glory, and the choices we make will, in large part, determine whether or not we reach our goal.” – Thomas S. Monson
This Day in LDS History
1792: W.W. Phelps, later a poet and a Church printer, is born in Hanover, New Jersey.
1834: The Kirtland Stake, the first stake in the Church, is established.
1998: Members of the Church from Somalia travel to Kenya to see President Hinckley during his visit to that country.