Monday, March 12, 2012

GCBC - Elder Bennett

General Conference Book Club
Elder Randall K. Bennett
"Choose Eternal Life"

A couple of weeks ago, we started going through “For the Strength of Youth” for our FHE lessons. Dad thought it would be a good idea to compare the changes that were made with the old version. We happened to do “Agency and Accountability” this week, and it was great to add this talk to our discussion. It helped show that these really are eternal principles.

I love President Monson’s quote that “decisions determine destiny,” and the reminder from Elder Bennett that it’s up to us to “choose” eternal life. And I’m also reminded of something I learned from Elder Bednar, that the purpose of agency isn’t to choose what I want, but to choose what Heavenly Father wants. He said, "The fundamental purposes for the gift of agency were to love one another and to choose God."   For the most part, we already know what we need to do and become. Agency is a wonderful gift. What good is it if we don’t exercise it righteously?

The talk is here is you want to go review it yourself.    And you can find the online book club here.

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