John 8: 9, "And
they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out
one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was
left alone, and the woman standing in the midst."
Rom. 9: 1-2, "I
SAY the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness
in the Holy Ghost."
Alma 21: 21-22,
"And he did rejoice over them, and he did teach them many things.
And he did also declare unto them that they were a people who were under
him, and that they were a free people, that they were free from the
oppressions of the king, his father; for that his father had granted
unto him that he might reign over the people who were in the land of
Ishmael, and in all the land round about.
"And he also
declared unto them that they might have the liberty of worshiping the
Lord their God according to their desires, in whatsoever place they
were in, if it were in the land which was under the reign of king Lamoni."
D&C 93: 19, "I
give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to
worship, and know what you worship, that you may come unto the Father
in my name, and in due time receive of his fulness."
D&C 134: 1-4,
7, "We believe that religion is instituted of God; and that
men are amenable to him, and to him only, for the exercise of it, unless
their religious opinions prompt them to infringe upon the rights and
liberties of others; but we do not believe that human law has a right
to interfere in prescribing rules of worship to bind the consciences
of men, nor dictate forms for public or private devotion; that the civil
magistrate should restrain crime, but never control conscience; should
punish guilt, but never suppress the freedom of the soul."
"We believe that
rulers, states, and governments have a right, and are bound to enact
laws for the protection of all citizens in the free exercise of their
religious belief; but we do not believe that they have a right in justice
to deprive citizens of this privilege, or proscribe them in their opinions,
so long as a regard and reverence are shown to the laws and such religious
opinions do not justify sedition nor conspiracy."
Moses 3: 17, "But
of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of
it, nevertheless, thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto
thee; but, remember that I forbid it, for in the day thou eatest thereof
thou shalt surely die."
Moses 7: 32,
"The Lord said unto Enoch: Behold these thy brethren; they are
the workmanship of mine own hands, and I gave unto them their knowledge,
in the day I created them; and in the Garden of Eden, gave I unto man
2 Ne. 2: 11, 16,
27, "For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all
things. If not so... righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither
wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore,
all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should
be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death,
nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense
Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man
could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the
one or the other.
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."