Tag Archive: free to choose

Temptation: Like a Snapping Turtle Trap

Object Lesson

Prepare a snapping turtle trap: Pound nails into a two-foot-long piece of board at three- or four-inch intervals. Bend the head of each nail at a 90-degree angle (see the illustration). If it is not feasible to prepare this trap, draw a picture of it on the chalkboard, [like this:] (Image is copyright 2010, Intellectual Reserve. Used by permission.) Display the snapping turtle trap (or refer to the drawing on…
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Does Foreordination mean I’m Predestined for Failure?

Object Lesson

Many students ask the question if God knows how I’ll act in a given situation (temptation or other), isn’t He really responsible for the way I acted in that situation? Does foreordination mean I have no choice in the way I’ll act? Am I predestined to failure? One of my professors at BYU (seems to me it was Joseph McConkie) responded to the question this way: After a discussion on…
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