Agency See also Account, Accountable, Accountability; Free, Freedom The ability and privilege God gives people to choose and to act for themselves. Of every tree thou mayest freely eat, Gen. 2:16. Choose you this day whom ye will serve, Josh. 24:15 (Alma 30:8; Moses 6:33). Man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed, 2 Ne. 2:15–16. Men are free to choose liberty and eternal life or captivity and death, 2 Ne. 2:27. Ye are free; ye are permitted to act for yourselves, Hel. 14:30. A third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away because of their agency, D&C 29:36. It must needs be that the devil should tempt men, or they could not be agents, D&C 29:39. Let every man choose for himself, D&C 37:4. Every man may act according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, D&C 101:78. Satan sought to destroy the agency of man, Moses 4:3. The Lord gave unto man his agency, Moses 7:32.