Accountability

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“Baptism is the critical priesthood ordinance which opens the door to eternal life for each one of us. It is the benchmark from which we count our many blessings, because this is when our accountability to follow Jesus Christ and live his gospel begins. And then, each week as we partake of the sacrament we are reminded to ‘always remember him’. What a blessing this visual reminder is.”

Elaine L. Jack, Relief Society General President
Partakers of the Glories,” October 1996 General Conference

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“Accountability is the natural product of agency and is the basis of the plan of life. We are responsible for our own actions and accountable to God for what we choose to do with our lives. Life is God’s gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to him.”

Elaine A. Cannon, Young Women General President
Agency and Accountability,” April 1982 General Conference

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“Spiritual maturity is understanding that we cannot blame anybody else for our actions. Some factors may make it harder for us to perform according to God’s plan for us, but being accountable for how we use our agency means being answerable for our own behavior.

“It is one of the things that I admire most about mother Eve—her absolute strength in personal accountability. When she was called on the proverbial carpet by God, she explained that Lucifer had tempted her with the fruit. But then she admitted, ‘And I did eat.’ ”

Elaine A. Cannon, Young Women General President
Agency and Accountability,” April 1982 General Conference

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