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Agency. The ability to choose right from wrong, which goes back to man’s pre-existence. “Agency makes our life on earth a period of testing to see whether we are worthy to become like our Heavenly Father…. Without the gift of agency, we would have been unable to show our Heavenly Father whether we would do all that he commanded us” (Gospel Principles, p. 19). According to James Faust, a member of the First Presidency, “Free agency, given us through the plan of our Father, is the great alternative to Satan’s plan of force.