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Account, Accountable, Accountability

See also Agency

The Lord has said that all people are responsible for their own motives, attitudes, desires, and actions.

The age of accountability is the age at which children are considered to be responsible for their actions and capable of committing sin and repenting.

  • I will judge every one according to his ways:Ezek. 18:30;
  • They shall give account of every idle word:Matt. 12:36;
  • Give an account of thy stewardship:Luke 16:2;
  • Every one of us shall give an account of himself to God:Rom. 14:12;
  • The dead will be judged according to their works:Rev. 20:12;
  • Our words, works, and thoughts will condemn us:Alma 12:14;
  • We are our own judges, whether to do good or evil:Alma 41:7;
  • Ye are permitted to act for yourselves:Hel. 14:29–31;
  • This thing shall ye teach—repentance and baptism unto those who are accountable:Moro. 8:10;
  • All must repent and be baptized who have arrived at the years of accountability:D&C 18:42;
  • Satan cannot tempt little children, until they begin to become accountable before me:D&C 29:46–47;
  • Children shall be baptized when eight years old:D&C 68:27;
  • Every man will be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment:D&C 101:78;
  • It is given unto men to know good from evil; wherefore they are agents unto themselves:Moses 6:56;
  • Men will be punished for their own sins:A of F 1:2;