2 Nephi 1:115 - 2 Nephi 1:125
115 Adam fell, that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.
116 And the Messiah cometh in the fullness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall.
117 And because that they are redeemed from the fall, they have become free for ever, knowing good from evil;
118 To act for themselves, and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the Lord, at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
119 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man.
120 And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great mediation of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil:
121 For he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself.
122 And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments;
123 And be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit,
124 And not choose eternal death, according to the will of the flesh and the evil which is therein,
125 Which giveth the spirit of the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell, that he may reign over you in his own kingdom.