Boyd K. Packer said, “The phrase ‘free agency’ does not appear in scripture. The only agency spoken of is moral agency, ‘which,’ the Lord said, ‘I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the Day of Judgment.’”
Boyd K. Packer, Ensign Magazine – General Conference, “Our Moral Environment” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, May 1992), 62.
Page twenty-two of the King James Version (of the 1977 Bible’s LDS Ready References section) reads: “Man’s Free Agency.”
Not only does this prove the term appears in scripture, but it was also intentionally put there by LDS Authorities. Boyd K. Packer has always been intimately involved with the aspect of church publications, especially the scriptures. He would have been fully aware of (and approved) this entry. After all, his 1992 talk (above) begins by reminding us that he has “been a General Authority for over thirty years.” He became a GA on 30 September 1961.
The words Free Agency are used frequently in many other LDS publications, including at least thirty times in the Journal of Discourses, three times in The Miracle of Forgiveness, and twice in The Seer.