Selected Teachings on
The Cooperative Plan of Salvation

James E. Talmage (Quorum of the Twelve)

Man alone cannot save himself: Christ alone cannot save him. The plan of salvation is cooperative. The Atonement effected by the Lord Jesus Christ has opened the way; it is left to every man to enter therein and be saved or to turn aside and forfeit salvation. God will force no man either into heaven or into hell. ("The Co-operative Plan of Salvation," Improvement Era, June 1917, 705)

Neal A. Maxwell (Quorum of the Twelve)

[E]ven an omnipotent and omniscient God cannot choose to create another God, except with the full cooperation of that individual. (That Ye May Believe, 65)