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Moral answers to everyday Mormon concerns, curiosities and uncertainties

Are birthdays celebrated in heaven?

Question   Gramps, My father passed away in 2014. His birthday is tomorrow and I was wondering if they have birthday celebrations in heaven? What do you think? Leslie   Answer   Dear Leslie, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Before I answer...

Was Heavenly Father once a mortal man?

Question   Gramps, I am confused by the idea that Heavenly Father was once a mortal man. This seems contradictory to Him being God. I’m not questioning the doctrine, just really confused how that could be possible. I definitely believe that we can one day...

What does minister or administer to others mean?

Question   Dear Gramps What does it mean in the scriptures when it says that someone ministered and/or administered to others?  Thanks. Elliot   Answer   Dear Elliot, Webster’s 1828 dictionary gives very similar definitions to these terms (the...

How does the Renaissance fit in with the gospel?

Question   Gramps, I was talking to my son about the fall of the Roman empire and the Middle Ages.  I explained how The Great Apostasy occurred around that same time and that was the reason for the lack of progress and development during the Middle Ages.  This...

Why are the same people called to leadership positions?

Question   Gramps, Why are the same people called to leadership positions in the ward?  Are the rest of us chopped liver?  Does Heavenly Father think so little of us that we aren’t considered worthy to lead? Cheryl   Answer   Dear Cheryl, Before I...

How is it figured that Christ spent three days in the tomb?

Question   Dear Gramps, How do they figure Christ spent three days in the tomb?  They took his body down and placed it in the tomb before sunset on Friday.  Twenty-four hours later brings us to Saturday evening.  Then sixteen hours or so later he was resurrected...

Is there hope for eternal life if one dies an Atheist?

Question   Gramps, My daughter recently passed away.  She had been baptized in the church at age 8, but by the time she was a teenager she had become an atheist.  What can I expect for her now that she has passed on?  Is there any hope of her gaining eternal life...
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