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Moral Answers to everyday Mormon concerns, curiosities and uncertainties

Why must we be sealed to our families?

Question   Gramps, Why do we need to be sealed to our family? I understand why we need to be sealed to our spouse. But why is it necessary to be sealed to our siblings or parents? If we all make it to the same kingdom of glory won’t we be able to visit...

Why is 2nd Nephi word for word with Isaiah in the Bible?

Question   Gramps, Why are the Isaiah chapters word-for-word in 2 Nephi if Joseph Smith translated the Gold Plates which had not been tampered with, like the bible? Kristen   Answer   Dear Kristen, In your next reading of The Book of Mormon, I encourage...

What kind of a god do Muslims consider Allah to be?

Question   Gramps, What kind of a god do Muslims consider Allah to be?  A person like Heavenly Father?  Does he have a wife?  Is he considered the father of the spirits of people? Bobbi   Answer   Dear Bobbi, For a moment I considered telling you that...

How do you choose someone for a calling?

Question   Dear Gramps, How do you pick someone for a calling?  Do you just ask the Lord and He somehow tells you who He wants?  Or do you just pick someone that you like and ask God if He approves?  How does that work? Robert   Answer   Robert, Calling...

Is God’s love unconditional?

Question   Gramps, Is God’s love unconditional? Pam   Answer   Dear Pam, Elder Russell M. Nelson has taught that “Divine love is infinite and universal. The Savior loves both saints and sinners.”  Divine Love, Ensign, Feb 2003. ...

Can someone engaged in a liquor selling business pay tithes?

Question   Gramps, Can somebody engaged in an liquor selling business paid tithes. Doesn’t that offend God considering that the nature of the business is against the word of wisdom? Wilfredo   Answer   Wilfredo, There is a scripture where the Lord...

Was Christ a tattle-tale?

Question   Dear Gramps, When Christ was a youth, was He a tattle-tale?  Since He could not “look upon sin with the least degree of allowance”, did He always turn His friends or family members in when He saw them do something wrong?  Today, friends...

How is a new Apostle chosen?

Question   Gramps, With the passing of beloved Apostle L. Tom Perry there is now a vacancy as it were in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. I am interested to know what the process is for choosing a new Apostle. Barbara   Answer   Dear Barbara, Jesus...

Are there any doctrines kept from members?

Question   Gramps, Are there any doctrines kept from the members and if so why? Bernie   Answer   Hi Bernie, During his mortal ministry, the Lord made it clear how and to whom the deep and hidden things of the gospel would be revealed: For every one...

Will the Holy Ghost receive a body?

Question   Gramps, I really love this website!  I have a question regarding the Holy Ghost.  Will he receive a body of his own at some point?  Thank you for all your time and effort in answering people’s questions the best you can! Allison   Answer...

Is Cain alive or dead?

Question   Dear Gramps, On March 29, 2013, you posted that the story of David W. Patten in Miracle of Forgiveness mentions Cain and you indicated the individual that Elder Patten met was Cain. On March 8, 2006, you posted an extract from Hugh Nibley, where Cain...
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