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Were Adam and Eve married in the Garden of Eden?

Question   Gramps, Were Adam and Eve married in the Garden of Eden? Matua   Answer   Matua, This is a great question and according to our doctrine we are able to provide this information about Adam and Eve’s marriage, “Adam and Eve were...

Who qualifies as a Son of Perdition?

Question   Gramps, Sorry, I just can’t understand Sons of Perdition, even though I have studied it.  If a person has to have a perfect knowledge of Christ how can Hitler or other such evil people be son’s of perdition?  They certainly did not have a...

How am I to deal with a disbelieving spouse?

Question   Gramps, How am I to deal with having a disbelieving spouse?  We were married in the temple 13 years ago and we have 4 kids. She used to be strong and now she just doesn’t believe any more after years of going behind my back on anti-Mormon sites. ...

Can someone who has had an abortion go to the temple?

Question   Gramps, Can someone who has had an abortion go to the temple and go to the Celestial Kingdom? Raia   Answer   Hello Raia, Thank you for your question. As you must be aware, abortion is a serious topic and one that the church does not take...

Is it disrespectful to name son Elohim or Jehovah?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have been wondering.  Assuming I have a son in the future, would it be disrespectful or immoral to name my child Elohim after our Heavenly Father as a first or middle name? Or to name him Jehovah?  Many thanks. Gabriel   Answer...

Was Jesus Christ the first person to be resurrected?

Question   Gramps, Was Jesus Christ the first person to be resurrected? Conrad   Answer   Conrad, It is a very simple thing to answer your question with a “yes.”  But I believe you may be wondering about a couple of other concepts that are...

Is it okay to go to the temple to just sit and ponder?

Question   Hi Gramps. I was just wondering if it is okay to go to the temple and just sit and ponder without having to go thru a session?  Sometimes I really feel the need to be out of the world for just a quiet moment.  Is the temple appropriate for this use?...

How can both verses of scripture be true?

Question   Dear Gramps, 1st Nephi 3:7 says that the Lord does not give a commandment unto the children of men, save He prepares a way for them to accomplish it.  Yet D&C 124:49 says that when our enemies prevent us from accomplishing one of the Lord’s...

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...
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