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Why do we bury people in temple clothing?

Question   Gramps, The temple endowment is an earthly ordinance.  When a endowed person passes away the handbook says to dress them in their temple clothing.  My question is why?  If when we are resurrected our clothing, I would assume, is not resurrected with us...

How can our weaknesses become strengths?

Question   Gramps, How do weaknesses with pornography and other sexual issues become strong? How do weak things become strong in this case? Anonymous   Answer   Dear Anonymous, Before I answer your question about how we can be strengthened, I feel the...

Was Satan part of Heavenly Father’s original plan?

Question   Gramps, I have a couple questions I have been pondering and haven’t been able to find an answer. Was Satan part of Heavenly Father’s original plan? Is Satan the prodigal son? Does Satan have power in other worlds or just ours? Brittany...

Did women work in the ancient temples?

Question   Gramps, Did women work in the Old Testament temples or in the Book of Mormon temples? Were baptism or endowments done in these temples? Karen   Answer   Dear Karen, There is much we don’t know about these ancient temples, but there are...

Can I be re-baptized to show my recommitment?

Question   Gramps, I cannot find anywhere in the scriptures nor the handbook that I cannot be re-baptized again. I know the church used to for those who wanted to recommit themselves to the Savior. I also know that Sacrament is for renewing covenants and renewing...

If one is of mixed race, who do they marry?

Question   Gramps, I have heard that a person should marry within his or her race. Well if a person is of mixed blood, who does that person marry? Shasta   Answer   Dear Shasta, The simple answer to your question is–whoever one wants to! There is...

What if Adam had never partaken of the forbidden fruit?

Question   Gramps, What would have been the outcome, had Adam not partaken of the forbidden fruit as Eve had already done? Michele   Answer   Michele, The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a representation of important and very real events....

What are the responsibilities of the 12 Tribes?

Question   Dear Gramps In Patriarchal blessings, we are told to what Tribe of Israel we hail from, so that we can get an idea of what blessings we are promised. But there was never a blessing which didn’t have a corresponding duty or responsibility. I always...

Were all people vegetarians until Noah and the flood?

Question   Hiya Gramps, Maybe this is a silly question, but were Adam and Eve (and everybody else) vegetarians until Noah and the flood? I have been reading an autobiography of a well known Christian and he notes that before the flood we were peaceful with all...

Will I be healed so I can kneel when Christ returns?

Question   Gramps, I will gladly bow before Christ and praise Him. The only problem I have is that at age 14 I injured my knees. Time and age have taken a toll on my knees and it is really hard to bend my knees. When Christ comes, will He heal my knees so I can...
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