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Was there sealing power at the time of Christ?

Question   Gramps, At the time that Christ was on the earth, did they have the sealing power that we have today? And if so why did Elijah need to give it? Why not Peter? Nephi   Answer   Dear Nephi, After Peter made his confession of faith, Jesus...

How can a weakness become a strength?

Question   Gramps, I hear this phrase all the time. “If we bring our weaknesses to the Lord, he will make them strengths.” What does this mean? How does one’s weakness become a strength? Justin   Answer   Justin, This is an excellent...

Should we really bother praying for anything?

Question   Gramps, People constantly pray for others: for their healing, for temporal blessings, for spiritual blessings. But we are also told that these blessings will only be given if it’s the Lord’s will. If the Lord is just going to do whatever He...

Why was Christ baptized by immersion?

Question   Gramps, Why was Christ baptized by immersion? Karen   Answer   Dear Karen, You’ll find that the purpose of Christ’s baptism is addressed by Jesus and expanded on by Nephi. It should come as no surprise that the scriptures say...

Where is the Garden of Eden today?

Question   Gramps, Where is the Garden of Eden today?  With Cherubim and a flaming sword guarding the way to the tree of life, we should  be able to see it as it was not taken from the earth? Robert   Answer   Hello Robert, Jackson County, Missouri,...

What is the curse mentioned in Ether 14:1?

Question   Gramps, What was exactly the curse mentioned in Ether 14:1? Does it mean that things just disappeared? Luis   Answer   Dear Luis, I expect many of us have wondered how this curse works. Unfortunately, the scriptures only give us clues. I...

Could Eve have children before the fall?

Question   Gramps, Could mother Eve have children before the fall? Diane   Answer   Diane, While yet in the Garden of Eden, Eve was named based on the promise of her motherhood (Moses 4:26, Genesis 3:20). The realization of this promise could not come...

Do the dead know they are dead?

Question   Dear Gramps, Do the dead know they are dead? My parents were both terrified of death. I know this because I was with each when they passed. I’ve always thought there must be a transition period since death would be such a shock to many. Just...

Can one be resurrected before the Second Coming?

Question   Gramps, I have a Book of Mormon question.  In the Book of Mormon Introduction it says On September 21, 1823, the same Moroni, then a glorified, resurrected being – How can this be? Can one be resurrected before the 2nd coming? Annie   Answer...

Why is the Bishop served the Sacrament first?

Question   Gramps, If Heavenly Father is no respecter of persons, why does the bishop get served sacrament first before the rest of the congregation? Debra   Answer   Dear Debra, As the president of the Aaronic Priesthood in his ward, the bishop has...

Did Moroni dedicate sites for temples in Utah?

Question   Dear Gramps, I’ve heard the stories in Mormon lore about how Moroni hiked out west and dedicated some future temple sites in Utah.  Are these stories credible?  Or are they just the fabrication of someone with a dramatic imagination?  How can one...

How can one be evil from the womb?

Question   Gramps, I was reading Isaiah 48:8 where it says, “for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.” There was also I cross reference to Isaiah 58:3 which says roughly the same thing. I...

Why can’t we talk about what goes on in the temple?

Question   Gramps, What are all the reasons why we, as members, can’t tell others about what goes on in the temple?  Besides the fact that we are commanded, and the fact that those things are sacred.  Also why is it not allowed to take pictures or videos in...
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