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What does Tongues of Angels mean?

Question   Gramps, What does tongues of angels mean? Betty   Answer   Betty, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a most moving talk in General Conference regarding this subject in 2007 (The Tongue of Angels).  In this talk he states: “So, brothers and...

How much emergency preparedness is enough?

Question   Dear Gramps, My husband is serving as a Bishop.  We continue to have disagreements over emergency preparedness.  He says all we need to do is to follow what the church website says and the living Prophet and Apostles.  I have shown him quotes from...

Was the flood a form of baptism for the earth?

Question   Dear Gramps I’ve had this question for a long time. Was the flood a form of baptism for the earth?  And if so, is there any scriptural and/or modern day revelation that suggests so? John   Answer   Dear John,   Yes, you are...

Are there scriptures that justify slavery?

Question   Gramps, A person recently informed me that slavery was allowed by scripture. I knew it was an existing practice in the societies thereabouts. I knew that there were people who tried to justify slavery by the scriptures, but am not aware of where...

Did I do something terrible in the premortal world?

Question   Gramps, Does our life in the premortal world determine our family? I was raised by a single mother and never met my father. There has been abuse in my family for several generations. I was not able to become pregnant. My temple marriage ended in...

Is God’s real name Elohim?

Question   Gramps, Is Gods real name Elohim? Kori   Answer   Dear Kori, Elohim is a word that we Latter-day Saints use to refer to God the Father. If that’s how one defines a name, then it can certainly be considered a name. But beyond that, we...

Who was the father of the 1st King Mosiah?

Question   Gramps, Who was the father of King Mosiah?  There doesn’t seem to be a patriarchal link. I’m referring to the first King Mosiah, not his grandson, a subsequent king. Floyd   Answer   Floyd, We know very little about the kings of...

Will we eat meat in the millenium?

Question   Dear Gramps, Will we eat meat and other animal by-products in the millennium, or will we all be vegan? Wondering   Answer   Dear Wondering, I suspect you know the answer.  But yes, barring any Star Trek-style food replicators, we will be...

What happened to Joseph Smith’s seer stone?

Question   Gramps, What happened to Joseph Smith’s seer stone?  Does the church have one today? Mary   Answer   Mary, Joseph Smith owned several seer stones throughout his life.  From what historians can gather, it seems that he gave the stone...

How old was Mary when she gave birth to Jesus?

Question   Gramps, I was wondering how old Mary was when she gave birth to Jesus. I know that she was a young woman but my dad and I would like to know if it says anywhere how old she was. Teleah   Answer   Dear Teleah, Mary was probably somewhere...

How can I unite a job with my faith?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am a graphic designer and got offered a job where I would be working on mainly tobacco material. This would be my first job and I should be happy I found something  but I don’t know how to unite  this with my faith. What are your...

Is is okay to use marijuana as a medical alternative?

Question   Hello Gramps, I have 3 major medical issues that cause me serve pain and have a mental health disorder. One is a gene mutation and the others I could not have prevented. I am in my mid 30’s and have been deemed disabled. I take many RX meds and I...

What is the difference between purity and righteousness?

Question   Gramps, What’s the difference between purity and righteousness? Marilyn   Answer   Dear Marilyn, Your question is very short, and thus it is hard to discern your intent.  Forgive me if I have misunderstood you.  At first glance, some...

How did the LDS church get its official name?

Question   Gramps, How did the LDS Church get its official name, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?” I see lots of material online on why we are called “Mormons” but I cannot seem to find anything on when/why the official...

How can I get past doubting everything?

Question   Dear Grandpa, I converted to the church about a year ago after investigating for six months. Soon after my baptism I stopped attending church. I am really unsure as to why I stopped, but I did. I loved going to church, I loved reading from the Book of...
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