Archive for the ‘Church History’ Category

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If Joseph Smith used a hat and a stone, why the need for the gold plates?

August 15, 2014 6:33 am

Question  If all Joseph Smith needed was a stone and his hat to write the Book of Mormon, why the need for gold plates for which a murder (more)

How far is the Sacred Grove to the Smith’s house?

June 29, 2014 5:30 am

Question Gramps, i just want to ask how far is the Sacred Grove to the Smith’s house? rr Answer Dear RR, It’s been some years since I’ve been (more)

How could Eliza R. Snow have been an early leader in the church?

June 27, 2014 5:00 am

Question Gramps, I was preparing a talk for church and read in a book called “Our Latter-Day Hymns” by Karen Lynn Davidson that Eliza R. Snow was married (more)

Why did Brigham Young teach the Adam-God Theory?

June 26, 2014 12:00 pm

Question Gramps, In a general conference talk on April 9th, 1852 he spoke of the Adam-God doctrine and said “let all who may hear these doctrines, pause before (more)

Is John D. Lee eligible for the Celestial Kingdom?

June 21, 2014 5:00 am

Question Gramps, As we know,  J.D. Lee was excommunicated and executed for his role in the Mountain Meadow Massacre. He was then posthumously reinstated in the 1960’s. Doesn’t (more)

Did Emma Hale Smith have a testimony of her own?

May 16, 2014 4:22 am

Question Dear Gramps, Do we have any record of the spiritual experiences that Emma Smith (wife of the prophet Joseph Smith) may have had? Any written record of (more)

Did women ever hold the Priesthood?

May 14, 2014 7:17 am

Question Gramps, There has been a huge conflict over the priesthood and women. In the debates that have been taking place, I have heard the following statement. “Women (more)

Why were the printing presses of the Nauvoo Expositor destroyed?

April 12, 2014 7:51 am

Question Gramps, Why did Joseph Smith have the offices of the Nauvoo Exposiorr ransacked and the printing press destroyed and thrown into the middle of the street? Steve (more)

Is the Hill Cumorah really in New York?

March 5, 2014 8:07 am

Question Gramps, My question is more out of curiosity than of faith building , but as I read of the travels of Moroni, and view many maps of (more)

Should the church be disavowing all racism?

January 30, 2014 8:30 am

Question Gramps, Recently, there was a news article stating that the church “disavows” all racism in the history of the church. Here is the link on which I (more)

Who is the old man President Faust talks about in his pioneer story?

January 21, 2014 5:00 am

Question Gramps, Hello I was wondering if you know the name of the old pioneer in President Faust’s story in a talk he gave called The Refiner’s Fire? Thanks for (more)

How should I proceed with my book club?

November 4, 2013 2:00 am

Question Gramps, I hold a Relief Society Book Club in San Diego, CA. I feel terrible because I recommended our group read Joseph Smith Rough Stone Rolling by Richard Lyman (more)