Archive for the ‘Joseph Smith’ Category

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How can the Book of Mormon have identical quotes from the Bible?

May 28, 2014 7:20 am

Question Dear Gramps, We enjoy your website. Really sorry to hear that you are no longer physically with us, but I guess we can assume you are still (more)

Why does the LDS church believe in Joseph Smith?

January 2, 2014 4:13 am

Question Gramps, Why does the LDS church believe in Joseph Smith? Marisha

Did Joseph Smith prophesy that Christ would appear in his lifetime?

December 31, 2013 5:00 am

Question Gramps, I have a friend at work who is bright and inquisitive. He is a Protestant who has studied the LDS Church extensively. He has one major stumbling block. (more)

How can I study both versions of the Bible together?

December 3, 2013 6:41 am

Question Gramps, Hi, I am a member of the church.  I am just trying to understand how to use the Joseph Smith translation of the Bible and combine it (more)

Do we all go to the same spirit world when we die?

November 25, 2013 8:04 am

Question Gramps, In the History of the Church, Volume 5, pp 424-425, it is recorded that Joseph Smith said the word “paradise” in Luke 23:43 is a mistranslation. He, however, (more)

Why is it required to seal children to parents?

November 10, 2013 1:50 am

Question Gramps, Why is it required to seal children to parents?  Reading in 3 Nephi 19:23 led me to more confusion as it sounds like they achieve the goal (more)

Did Jesus appear to a group of the House of Israel in 1890?

October 25, 2013 1:00 am

Question Dear Gramps, I heard that there was an account of Jesus appearing to a particular group of the house of Israel in 1890.  I guess this was (more)

What happened to the original brass plates?

October 10, 2013 3:00 am

Question Gramps, I searched and saw your answer to this question, but it didn’t answer it.   Do you or any church historians know what happened to the (more)

Why do we hand out the Book of Mormon for free?

August 14, 2013 12:01 am

Question Dear Gramps, A friend recently asked me why the Book of Mormon is free and why there is no compensation collected for handing it out. I could (more)

Polygamy/Joseph Smith/Emma Smith

May 3, 2013 12:01 am

Gramps, I hope you can help me. I am a member of the church with a strong testimony and have recently read some stuff about Joseph Smith and (more)

Joseph Smith Prophecy

April 27, 2013 12:01 am

N.B. Lundwall refered to a prophecy by Joseph Smith concerning a sign of the times when the bear would put its paw upon the head of the lion. (more)

Difficult in Receiving Revelation

April 18, 2013 12:01 am

Dear Gramps, I was reading in church history how difficult it was for President Spencer W. Kimball to get the 1978 revelation on the priesthood. He spent months (more)