What is the true story behind Joseph Smith and Masons?

Question   Gramps, What is the true story behind Joseph Smith becoming a Mason? I once found that he was encouraged to join because he was told he and the early Saints would be protected by the Masons, but found it to be false; then left it.  Later, I read that...

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...

Why did God make Joseph Smith marry so many women?

Question Dear Gramps, I’ve read some of your articles regarding polygamy in the church. They answered some of my questions but I’ve read some stuff recently that the Church has released and I can’t shake this heavy feeling weighing on me. I’ve...

Was Joseph Smith just a con man?

Question Gramps, In 1971 Joseph Smith was arrested and brought before a Justice of the Peace for that practice of a “glass looker”. Before this he was in a court case where he would look into a stone placed in his hat to find treasure. He conned many...

Why does the LDS church believe in Joseph Smith?

Question Gramps, Why does the LDS church believe in Joseph Smith? Marisha   Answer Hi Marisha, Forgive me if I am misunderstanding your question, but, you seem to be asking if members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worship Joseph Smith. I...
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