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Can one be rebaptized to show a recommitment?

Question   Dear Gramps, Is there a commandment in the church that says you can’t be re-baptized when recommitting yourself? I have a son who has been inactive, but is coming back. He just wants me to re-baptize him to show his recommitment to himself and...

At what point do we break from the Savior’s example?

Question   Dear Gramps, The Savior is supposed to be our example in ALL things.  Yet he meekly endured terrible abuse by others prior to His crucifixion to the nth degree.  The 13th Article of Faith says we hope to be able to endure all things.  So at what point...

Did church members own slaves?

Question   Gramps, I am not sure of dates but it seems that the church existed before slavery was fully abolished. Are there any instances known about where members had slaves? Liz   Answer   Dear Liz, Yes, the Church was established during the...

Should we allow sinners into our home?

Question   Hey Gramps! I have a family friend who’s daughter is a lesbian. Her parents love her just the same and though they don’t support her actions they still invite her and her significant other over for dinner. I think that they are making the...

Must I keep a promise of torturing myself?

Question   Gramps, A while back I made a promise to God that I would stop falling asleep when I wake up in the mornings so as to spend that time more productively by reading scriptures, etc. However, after breaking this promise for the fourth or fifth time, I...

Are modern day prophets set apart and if so, how?

Question   Gramps, How are modern day prophets set apart? I know that each member of the First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles hold all the keys, but only the prophet can exercise all priesthood keys. So, when the current prophet dies...

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...
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