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Does the Church have a stance on meditation?

Question   Hi Gramps, I’ve been very interested in meditation about things of a metaphysical nature. I was wondering what the church’s stance is on meditation and the metaphysical, specifically as it pertains to astral projection and other psychic...

Do you think ISIS is connected to Biblical prophecy?

Question   Hi Gramps, I really appreciate the time you invest in  answering all of our many questions. There has been much going on in relation to the Islamic State or ISIS.  They have been doing terrible things to many innocent people and there are some who...

Why do we have to wait until we are 16 to date?

Question   Gramps, So I know we aren’t supposed to date until we are 16. But why? Julie   Answer   Dear Julie, I have often talked to non-members who are dubious, if not out-right skeptical, about young people in the church being able to remain...

Why don’t we use the Book of Enoch?

Question   Gramps, If Jesus and others cited the Book of Enoch, why don’t we use these books? Bernie   Answer   Bernie The Lord had this to say about Apocryphal books D&C 91   1 Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you concerning the...

What is the Lord’s and the Church’s view on suicide?

Question   Gramps, Over the last several of years I have had a few friends take, what they think is, the easy way out. This is devastating for all those left behind. A few have them are members, some not. Most of them I served with in the military and had a great...

Can miracles be performed by faith alone?

Question   Gramps, John was telling Jesus that there was a man [who not followeth them] casting out devils. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name. From my understanding – people can perform miracles with...

Is being forgiven of sin the same as being worthy?

Question   Dear Gramps, Is being forgiven from sin the same as being worthy?  If so, then everyone stepping out of the baptismal font should be worthy of everything.  If not, then how can you be unworthy of some blessing and still be sin free?  Help me...

Can those in Young Men and Young Women hold callings?

Question   Dear Gramps, Can  young men or young women have a calling while he or she is still a young men/women and still attending that class?  Many have already reached the age of 18.  Could they have a calling in something like Primary? Please advise. Best...

Is there truthfulness in temple sealings?

Question   Gramps, I sent this to my mom a while ago with this concern: Mom, this is a large, spontaneous subject, but I need your help because it’s been bothering me and even making me cry for a long while. I’m concerned that if someone I loved were...
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