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Why do some people go inactive after baptism?

Question   Gramps, Why are some people baptized and become active and others baptized and become inactive ?  As individuals, as wards, as missionaries, or as individual members who pay attention ? Theodore   Answer   Dear Theodore, Much of our success...

Did Christ’s atonement cover the sin of murder?

Question   Gramps, Did Christ’s atonement cover the sin of murder? Ann   Answer   Hello Ann, The sin of murder is a most grievous sin before our God; however, it would be nice if this question was just a simple yes and no answer…it is not....

Is a seer greater than a prophet?

Question   Gramps, In Mosiah 8:15 it states a seer is greater then a prophet.    Can only prophets be seers or can personal revelation also be described as the gift of a seer? I have received several revelations involving the future that in fact did happen....

Why do evil wrong doers always win out?

Question   Gramps, Why do the evil wrongdoers always win out in the world over the ones who try to do the right thing? Janis   Answer   Dear Janis, The reason why it sometimes seems as though evil wrongdoers win in this world is because this world is a...

What are the consequences of turning down a calling?

Question   Gramps, What are the consequences of turning down a calling?  And, does it matter which calling one turns down; a nursery leader as opposed to Relief Society President, Stake President? Hal   Answer   Hal, Considering a calling can be a...

Even if you have fully repented, can you still feel guilt?

 Question   Gramps, Even if you have fully repented, can you still feel guilt? Amy   Answer   Dear Amy, Yes, you can.  Apparently it happens often enough that the Brethren have felt the need to address this issue on more than one occasion.  Consider the...

Why are some patriarchal blessings similar to others?

Question   Gramps, I know a lot of people have lost faith in the Church or have had their faith rattled because portions of their patriarchal blessings are similar to others. Is there an explanation to why some patriarchal blessings are similar to others? Thanks!...

What does the phrase ‘Law of the Gospel’ mean?

Question   Gramps, Please explain the phrase “Law of the Gospel.”  Thanks. Bob   Answer   Bob, For the simplest answer just look at the Fourth Article of Faith: We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the gospel are: first,...

Would God answer my prayers regarding a non believer?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have great faith in our Heavenly Father and pray often but I was just wondering,if I were to ask the Lord to make someone well who is sick but that sick person was a non believer,would God still answer my prayer? Shelley   Answer...

Why have women been so oppressed throughout history?

Question   Gramps, This question is very important to me. I want to know your thoughts specifically on why women have been so oppressed throughout the history of the earth? I understand that the sexism expressed in scripture is a reflection of the customs of the...

Why does BYU expel students who have left the Church?

Question   Hi, I was just wondering why BYU expels LDS students who have left the Church? I don’t completely understand this? Nathaniel   Answer   Dear Nathaniel, The students at Brigham Young University agree to living the standards of the Honor...
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