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Moral answers to everyday Mormon concerns, curiosities and uncertainties

What does minister or administer to others mean?

Question   Dear Gramps What does it mean in the scriptures when it says that someone ministered and/or administered to others?  Thanks. Elliot   Answer   Dear Elliot, Webster’s 1828 dictionary gives very similar definitions to these terms (the...

How does the Renaissance fit in with the gospel?

Question   Gramps, I was talking to my son about the fall of the Roman empire and the Middle Ages.  I explained how The Great Apostasy occurred around that same time and that was the reason for the lack of progress and development during the Middle Ages.  This...

Why are the same people called to leadership positions?

Question   Gramps, Why are the same people called to leadership positions in the ward?  Are the rest of us chopped liver?  Does Heavenly Father think so little of us that we aren’t considered worthy to lead? Cheryl   Answer   Dear Cheryl, Before I...

How is it figured that Christ spent three days in the tomb?

Question   Dear Gramps, How do they figure Christ spent three days in the tomb?  They took his body down and placed it in the tomb before sunset on Friday.  Twenty-four hours later brings us to Saturday evening.  Then sixteen hours or so later he was resurrected...

Is there hope for eternal life if one dies an Atheist?

Question   Gramps, My daughter recently passed away.  She had been baptized in the church at age 8, but by the time she was a teenager she had become an atheist.  What can I expect for her now that she has passed on?  Is there any hope of her gaining eternal life...

Why do temples seem to be built in rich areas?

Question   Gramps, Why does it seem like temples are built in “rich” areas? I realize that the Church wants the temples visible from afar, but it’s frustrating to see temples built in affluent areas. Why can’t they be built in more...

Does my situation qualify as a sealing rejection?

Question   Gramps, I am a 45 year old single sister. Recently, a brother mentioned the two of us getting sealed together when his wife dies. This was not the first time we’ve had this discussion. I do love him but as a brother. A fact which I have told him....

Are there 3 degrees in the Terrestrial Kingdom?

Question   Gramps, Are there also 3 degrees of kingdoms within the Terrestrial Kingdom? Ray   Answer   Dear Ray, The best thing I can say about that is ‘we don’t know.’  I know that isn’t the answer you were hoping for, but it’s the best we can do right...
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