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Can Satan see what we are thinking?

Question   Gramps, I know Satan and his minions can put thoughts in our minds but can he see what we are thinking? Arlin   Answer   Arlin, We are told that our thoughts can only be truly discerned through the Spirit. Yea, I tell thee, that thou mayest...

How will the government system work in the millennium?

Question   Hello Gramps, I keep wondering of how the world will work in the millennium, politically. Now, obviously Christ will somehow be the ruler of the earth; however I'm curious as how that would work. Will all nations combine into a global nation? Will we...

Is anger a sin?

Question   Gramps, I have a question. I was talking to my friend last night about anger. She suggested that anger is a complete sin. I have been thinking about anger and righteous anger. We know that God has indignation and that is righteous anger. So are we...

Can Jewish men wear their cap in the temple?

Question   Gramps, Can Jewish men wear their cap in the temple? Linda   Answer   Dear Linda, I confess I am a bit confused by your question, none the less I will try to help. First, I can only picture few times a non-LDS Jewish man would be in the...

Can I be excommunicated at age 14?

Question   Gramps, I am only fourteen. Can I be excommunicated? I'm concerned. Thanks Gramps! Robert   Answer   Hello Robert, Thank you for asking your question. Let me start by saying that you are not alone in your concern. This is a subject that I am...

Am I just acting like an extremely anxious mother?

Question   Dear Gramps, My son returned from his mission about a year ago, but hasn't felt at home since then. Now he wants to go and live with two other returned missionaries that are single.  I don't feel comfortable with his decision.  Am I acting just like a...

Can Heavenly Father hear our silent prayers?

Question   Hello Gramps, I have prayed all of my life and never given it a second thought really. But recently my husband has stopped praying and said that he believes that God cannot read our minds, therefore cannot hear our silent prayers in our minds. I can't...

Why do unvirtuous thoughts cause the Spirit to depart?

Question   Dear Gramps, Why do unvirtuous thoughts specifically cause the Spirit to depart? Indulging in thoughts related to our other carnal appetites do not do the same thing. For example, if I daydream about gorging on a luscious chocolate cream pie, I don't...

What does the Church say about aliens?

Question   Gramps, What does the Church say about aliens? Are they real? If so why, and how can that be. Leah   Answer   Hello Leah, Thank you for your question. Since you inquired with, "are they real" when asking about "aliens," I am going to assume...

Why have agency if God already has a plan for us?

Question   Gramps, Recently my friend asked me a question I wasn't too sure about. He asked me this:  God knows everything right? What is the point of being here if God already knows what we are going to choose? Why is agency important if God already has a plan...

How do Deacons know who should not receive the Sacrament?

Question   Gramps, In 3 Nephi 18:28-29 it states: 28 And now behold, this is the commandment which I give unto you, that ye shall not suffer any one knowingly to partake of my flesh and blood unworthily, when ye shall minister it; 29 For whoso eateth and drinketh...

Did the Roman soldiers who crucified Christ commit sin?

Question   Dear Gramps, Did the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus commit sin? After all, they were doing the Father's will. And it resulted in the great atonement that saved billions of people. So did they commit sin in crucifying Jesus? Robert   Answer...

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