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What makes a person lose faith? Or did they never have it?

Question   Gramps, A friend tells me he became an atheist between ages of 30-40.  What makes a person lose faith?  He claims it was the writings of men.  Can a person have the spirit and lose it?  Most who leave the faith lose the Spirit, or did they ever have...

Is God omnipresent?

Question   Hello Gramps, I've recently had a friend, whom I usually consider quite knowledgable in church doctrine, insist that Heavenly Father was not only omnipotent, but also omnipresent. Obviously God is omnipotent, but I have always been under the impression...

Can past self harming make me unworthy to enter the temple?

Question   Gramps, A friend of mine used to self harm and asked me if she was still worthy to enter the temple. I wasn't able to answer her. I am hoping you may be able to. Does she need to go to her bishop and confess that she has self harmed in the best?  Thank...

Do we meet Jesus when we die?

Question   Gramps, Do we meet Jesus when we die? Kaycee   Answer   Kaycee, In the Book of Mormon we are able to read Alma's words to his son Corianton, "Now, concerning the state of the soul between death and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made...

How do I answer hard questions regarding Church history?

Question   Hi Gramps! I'm a recent convert to the church. In fact I was baptized and confirmed just this past weekend!  I am the first and only member of the church in my family and I have been getting a lot of hard questions regarding the history of the church....

Will the LDS Church exist in heaven?

Question   Gramps, Will the LDS Church exist in heaven or will it be another organization? Annette   Answer   Annette, Upon reading your question a thought enters my mind and heart, "What is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"? If we go to...

How can you be forgiven of sins that happen all of the time?

Question   Gramps, I struggle with feelings of unworthiness. How can you be forgiven for sins that are committed all the time? The scriptures are clear that a man returning to sin is like a dog eating his own vomit.  And Hebrews 10:26 is a good quote.  If we have...

Where are we in the 6th seal?

Question   Gramps, Where are we in the 6th seal? Multiple apostles have said that we are living at the end of the 6th Seal, and I believe  that. So where at the end are we? I’ve encountered some problems with what other people think. The Overview to The Book of...

How far do I carry forgiveness?

Question   Dear Gramps, I'm wounded deeply by my niece whom I lent $5,000.00 to after she agreed to pay it back in January. Now, she says she can't and won't talk to me. I'm in need of that money.I can't see myself forcing her to repay it. I forgive always and...

Will the Sacrament be needed during the millennium?

Question   Gramps, Will the Sacrament be administered or needed during the millennium? John   Answer   Dear John, During the Last Supper, Jesus foretold another time when He and His disciples would sit down together and drink the sacramental wine. "I...

Is it permissible to make our own garments?

Question   Gramps, Would it be permissible, in an emergency, to make one's own garment part by taking a new white underwear item and sewing-in an appropriate mark or markings? Cliff   Answer   Dear Cliff, I'm aware of only one article of temple clothing...

How do I explain temple work for the dead?

Question   Gramps, My friend had an aunt that passed away and wants to submit temple work for her.  She got in contact with the aunt's son for permission. (He is Christian but a nonmember). She told him that she would like to submit temple work for her aunt and...

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