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Moral answers to everyday Mormon concerns, curiosities and uncertainties

What color will our skin be in heaven?

Question   Hi Gramps, The Lord has provided the earth with many beautiful colors including the different colors of people's skin.  What will our skin colors be in heaven? Will we all be the same color? Diane   Answer   Dear Diane, Before I begin my...

When and how will Jesus return?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have a good question, and that question is when will Jesus come again. I am looking forward to when He will come. I have spiritual feelings about Him. And another question I have is, how will He come? Will He come down from the sky like...

When did Jesus ascend to heaven?

Question   Gramps, I have been studying Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. I'm trying to find out when Jesus was sent up to heaven? Christina   Answer   Dear Christina, I'm assuming your question relates to when after the resurrection Christ...

Were Adam and Eve Christians?

Question   Gramps, I was reading and later watched a documentary about the early church of Christ and the saints who worshiped thereto, and it got me thinking: were Adam and Eve Christians? I have an idea as to what the answer is, but I would love to hear your...

Is the story of the flood allegorical?

Question   Gramps, Achaeologists use a dating method which is used to determine the date of wooden objects and of rock layers that is very accurate. It's done by looking at petrified trees and tracing them back by counting their rings and finding common...

Is attending Relief Society required?

Question   Gramps, I'm a four year (almost) convert.  I have just heard that I am required to attend Relief Society.  Is that true?  I heard a person a couple of years ago mention "I don't do Relief Society". My attendance and involvement with Relief Society is...

Why is there favoritism in chapels?

Question   Dear Gramps, I don't think you'd touch this one with a ten foot pole, but here goes.  Why are the LDS chapels in some wealthy Utah neighborhoods so fancy and ornate, while others in poor rural areas so plain and regular?  Obviously, a lot more money...

Does the LDS Church pay taxes?

Question   Gramps, I just saw on our local news that the Mormon Church doesn't pay taxes. Is this true? Daniel   Answer   Daniel, The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints obeys the laws of the land in which it operates.  If it did not there are...

What will an unsealed family look like in the afterlife?

Question   Hi Gramps! On my mission, I taught 2 girls who had just been baptized. As we discussed the temple, they asked a question that I haven't been able to answer satisfactorily. They were the only members in their family, and wondered what their family will...

Is it necessary to have a testimony of the first vision?

Question   Gramps, Is it necessary to have a testimony of the first vision? I've heard it said that the restored gospel stands or falls on the first vision. Taking into account the whole scriptural cannon, as well as the testimony of all saints, is it immature to...

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