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Who or what was Elias?

Question   Gramps, I am having confusion about Elias. I know that Elias is a man who lived during the time of Abraham and nothing more is known about him. Elias is also a name given to prophets who prepared the way, such as John the Baptist. Elias, in the New...

Are LDS allowed to drink Verve energy drinks?

Question   Gramps, Are LDS allowed to drink Verve energy/nutrition drinks? Rusty   Answer   Hi Rusty, Thank you for your question regarding energy/nutrition drinks. As I have thought about your question, several potential responses came to my mind,...

What does ‘praying in the spirit’ mean?

Question   Dear Gramps, Could you please explain what "praying in the Spirit, with all our prayer and supplication" is that is mentioned in Ephesians 6:18?  I see from other Christian sources that it means praying in tongues or "speaking with the tongue of...

I’m having a faith crisis. What can I do to keep up my faith?

Question   Gramps, I think I'm experiencing a faith crisis.  This is very deeply alarming to me as I am serving my mission soon and have had a strong testimony in the past.  How can I restore my faith?  What do you suggest, in addition to regular prayer and...

What happens to those who commit or attempt suicide?

Question   Gramps, I have been wondering what happens to those who commit suicide and what about those who attempt suicide and fail? I've lost a couple friends to suicide and have had a few friends attempt suicide.  I just wondered what is done to help them? I've...

Is repentance something that is individual?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have been studying the repentance process and was wondering, is repentance something that is individual? I have friends who committed similar sins and one received church penalties and the other did not. Does it just depend on the...

Should I pray silently?

Question   Gramps, I read with great interest your answer to the question can Satan read our thoughts. Since the answer is no, but of course he can discern our thoughts from our actions. I got to thinking I should offer my prayers in silence so Satan does not...

Are the trees of life and knowledge two separate trees?

Question   Gramps, So in the Garden of Eden, do you think that there are literally 2 separate trees being the tree of life and the tree of knowledge? Devin   Answer   Dear Devin, This is a good question as the the Lord does often use symbols to teach...

What is the meaning of Matthew 9:36-37?

Question   Gramps, Could you please explain to me the verses 36 and 37 of Matthew Chapter 9?  Why did Jesus say those words and how does it match with the questions asked by people about fasting? kwrwmdao   Answer   Dear kwrwmdao, Thank you for your...

Was Lucifer a musician in the pre-existence?

Question   Hello Gramps, I have come across several articles written by Evangelical Christians that claim Lucifer was a music minister in the pre-existence. Many articles refer to Ezekiel chapter 28 as proof. I have not found any mention of this in LDS...

What is known about the Adamic language?

Question   Dear Gramps, What do you know about the Adamic language? Is it the same as Hebrew? I have Jewish friends who say they are one and the same, but I thought the Adamic language was no longer on earth today. I'm interested in your thoughts.  Thank you!...

Was plural marriage practiced during Adam’s time?

Question   Gramps, The posterity of Adam lived for hundreds of years and they begat many sons and daughters.  So. was plural marriage practiced at this time?  Thank you William   Answer   Dear William, Prior to Abraham, we only have one recorded...

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