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Should Muslims be allowed to use LDS buildings?

Question   Gramps, What is with this?                   Tracie   Answer   Greetings Tracie, It looks like this is a photo of Latter-day Saints following the example of Christ and taking care of others! As you...

After death, does the look of one’s spirit body change?

Question   Gramps, When a person dies from this earth, does the look of their spirit body change?  Do they appear the same age they die? Joan   Answer   Hi Joan, Thank you for your questions. I appreciate the opportunity to share with you some concepts...

Who did Alma receive his priesthood authority from?

Question   Gramps, I can't seem to find in the Book Of Mormon where Alma receive his Priesthood authority from? I don't doubt he had it or our Heavenly Father wouldn't have let the work continue at the waters of Mormon. I wondering from whom he would have...

Is Satan able to mimic the Holy Ghost?

Question   Gramps, Is Satan able to mimic the impressions, comfort and revelations given us by the Holy Ghost?  Many thanks! Richard   Answer   Richard, This is a topic we should all look into.  It strikes at the heart of testimony, and faith itself....

What is the Gift of Elijah?

Question   Hi Gramps, I was wondering if you have ever heard of the gift of Elijah before? I know what the spirit of Elijah is but my patriarchal blessing says I have the gift of Elijah. Are the terms "gift" and "spirit" used interchangeably?  Thanks in advance....

Can I use my husband’s priesthood to bless my child?

Question   Gramps, I am a married but separated Sister in our church.  We've been separated 5 years now, and my husband has a demanding on-call job and his own residence.  I was handed a situation with one of our young daughters (we have 4 out of 9 still at home,...

Why do artists portray Christ as white skinned?

Question   Gramps, Almost all the pictures and illustrations I see show Jesus as white, usually blond with blue eyes. It is surely established that He was of Middle Eastern colouring and culture. So why is He not portrayed as such? Liz   Answer   Liz,...

What does ‘Judge not, that ye be not judged’ mean?

Question   Gramps, What is the real meaning behind the Bible’s “Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged?.” Tracie   Answer   Dear Tracie, In my view this verse is more well known than virtually any other verse in the holy bible, including John 3:16, Acts...

Were parts of Isaiah written after his death?

Question   Dear Gramps, In the Book of Mormon, Nephi and Jacob heavily quote Isaiah. However, modern Bible scholars hold that parts of Isaiah weren't actually written by the Old-Testament prophet, and maintain passages after Isaiah 40 were written after Nephi had...

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