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Why do we allow Halloween celebrations in our chapels?

Question   Hi Gramps. I am interested in your view on using our LDS chapels to hold Halloween celebrations. Halloween has a pagan origin and although all about candy etc now, I still find it strange that as members of the Church we follow and enjoy this event...

Do some that died on the battlefield come back to haunt it?

Question   Gramps, I'm very much into history especially military history. In my studies I come across lots of battlefields claiming to be haunted by those that died. I was wondering if the church has said anything on war and those that died coming back and...

If wine was good enough for Christ, why not for us?

Question   Gramps, I have come to really enjoy your wisdom. I have a coworker that is a good person and very well versed in his Bible.  One day we were chatting and the subject of wine and the word of wisdom came up. He pointed out that one of Christ's 1st...

Why did God feel the need to create man?

Question   Dear Gramps, Hey there! My friend and I ran into this website the other day and we really love it! We got asked a question just today about why God felt the need to create man in the first place. We have no idea really what to answer. We know that God...

Do I follow the Brethren when it comes to prepping?

Question   Gramps, I have family and friends who are really into 'prepping.'  Some just a little, some a lot.  But when I start doing something that they suggest, or reading literature, it makes me feel a little uncomfortable.  I try to follow the Brethren. I...

What are principalities as mentioned in sealings?

Question   Gramps, What are principalities as mentioned in sealings? Rod   Answer   Dear Rod, To my knowledge, neither the Lord nor his servants have elaborated on this issue.  That means the path of discovery is open to us!  Here is one way to go about...

Did the LDS Church support Hitler?

Question   Dear Gramps, Did the LDS church support Hitler during his leadership of Germany?   I've read that there were articles at the time from  LDS magazines that actually praise him.  Why wouldn't LDS leaders at the time receive some revelation or at least an...

Will there be space travel during the millennium?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have a good question about space. Will there be space travel during the millennium- specifically to Mars? Liam   Answer   Liam, Based on the focus of the information and principles revealed to the Church, you will have trouble...

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...

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