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How was it possible for Melchizedek to exist without parents?

How was it possible for Melchizedek to exist without parents?

Question   Gramps, In Hebrews chapter 7 the author writes about the life of the priest Melchizedek. Verse 3 of that same chapter tells us that Melchizedek is  "Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but...

Is a prayer given while kneeling more powerful?

Is a prayer given while kneeling more powerful?

Question   Gramps, Is a prayer offered kneeling from an individual more powerful than on offered sitting? I was told that it was by my sister in law.  If that be the case does that mean that blessings given by priesthood standing aren't as powerful? I am really...

Should you only get one blessing for an illness?

Should you only get one blessing for an illness?

Question   Gramps, I have been told that you should only get one blessing for an illness and that you just have to have faith in it. Is this true?  Does this mean that if you are given a blessing to start a new school year, job, or new calling you shouldn't ask...

How will it be heaven if our family members aren’t with us?

How will it be heaven if our family members aren’t with us?

Question   Gramps, How would it be heaven if our family members aren’t living with us?  So I’ve been looking around for this question. I found somethings similar to it like “You are worrying about the wrong problem. You just live worthy of the celestial kingdom,...

Can blessings or sealings be invalid?

Can blessings or sealings be invalid?

Question   Hey Gramps, I have always wondered and more recently others have asked me the same question. What happens if someone is unworthy and blesses/passes the sacrament? Or when giving a blessing?  Do the receivers of the blessings lose out? Or is the greater...

Why does the Church pay seminary and institute teachers?

Why does the Church pay seminary and institute teachers?

Question   Hi gramps, I was curious about why the church pays seminary and institute teachers (at least in Utah, I know they don’t pay every single one) and was thinking if that was paid ministry? Because our church condemns that...I don’t have doubts at all, I...

Is saying “Thank God” taking the Lord’s name in vain?

Is saying “Thank God” taking the Lord’s name in vain?

Question   Hi gramps! Is saying "Thank God" taking the Lord's name in vain? I tried to do some research on this; I came up with that "in vain" means using it as a swear or without thinking of the Lord, such as in omg, or using it to promote something unholy "in...

What is the difference between a sign and a token?

What is the difference between a sign and a token?

Question   Gramps, What is the difference between a sign and a token?  Can you describe where temple tokens and signs are mentioned? William   Answer   William, I'll take the tactic of Bro. Hugh Nibley when discussing things about the temple.  I'll...

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