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Who are the dead that one must be baptized for?

Question   Gramps, Comment on baptism for the dead. No documents of the early Christian congregation testify to the practice of baptism for the dead. The Bible principle is clearly stated: each person is answerable for his/her own deeds. Who are the dead one must...

How is baptism a covenant?

Question   Gramps, I regularly hear members and leaders refer to baptism as a covenant, which is a formal promise made by a coventantor to a covenantee before witnesses.  Yet at a baptismal ceremony, the person being baptized makes no promises nor do they signal...

What does it mean that God is a jealous god?

Question   Gramps, What does it mean that God is a jealous god in Mosiah 11? Brian   Answer   Brian, As used in the scriptures, the word jealous has two meanings: (1) to be fervent and to have sensitive and deep feelings about someone or something, and...

Does God lie?

Question   Gramps, The strongest spiritual impression I ever had was that my boyfriend "would wait for me" during my mission. I heard a voice and felt so peaceful. Fast forward 18 months and he's married. Was my "revelation" simply wishful thinking? What does it...

Is it against the Word of Wisdom to work in a bar?

Question   Hi Gramps, Would working as a bartender be against the word of wisdom. I was discussing it with a friend and you wouldn't have to drink the concoctions but you would be enabling other to do so. Boomer   Answer   Dear Boomer, I’m going to save...

What is the Church’s stance on video games?

Question   Gramps, What is the Church's stance on playing video games? Jayman   Answer   Dear Jayman, Thank you for your question.  Before I answer it, let me refer you to a previously answered question regarding this subject: Do I need to avoid all...

Does the Lord approve of high risk activities?

Question   Dear Gramps, Does the Lord approve when we participate in activities that put our lives at risk, such as skydiving, bungee jumping or other extreme sports?  Your thoughts on the matter would be very helpful. Thanks, Robert   Answer   Dear...

Do we receive the same name in the endowment session?

Question   Gramps, Does everyone get the same name in an endowment session, including when you go through for yourself? Sarah   Answer   Dear Sarah, With the hundreds and thousands of questions I receive, I am, now and then, faced with the difficult...

Was it commanded of John to baptize by immersion?

Question   Gramps, I’ve always wanted you to answer one of my questions. I go on your website every single day and I love that you exist for this kinda stuff. Anyway, baptism by immersion is symbolic, which logically makes me think it’s possible there could be...

What is the point of existing?

Question   Gramps, What is the point of existing? Karen     Answer     Karen, That's an excellent question, and probably a question anyone who has ever existed will ask themselves at some point. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Why was Cain’s offering rejected by the Lord?

Question   Dear Gramps, Please explain why Cain’s sacrifice was not acceptable to Heavenly Father but Abel’s was. Paula   Answer   Dear Paula, Upon the birth of Cain, Eve declared:  “I have gotten a man from the Lord; wherefore he may not reject his...

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