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Are church members today Masons?

Are church members today Masons?

Question   Gramps, Are members today free masons? Gloria   Answer   Gloria, Yes, there are.  Many of them, in fact. For many years Latter-day Saints were blackballed (literally) from membership in Utah lodges.  But that was not so elsewhere.  Today...

Did Oliver Cowdery see the plates prior to April 1829?

Did Oliver Cowdery see the plates prior to April 1829?

Question   Dear Gramps, We are taught that the Three Witnesses (Oliver Cowdery, Martin Harris and David Whitmer) were first given a view of the gold plates in June 1829, when the angel Moroni showed them unto them.  If that is so, then how did Oliver have his...

What does it mean to part the veil and can I do it?

What does it mean to part the veil and can I do it?

Question   Gramps, What does it mean to part the veil? And how can I part the veil? Is it more than prayer? Is it as simple (but complex) as striving to fulfill all your covenants? What happens when the veil is parted? Does it allude to having heavens help? Is it...

Is there any scriptural support for our temple ceremonies?

Is there any scriptural support for our temple ceremonies?

Question   Hey Gramps, I've been studying more of the Old Testament and I was really looking for scriptural support for our temple ordinances but I can't really find it. There are ritual cleansings and anointing with oil but I can't find anything about our temple...

How do we explain to a person that America is now Zion?

How do we explain to a person that America is now Zion?

Question   Gramps, When are the Gentiles and the Jews going to be  gathered?  Is it soon or are they already being gathered?  In Isaiah it says that Zion will be gathered in Jerusalem.  If Jerusalem is Zion how is America chosen to be the new Zion?  How do we...

How can water be divided by water as recorded in the Bible?

How can water be divided by water as recorded in the Bible?

Question   Gramps, Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the...

How can I love a very dysfunctional and toxic family?

How can I love a very dysfunctional and toxic family?

Question   Gramps, I come from a very dysfunctional and toxic family.  I’m sincerely trying to love them and be forgiving but I honestly would rather keep them at a distance.  Thinking about having to be together forever with them sounds terrible.  Any advice?...

What percentage of obedience do I need for eternal salvation?

What percentage of obedience do I need for eternal salvation?

Question   Dear Gramps, President Thomas S. Monson teaches that it is easier to obey commandments 100 percent of the time than 98 percent of the time.  I seem only to be able to manage no better than 50/50. Are you Gramps able to obey commandments 100 percent of...

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...

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