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Are “casting prayers” a good thing to do?

Are “casting prayers” a good thing to do?

Question   Gramps, I know someone who is active in church who uses 'casting prayers'.  She can't figure out why she has to spend all day saying casting prayers and some kind of mouth or teeth clickings she does, and why she has to ask almost daily for a...

Why is there no orientation or training for callings anymore?

Why is there no orientation or training for callings anymore?

Question   Gramps, I've been a member my entire life and several leadership callings. I'm in my 60s now and in a new presidency.  I was wondering why orientation and training from the Stake is almost non existent.  When I inquired, the response was..."we will...

What is the Olivet Discourse?

What is the Olivet Discourse?

Question   Gramps, What is the Olivet Discourse? William   Answer   Dear William, The Olivet Discourse is the teaching given by Christ on the Mount of Olives as recorded in Matthew 24 and 25.  These teachings come near the end of Christ's ministry and...

Why did Jesus Christ need a physical body?

Why did Jesus Christ need a physical body?

Question   Gramps, I have often wondered, if Jesus only received his body here upon the Earth in the meridian of time, how did  he do all the creations without a body? Christ did not receive his body until he resurrected in the garden tomb. If that is the case,...

Does the Bible contain the fulness of the gospel?

Does the Bible contain the fulness of the gospel?

Question   Hello Maybe you can help me.  I thought the Bible did as well contain the fullness of the gospel. I can’t find talk about this. Most talks I see say the Book of Mormon only and not the Bible contains the fullness. I have many many Evangelical friends....

Can someone obtain the pure love of Christ?

Can someone obtain the pure love of Christ?

Question   Gramps, During this life, can someone obtain the pure love of Christ? Kalena   Answer   Dear Kalena, The phrase "pure love of Christ" is used only by Moroni: Moroni 7:47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and...

Did we agree to our trials on earth?

Did we agree to our trials on earth?

Question   Gramps, Do you have the quote that states we agreed to our trials on earth in the pre existence? My sweet friend's youngest son passed away this weekend and she asked me to  find that quote to help her.  She’s having a rough day . Thank you, Paige...

Can someone with an addiction have a blessing of healing?

Can someone with an addiction have a blessing of healing?

Question   Gramps, I'm sure we all know that addiction of all forms, pornography or alcohol, change and damage the addict's brain. If an addict were to seek a blessing, could they get a blessing of healing? Addiction is considered a sickness by many, and it's a...

In the temple, why are women pronounced clean but not men?

In the temple, why are women pronounced clean but not men?

Question   Gramps, In the temple what is the difference between women being pronounced clean and that men may become clean? Russell   Answer   Russell, This is one of the great inequities of being born a man on this earth.  Men have a greater burden to...

How do you explain eternal families to a non-member?

How do you explain eternal families to a non-member?

Question   Gramps, I have a non-member friend who is interested in hearing  about eternal families. How would you explain this doctrine to a friend? Paige   Answer   Paige, We don't have a lot of knowledge, revealed word of God, that specifically...

Does this mean I’m not sealed to my family?

Does this mean I’m not sealed to my family?

Question   Gramps, When I was very young, my entire family went to the LDS Laie Hawaiian Temple to be sealed. I remember the event quite vividly. A few years back, I went to my bishop to obtain my membership number, and there is absolutely NO record of me being...

Can you magnify the Priesthood?

Can you magnify the Priesthood?

Question   Gramps, Today in the Priesthood meeting I used the phrase to magnify the Priesthood.  A good friend told me that I shouldn't use that phrase because what we magnify is our calling.  I have read a few discourses where the phrase to magnify the...

Nephi risked his life for the brass plates. Why?

Nephi risked his life for the brass plates. Why?

Question   Gramps, Once Nephi and his brothers got their hands on the brass plates, where did they go? Are the things written on them now in the Book of Mormon? Are they from the Bible? If they were that important that they risked their lives for them, then why...

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