Murder and the Atonement

Murder and the Atonement

Dear Gramps, We hear all the time that a man can’t be forgiven of murder, but many times in the Book of Mormon we see men being forgiven of murder when they accept the gospel of Jesus Christ. In D&C we read (132:27) “…which shall not be forgiven...
Signs of the times

Signs of the times

What are all the signs of the times that will take place before the second comming, and what is the minimun amount of time that it would take to complete the ones that are not fulfilled yet. John ____________ John, The signs of the times are given in several places in...
Fasting from food and water

Fasting from food and water

Hi there, I really enjoy your practical explanations of gospel principles. Thank you! I am LDS and work with three Christians of other faiths who hold the perspective that fasting refers to going without food only and not going without drink/water. I have seen where...
Homosexuality and Gender Change

Homosexuality and Gender Change

My 21-year-old announced he was gay in his early teens. It took years for us to get to a place where we agreed to love each other while agreeing to disagree. We had finally succeeded in his understanding it was a matter of respect to not bring it into our home when he...
In-Vitro Fertilization

In-Vitro Fertilization

What is the church’s stance on in vitro fertilization?  Also, what should be done with the left over embryos? Amber _____________________ Amber, The Church’s stance on in vitro fertilization has been recorded in the Church Handbook of Instruction Vol 2,...
The Church and Taxes

The Church and Taxes

I was told that the LDS church voluntarily paid taxes in order to be better community members. Is this true? Robert ________________________________________________ Robert, Technically speaking, most everyone voluntarily pays taxes. It’s only compulsory if the...
Did God rest on the 7th day?

Did God rest on the 7th day?

Dear Gramps, From one old Codger to another, I have often wondered if God in actual fact did rest on the seventh day. I seem to remember from some reading that He put into Adam and Even and all creatures their spirits. I cannot see God resting for there is that...
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