Can a member be from the Tribe of Judah?

Can a member be from the Tribe of Judah?

Question   Dear Gramps, I was wondering a few things specifically about the tribe of Judah and its decendants. Could a church member be of the tribe of Judah? What are the responsibilities and blessings of the tribe of Judah? Are all Jews of the tribe of Judah?...
Patriarchal blessing and adoption

Patriarchal blessing and adoption

If your patriarchal blessing says that you are adopted, what does that mean? Karen _____________ Karen, I have to assume that you mean that when your patriarchal blessing is declaring your linage it mentions you being adopted into one of the twelve tribes. That is...
Polynesian lineage

Polynesian lineage

What lineage are the Polynesian peoples? Pat _________ Pat, on the whole, there isn’t an official Church position on the origin of the Polynesians. That being said, a number of Apostles have opined that they are descendants of Lehi. President Joseph F. Smith...
Patriarchal blessings lineage

Patriarchal blessings lineage

Gramps I have a grandson and it stated in his blessing he was of the Tribe of Juda. None from our family has ever been from that tribe? I was told by a Patriarch that the lineage not a blood line issue but the area of governmental responsibility during the millennium?...
Family History

Family History

Is it found in the scriptures this statment “It is necessary to take a copy of your Family History records as you pass through the veil into eternity?” Penny ____________ Penny, No, that quote is not found anywhere in the scriptures. I think you’ll...
What does it mean to be from the lineage of Joseph?

What does it mean to be from the lineage of Joseph?

Question   Dear Gramps, My patriarchal blessing tells me that I’m from the house of Israel and I have the lineage of Joseph. What does that mean? What are the blessings from this lineage of Joseph? I appreciate your help very much.¬†¬†Thanks. Gabby  ...
Culture and the Church

Culture and the Church

Dear Gramps, I really like this website, plenty of good answers to gospel questions I’ve often wondered about. In my searching of your site I have not found an answer that addresses one of my questions I’ve often wondered about concerning race. I come from...
Why is geneology important to Mormons?

Why is geneology important to Mormons?

Dear Gramps, Why is genealogy important to mormons? Kiersten Kiersten, Family history work is important to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We believe that families are eternal and central to the plan of Salvation. In addition, we believe...
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