Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost

Question, Without assumption, did Adam/Noah/Moses/Abraham et al receive the ‘gift of the Holy Ghost’ when they were baptized? I know that when John the Baptist was baptizing, and when he baptized the Savior. he then re-baptized those he had baptized before...
Baptizing for the Dead

Baptizing for the Dead

Why do Mormons take 1 Corinthians 15:29 literally when two verses later in verse 31 Paul shows that he is obviously speaking metaphorically when he speaks of death? He says “I die daily”. So was Paul literally dying daily? Of course he wasn’t. I...
Husband’s permission for baptism

Husband’s permission for baptism

Dear Gramps, I first came across the Book of Mormon 3 months ago and it has completely changed my life. I have a strong testimony and believe the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints to be the one true church. My husband however, is completely opposed to my...
Does Peter say that 8 is the age of accountability?

Does Peter say that 8 is the age of accountability?

Question   Gramps, In Peter does it say age of accountability is 8? Karen   Answer   Karen, In his epistle, Peter encourages the former-day saints to take courage in their Lord and parenthetically drops some precious nuggets about Christ’s work in the...
Nephi’s baptism

Nephi’s baptism

If Jesus had already ascended to heaven, who baptized Nephi? 3rd Nephi, Chapter 19, verse 11. Joan ___________ Joan, The scriptures don’t say who baptized Nephi in 3rd Nephi. What they do say, is that all 12 of the disciples were given the authority to baptize...
Baptismal parties

Baptismal parties

Dear Gramps, Please can you advise when members were counselled that baptisms should not be celebrated with parties in chapels, as this was not appropriate for recognition of such a spiritual ordinance, and that this should be held in members homes, if they so wished?...
Baptized and knew it not

Baptized and knew it not

Could you please explain 3 Nephi 9:20 – 20?  And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the...
Baptizing illegal immigrants

Baptizing illegal immigrants

Sure love your site. You’ve taught us more then anyone else. Hope you can always keep answering questions. Many of them come from conversations with our friends and neighbors. A question I have for you is:  Does the Church authorize us to baptize immigrants who...
Why is authority needed to baptize?

Why is authority needed to baptize?

Question Hello Gramps, First I would like to thank you for your time in answering my question. A friend asked me why you need the Priesthood authority to be baptized? I am a Mormon and feel I don’t have the correct answer for her. I can’t locate anything...
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