Why don’t we now have a patriarch to the church?

Why don’t we now have a patriarch to the church?

Question   Gramps, Why don’t we now have a patriarch to the church? I understand that there are patriarchs in most areas of the church and that there probably isn’t the need for a roving patriarch, however, as it was: a) a calling wherein he was sustained as a...
I have a colleague who argues that the succession to the presidency is accomplished by tradition, since the ranking apostle always becomes the next president. How can I demonstrate to him that his ascertain is incorrect?

I have a colleague who argues that the succession to the presidency is accomplished by tradition, since the ranking apostle always becomes the next president. How can I demonstrate to him that his ascertain is incorrect?

Dear Gramps, I have been in a discussion with a member of a church that claims to be the actual latter day church of succession to the church led by the Prophet Joseph Smith. The claim made by this member is that the LDS church has not followed the guidelines of...
Should we always accept the callings we receive?

Should we always accept the callings we receive?

Question   Gramps, A disease has attacked our ward – it has affected so many people in that they refuse to accept callings to serve, to speak, to attend, etc. I was raised to believe you accepted a calling whenever possible. I would also like to know...
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