Why does God seem so vengeful in the Old Testament?

Why does God seem so vengeful in the Old Testament?

Question   Gramps, This year members of the Church are studying the Old Testament. In the Old Testament we see how Jehovah is very vengeful and seems to some to not be a loving God. In the New Testament we see Jesus Christ (who is Jehovah) and how loving and kind...
Haven’t we already met God?  Why do we have to meet him again?

Haven’t we already met God? Why do we have to meet him again?

Question   Gramps, In the book of Alma, Amulek says that “this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God”.  I always thought that we lived with God in the pre-mortal life.  If so, haven’t we met him already?  Why did he send us away just...
Why does there have to be 3 in the Godhead?

Why does there have to be 3 in the Godhead?

Question Gramps, Why does there have to be three in the Godhead or why is there three in the Godhead? Thanks, Jesus   Answer Dear Jesus, By having three members in the Godhead, we find God exemplifying the law of witnesses that he gave to His children (see...
How does life on Mars fit in with God’s plan?

How does life on Mars fit in with God’s plan?

Question   Gramps, There has been many questions of whether life exists on Mars. With the new discoveries by our probes and scientific instruments, discoveries are pointing to the possibility. How does this fit with the plan of God? John   Answer  ...
Isn’t everyone a child of God?

Isn’t everyone a child of God?

Question   Gramps, It is my understanding that everyone is a child of God. I also hear about becoming a child of God. I don’t quite understand. I thought that we were already children of God. Gale   Answer   Gale, Thank you for taking the...
How can I trust that God has a plan for me?

How can I trust that God has a plan for me?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have been struggling to trust God after finding out I can’t serve a mission due to mental health issues. I felt so strongly prepared, but then found out I cannot serve. How can I trust God has a plan for me? How can I trust in the...
In LDS scripture, how many times does God speak?

In LDS scripture, how many times does God speak?

Question   Gramps, In the LDS scriptures, how many times does God actually speak?  Like in D&C 49, God the Father and Jesus Christ seem to take turns speaking. Karen   Answer   Dear Karen, God the Father has spoken on very few occasions. When He...
Has God changed?

Has God changed?

Question   Gramps, Someone explained to me that they thought Jehovah/God of Old Testament days was harsh, whereas after life experiences, suffering the atonement, Jesus/God became gentler, more patient, long suffering. I’ve never heard of this idea and...
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