Where does the LDS church stand on vaccinations?

Where does the LDS church stand on vaccinations?

Question I know LDS members who do NOT vaccinate their children by claiming “religious beliefs.” Where does the church stand on vaccinations? Has there ever been a statement one way or another? Doesn’t the church help provide vaccinations for those...
Do you have to have a degree to be an apostle?

Do you have to have a degree to be an apostle?

Question Gramps, A friend of mine said the other day that it appears you have to have a PHD to be an apostle these days. What happened to the idea of the humble being selected to a high ranking office in the church. John   Answer Of the fifteen current apostles,...
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...
Burials

Burials

Must I, as an endowed member, be buried in my temple clothing? Also, may I choose to be cremated instead of buried? I have always felt cemetaries to be a waste of space in our over crowded world. Kathy _________________________________________ Kathy, There is no hard...
Ordination of the President of the church

Ordination of the President of the church

Who ordains the President of the Church? Tim ________________________________________ Dear Tim, When the current President of the church dies the First Presidency is dissolved. The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles then becomes the ranking authority of the church....
Temple Recommend

Temple Recommend

Does a spouse of a non member need their permission to receive a temple recommend? I am a former Bishop and I thought I remember in the handbook that if a women wanted to go to the temple, she needed the permission of her husband to get a temple recommend and take out...
Why are temples closed on Sunday?

Why are temples closed on Sunday?

Question   Dear Gramps, Why are temples closed on Sundays? According to me, that would be a perfect day to serve the Lord in his House. And as a temple worker, I would be honored to serve the Lord in His House on His Day. So why do they close temples on Sunday?...
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