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?...
Dress Code

Dress Code

Why do members of the church wear white shirts only? Is this according to a dress code or can we choose other colors too? Dylan ______________________________________________ Dylan, Many of us who were raised in the church were counseled and raised to model the...
Temple Sealers

Temple Sealers

Why are divorced men excluded from becoming temple sealers? Ray ________________________________________ Dear Ray, I can find no doctrinal reason why. If someone is worthy of a temple recommend then any potential problems or sins related to the divorce should all be...
Is it okay to get a tattoo for medical reasons?

Is it okay to get a tattoo for medical reasons?

Question   I know the church doesn’t approve of tattoos, but what about one that is done for medical reasons? Michael   Answer   Dear Michael, The church understands and accepts medical necessity as a valid reason to do things that otherwise would...
Older members of the Elders Quorum

Older members of the Elders Quorum

I am a High Priest Group Leader and among my group I have older members who are from the Elders Quorum.They have been told that if they feel more comfortable meeting with the High Priests instead of with the younger Elders Quorum because of their age, they can do. ...
Temple Work

Temple Work

Has the church ever come out with revelation denying temple work for the dead? For example; can Osama Bin Ladens work be done? Justin Justin, Part of your question is “public relations” as well as doctrine of the church. We know that God is a just and fair...
Violins allowed on missions?

Violins allowed on missions?

Hey Gramps, I am soon to receive my mission call but I was wondering about something. I have played the violin since I was a child, and to go two years without playing it would be a lot to ask of anyone who loves it like I do. I asked my bishop and he said it usually...
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