Must a child be adopted to be sealed in the temple?

Must a child be adopted to be sealed in the temple?

Question   Dear Gramps, In the Maori culture here in New Zealand, children are sometimes born into a family, then passed to another family to rear. My question is in regard to sealings for these children. If the child dies without being officially adopted into...
Can Mormons be forgiven of sins by bearing their testimonies?

Can Mormons be forgiven of sins by bearing their testimonies?

It is an untrue notion in the minds of some Mormons that bearing testimony, or reaffirming the knowledge that Jesus is the Christ, will provide forgiveness for sins. Only true repentance, not bearing testimony or even making public confessions, will bring on forgiveness.

Are pictures of Christ graven images?

Are pictures of Christ graven images?

Mormon churches and vistor’s center at Mormon temples often have pictures of Christ hanging up. This should not be confused with “graven images” since the pictures serve as a reminder of Christ and are neither a substitute nor something that is worshipped. This is in harmony with the intent of the Biblical commandment.

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