Would the Fall have happened without Satan’s influence?

Would the Fall have happened without Satan’s influence?

Question   Gramps, Since the Fall was part of the plan, was Satan needed to carry it out (or even to speed it up) or would the fall eventually have happened without his (Satan’s) influence? Xavier   Answer   Xavier, Thank you for your question.  I also want to...
Can the devil overpower us?

Can the devil overpower us?

Question   Gramps, Can the devil overpower us? Marshall   Answer   Dear Marshall, Your question was, “Can the devil overpower us?”  I have good news for you – not unless we let him! There is an excellent speech that President James E. Faust gave in...
Is Satan able to mimic the Holy Ghost?

Is Satan able to mimic the Holy Ghost?

Question   Gramps, Is Satan able to mimic the impressions, comfort and revelations given us by the Holy Ghost?  Many thanks! Richard   Answer   Richard, This is a topic we should all look into.  It strikes at the heart of testimony, and faith itself.  The answer is...
Did  God create Lucifer to fall?

Did God create Lucifer to fall?

Question   Gramps, Lehi in The Book Of Mormon explains to us that there must be opposition in all things.  That there must be righteous influence as well as wicked influence.  I know we all had agency in the pre-mortal realm and we still do on this earth.  However,...
Was Lucifer a musician in the pre-existence?

Was Lucifer a musician in the pre-existence?

Question   Hello Gramps, I have come across several articles written by Evangelical Christians that claim Lucifer was a music minister in the pre-existence. Many articles refer to Ezekiel chapter 28 as proof. I have not found any mention of this in LDS literature, and...
Is Reiki a tool that Satan uses?

Is Reiki a tool that Satan uses?

Question   Gramps, I was talking to my brother and learned his wife is becoming a Reiki Master. She’s a massage therapist and working to become a psychologist. She seems to think this will help her career and raising their child. I feel it is witchcraft. When...
Can Satan see what we are thinking?

Can Satan see what we are thinking?

Question   Gramps, I know Satan and his minions can put thoughts in our minds but can he see what we are thinking? Arlin   Answer   Arlin, We are told that our thoughts can only be truly discerned through the Spirit. Yea, I tell thee, that thou mayest know that there...
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