In Luke, why was the Unjust Steward commended?

In Luke, why was the Unjust Steward commended?

Question Gramps, Why is the unjust steward commended for his behavior in Luke 16? Lou   Answer The parable of the Unjust Steward is among the most difficult parables to understand. For those in need of a refresher, it’s about an employee (i.e., the steward),...
Why was the purchase of slaves allowed during Biblical times?

Why was the purchase of slaves allowed during Biblical times?

Question   Gramps, I have been discussing matters of misinterpretation with Bible versus with friends and was wondering, why are there parts of the Bible that allow the purchase of slaves? Bryce   Answer   Bryce, Interesting question.  To begin, I would...
Who are the 144,000 spoken of in Revelation?

Who are the 144,000 spoken of in Revelation?

Question   Gramps, Who are the 144,000 spoken of in Revelation ? Thank you. Donna   Answer   Dear Donna, Joseph Smith was asked the same question (along with a whole slew of questions on the meaning of Revelation). He replied (and it is canonized in...
How did the lineage of Cain come through the flood?

How did the lineage of Cain come through the flood?

Question   Gramps, How did the lineage of  Cain come through the flood? Lynn   Answer   Hi Lynn, We find that information in Abraham 1:23-24: “The land of Egypt being first discovered by a woman, who was the daughter of Ham, and the daughter of...
Why did the serpent choose Eve first?

Why did the serpent choose Eve first?

Question   Gramps, Why did the serpent choose Eve first? Veronica   Answer   Veronica, The Institute Old Testament student manual explains that Eve was not tempted first: “The accounts in both Moses and Genesis state only that Satan approached...
Who is the woman and the dragon spoken of in Revelation?

Who is the woman and the dragon spoken of in Revelation?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am a little confused as to what the woman giving birth to the man child and the draqon waiting to devour the child once born.  Can you help me with this please? Thanks. T    Answer   T, Thanks for your question.  It’s an...
Who helped Noah build the ark?

Who helped Noah build the ark?

Question   Gramps, I want to know who helped Noah build the ark? Josefa   Answer   Dear Josefa, The Book of Jasher (a medieval text that repeats Jewish traditions that have built up over the years around the stories in the books of Moses) says it took...
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