Abraham’s Children

Abraham’s Children

In Genesis 22, we find the story of Abraham being commanded to sacrifice Isaac. Why is Isaac called Abraham’s “only son” when he had an older half-brother, Ishmael (via Sarah’s maid, Hagar)? Seanette __________ Seanette, The Septuagint suggests...
Curse Lifted

Curse Lifted

So I haven’t heard any conversation on the curse upon the ground being lifted as recorded in Gen 8:21. Can you point me to talks regarding this? Clearly God told Noah that he would no longer curse the ground for man’s sake. If this has already been...
Seeking Truth

Seeking Truth

Gramps, I admire the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a great deal. But I am not sure if I am ready to become a believer. I would love to be a witness to the truth. What would you recommend I do? Derek _______________ Derek,  If you haven’t done...
Does Luke 9:62 reference Lot’s wife?

Does Luke 9:62 reference Lot’s wife?

Question Gramps, Does Luke 9:62 have reference to Lots wife looking back? She went back into the city and went back to her old ways. So if we look back on our old ways or go back to our old ways we lose sight of God. Thanks, Daren   Answer Daren, Luke 17 has a...
Why did the angels go to the shepherds?

Why did the angels go to the shepherds?

Question   Why did the angels go to the shepherds? What was the reason? Larry   Answer Larry, These shepherds may have been tending sheep specifically raised as temple sacrifices (see Elder McConkie’s The Mortal Messiah vol 1, page 347). The angel gave them...
Lost Books of the Bible

Lost Books of the Bible

Bro Gramps, do you know if the LDS Headquarters use the “Lost Books of the Bible” and The “Forgotten Books of Eden”? I have had this bible for about 15 years and it is very very interesting. The reason these books wasn’t published is due...
Serious Stumbling Block

Serious Stumbling Block

Gramps, I’ve been in the church for over a year after having been a pentacostal minister for over 20 years. I love your site. It has answered many questions for me and increased my faith and testimony. However, in my studies I came across two scriptures that I...
Mormons Belief in the Bible

Mormons Belief in the Bible

Am I correct in assuming that Mormon’s belief in the divinity of the bible? That all 66 books contained within are true and valid and from God? Kevin _____________ Kevin, There are thirteen basic statements composed by Joseph Smith that explain what the LDS...
Unclean foods and the Law of Moses

Unclean foods and the Law of Moses

I am teaching about Peter and Cornelius today. I thought it would be interesting to teach what specific animals and birds they were told not to eat under the Law of Moses. Don ___________ Don, You can find the Mosaic list of clean and unclean animals in Deuteronomy...
Celestial Marriage and Murder

Celestial Marriage and Murder

I teach gospel doctrine and recently taught Peter’s words on Celestial Marriage. One gentleman in the class pulled me aside afterwards and told me that celestial marriage trumped all laws of the gospel. I asked what he meant and he said that D&C 132:19...
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