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Will there be an active economy during the Millennium?

Question   Dear Gramps, It has always been my dream to become a highly successful businessman and entrepreneur when I get older. My question is, if the Millenium begins during my lifetime, will there be an active economy on the earth? Or will all the work I would...

What does being “truly converted to the Lord” mean?

Question   Gramps, What does being "truly converted to the Lord" mean?  In Book of Mormon, the group of people were converted and “never did fall away”(Alma 23:6). So when we are truly converted we never do evil again. But we have weaknesses, we sometime make...

Am I being sinful to take up a hobby?

Question   Gramps, I am the sole carer to my wife and would not wish otherwise. Whilst I cannot get about much due to disability I have in my mind to return to an old hobby of mine, model railroads. Obviously there is not much time to pursue the hobby because I...

How can we be certain that abortion is forgivable?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am currently going though a process of repentance for the terrible sin of abortion. It has been a painful journey and I am living on hope and faith that the worst sin I've ever committed is forgivable.  My question is, although it is...

Do all who have died meet with Jesus Christ?

Question   Dear Gramps, In Alma 40:11, it says, "...the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body...are taken home to that God who gave them life."  And almost all people who have had Near-Death-Experiences report that they have a...

Why isn’t God fair?

Question   Gramps, I feel God isn't fair.  He has blessed others with families that love them and support them,  He has blessed me without parents that care for me. I feel it's not fair for Him to expect the same things out of all of us.  He did not bless us with...

Is there reason to study the U.S. Constitution any more?

Question   Dear Gramps, Is there any reason to study the U.S. Constitution any more?  It has been negated and dismantled from the founders original intent in so many ways.  And the powers that be will never let us go back to the way it originally was.  So why...

Why are there 4 versions of the first vision?

Question   Gramps, In the original first vision account by Joseph Smith's own hand, he states that only Christ visited him.  No mention of the Father and Son.  Why then did this change later to be the Father and Son visiting Joseph?  Also, why are there 4...

Are missionaries allowed in temple prayer circles?

Question   Gramps, Are missionaries allowed to be in the prayer circle in the temple and if not why? Dean   Answer   Hi Dean, Thank you for your question: Are missionaries allowed to participate in temple prayer circles? Having spoken with several...

Should we use the name Yeshua instead of Jesus?

Question   Gramps, I knew someone from a Messianic Judaism religion who were insisting that the name Yeshua should be used and not Jesus. Because ,as he insisted. man doesn't have the authority to change God's name. He even gave an analogy of traveling to another...

Would our situation allow us to be sealed?

Question   Gramps, Hi. I have only been in the LDS church for 2 years and my boyfriend just a few weeks. We just started dating and have talked about getting married. We both have been divorced and have kids. We do not live together and are keeping the law of...

Why did Moses order the killing of women and children?

Question   Gramps, In reading the Old Testament for seminary this year I stumbled upon Numbers 31:1-18, in which Israel destroys a city and takes the spoils to Moses. When their prophet Moses finds out, however, that they have saved the married women and...

Why does music bring the spirit when we sing a hymn?

Question   Dear Gramps, Why does music bring the spirit when we sing a hymn?  Is it because of the words, the intent by singing, or is it something else?  Thank you and I hope to hear your thoughts. Kimo's   Answer   Dear Kimo's, Thank you for your...

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