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How can Lehi be from the tribe of Mannasseh?

Question   Gramps, How did Lehi get into the tribe of Manasseh if he came from Jerusalem (Judah)? Dallas   Answer   Dallas, It is interesting how reading something quickly can lead us to believe certain assumptions.  But a closer reading reveals how...

Is a socialist society the same as the Law of Consecration?

Question   Gramps, My grown son says that a socialist society is the same as living the Law of Consecration. I don’t believe it is but would like to understand how to explain the differences. Diana   Answer   Diana, If one focuses solely on the external...

How can the Lord help someone overcome an addiction?

Question   Gramps, How can the Lord help someone overcome an addiction if they've already tried everything? David   Answer   Dear David, I’m sorry that you are struggling with the issue of addiction-whether your own or that of a loved one. While you...

Am I a Judge in Israel?

Question   Gramps, I am in the Bishopric and our Bishop is out of town most of the time. I am acting Bishop when he is gone. Am I considered a Judge in Israel?  Thank You. Kimo   Answer   Dear Kimo, Bishops have many responsibilities. A bishopric is...

Is it wrong to wear graphic T’s over garments?

Question   Gramps, I'm a skater, but many of the graphic T's marketed by retailers in the sport depict variants of a skulls or skateboarding skeletons which I am apprehensive about wearing over my garments. Does that sound like a rational concern? Anthony  ...

Did Job really exist?

Question   Gramps, I was wondering if Job really existed? Is there a church statement that said he did, or do we just assume he did. I have heard from scholars that his life is more of just a symbolism (perhaps of Christ). I am confused on the subject. Victor...

Who is the author of the Plan of Salvation?

Question   Gramps, Who is the author of the Plan of Salvation and who presented it at the grand council in Heaven? Walter   Answer   Walter, Heavenly Father is the creator of the Plan of Salvation. Elder L. Tom Perry explained this simply in the October...

Can’t we get rid of the Old Testament?

Question   Gramps, My question goes this way.  Now in the modern world, all churches base their laws on the New Testament.  Why can't they remove the Old Testament from the bible? Samuel   Answer   Dear Samuel, I find the best way to answer this sort of...

Are we allowed to call God any other name besides Heavenly Father?

Question   Gramps, A friend argued  his point that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints only call Heavenly Father by this title.  That we are never allowed to use God, Lord or King.    As a recent convert I did not know for sure. Christina...

Can an inactive child still be part of our Celestial family?

Question   Gramps, Several years after our marriage, my wife and I were sealed in the temple and our three children sealed at that time. We later had a daughter born under the covenant. She has become inactive in the church but is very well read and only watches...

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