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Missionary Work

Missionary Work

Should all church members proselyte? Doris ___________ Doris, For several years we have been told "every member a missionary". What I take from this is that we are all expected to have the spirit of missionary work within us, but we are not expected to go door-to-door...

Is evil eternal?

Is evil eternal?

Question   Gramps, Will Satan who represents evil be bound forever for all of Heavenly Father's children and all earths? Will this struggle be an eternal one for all worlds as they are created and populated with mankind? My son asked me this question and I wasn't...

Spirit talking or fear?

Spirit talking or fear?

Lately I've had doubts about a decision my husband and I made a few years ago to prevent any more pregnancies. Each of my 6 pregnancies have gotten worse with the last one nearly taking my life and the life of our son. My husband and I decided for me to get a tubal,...

Personality disorders

I have been professionally diagnosed with Schizoid Personality Disorder. The disorder has made it almost impossible to live a full, happy life. Due to my inability to connect with others, I have been unable to fulfill my church responsibilities as expected. This...

The Flood

The Flood

Is there a specific date for the time of the flood? Dave _______________ Dave, Here is an interesting article on the Church web site about the flood and tower of Babel: The Flood and the Tower of Babel - Ensign Jan. 1998 - ensign The article is by Donald W. Parry, and...

Is the washing of feet an ordinance?

Is the washing of feet an ordinance?

Question   Gramps, I just read your response to someone's question about the significance of the washing of feet. You didn't say much about it being an ordinance. In James E.Talmage's book "Jesus The Christ," he calls it an ordinance. In Joseph Smith's journals...

Annointings

Annointings

Is it true there are 7 types of anointings? Cindy ____________ Cindy, anointing with oil is an ancient practice that separates the anointed as holy and set apart for a special purpose. In the scriptures you'll find that Aaron was anointed to be high priest, David was...

A Dream about Mormons and Angels

A Dream about Mormons and Angels

Dear gramps, I'm not a Christian but I believe in Christianity very strongly. Two months back I saw a dream early in the morning where I found myself in my school where I was sitting with my old friends in a bus. They all were discussing about scary ghost stories. I...

King Mosiah

King Mosiah

Who was King Mosiah's (the 1st) father? Floyd _____________ Floyd, The short answer is that the Book of Mormon does not say. If you remember from your reading the Large Plates were given to the person who would succeed Nephi (son of Lehi) as king (Jacob 1: 1-3). The...

Chronic depression and illness

Chronic depression and illness

I am a member of the church. I have had depression and chronic fatigue since I was 11 years old. I'm now 55. Medication does not seem to help. Could you please help me understand a couple of things? 1) What can I learn from these illness's? 2) Why would I choose this...

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