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Repentance

Repentance

If I am trying to repent of trying to overcome anger and have not over come at death, is this where Christ intercedes for me? Eathyl _______________ Eathyl, Absolutely. The fact is we all will fall short of perfection, and the atonement is in place expressly for this...

Can Satan be in the presence of God?

Can Satan be in the presence of God?

Question   Gramps, When reading Job, Satan presented himself before the Lord. We know that no unclean thing can be in the presence of God. We also know that Satan is cut off from the presence of God. How then could he present himself to God? Any insights? Robert...

Premortal Ordinances

Premortal Ordinances

Dear Gramps, In reference to Alma 13, particularly verse 8, how could the Spirits in the pre-earth life receive or give ordinances. In this case of the priesthood, I assume to be the ordinance of laying on of hands. -Opie ____________ Opie, We know very little about...

Helaman 2:13-14

Helaman 2:13-14

Hi Gramps, It mentions that the Gadianton Robbers will be the eventual down fall of the Nephite people, I understand that. My question is in verse 13. I believe this is Mormon talking who says that "in the end of this book" then in verse 14 it says not in the book of...

Tv on the Sabbath Day

Tv on the Sabbath Day

Is there any statement from church leaders regarding the viewing of television on the Sabbath? While serving a mission we were told to leave that open to individual interpretation of those we taught, but that we should teach the specifics that are laid out in the...

In-Vitro Fertilization

In-Vitro Fertilization

What is the church's stance on in vitro fertilization?  Also, what should be done with the left over embryos? Amber _____________________ Amber, The Church's stance on in vitro fertilization has been recorded in the Church Handbook of Instruction Vol 2, section...

House of the Lord

House of the Lord

Every temple has the inscription "Holiness to the Lord, the House of the Lord". When we read that, is "Lord" referring to the Father or the Son. Jesus called the temple "My father's house", but other references seem to suggest that it is the Savior's house (D&C...

John 19:23 Christ’s robe

John 19:23 Christ’s robe

Hi Gramps- I love your site. I've read several questions over the years, but never asked. I was reading the New Testament today and read John 19:23 and was struck by "...now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout." Is there a significance to how the...

Is it wrong to be a vegetarian?

Is it wrong to be a vegetarian?

Question Gramps, I've been a vegetarian for five years. Today in seminary, the teacher told us that we have to eat meat and that vegetarians are bad. Do I absolutely have to eat meat? I really don't want to. Leah   Answer Leah, Our health is important to us...

Forgiving an old friend

Forgiving an old friend

Gramps, I grew up being great friends with a neighbor. We dated a bit in high school, and then I moved away. After I moved a way, she started dating a guy who was a really bad influence, and got into trouble with morality and started smoking. She has since repented...

False Prophets

False Prophets

Is there any criteria that is objective and not subjective, to determine if someone is a false prophet? Robert _____________ Robert, There absolutely is a criteria that all prophets of God must meet. If you pray to Heavenly Father about a potential prophet, and the...

Can I be uncreated?

Can I be uncreated?

Question Gramps, I see no purpose for me being here or anywhere. Everyone tells me that God created me for a reason but I think he had a bad day or something when he made me. I just hate everything about existing. Stefanie   Answer Stefanie, Instead of addressing...

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