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How does a sealing work when family members aren’t active?

Question   Dear Gramps, My parents were baptized into the church, but were never sealed. They are divorced and both are inactive.  Who am I sealed to other than my husband? Since my parents are divorced, do I seal myself to my inactive father after he dies and his...

Can children be sealed to only one parent?

Question   Gramps, I am an active Mormon and my husband is a member also but inactive and doesn’t keep the Word of Wisdom. I am getting ready to take my endowments and we have two children, one of which has been married in the temple and I have one grandson. Can my...

Can a woman be sealed multiple times?

Question   Gramps, I feel sure that I know the answer to this question, but I have to ask anyway. I have a sister-in-law, works faithfully in a temple, and she says: A woman can, on this earth, be sealed to as many men as life gives her through a temple sealing, but...

Must a child be adopted to be sealed in the temple?

Question   Dear Gramps, In the Maori culture here in New Zealand, children are sometimes born into a family, then passed to another family to rear. My question is in regard to sealings for these children. If the child dies without being officially adopted into the...

What is the “Rapture” of Christ?

The sectarian concept of the “Rapture of Christ’s church” is not found in Mormon doctrine. Mormons understand the 144,000 persons mentioned in Revelations to be “sealed” High Priests. God does not limit the number of His children who can be saved.

Can Mormons be forgiven of sins by bearing their testimonies?

It is an untrue notion in the minds of some Mormons that bearing testimony, or reaffirming the knowledge that Jesus is the Christ, will provide forgiveness for sins. Only true repentance, not bearing testimony or even making public confessions, will bring on forgiveness.

What priesthood did Mosiah and Alma hold?

The Nephites in the Book of Mormon were not descendents of Aaron or Levites. There is no evidence that they had among them the Aaronic priesthood They held the higher priesthood and were ordained priests and teachers under that order.

Are pictures of Christ graven images?

Mormon churches and vistor’s center at Mormon temples often have pictures of Christ hanging up. This should not be confused with “graven images” since the pictures serve as a reminder of Christ and are neither a substitute nor something that is worshipped. This is in harmony with the intent of the Biblical commandment.

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