Satan cannot read our thoughts, but Satan can discern our thoughts from our words and actions.
The fulness of the everlasting gospel is contained in the Bible because the Book of Mormon says so.
If someone does not believe we can become like God, no amount of scriptural evidence will convince him.
Angels are near us, but we have no particular guardian angel. The true guardian angel is the Light of Christ.
Intelligences are eternal entities from which all living things are created. Intelligences cannot be created, they have always existed.
Mormon prophets have taught that those who reach the highest kingdom of Heaven, or the Mormon Celestial Kingdom, will be busy preparing for Christ’s Second Coming. There are no temples in Heaven, rather Heaven itself is considered a temple.
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...
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...
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,...
After a divorce, a Priesthood holder might receive restrictions in the Mormon Church based on the nature of his actions which resulted in divorce. In Mormonism, denying the Holy Ghost, murder in the first degree, and some cases of adultery are considered “sins unto death.”
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 north countries spoken of in the Mormon Doctrine and Covenants is currently unknown, as is most information concerning the lost tribes of Israel. Some obscure scriptures will only be understood as they are fulfilled.
According to Mormon doctrine, the priesthood is divided into two functions: apostolic and patriarchal. The patriarchal duties of a priesthood holder in the Mormon church are to oversee the leadership and discipline of the home.
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.
Mormonism teaches that it may be known that a person has repented of his sins if he will confess them and forsake them. If a Mormon has forsaken sins and felt forgiven of the Lord, then His representative, the bishop, should not be a source of fear when approached for confession.
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.
We should trace our priesthood authority lineage through the records of the church from the highest ordination we have received.
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.
A written record of priesthood line of authority is not necessary to exercise the priesthood, but it is a valuable thing to have.
Being the only Mormon in a family can be difficult when you wish to get married but your family cannot attend the ceremony in a Mormon temple. When done in kindness and love, choosing to be married in a Mormon temple can ultimately serve as a strong example of your dedication to sacred principles and the covenants of the temple.
Mormons believe that when family members don’t share their values, it’s important to show love and a desire to spend time with them still.
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