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.
The Mormon Church advised members of the German forces who were members of the Church to do their duty with honor. We must not judge the situation ourselves. The Lord is the truest judge.
When dealing with fast offerings Mormon doctrine teaches that the Lord cares more about the heart of the giver than the exact amount of money given. Mormons believe it is wise to prioritize.
Don’t confuse custom with principle. Customs change from day to day, and Mormons believe it is important to respect the customs appropriate to the age in which we live.
The only conditions to receive a priesthood blessing in the Mormon faith are faith in Jesus Christ and a desire for a blessing from the Lord.
When Mormons sustain someone as a leader, they promise to help and support that leader and not to criticize him. If there is a serious issue of worthiness, Mormons are advised to go to the leader who is directly over the leader in question and leave the matter to be handled by the proper authority.
Mormons, like anyone else, have to work to fulfill family, work, and church responsibilities. One or more of these may seem overwhelming at but if a person does their best the Lord promises to help them.
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