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Can blessings or sealings be invalid?

Can blessings or sealings be invalid?

Question   Hey Gramps, I have always wondered and more recently others have asked me the same question. What happens if someone is unworthy and blesses/passes the sacrament? Or when giving a blessing?  Do the receivers of the blessings lose out? Or is the greater...

Why does the Church pay seminary and institute teachers?

Why does the Church pay seminary and institute teachers?

Question   Hi gramps, I was curious about why the church pays seminary and institute teachers (at least in Utah, I know they don’t pay every single one) and was thinking if that was paid ministry? Because our church condemns that...I don’t have doubts at all, I...

Is saying “Thank God” taking the Lord’s name in vain?

Is saying “Thank God” taking the Lord’s name in vain?

Question   Hi gramps! Is saying "Thank God" taking the Lord's name in vain? I tried to do some research on this; I came up with that "in vain" means using it as a swear or without thinking of the Lord, such as in omg, or using it to promote something unholy "in...

What is the difference between a sign and a token?

What is the difference between a sign and a token?

Question   Gramps, What is the difference between a sign and a token?  Can you describe where temple tokens and signs are mentioned? William   Answer   William, I'll take the tactic of Bro. Hugh Nibley when discussing things about the temple.  I'll...

How would you explain or describe spiritual maturity?

How would you explain or describe spiritual maturity?

Question   Gramps, In recently reading one of your excellent answers regarding polygamy, you mentioned that the asker must have "sufficient faith and spiritual maturity to receive an answer."  I think I have a handle on the idea of faith, and how it increases by...

How can I make prayer more meaningful when I’m so tired?

How can I make prayer more meaningful when I’m so tired?

Question   Gramps, How can one make prayer more meaningful when they are so tired after working a late shift  and all they want to do is sleep. Margaret   Answer   Margaret, I hear you.  And unfortunately, if you're trying to say a meaningful prayer...

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