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What city was the location of the drowning of the swine?

What city was the location of the drowning of the swine?

Question   Gramps, What city was the drowning of the swine? I've heard about the area of Gadarene, Decapolis, and Sennabris. Bill   Answer   Hi Bill, Thank you for your question. This is a question that doesn't have a clear answer in the scriptures. ...

Does John the Beloved hold the keys to the priesthood?

Does John the Beloved hold the keys to the priesthood?

Question   Gramps, In D&C 7:7 it says:  “…and unto you three I will give this power & the keys of this ministry until I come.”  Peter, James & John were given the keys of the priesthood until Christ comes. Now, Peter/James died, but John is still...

Will speech impediments still exist after death?

Will speech impediments still exist after death?

Question   Gramps, If a person has a speech impediment (a lisp) on this side of the veil, will he/she still have that impediment on the other side, prior to being exalted? Charles   Answer   Dear Charles, While we have few teachings about the condition...

Where is it said that Satan is a spirit son of God?

Where is it said that Satan is a spirit son of God?

Question   Gramps, Where in the scriptures does it say that Satan is a spirit son of God? I can't find one scripture. My daughter is questioning our beliefs and all I find is that he is an "angel." Marianne   Answer   Dear Marianne, First, please...

How do we have free will?

How do we have free will?

Question   Dear Gramps, If God is all-knowing and all-powerful, how do we have free will? That seems to contradict itself. If he is all powerful and all knowing, then why would he be making/allowing people to live their life in a way that would derail them from...

How was God once a man if He is eternal?

How was God once a man if He is eternal?

Question   Hello Grandpa I have a question and it is the following. How is it that God was once a man and was exalted to be a God according to the teachings of King Follet? Psalm 90 verse 2 says God was always eternal. Could you explain it to me please? Mauro...

Will Satan have influence in the spirit world?

Will Satan have influence in the spirit world?

Question   Gramps, Will Satan have influence in the Spirit World to those being taught the gospel? Rod   Answer   Hello Rod! This is one subject where I am thankful for the gift of modern prophets to help clarify what isn't very clearly taught about in...

Are “casting prayers” a good thing to do?

Are “casting prayers” a good thing to do?

Question   Gramps, I know someone who is active in church who uses 'casting prayers'.  She can't figure out why she has to spend all day saying casting prayers and some kind of mouth or teeth clickings she does, and why she has to ask almost daily for a...

Why is there no orientation or training for callings anymore?

Why is there no orientation or training for callings anymore?

Question   Gramps, I've been a member my entire life and several leadership callings. I'm in my 60s now and in a new presidency.  I was wondering why orientation and training from the Stake is almost non existent.  When I inquired, the response was..."we will...

What is the Olivet Discourse?

What is the Olivet Discourse?

Question   Gramps, What is the Olivet Discourse? William   Answer   Dear William, The Olivet Discourse is the teaching given by Christ on the Mount of Olives as recorded in Matthew 24 and 25.  These teachings come near the end of Christ's ministry and...

Why did Jesus Christ need a physical body?

Why did Jesus Christ need a physical body?

Question   Gramps, I have often wondered, if Jesus only received his body here upon the Earth in the meridian of time, how did  he do all the creations without a body? Christ did not receive his body until he resurrected in the garden tomb. If that is the case,...

Does the Bible contain the fulness of the gospel?

Does the Bible contain the fulness of the gospel?

Question   Hello Maybe you can help me.  I thought the Bible did as well contain the fullness of the gospel. I can’t find talk about this. Most talks I see say the Book of Mormon only and not the Bible contains the fullness. I have many many Evangelical friends....

Can someone obtain the pure love of Christ?

Can someone obtain the pure love of Christ?

Question   Gramps, During this life, can someone obtain the pure love of Christ? Kalena   Answer   Dear Kalena, The phrase "pure love of Christ" is used only by Moroni: Moroni 7:47 But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and...

Did we agree to our trials on earth?

Did we agree to our trials on earth?

Question   Gramps, Do you have the quote that states we agreed to our trials on earth in the pre existence? My sweet friend's youngest son passed away this weekend and she asked me to  find that quote to help her.  She’s having a rough day . Thank you, Paige...

Can someone with an addiction have a blessing of healing?

Can someone with an addiction have a blessing of healing?

Question   Gramps, I'm sure we all know that addiction of all forms, pornography or alcohol, change and damage the addict's brain. If an addict were to seek a blessing, could they get a blessing of healing? Addiction is considered a sickness by many, and it's a...

In the temple, why are women pronounced clean but not men?

In the temple, why are women pronounced clean but not men?

Question   Gramps, In the temple what is the difference between women being pronounced clean and that men may become clean? Russell   Answer   Russell, This is one of the great inequities of being born a man on this earth.  Men have a greater burden to...

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