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Why do I feel like I shouldn’t be here?

Question   Hello Gramps. I'm nearly 18, and I am going through the stress of college applications.  I feel so unprepared. I feel terrified and hopeless.  I sometimes feel like I was never meant to live this long, and that I shouldn't be here, and that's why I...

Is it okay to go fishing on Sunday?

Question   Gramps, Is it ok to fish on Sunday, I really enjoy fishing but I am wondering if it’s appropriate for the sabbath. Dallin   Answer   Dear Dallin, Fishing is certainly good, clean fun-it’s a moral hobby and a wonderful activity to partake in....

Where did the light come from mentioned in Genesis 1:3?

Question   Gramps, What was the "light" from mentioned in Genesis 1:3? Annurs   Answer   Dear Annurs, Thank you for your question. There are several accounts of the creation given in the scriptures. Each account, while slightly different, all help to...

How can we justify God creating two headed children?

Question   Gramps, In human biology there is born (extremely infrequently) a two headed child.  This to me speaks to a Heavenly Father who is the Father of what?  i know that the Church believes in only one earthly life.  So how can you explain this very unusual...

Why is there a restricted area in the Church’ archives?

Question   Gramps, Why is there a restricted section in the Church' archives? Andrew   Answer   Dear Andrew, Probably the best way I can answer this is to quote directly from lds.org Access Policy: The Church History Department stores its collections in...

Why are serpents used to represent Christ?

Question   Hi Gramps, We are told that Moses raising the brazen serpent for the Israelites to be healed from their snake bites was symbolic of Christ's being "lifted up" for us.  Is there a specific reason for the use of a serpent to represent Christ?  It seems a...

How far does Elder Oaks’ model of prioritizing go?

Question   Gramps, How far does this Elder Oaks model of prioritizing go? Where do we separate having personal lives and serving God. For example, I could have casual reading time reading a science fiction novel. That may be "good". But if I followed this model...

Can a female be a Son of Perdition?

Question   Gramps, Are the Sons of Perdition all male spirits or female as well? Henry   Answer   Dear Henry, We don't know.  The Lord has not given us a lot of information on this subject.  I think it would certainly be possible for women to reach that...

Why do we allow Halloween celebrations in our chapels?

Question   Hi Gramps. I am interested in your view on using our LDS chapels to hold Halloween celebrations. Halloween has a pagan origin and although all about candy etc now, I still find it strange that as members of the Church we follow and enjoy this event...

Do some that died on the battlefield come back to haunt it?

Question   Gramps, I'm very much into history especially military history. In my studies I come across lots of battlefields claiming to be haunted by those that died. I was wondering if the church has said anything on war and those that died coming back and...

If wine was good enough for Christ, why not for us?

Question   Gramps, I have come to really enjoy your wisdom. I have a coworker that is a good person and very well versed in his Bible.  One day we were chatting and the subject of wine and the word of wisdom came up. He pointed out that one of Christ's 1st...

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