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What do Latter-day Saints think of Catholics?

Question   Dear Gramps, What is the current Catholic position on the LDS Church and what is the current LDS position on the Catholic believer? Does a Catholic believe an LDS member will go to heaven somehow and does an LDS believer think a Catholic can follow the...

Why is there only 4 gospels in the New Testament?

Question   Gramps, Why do we only have the 4 gospels in the New Testament bible. The other 7 saint apostles should have been written also Drew   Answer   Dear Drew, I would give you a detailed history of the Bible and how we came to obtain it, but I...

Where is heaven?

Question   Gramps, My 8 year old granddaughter asked me "Where is Heaven". I tried to explain to her but I don't think I got the message across very well. What would you say? Please. Diane   Answer   Diane, When teaching our children, it is sometimes...

What is the cup that Jesus speaks of in John 18:11?

Question   Gramps, If the atonement is mainly carried out in the garden please explain what cup Jesus says he must drink in john 18:11. Frank   Answer   Frank, In John 18:11 Jesus reprimands Peter, who had just used his sword to cut off the ear of...

Were civil marriages ever performed in temples?

Question   Gramps, Were civil marriages ever performed in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint temples? If so, what was the time frame? Thanks. Sarah   Answer   Sarah, There is a bit of confusion here because we commonly combine two things...

How big are the consequences if excommunicated?

Question   Dear Gramps I'm so thankful that I have you.   You're such a help in my life.  I don't know if I will get a response but I was just wanting to know. How big are the consequences if you are excommunicated from the church?  Thanks. Shanz   Answer...

Is decaffeinated coffee against the Word of Wisdom?

Question   Gramps, When I was a young quorum leader, in the 70’s, the Presiding Bishop of the Mormon Church came to our stake and told us, though it visibly upset a local bishop or two, that drinking decaffeinated coffee is not against the Church and they were...

How long is grief supposed to last?

Question   Hello, I lost my mother to a vicious brain tumor almost four years ago. My grief still catches me unawares, and can overwhelm me to the point that I just sob. I know that death is supposed to sting, but is it supposed to be this bad after this long? My...

As a YW, how do I find peace in my ward?

Question   Hi gramps, I love the church so much, but I’m struggling to find peace in my ward. I’m a young woman, so I am with all the other girls my age. Every single one of them is so mean, and make me feel so alone and insecure. I’ve started to become inactive,...

Do I need to avoid all video games that are rated “T”?

Question   Gramps, If a video game that is rated T is only rated T because of an optional thing, is it rated T if you don't do that optional thing? Like playing just dance and it only has that one song with a swear word and that makes it rated T because of that...

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