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Can we be sealed to someone other than our parents?

Question   Gramps, If a father is unworthy and the mother is deceased, can an adult child be sealed to his grandparents or aunt and uncle? Pat   Answer   Pat, The sealing power was restored through the great prophet Elijah who came to "turn the heart of...

Can I attend my child’s same sex wedding?

Question   Gramps, Is it wrong for a person to attend a wedding of a same-sex couple?   What if my child marries someone of the same sex, would it be wrong for me to attend? Greg   Answer   Greg, In order to answer your question, I reach out to Richard...

Why do we refer to people in the church as President?

Question   Gramps, Why do we refer to people in the church as president? Why are Elder Eyring and Oaks presidents instead of one of the 14 apostles (and not twelve)? When we say we believe in the same organization that existed in the primitive church these titles...

Should schooling or marriage take priority?

Question   Gramps, Why do they tell us not to delay marriage for school? The average person received a Bachelor's is 24.8. That is not an old age to get married Gail   Answer   Gail, The scriptures tell us that God's ways are not our ways and that His...

Did Christ experience a dual suffering?

Question   Gramps, I have heard many of the brethren lay claim to the fact that the Savior suffered once in the garden and then while on the cross he suffered the pains of Gethsemane again. Where can this be validated for further study? I look forward to your...

Why does the date for Easter change?

Question   Dear Gramps, Why does Easter move if it is meant to be the rebirth of Jesus? Patricia   Answer   Dear Patricia, You ask a very complicated question that was a subject of controversy from the early years following the Savior’s resurrection...

Why the absence of the cross?

Question   Hi! I'm not in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But I have a question. And would love to find out an answer. The cross. It seems its absence is fairly complete from the Church, from its buildings, from its literature, no one is wearing...

In Joel 2:31, is this referring to the blood moon?

Question   Gramps, In the latter days....."and the moon shall turn to blood", is this " the blood moon"? This is mentioned in Joel. Raymond   Answer   Dear Raymond, Before I continue with basically a summary, let me point you to a couple of other...

Why can’t a Catholic be sealed in the temple?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am in love with an LDS woman for the past 4 years. I know my heart well, and my feelings for her are pure and honorable. She loves me, but says we won't be able to marry in the temple and be sealed. We have spoken about this, and my...

Can we progress between kingdoms?

Question   Dear Gramps I have grown up being taught that we can progress only if we make it to the Celestial Kingdom. As an adult I have heard other people say that we can progress from the Telestial Kingdom to the Terrestrial Kingdom and so on. Gerald  ...

Are bikinis still okay to wear?

Question   Gramps, My wife and I were married in the temple about a year ago and a question came up this morning of all times. Are bikini's still okay to be worn? I say no, but she is persisting that I am wrong. Please clarify. Richard   Answer   Dear...

What is polyandry?

Question   Gramps, I stumbled across your site and its very refreshing. I appreciate your willingness to tackle difficult topics. During my in depth research into Polygamy, I learned that Polyandry was also practiced. Anyone I've ever tried to discuss this with...

Why would evil people be resurrected?

Question   Gramps, I teach Gospel Principles. I was teaching on the atonement, and this convert had a really big problem with the concept of everyone receiving a body in the resurrection. She thought it was not fair that mean nasty people, murderers etc. got a...

Does heaven and hell refer to paradise and spirit prison?

Question   Gramps, I’ve always understood that many of the references in the bible to heaven and hell refer to paradise and spirit prison–thus, the images of sulfur and burning. Therefore that’s why there’s no discussion of the three degrees in the Old Testament...

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