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Is it permissible to make our own garments?

Question   Gramps, Would it be permissible, in an emergency, to make one's own garment part by taking a new white underwear item and sewing-in an appropriate mark or markings? Cliff   Answer   Dear Cliff, I'm aware of only one article of temple clothing that can be...

How do I explain temple work for the dead?

Question   Gramps, My friend had an aunt that passed away and wants to submit temple work for her.  She got in contact with the aunt's son for permission. (He is Christian but a nonmember). She told him that she would like to submit temple work for her aunt and said...

Where does it say that Christ will not deceive us?

Question   Gramps, Where does it say Christ will not deceive us? He will not come as an angel of darkness? Steve   Answer   Steve, I'm not sure what you mean by this.  If you're just asking about if the Lord would ever lie to us, the answer is simple. He wouldn't...

What is the Church’ position on psychic readings?

Question   Gramps, What is the Church' position concerning psychic readings? Carol   Answer   Carol, Thank you so much for your question.  If I may at first direct you to a previously answered question: What is the power that psychics have? While I’m not aware of any...

How can I know that the Holy Ghost really exists?

Question   Hey Gramps, I'm 17 and have been a member of the church all my life. Had many instances where I feel that I've truly felt the spirit (Sacrament, Personal Scripture Study, Firesides, etc.)  I believe this Gospel to be true, but I have a recurring thought...

Did I deny Jesus and the Holy Ghost?

Question   Dear Gramps, At one point in my life, I felt so low. Enough for me to think that not even Jesus loved me.  Looking back now, it seems really stupid. I obviously don't believe that at all as of now. What I want to know is, was this denying Jesus and Holy...

Who are the 144,000?

Question   Gramps, Who are the hundred and forty four thousand? Are they appointed by a General Authority? Natalie   Answer   Dear Natalie, The Doctrine and Covenants may shed some light onto your question. As you know, the One Hundred and Forty Four Thousand comes...

Is dignity a virtue or a vice?

Question   Dear Gramps, What is dignity?  Some people in the world say you can't live in dignity unless you have some money, or a certain standard of living.  That, to me, sounds like pride.  I would think a humble person could feel dignified even if they lived in a...

Can we be temple worthy if having suicidal thoughts?

Question   Gramps, It's been a difficult year with depression and thoughts of suicide. Recently, after confiding in my brother in law, he told me that I am not worthy to enter the temple or have a recommend. What have the General Authorities said about temple...

What color will our skin be in heaven?

Question   Hi Gramps, The Lord has provided the earth with many beautiful colors including the different colors of people's skin.  What will our skin colors be in heaven? Will we all be the same color? Diane   Answer   Dear Diane, Before I begin my answer to you, let...

When and how will Jesus return?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have a good question, and that question is when will Jesus come again. I am looking forward to when He will come. I have spiritual feelings about Him. And another question I have is, how will He come? Will He come down from the sky like an...

When did Jesus ascend to heaven?

Question   Gramps, I have been studying Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. I'm trying to find out when Jesus was sent up to heaven? Christina   Answer   Dear Christina, I'm assuming your question relates to when after the resurrection Christ ascended to his...

Were Adam and Eve Christians?

Question   Gramps, I was reading and later watched a documentary about the early church of Christ and the saints who worshiped thereto, and it got me thinking: were Adam and Eve Christians? I have an idea as to what the answer is, but I would love to hear your answer....

Is the story of the flood allegorical?

Question   Gramps, Achaeologists use a dating method which is used to determine the date of wooden objects and of rock layers that is very accurate. It's done by looking at petrified trees and tracing them back by counting their rings and finding common...

Is attending Relief Society required?

Question   Gramps, I'm a four year (almost) convert.  I have just heard that I am required to attend Relief Society.  Is that true?  I heard a person a couple of years ago mention "I don't do Relief Society". My attendance and involvement with Relief Society is not...

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