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Why doesn’t the Church teach evolution theories?

Question   Gramps, My wife is taking online college courses from Brigham Young University and recently told me that they teach evolution theories.  She wondered why the Church doesn't teach it. Are there non LDS professors at the college teaching this doctrine,...

Who is writing a history of the Church today?

Question   Gramps, Who is writing the history of the Church today?  Nephi kept a record of the proceedings, of wars and nations, etc.  Who is doing that today?  Can we see it?  (General Conference, church magazines are not history) I know there is a church...

When is the ‘veil of forgetfulness’ removed?

Question   Gramps, Is the Veil of Forgetfulness that was placed upon us when we were born into this world still in place upon those who have died and are in the Spirit World?  I assume that it will definitely be removed after the resurrection, but what about...

What is the difference between commandments and laws?

Question   Gramps, What is the difference between commandments and laws? Roger   Answer   Hi, Roger, Thanks for your question. In a religious context, a "commandment" is an imperative instruction from God or one of his agents (prophets). When God...

Should Muslims be allowed to use LDS buildings?

Question   Gramps, What is with this?                   Tracie   Answer   Greetings Tracie, It looks like this is a photo of Latter-day Saints following the example of Christ and taking care of others! As you...

After death, does the look of one’s spirit body change?

Question   Gramps, When a person dies from this earth, does the look of their spirit body change?  Do they appear the same age they die? Joan   Answer   Hi Joan, Thank you for your questions. I appreciate the opportunity to share with you some concepts...

Who did Alma receive his priesthood authority from?

Question   Gramps, I can't seem to find in the Book Of Mormon where Alma receive his Priesthood authority from? I don't doubt he had it or our Heavenly Father wouldn't have let the work continue at the waters of Mormon. I wondering from whom he would have...

Is Satan able to mimic the Holy Ghost?

Question   Gramps, Is Satan able to mimic the impressions, comfort and revelations given us by the Holy Ghost?  Many thanks! Richard   Answer   Richard, This is a topic we should all look into.  It strikes at the heart of testimony, and faith itself....

What is the Gift of Elijah?

Question   Hi Gramps, I was wondering if you have ever heard of the gift of Elijah before? I know what the spirit of Elijah is but my patriarchal blessing says I have the gift of Elijah. Are the terms "gift" and "spirit" used interchangeably?  Thanks in advance....

Can I use my husband’s priesthood to bless my child?

Question   Gramps, I am a married but separated Sister in our church.  We've been separated 5 years now, and my husband has a demanding on-call job and his own residence.  I was handed a situation with one of our young daughters (we have 4 out of 9 still at home,...

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