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How were the years in Biblical time counted?

How were the years in Biblical time counted?

Question   Gramps, We name the years before Christ as in 2000 BC, 1500 BC, 600 BC, and so on.  But how did those people at that time count their years?    They couldn't have used BC in any of their calendars.  Or as time passed, did they even label or keep track...

If a temple worker is unworthy, are the ordinances done void?

If a temple worker is unworthy, are the ordinances done void?

Question   Hi Gramps! My question is: what if temple workers are unworthy, does that mean that the ordinances we do in the temple are void?  Please note that I am not saying that anyone is unworthy, neither do I condemn them and their actions. It's just that I...

Are all deaths the “Lord’s timing?”

Are all deaths the “Lord’s timing?”

Question   Gramps, Often when someone dies, it just feels like 'the Lord's timing'.  I've heard it said in classes in the past that not all deaths are 'the Lord's timing'.  Of course, murder isn't.  What about a medical mistake, accidents, the misjudgment of a...

I have a pornography addiction.  What should I do?

I have a pornography addiction. What should I do?

Question   Hello, For a long time I’ve struggled with a pornography addiction. I first started using it when I was as young as 11. I used to view it a lot, but I hardly do anymore (I wish I didn’t look at it at all anymore). I turned 17 this year, and I know I...

How do I learn to forgive fully?

How do I learn to forgive fully?

Question   Gramps, When I was 4, I was repeatedly molested by my 17 year old cousin. I want to forgive him but don't know how. I have been able to forgive him some but I don't know how to forgive fully. Please help. Lori   Answer   Lori, I’m so sorry...

How will Christ appear when he returns?

How will Christ appear when he returns?

Question   Gramps, I have recently pondered the walk with Christ along the the road to Emmaus.  These disciples didn't recognize him.  And it made me wonder how will Christ appear to us when he returns.  In the past I'd imagined him returning wearing a robe and...

Does Brigham Young University receive funding from tithing?

Does Brigham Young University receive funding from tithing?

Question   Gramps, Does BYU funding come from my  tithing donations? Dermot   Answer   Dermot, The quick answer to your question is yes.  Which is why you will notice that the tuition amount for members is substantially less than it is for non-members. ...

Has the Church’s policy on cremation changed?

Has the Church’s policy on cremation changed?

Question   Gramps, Has the Church’s policy on cremation changed recently? Beverlee   Answer   Hi Beverlee, Thank you for your question. The Church's policy regarding cremation could be found in Handbook 2: Administering the Church(obsolete)  and...

If there is a God, why does He allow terrible things to happen?

If there is a God, why does He allow terrible things to happen?

Question   Gramps, I came across a question that left me stumped. Someone had asked, "If there is a God then why does he allow such horrible things to happen?" (Example: murder, rape, etc.)  I realized that if anyone were to ever ask me this I would have no idea...

Are spirits able to be tempted by Satan in Spirit Paradise?

Are spirits able to be tempted by Satan in Spirit Paradise?

Question   Gramps, I’ve been wondering about the conditions in spirit paradise, mainly are spirits there able to be tempted by Satan, and other wicked influences? Also, will all spirits in spirit paradise be eventually exalted after the Resurrection? Mike  ...

Why does Satan have so much power?

Why does Satan have so much power?

Question   Gramps, I have been studying lately many experiences that apostles of the church have had while they have been preaching the gospel. Especially the experiences of Heber C. Kimball when he preached in England. There are many instances where Satan has...

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