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How do you explain eternal families to a non-member?

How do you explain eternal families to a non-member?

Question   Gramps, I have a non-member friend who is interested in hearing  about eternal families. How would you explain this doctrine to a friend? Paige   Answer   Paige, We don't have a lot of knowledge, revealed word of God, that specifically...

Does this mean I’m not sealed to my family?

Does this mean I’m not sealed to my family?

Question   Gramps, When I was very young, my entire family went to the LDS Laie Hawaiian Temple to be sealed. I remember the event quite vividly. A few years back, I went to my bishop to obtain my membership number, and there is absolutely NO record of me being...

Can you magnify the Priesthood?

Can you magnify the Priesthood?

Question   Gramps, Today in the Priesthood meeting I used the phrase to magnify the Priesthood.  A good friend told me that I shouldn't use that phrase because what we magnify is our calling.  I have read a few discourses where the phrase to magnify the...

Nephi risked his life for the brass plates. Why?

Nephi risked his life for the brass plates. Why?

Question   Gramps, Once Nephi and his brothers got their hands on the brass plates, where did they go? Are the things written on them now in the Book of Mormon? Are they from the Bible? If they were that important that they risked their lives for them, then why...

How did the wisemen follow the star in the east?

How did the wisemen follow the star in the east?

Question   Gramps, If the three wisemen came from the east, how did they follow the star that was in the east? Wouldn't they need to be traveling west? So the star would have been in the west for them, correct? Donna   Answer   Dear Donna, This is one...

Will this be the “Mark of the Beast?”

Will this be the “Mark of the Beast?”

Question   Gramps, You may have heard of the CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) that is in the works to be brought to the world banking.  Cash would be gone all together. And many are saying that digital IDs will come at the same time, which is a computer chip...

Is dying scary? Are there angels accompanying the dead?

Is dying scary? Are there angels accompanying the dead?

Question   Gramps, Someone close to me is in her final days on this earth. She speaks very little and when she does it don’t make sense to those around her.  My thoughts have turned to what she is experiencing as she prepares to leave this earthly life. Do we...

Is the story of the flood really just a fairy tale?

Is the story of the flood really just a fairy tale?

Question   Gramps, Some snarky online haters doubt that the flood story is true due to the fact that there wouldn't be enough room on that boat for a pair of every animal species alive at that time. How do I rebut their assertions that the story is a fairy tale?...

Is the Bible dictionary considered revelation?

Is the Bible dictionary considered revelation?

Question   Gramps, Is the Bible dictionary considered revelation and how do I get to it and just read it without searching for a particular subject? Bill   Answer   Dear Bill, No, the BIble Dictionary is not considered revelation.  From its own...

Is it blasphemous to call a father Abba?

Is it blasphemous to call a father Abba?

Question   Gramps, My friends children call him Abba. He was born Jewish and converted to the church. I’m not trying to be judgemental but I thought Abba was a really sacred name Jesus called Heavenly father and that it shouldn’t be used in casual conversation....

What is meant by the “heavens and earth shall pass away?”

What is meant by the “heavens and earth shall pass away?”

Question   Gramps, What is meant by the statement, “the heavens and earth shall pass away”?  Heavens? I understand three degree of glory. In Isaiah 51:6, 6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like...

What does it mean to be sealed?

What does it mean to be sealed?

Question   Gramps, What does it mean to an individual to be sealed? We always refer to the blessing of sealings to be the opportunity to be a family forever and it is often related to being "linked" together. That's not what I'm questioning.  To clarify, I was...

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