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Does the interpretation of dreams still exist on earth?

Question Gramps, Is the gift of interpretation of dreams still on the earth (like Joseph)?  Is it as dispersed and common as things such as the gift of tongues, prophecy, etc?  Are there specifically people called with the ability?  I've a had a recurrring dream that...

Should I stay home with my child or go to work?

Question Hello Gramps! I would really appreciate your insight. I stay home with my 2-year-old daughter.  My family of 4 lives with my aunt.  We have quite a bit of debt and cannot afford a home of our own along with all of our debt payments.  My husband will be...

In Luke, why was the Unjust Steward commended?

Question Gramps, Why is the unjust steward commended for his behavior in Luke 16? Lou   Answer The parable of the Unjust Steward is among the most difficult parables to understand. For those in need of a refresher, it’s about an employee (i.e., the steward),...

What do Mormons believe about respecting animals?

Question Gramps, In my experience it seems that a lot of Mormons don't respect animals. When I was at BYU my roommates didn't respect them. Once a cat got into the apartment and before I could gently guide the cat outside a roommate of mine grabbed the cat by the...

Is God both our Father and Mother in Heaven?

Question Gramps, Forgive me for this question. I have many speculate that our Father in Heaven is our Mother in Heaven too. Can you please clarify this for me? I personally would rather have two separate parents. Thank you Marco   Answer Marco, I think the most...

Will we still have our tattoos when we are resurrected?

Question Gramps, My brother is a tattoo artist. He does it for a living. My mom doesn't like it though and therefore approaches him constantly about it. My brother's reaction is, "Mom don't worry, when we're resurrected, we're not going to have them anymore." I don't...

Does the Church not want thinkers?

Question Dear Gramps, I joined the church in 98, raised Evangelical, so Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal,  I feel like when I question something the answer is always the same . Pray and ask. I do and my answers are ask again. I feel like the church doesn't want...

Is saying “Oh my Lord” using His name in vain?

Question Gramps, Does saying "good Lord' or "Oh my Lord" count as using the Lord's name in vain? Marie   Answer Marie, I believe it does. I avoid saying such things and have taught my children not to say them. What does it mean "to take the Lord's name in vain",...

What is the Mormon Church’ stance on the Mark of Cain?

Question Gramps, I've been told several times that the dark skinned people are descendants of Adam's son, Cain.  Thus the 'Mark of Cain'.  Moreover, in the Book of Mormon, the Lamanites who repented of their sins, their skins became lighter.   What is the church's...

Why doesn’t the Mormon Church keep the Jewish Feast Days?

Question Dear Gramps, Why doesn't the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints keep the Jewish feast days? The Apostle Paul stated in Acts 18:21 that he had to keep the keep the feast that was coming to Jerusalem. In Acts 20:16, Paul is very adamant about being in...

How can I generate desire in my calling?

Question Dearest Gramps, I've currently serving in a tough responsibility in the church, and while I know exactly what it's worth for me, it's beginning to wear me down, and my desire to serve is fading. My question is simple: how do you generate desire? What can I do...

Is baptism a requirement to receive a resurrected body?

Question Gramps, Will everyone who lived in mortality need the ordinance of baptism to be eligible to receive  a resurrected body? Justin   Answer Justin, Thanks for your question.  The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants provide a great...

How can I gain guilt?

 Question Gramps, I have been struggling with a certain sin for a long time, and I have begun to not feel bad or sorrowful for sinning. I do my best to read the scriptures meaningfully, and I have a desire to overcome my sin. What can I do to gain godly sorrow and...

What is D&C 13:1 saying?

Question   Gramps, The scripture found in D&C 13:1 says, 1 Upon you my fellow servants, in the name of Messiah I confer the Priesthood of Aaron, which holds the keys of the ministering of angels, and of the gospel of repentance, and of baptism by immersion...

What does it mean to “put away childish things?”

Question Dear Gramps, I've been thinking a lot about what it means to "put away childish things". Is it wrong for an adult to have a "childish" hobby? Like building Legos, for example. Or is it wrong if a hobby revolves around the acquisition of things?  I.e: a...

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