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Why did we have the Civil War?

Question Gramps, Why did we have the American Civil War and what does it mean as said in DC 87? Will those people be saved due to fighting for their country? What about temple work for them?Dallas    Answer Dallas,The reason for the American Civil War was...

Did Adam and Eve get baptized?

Question   Gramps, I have what I think is a simple question.  Were Adam and Eve baptized?  If not, why? Kalola   Answer   Kalola, We read about Adam's baptism in Moses 6:64-66 64 And it came to pass, when the Lord had spoken with Adam, our father, that...

Is it okay to swear during a play?

Question Gramps, I used to go to my brother's plays and he would have to swear in them.  Is that bad and will he get punished? Also what about in school and you are reading a book out loud.  What should I do when I come upon a swear word? Should I just skip it?  Sara...

Are there degrees of Priesthood power?

Question Gramps, Are their degrees of priesthood power?  The Savior said that if we had the faith as a grain of a mustard seed that we could move mountains. In my mind he has set the bar or standard. If we have faith less than the grain of a mustard seed then it tells...

Why do we use Old English when saying prayers?

Question Gramps, Why do we use old English when we say prayers?  Also, how do we do it correctly?  Words like "Canst" "Wilt" and similar conjugations can be confusing.  Thanks! Tyler   Answer Tyler, I thank thee for thy question. Modern English generally uses...

Is there hope that my daughter will be sealed to us?

Question Gramps, My wife and I were not sealed in the temple until some time after our civil marriage.  My life has revolved around her and our daughter.  They mean everything to me.  My daughter is currently inactive.  Will there be any hope that she can be sealed to...

Were there covenants made in premortal life?

Question Dear Gramps, Were there covenants and ordinances made in the premortal life?Marco   Answer Marco, I believe that there are indeed covenants that can be made in the premortal life.  A number of latter-day prophets and apostles have implied that such...

Do Mormons believe in the Big Bang Theory?

Question Gramps, Recently I went to a planetarium with a group and the subject came up that Mormons do not believe in the Big Bang theory. Is that true and if it is why? Alli   Answer Dear Alli, I think there's some misunderstandings in play here. The first is...

What happens to our debts during the millenium?

Question Dear Gramps, I've had a question that has bothered me for some time. When the Savior returns for His second coming, what is going to happen to all of the outstanding debt that is owed by one party to another here in this life? Because I assume our financial...

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