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Will I ever get to have a baby?

Question   Gramps, Will I ever get to have a baby? I am in my 60s. Do I ever get to have babies--descendants. I don't mean adopting or spirit children. I mean getting big and pregnant and wearing really cool maternity clothes and looking really beautiful like pregnant...

How many temples were built in Jerusalem?

Question   Gramps, How many temples were built in Jerusalem and when? Elizabeth   Answer   Dear Elizabeth, The bible tells us the first temple was the Temple of Solomon built around 957 BC. This was to replace the portable tabernacle that they had used while wandering...

Should I respond to comments on Anti-Mormon websites?

Question   Dear Gramps, A few days ago I ran onto a website set up to “save the Mormons,” and the video was trying to question whether or not President Hinckley was a “Prophet, Seer, and Revelator.” I don’t understand why people from a bunch of different faiths would...

What does it mean to turn your back to the priesthood?

Question   What does it mean to "turn your back to the priesthood" (a HC said this when interviewing me for the MP)?  I've read D&C 84, but it isn't clear on the "oath and covenant," or what would specifically constitute turning my back? Michael   Answer   Dear...

How do I reconcile grace and the temple?

Question   Gramps, I have a hard time reconciling grace and the temple. I understand temples were used anciently, but as I have studied the Hebrew temple I have questions. There a priest made a sacrifice on behalf of the people and metaphorically entered into God's...

Where is the fairness in temple sealings?

Question   Gramps, How come men can be sealed to multiple women but women cant be sealed to multiple men? Kendra   Answer   Dear Kendra, It's not that simple actually.  If a man is living and his wife dies, then yes he can be sealed to another living woman.   If a...

Are ghosts real?

Question   Gramps, A friend of mine, a former Bishop, believes that ghosts are real, but he cannot explain why some ghosts are friendly vs the ghosts that are of the devil.  I cannot understand why a spirit would be allowed to stay on this earth and be seen and/or...

Is there such a thing as a blessing of faith?

Question   Gramps, Hello, my question for you today is, is there such a thing as a blessing of faith?  One given by the laying on of hands but not with priesthood authority.  Just by the faith of the person giving and receiving the blessing.  I ask this as I hold the...

Are my mental disorders a result of sin?

Question   Gramps, I have an Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and a few phobias. All have to do with fear. If Satan makes us fear, are my mental illnesses just a creation of Satan's? Did I get these because I'm not worthy enough? I thought fear is what kept us alive and my...

Did Satan really take on the form of a serpent to beguile Eve?

Question   Dear Gramps, When explaining why she ate the forbidden fruit, Eve states that the "serpent" beguiled her. In this instance is the word serpent meant to be a metaphor, or are we to understand that Satan took that form when speaking to Eve, and if he did,...

Is it the Law of Sacrifice or the Law of Consecration?

Question   Gramps, I have always had this doubt about tithes. If we could assign this principle to one of these two laws, what would it be? Felipe   Answer   Dear Felipe, You're not alone in your struggle regarding tithing.  However, the commandment itself is quite...

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