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Was Jesus Christ the first person to be resurrected?

Question   Gramps, Was Jesus Christ the first person to be resurrected? Conrad   Answer   Conrad, It is a very simple thing to answer your question with a "yes."  But I believe you may be wondering about a couple of other concepts that are not the same...

Is it okay to go to the temple to just sit and ponder?

Question   Hi Gramps. I was just wondering if it is okay to go to the temple and just sit and ponder without having to go thru a session?  Sometimes I really feel the need to be out of the world for just a quiet moment.  Is the temple appropriate for this use?...

How can both verses of scripture be true?

Question   Dear Gramps, 1st Nephi 3:7 says that the Lord does not give a commandment unto the children of men, save He prepares a way for them to accomplish it.  Yet D&C 124:49 says that when our enemies prevent us from accomplishing one of the Lord's...

Are birthdays celebrated in heaven?

Question   Gramps, My father passed away in 2014. His birthday is tomorrow and I was wondering if they have birthday celebrations in heaven? What do you think? Leslie   Answer   Dear Leslie, I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Before I answer...

Was Heavenly Father once a mortal man?

Question   Gramps, I am confused by the idea that Heavenly Father was once a mortal man. This seems contradictory to Him being God. I'm not questioning the doctrine, just really confused how that could be possible. I definitely believe that we can one day become...

Is there any validity to the “Horseshoe Prophecy?”

Question   Gramps, I've been reading a lot about the vision John Taylor supposedly had known as the "horseshoe prophecy."  I'm wondering if there is any validity to it? Does the Church recognize it as a prophecy or is it just some story that can't be verified?...

What does minister or administer to others mean?

Question   Dear Gramps What does it mean in the scriptures when it says that someone ministered and/or administered to others?  Thanks. Elliot   Answer   Dear Elliot, Webster's 1828 dictionary gives very similar definitions to these terms (the 1828...

How does the Renaissance fit in with the gospel?

Question   Gramps, I was talking to my son about the fall of the Roman empire and the Middle Ages.  I explained how The Great Apostasy occurred around that same time and that was the reason for the lack of progress and development during the Middle Ages.  This...

Why are the same people called to leadership positions?

Question   Gramps, Why are the same people called to leadership positions in the ward?  Are the rest of us chopped liver?  Does Heavenly Father think so little of us that we aren't considered worthy to lead? Cheryl   Answer   Dear Cheryl, Before I...

How is it figured that Christ spent three days in the tomb?

Question   Dear Gramps, How do they figure Christ spent three days in the tomb?  They took his body down and placed it in the tomb before sunset on Friday.  Twenty-four hours later brings us to Saturday evening.  Then sixteen hours or so later he was resurrected...

Why were the Armenian people not protected from genocide?

Question   Hi Gramps, In the scriptures, it tells of the Lord's doings with His people, like "if they keep my commandments they shall prosper in the land." If the Armenian people were Christians, why did God not protect them from genocide? If they were living in...

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