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How can I use my Gift of Discernment to help others?

How can I use my Gift of Discernment to help others?

Question   Dear Gramps, How can I use my gift of discernment to help others?  Thankyou. Emmie   Answer   Dear Emmie, When I read your question, the words of Elder Bednar came to my mind: “There are times when people are silent in their screaming but you...

What does it mean that God is “no respecter of persons?”

What does it mean that God is “no respecter of persons?”

Question   Gramps, What does it mean when I hear that God is no respecter of persons? Alfred   Answer   Dear Alfred, I saw a lot of confusion over this phrase when I recently answered a question about the order of ordinance of the sacrament. Since this...

Why do we use olive oil for consecrated oil?

Why do we use olive oil for consecrated oil?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am wondering about the doctrine behind the consecrated oil. Why do we use olive oil? Why don't we use another kind of oil? I understand that it is a very old practice but why did they start to use it in the first place? Thank You! Elder...

What is the purpose of mortality?

What is the purpose of mortality?

Question   Gramps, If some spirits were able to progress so much in the pre-earth life that all they come to earth for is a body and then die before the age of accountability, why don't we all just do the same? If it is possible to progress that much without a...

Can non members speak in Sacrament Meeting?

Can non members speak in Sacrament Meeting?

Question   Gramps, Can non members speak in Sacrament Meeting? Gerald   Answer   Hi Gerald, Thanks for your question. In describing sacrament meetings, Handbook 2 states: Selecting and Orienting Participants Selecting Participants. The bishopric selects...

What is a Book of Remembrance mentioned in the scriptures?

What is a Book of Remembrance mentioned in the scriptures?

Question   Gramps, Hi.  I've always been intrigued by the reference in Moses 6:5 about Adam keeping a book of remembrance. My understanding is that it was a book designed to help them remember God's dealings with them, a spiritual record of sorts.  I was...

Would it be immoral to join a private army?

Would it be immoral to join a private army?

Question   Gramps, I am aware that God grants exemptions for killing enemy soldiers in the case of war. Killing an enemy solider in war is not a sin as far as I understand. (correct me if I'm wrong).  But what if I joined a mercenary corps?  I have wanted to be a...

Were any of the 2,000 Stripling Warriors wounded?

Were any of the 2,000 Stripling Warriors wounded?

Question   Gramps, I know that none of the stripling warriors were killed but surely they were wounded.  John Bytheway has a talk where he says that none were even wounded.  Which is correct? Bonnie   Answer   Hi, Bonnie, I am not familiar with Brother...

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