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If there is a God, why does He allow terrible things to happen?

If there is a God, why does He allow terrible things to happen?

Question   Gramps, I came across a question that left me stumped. Someone had asked, "If there is a God then why does he allow such horrible things to happen?" (Example: murder, rape, etc.)  I realized that if anyone were to ever ask me this I would have no idea...

Are spirits able to be tempted by Satan in Spirit Paradise?

Are spirits able to be tempted by Satan in Spirit Paradise?

Question   Gramps, I’ve been wondering about the conditions in spirit paradise, mainly are spirits there able to be tempted by Satan, and other wicked influences? Also, will all spirits in spirit paradise be eventually exalted after the Resurrection? Mike  ...

Why does Satan have so much power?

Why does Satan have so much power?

Question   Gramps, I have been studying lately many experiences that apostles of the church have had while they have been preaching the gospel. Especially the experiences of Heber C. Kimball when he preached in England. There are many instances where Satan has...

How many judgments are there?

How many judgments are there?

Question   Gramps, Firstly, I would like to say I am so grateful for the effort & time you put in to helping everyone with their questions. It really is a blessing for us to go somewhere for help and receive the answers with scripture quotes attached. I have...

Why did Nephi use the word bible?

Why did Nephi use the word bible?

Question   Gramps, Why in 2 Nephi 29:6 would Nephi have used the word Bible? Annette   Answer   Hi Annette, Nephi would not have used the word "Bible". He would not have used any English words at all. Nephi did not speak English, but a dialect of...

If I relapse do I have no chance of being forgiven?

If I relapse do I have no chance of being forgiven?

Question   Gramps, I have a question.  I have been addicted to marijuana for 20 years and recently quit and began repenting for it. I then had a relapse.  Does this mean I have no chance at being forgiven now because I repented for it but did it again ? Brian...

Can you be from two different tribes?

Can you be from two different tribes?

Question   Gramps, My blessing says I am from the tribe of a Ephraim and carry the blood of Manasseh. What does that mean? Can you be of both tribes? Chrissan   Answer   Hello Chrissan, Thank you for your question, and it is a great question. In my...

Did God create everything in our physical universe?

Did God create everything in our physical universe?

Question   Gramps, Did God create everything and every last planet/star in our physical universe? Were there other galaxies that we could potentially travel too that were created by other Gods besides Elohim/Jehovah? What does the church believe on this issue?...

Who has seen a vision of outer darkness?

Who has seen a vision of outer darkness?

Question   Hey Gramps, In D&C 76:47 we read that the Lord has shown a vision of outer darkness "unto many". Is there any record of those who may have seen this vision? Highway89   Answer   Dear Highway89, This is  a good question, but, one that I am...

Where was Mary and Joseph when Jesus died?

Where was Mary and Joseph when Jesus died?

Question   Hey Gramps, Is there any record of where Mary and Joseph were when Jesus died and was resurrected? Highway89   Answer   Dear Highway89, This is a great question. According to the main page of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...

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