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Did church members own slaves?

Question   Gramps, I am not sure of dates but it seems that the church existed before slavery was fully abolished. Are there any instances known about where members had slaves? Liz   Answer   Dear Liz, Yes, the Church was established during the...

Should we allow sinners into our home?

Question   Hey Gramps! I have a family friend who's daughter is a lesbian. Her parents love her just the same and though they don't support her actions they still invite her and her significant other over for dinner. I think that they are making the right...

Must I keep a promise of torturing myself?

Question   Gramps, A while back I made a promise to God that I would stop falling asleep when I wake up in the mornings so as to spend that time more productively by reading scriptures, etc. However, after breaking this promise for the fourth or fifth time, I...

Are modern day prophets set apart and if so, how?

Question   Gramps, How are modern day prophets set apart? I know that each member of the First Presidency and members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles hold all the keys, but only the prophet can exercise all priesthood keys. So, when the current prophet dies...

What does Tongues of Angels mean?

Question   Gramps, What does tongues of angels mean? Betty   Answer   Betty, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave a most moving talk in General Conference regarding this subject in 2007 (The Tongue of Angels).  In this talk he states: "So, brothers and...

How much emergency preparedness is enough?

Question   Dear Gramps, My husband is serving as a Bishop.  We continue to have disagreements over emergency preparedness.  He says all we need to do is to follow what the church website says and the living Prophet and Apostles.  I have shown him quotes from...

Was the flood a form of baptism for the earth?

Question   Dear Gramps I've had this question for a long time. Was the flood a form of baptism for the earth?  And if so, is there any scriptural and/or modern day revelation that suggests so? John   Answer   Dear John,   Yes, you are correct,...

Are there scriptures that justify slavery?

Question   Gramps, A person recently informed me that slavery was allowed by scripture. I knew it was an existing practice in the societies thereabouts. I knew that there were people who tried to justify slavery by the scriptures, but am not aware of where...

Did I do something terrible in the premortal world?

Question   Gramps, Does our life in the premortal world determine our family? I was raised by a single mother and never met my father. There has been abuse in my family for several generations. I was not able to become pregnant. My temple marriage ended in...

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