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Does the Church not want thinkers?

Question   Dear Gramps, I joined the church in 98, raised Evangelical, so Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal,  I feel like when I question something the answer is always the same . Pray and ask. I do and my answers are ask again. I feel like the church doesn't want...

Is saying “Oh my Lord” using His name in vain?

Question   Gramps, Does saying "good Lord' or "Oh my Lord" count as using the Lord's name in vain? Marie   Answer   Marie, I believe it does. I avoid saying such things and have taught my children not to say them. What does it mean "to take the Lord's...

What is the Mormon Church’ stance on the Mark of Cain?

Question   Gramps, I've been told several times that the dark skinned people are descendants of Adam's son, Cain.  Thus the 'Mark of Cain'.  Moreover, in the Book of Mormon, the Lamanites who repented of their sins, their skins became lighter.   What is the...

Why doesn’t the Mormon Church keep the Jewish Feast Days?

Question   Dear Gramps, Why doesn't the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints keep the Jewish feast days? The Apostle Paul stated in Acts 18:21 that he had to keep the keep the feast that was coming to Jerusalem. In Acts 20:16, Paul is very adamant about...

How can I generate desire in my calling?

Question   Dearest Gramps, I've currently serving in a tough responsibility in the church, and while I know exactly what it's worth for me, it's beginning to wear me down, and my desire to serve is fading. My question is simple: how do you generate desire? What...

Is baptism a requirement to receive a resurrected body?

Question   Gramps, Will everyone who lived in mortality need the ordinance of baptism to be eligible to receive  a resurrected body? Justin   Answer   Justin, Thanks for your question.  The Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the Doctrine and Covenants...

How can I gain guilt?

Question   Gramps, I have been struggling with a certain sin for a long time, and I have begun to not feel bad or sorrowful for sinning. I do my best to read the scriptures meaningfully, and I have a desire to overcome my sin. What can I do to gain godly sorrow...

What is D&C 13:1 saying?

Question   Gramps, The scripture found in D&C 13:1 says, 1 Upon you my fellow servants, in the name of Messiah I confer the Priesthood of Aaron, which holds the keys of the ministering of angels, and of the gospel of repentance, and of baptism by immersion...

What does it mean to “put away childish things?”

Question   Dear Gramps, I've been thinking a lot about what it means to "put away childish things". Is it wrong for an adult to have a "childish" hobby? Like building Legos, for example. Or is it wrong if a hobby revolves around the acquisition of things?  I.e: a...

Why were the deaths of the early apostles so brutal?

Question   Gramps, I was interested in the life of the remaining Apostles after the death of the Savior.  As I researched their lives I was stunned and shocked by the manner of death the majority of the Apostles experienced.   I know the Savior loved his...

Is Mormon underwear magic?

Question   Gramps, I am not a Mormon, but a Born Again Christian faithfully attending a Protestant church.  I have recently been involved in a study in which we examined other religions of the world, and spent two sessions on Mormons and the LDS.  (I assume they...

Why was the purchase of slaves allowed during Biblical times?

Question   Gramps, I have been discussing matters of misinterpretation with Bible versus with friends and was wondering, why are there parts of the Bible that allow the purchase of slaves? Bryce   Answer   Bryce, Interesting question.  To begin, I would...

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