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How can I be the best missionary I can be?

Question   Dear Gramps, I want to be the best missionary that I can be on my mission. I'm a recent convert; I've co-taught several lessons with the missionaries (as advised by Elder Bednar in "Becoming a Missionary"), have continued reading scriptures, am...

Should serving a mission be done due to pressure?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am a 19 year old girl who is feeling the intense pressure to serve a mission. I consider myself a very spiritual person, but I never felt like I wanted or needed to go. I am just starting to get a hold of my life, and although I...

Do we need to be perfect and completely sin free?

Question   Hey Gramps, I had a question on sin that I'm unsure about. Do you have to repent of every single sin you do, that is at age 9 and up? In terms of new members who had to give up a lot of old habits, do they have to remember and forsake every sin they...

Why does God tell us to love our neighbors as ourselves?

Question Gramps, Why does God tell us to love our neighbors as ourselves? Loni   Answer Loni, When the Lord walked upon the earth he was asked, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law?" The individual asking the question, a student of law, hoped to...

Can one be baptized if they have had an abortion?

Question   Gramps, Can you be baptized if you have had an abortion? Trudy   Answer   Trudy, The short answer is yes.... Yes you can. Baptism is about having faith in Christ and having the desire and willingness to repent, in addition to joining the...

Was Judas damned for betraying Christ?

Question   Hi Gramps, I know I've been asking you a lot of questions, primarily because I haven't seen them addressed before. This one has come to my mind periodically since I was in middle school.  I don't believe that Judas knew that the Pharisees wanted Christ...

Was there a beginning?

Question   Dear Gramps, I really appreciate the time and effort you put in answers all those questions. And I again want to thank you on behalf of all those thousands and thousands who I know are following your answers almost on a daily basis. I have been...

Have I seen Christ?

Question   Gramps, I enjoy reading your responses and hope you can help me. Is it possible for a single sister see Christ? I feel I have. Granted, I saw Him in a dream but I don't think it different from an awake vision. I've been told that it is not possible for...

Is marriage the only thing “sealed” on earth as in heaven?

Question   Gramps, A question came up in the Sunday school class I teach for which I haven't yet found a good answer. Is there anything "sealed" on earth as in heaven (Priesthood keys of Elijah) other than marriages? Thanks. David   Answer   Dear David,...

Did Laman and Lemuel really love their family?

Question   Gramps, I know we have lots of reasons why Laman and Lemuel didn't want to go with their family into the wilderness, and we have lots of evidence to prove that they at times tried to not go or to head back. My question is why they ended up going? They...

Should I ponder upon the deep doctrines of the Church?

Question   Dear Gramps, I am incredibly interested in deep doctrine. Things like Kolob, Theology, and other things intrigue my mind. I have been told by several church leaders that it is not good to think about things like that. I know I can't ever really...

Should women work out of the home only when necessary?

Question   Gramps, I just read your article regarding women in the work place.  I understand it. But.... what if your children are in school your husband makes a good living and you don't want to be in the work place but your husband wants you there to be ale to...

Was Nephi a Jew?

Question   Gramps, If Nephi was a Jew he was under the Law of Moses. When did the Law of Moses get replaced with the doctrine of Christ and replace sacrifice with baptism? In the Bible the Levites were baptizing. When did this start?   I'm confused. I thought it...

Should we stand up against the war on Christians?

Question   Gramps, I am deeply disturbed by the war on Christians in America. Most recently the baker facing jail time if he doesn't bake a cake for a gay couple. This is a private business for goodness sakes. Also the removal of the cross in San Diego at the war...

Will I come under condemnation if I retire?

Question   Dear Gramps, President Kimball made the following statement in the Welfare Session of the October 1977 General Conference: “No true Latter-day Saint, while physically or emotionally able will voluntarily shift the burden of his own or his family’s...

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