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Can those with tattoos do temple ordinances?

Can those with tattoos do temple ordinances?

Question   Gramps, I have many good friends who have tattoos and they are non-members, but I know that some of them would like to join the church, they are really great people and I have always had that concern because once I heard a member of the church who had...

Did Nephi live to see Jesus?

Did Nephi live to see Jesus?

Question   Gramps, Did Nephi live to meet Jesus?Jerry    Answer   Dear Jerry, I can see where your confusion comes from. The name of Nephi is the Book of Mormon version of John Smith. It seems like you can't read many pages without seeing it pop up. One...

Why isn’t coffee allowed but energy drinks are?

Why isn’t coffee allowed but energy drinks are?

Question   Gramps, I have a hard time understanding the reasoning behind coffee and tea not being allowed. I have a friend who left the church because of this. I just don't get how coffee isn't allowed but energy drinks and other things are. Sam   Answer...

What if I forget that I’m fasting and eat something?

What if I forget that I’m fasting and eat something?

Question   Gramps, If I've opened a fast, what are the consequences if I forget that I'm fasting and then eat something? Chris   Answer   Hi Chris, Let's take a moment and consider the purposes of fasting. First, we are showing devotion to our Father in...

Why can we not kneel to pray in the temple?

Why can we not kneel to pray in the temple?

Question   Gramps, Why can we not kneel to pray in the temple? Patty   Answer   Dear Patty, You can kneel in the temple, but it should be done at an altar designed for this purpose. They generally have a short padded "stoop" for you to rest your knees...

Will not paying tithing bar us from obtaining exaltation?

Will not paying tithing bar us from obtaining exaltation?

Question   Gramps,  I have been a member for years, in that time I haven't gone a month without hearing a talk on tithing. The scripture from Malachi is always used. I've read all of he questions and answers on the site in regarding tithing. I get the impression...

How do I balance my marriage and church callings?

How do I balance my marriage and church callings?

Question   HI Gramps. I have a calling in my ward as assistant scout master and it requires a lot of time and dedication.  My wife however gets mad or upset if I have a meeting to go to and she wants time to spend with me.  I want to accomplish the...

Haven’t we already met God?  Why do we have to meet him again?

Haven’t we already met God? Why do we have to meet him again?

Question   Gramps, In the book of Alma, Amulek says that "this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God".  I always thought that we lived with God in the pre-mortal life.  If so, haven't we met him already?  Why did he send us away just so we could prepare...

I’m uncomfortable around my father. What do I do?

I’m uncomfortable around my father. What do I do?

Question   Gramps, I don't know what to do and I don't want to be judgmental but I do want to help my family. I'm worried about my dad and the influence he's brought to me and this family. When I was around 16, he introduced me to pornography, masturbation, and...

What is meant by secret combinations?

What is meant by secret combinations?

Question   Gramps. What is meant by secret combinations? Marlene   Answer   Marlene, This is a great question! There is a very in-depth response to this question that can be found in the Book of Mormon Student Manual on LDS.org (Chapter 36: Helaman...

Should I end my relationship with a Mormon woman?

Should I end my relationship with a Mormon woman?

Question   Gramps, Thanks for taking my question. The short story is that I am an atheist, and carrying on a complicated but loving relationship with a believing Mormon woman. While I believe none of the claims of the church (and am honest about it), somehow I...

Where is the line drawn before marriage?

Where is the line drawn before marriage?

Question   Gramps, You might be getting ready for a response about the birds and the bees, but that is not what I am asking about today. That, to me, is a very clear line. But, my question is about other aspects of marriage that might be off limits to those who...

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