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Are our leaders using Hebrews 11:40 correctly?

Question   Gramps, Why is the KJV Hebrews 11:40 quoted so much in the Church to teach the doctrine of salvation for the dead when the Joseph Smith translation clearly changes the meaning to not have anything to do with the subject? Elder David A. Bednar quoted...

Did Jesus have siblings?

Question   Hey gramps, I was just recently watching a bible video (by the Church) about young Jesus teaching at a temple. Mary came looking for him and holding her hand were two young children. Does Jesus have siblings? And if he does, where does it say he does? ...

Was there a resurrection before Christ?

Question   Gramps, Was there a resurrection before Christ? Siegfried   Answer   Siegried, In order to answer this question it is probably best to begin with the Fall and its consequences. When Adam and Eve partook of the fruit of "good and evil" there...

Would the demands of justice still be satisfied?

Question   Gramps, Would the demands of justice still be satisfied if Jesus went to a world other than this one? Joseph   Answer   Joseph, The easy answer to this question would be "yes" the demands of justice would easily be satisfied if our Savior...

Can you help me with a Joseph Smith quote?

Question   Gramps, Thanks for your wonderful site and work. As a boy I read a quote from Joseph given in answer to where God came from. He said something like." Was there ever a father who was not first a son..or a son who cannot become as his father?" I have...

Does a man have to be an apostle to be the next prophet?

Question   Gramps, In the history of the Church since the days of Joseph Smith, the Lord has always seen that there were apostles ordained to take the place of the Church president when he passes away. My question to you is does a man have to be an apostle to...

Are Priesthood blessings to be used only as a last resort?

Question   Gramps, My husband and his brother are extremely reluctant to give blessings to sick family. They see it as a last resort while my sister-in-law and I see it as a line of defense for times when you’ve done what you can at home but going to the doctor...

How can we be eternally happy like God if even He weeps?

Question   Dear Gramps, We are taught that we can dwell with God, become like Him, and be eternally happy.  I don't understand how He and we can be free from sorrow--and, thus, experience happiness eternally--if God Himself weeps because of the disobedience of...

Was Jesus 2 years old when visited by the wise men?

Question   Gramps, The Magi visited Jesus when he was two years old.  How did this come about? Geoffrey   Answer   Geoffrey, The story of the Magi is found in Matthew 2. Verse 2 tells us why: 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we...

How did Santa become a part of Christmas?

Question   Dear Gramps, If Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, where did Santa come from? Chris   Answer   Dear Chris, Yes, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus. It  wasn’t until 325 years after his birth that the Roman Emperor made all the people...

Does God know the choices I will make before I make them?

Question   Gramps, Does God know what choices I will make long before I make them? Does he already know my complete life and the choices I will make in the future? Greg   Answer   Greg, In our Book of Mormon we can read the following verse of scripture,...

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