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If I’m not sealed in the temple will I only be an angel?

Question   Gramps, I have never been sealed to a woman and the woman I wish to marry is already sealed and does not wish to cancel the sealing for fear of breaking her sealing to her children. I read the 1975 New Era Q&A about this. I want to know if I am not...

When did Jesus Christ enter his mortal body?

I read in 3 Nephi 1:13 that the voice of Jesus told Nephi that the Lord would be born the next day. Does this mean the Saviour's spirit being entered into his infant mortal body that very night? Or would it have been earlier in Mary's pregnancy? Thanks. Cliff...

Satan and his decisions

Dear Gramps, First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. Many of your replies have helped me gain a greater understanding of various topics, which have proved useful whilst teaching my Sunday school class. I would like to ask...

Mid Singles/YSA

Hello Gramps, I am a 27 year old divorced LDS woman. I have been divorced for 3 years and I have just graduated from nursing school. I tried attending YSA activities but I felt very out of place due to the fact that most of the people are between 18-21 and are in a...

Atonement

Dear Gramps, If a church member lives the majority of their life in a 'lukewarm' fashion (not doing anything real bad, yet not being very spiritually valiant either) will it do that person any good to change their ways for the better since the majority of their life...

Son of Cain and Bigfoot? What’s the story behind this?

Question Gramps, In "Miracle of Forgiveness" a story of an early church member riding on horseback to church encounters an individual who meets the description of Cain the son of Adam and Bigfoot. Can you shed any light or thoughts on this?  Thanks in advance. Reu...

Smoking

My husband has gone back to smoking after we were sealed in the temple. Just the other day he was upset at me for being upset at his smoking and said “My health is the only good reason I should stop smoking.” How do I come back to him and help him see again the list...

Millenial Question

Shalom Gramps, You state the following:  " In 1 Cor. 15:50 Apostle Paul revealed that “Flesh and Blood cannot INHERIT the Kingdom of God” – likewise, Jesus declared in Matt. 25:34 that the living SHEEP Saints on His right hand should “Come and INHERIT the Kingdom”...

Angel retrieves gold plates

Where is it recorded in the LDS scriptures that an angel retrieved the gold plates from Joseph Smith? People in the South have said that story sounds suspicious or "fishy". They have no problem believing the parting of the Red Sea or that the Lord opened to view the...

Faith

I was born in the church and grew up in it. I've recently turned 19 and am about to make some important decisions that could affect the rest of my life (mission, priesthood etc.) I've already had my interviews to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood but have not been...

Marriage and Separation

Dear Gramps, My husband has recently left church and we have separated at only 33 yrs old. We still love and respect each other and raise our 4 children together. He is a good man and I am a wonderful woman We were sealed in the temple and raised in the church. He has...

Deliverance and Free Agency

Dear Gramps, If Heavenly Father absolutely will not violate anybody's free agency, then how is he able to deliver people out of bondage? If their captors are absolutely unwilling to yield under any circumstances, are those they keep in bondage completely out of luck?...

Prayer

Some say that God does not hear our prayers directly but that our prayers are communicated to Him by angels or deceased family members who have been delegated the task to listen to us. Personally, I don't believe it but would like to know if the church leaders have...

Is it okay to go barefoot to church?

Question   Gramps, My bishop recently said he’d like me to wear shoes during church because it’s respectful, but he won’t try to make me. I won’t fight with the church, so if that’s his wish, I’ll comply. But I’ve read in the scriptures about shoes not being...

Petition for Healing

Dear Gramps, Does it do any good to petition for someone's healing, like from cancer? The scriptures say if they are ordained to live, they will live, and if they are ordained to die, then they will die (D&C 42:48. So if God has already made up His mind on the...

14 year old son hates going to church

What do I do to help my son gain a testimony? He has had anxiety, doing better this last year, has ADHD so he gets bored easily and has a hard time sitting through 3 hours of church. He is a good boy and so far has obeyed the Strength of Youth but he thinks the boys...

Infidelity

My husband committed adultery almost four years ago. I have not yet gotten over it completely but making a daily effort towards that. But, even if I try my best, how can I trust him or how can I know he is and will always be true to me only from here on? Haydee...

Pre-Adamites

Why were Adam and Eve commanded to replenish instead of plenish? You can't replenish the earth unless it had already been plenished. Mortals before Adam and Eve? Dan ______________ Dan, Those first commandments in the Garden of Eden have no reference to pre-Adamic...

Members who fall away

I have several members of my family who have fallen away from the church. Sisters who were raised in the church and a son, also raised in the church, who now doesn't even believe in God or afterlife. My sisters have lived good lives. One has even asked me to do her...

1 Corinthians 8:5-6

I've been pondering the Scripture verse of 1 Corinthians 8:5-6. I see the point that you make when you speak of plurality of gods and lords, but I have a tendency to make sure that no Scripture is ever taken out of context. If you read the verses before them (verses...

Murder

How can Satan murder someone if he is a spirit? Is John 8:44 figurative or literal? Dan ___________________ Dan, What a great and insightful question, how is Satan defined as a murderer by our Lord? I believe this scripture to be literal, Satan was and is a murderer...

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