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What is God’s glory?

What is God’s glory?

Question Gramps, What is God's "glory?" I don't mean metaphorically or allegorically. I've heard from many sources and over the years I've spent in seminary, church and a couple institute classes, I've come to think of God's "glory" being an energy that radiates off...

Privacy of one’s home

Privacy of one’s home

Is there a church policy that suggests or allows a Bishop or Stake President to require a member not to discuss faith/repentance/baptism with other members and non members in the privacy of their own home, even if that is all that is discussed? And if so why? P. Smith...

Energy Healing

Energy Healing

First of all, thank you for all the time and research you spend answering questions. I love to read your website daily.  My question is regarding energy healing. A friend in my Stake has been trying to get me involved, and though I've seen websites where LDS members...

LDS Scriptures true or not?

LDS Scriptures true or not?

I was raised Protestant and have a Masters in Theology. That being said, it is hard for me to believe Joseph Smith's testimony. Can you suggest any books from a theologian's perspective or converts perspective?  Thank you. Tommy _____________ Tommy, It's not...

Serving Missions

Serving Missions

Gramps We were listening to NPR about Mormon Missions. A call came in from a caller from Utah that stated that missions are necessary for our young men to eventually go to the Celestial Kingdom.Is this true? Is this a requirement? Richard _____________ Richard,...

God Must Change?

God Must Change?

Gramps, This is my second time asking a question, the first was about blessing babies and whom we should address in the blessing prayer. You advised me to address Heavenly Father throug the entire blessing was the appropriate way. I have since blessed my 2 boys this...

When we die will our spirits all look alike?

When we die will our spirits all look alike?

Question   Gramps, Growing up, I was always amazed by a picture I saw in the Richland, WA Stakehouse. It showed Peter, James and John with their hands on the head of Joseph Smith. We all know the story but all of these persons looked identical. Does that mean as...

Can a family still be together even if one committed suicide?

Can a family still be together even if one committed suicide?

Question Gramps, I remember attending the funeral of a young father who had taken his own life. At the time, my return missionary told me that God is a just god, and doesn't compensate for certain sins. It made me sad to think of this young man's family never being...

Is 666 the number or mark of the beast?

Is 666 the number or mark of the beast?

Question   Gramps, Why is 666 the number of the beast? Is it symbolic?  Is the mark simply the fact that these people worship Satan and, therefore, not an actual visible body marking, such as a tattoo or colored skin? Cam   Answer   Cam, I have...

My Father is watching porn

My Father is watching porn

Hey there, I recently caught my father watching gay porn. He doesn't know I saw. This isn't the first time I've caught him. The first time I was like 10, and I'm 19 now. I don't think my mom knows but I just don't know what to do. Please help. Ashley ____________...

Christ and the Law

Christ and the Law

Dear Gramps, Why would the premortal Jehovah tell the Israelites that stoning was the mandatory penalty for adultery, and then not agree to its implementation when the woman taken in adultery was brought before him in mortality? Why wasn't His leniency part of the...

Alma the Elder

Alma the Elder

Was Alma the Elder married to one of the daughters of the Lamanites who were carried away into the wilderness by Noah? Karen __________ Hello Karen, We have no way of knowing for certain who Alma's wife was. However, we know that Alma the Elder left the priests of...

Sealings

Sealings

I'm getting sealed to my husband and I was wondering if his son could get sealed to us without me adopting him. His mother will never be sealed in the temple. Savannah ________________ Hello Savannah, Under current policy, the Church will not seal a person to any...

Help through the Savior

Help through the Savior

Dear Gramps, Six years ago I lost my family through divorce (through no fault of my own (my mother-in-law caused it). We had not been sealed in the temple yet. We have had no contact in all this time. I love and miss them so much that I cannot stand to live my life. I...

Vasectomy/Sterilization

Vasectomy/Sterilization

As I understand it contraception is acceptable in marriage and decisions about having children and how many children are between the couple and the Lord. I have several children, however due to medical reasons, a further pregnancy could be fatal to me. I know the...

Parents Lose Trust

Parents Lose Trust

Dear Gramps, So it started like this. I got an ipod. I wasn't supposed to have it and my mom caught me. She got mad but said take it to your grandfather's. I said I would but I didn't. I got caught again. Then the same thing happened with a laptop I wasn't supposed to...

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