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Members who fall away

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

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

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...

Status of those in the Telestial glory

Status of those in the Telestial glory

I had a discussion with my mother recently on the status of those in the telestial glory. In the Temple we learn that our earth is compaired the telestial kingdom. How can we then understand D&C 76:89 when Joseph Smith explains "And thus we saw, in the heavenly...

E-mail Home Teaching

E-mail Home Teaching

Hi Gramps, Each month (for the past 10, maybe 20 years) I get a short email asking if I completed my Home Teaching. Nothing else, no inquiries about the families just "Did you do it?" I find that troublesome. Have the Priesthood guidelines relaxed that much where only...

Spirit Prison

Spirit Prison

Hi Gramps, In the past we have had investigators at our ward who have been baptised and received the Holy Ghost and then we never see them again. When they eventually go through the veil are they destined for Spirit Prison to be taught or are they destined for...

Pre-Mortal Spirits

Pre-Mortal Spirits

How old is the pre-mortal spirit? I have the impression that we are about 2 1/2 billion years in the making. Leland ____________ Leland, When we contemplate the age of our spirits some of our leaders have postulated a similar age you have provided. Elder WW Phelps...

Anime and Nudity

Anime and Nudity

Gramps, I have a question regarding depictions of nudity in Japanese anime and a gospel perspective on it. I'm told in Japanese culture, that nudity in anime often signifies Japanese animesome supernatural happening or some other pseudoscientific event that signifies...

Earthbound Spirits

Earthbound Spirits

Two times now people have told me that earthbound spirits,family, etc. are attached to me, as to say living on me or in my energy. Don't all spirits go right to God? Have some goodly spirits remained here and attached and not crossed over the veil? Thank you. I am...

Hebrew and Greek Scholars

Hebrew and Greek Scholars

Are there any Hebrew and Biblical Greek Scholars in the Mormon church today? I know that Joseph Smith was really into studying Hebrew to get to know the Bible better. Sara ______________ Sara, You’ll be pleased to know that we’ve had several well-versed biblical...

Married wrong man?

Married wrong man?

Hi, I was very much in love with a non-member before I married my husband. This non-member was everything a Mormon man should be. My patriarchal blessing is unusually detailed about the person I should marry, even stating I would be in love with this man. I still...

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...

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...

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