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How can I feel the worthiness I desire?

How can I feel the worthiness I desire?

Question   Dear Gramps, Thank you so much for giving your time and insight to help others. I seldom if ever feel worthy to enter the temple or to perform priesthood ordinances and responsibilities. I do answer the temple recommend questions accurately and I point...

Monotheists or Polytheists?

Monotheists or Polytheists?

Question   I was recently asked if Latter-day Saints are monotheists or polytheists. Which if either are correct and why? Ben   Answer   Ben, An interesting question, but depending upon who's asking, it could also be a quite loaded one. Let me explain....

Should we listen to Christian Rock Music?

Should we listen to Christian Rock Music?

Question   Gramps, I am an LDS mom of four children. One of the things we enjoy together is listening to christian rock music. We've even gone to two big music concerts in the past year together. We find the music uplifting and encouraging. It reminds us of the...

What is revelation?

What is revelation?

Question   Gramps, Please explain revelation to me. Linda   Answer   Linda, What a question! I could go on for pages, but I doubt that would be a preferred response. Instead, let me describe how I have received revelation in my life. Sometimes it comes...

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve

Were ther 2 trees in the Garden of Eden? Were they both forbiden. I always thought there was one forbiden? Reading in Alma 12:21-28 Thank you! Norma ____________ Norma, of the many trees in the Garden of Eden, two were significant. Eating the fruit of the tree of...

How do I survive my child’s suicide?

How do I survive my child’s suicide?

Question Gramps, I hope someone actually reads these. I'm exhausted from trying to save myself. My son Jesse lost his life to suicide four months ago.  Could you recommend a self help book for me? I live in a town with counseling for drug abusers but there is no...

Custom of Transcribing Blessings

Custom of Transcribing Blessings

Dear Gramps, I am a member of a convert family and was baptized into the church with my husband and son one year ago. As I have attended other people's baptisms and blessings, I have noticed that the mother or wife of the family member being baptized or blessed will...

Abraham’s Children

Abraham’s Children

In Genesis 22, we find the story of Abraham being commanded to sacrifice Isaac. Why is Isaac called Abraham's "only son" when he had an older half-brother, Ishmael (via Sarah's maid, Hagar)? Seanette __________ Seanette, The Septuagint suggests another reading of the...

Curse Lifted

Curse Lifted

So I haven't heard any conversation on the curse upon the ground being lifted as recorded in Gen 8:21. Can you point me to talks regarding this? Clearly God told Noah that he would no longer curse the ground for man's sake. If this has already been discussed just...

Contradiction in Priesthood Blessings?

Contradiction in Priesthood Blessings?

Question   Dear Gramps, Almost 2 years ago I learned that I was expecting twins. After having some issues with bleeding in the beginning of the pregnancy my husband gave me a priesthood blessing. In it he stated that both babies would be healthy and that I would...

Polygamy and the Law

Polygamy and the Law

Hey Gramps, Just wondering, hypothetically, if US laws were changed to allow polygamy would the practice be allowed in the church again? Just wondering   _______________ Dear Wondering, For the Church to begin practicing polygamy again, it would have be begun...

Does Luke 9:62 reference Lot’s wife?

Does Luke 9:62 reference Lot’s wife?

Question Gramps, Does Luke 9:62 have reference to Lots wife looking back? She went back into the city and went back to her old ways. So if we look back on our old ways or go back to our old ways we lose sight of God. Thanks, Daren   Answer Daren, Luke 17 has a...

Why did the angels go to the shepherds?

Why did the angels go to the shepherds?

Question   Why did the angels go to the shepherds? What was the reason? Larry   Answer Larry, These shepherds may have been tending sheep specifically raised as temple sacrifices (see Elder McConkie’s The Mortal Messiah vol 1, page 347). The angel gave them...

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