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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...

Confession of Sin

Confession of Sin

I was married twice before and now I have not been active in church. I haven't gone cause I feel like a failure, but know I've gotten cought up in a sexual relationship. I don't want to be excommunicated(I've already been through a repentence process once before)but...

Who will be tempted by Satan after 1000 years

Who will be tempted by Satan after 1000 years

Dear Gramps, I can't find the answer to this question anywhere. When satan will be loosed at the end of the Millennium, who will be the ones tempted by him? Some in Church say everyone, to me that doesn't sound fair, some say all those born during the millennium and...

Parenting of Children

Parenting of Children

Dear gramps, My question is in regards to my father in law. I have been married to my wife for 3 years. My father in-law just tried telling my wife that he is still to raise her and the she is his responsibility in making sure the gospel is in her life. As well as...

Lost Books of the Bible

Lost Books of the Bible

Bro Gramps, do you know if the LDS Headquarters use the "Lost Books of the Bible" and The "Forgotten Books of Eden"? I have had this bible for about 15 years and it is very very interesting. The reason these books wasn't published is due to the Authors thought these...

Serious Stumbling Block

Serious Stumbling Block

Gramps, I've been in the church for over a year after having been a pentacostal minister for over 20 years. I love your site. It has answered many questions for me and increased my faith and testimony. However, in my studies I came across two scriptures that I cannot...

What does it mean to reject the gospel?

What does it mean to reject the gospel?

Question   Gramps, Last week in Relief Society our lesson was on the Last Judgement. We learned that those who reject the Gospel in this life,but accept it in the next, will be assigned to the Terrestrial Kingdom. So what does it mean to "reject" the Gospel--I'm...

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