Answers to Submitted Questions About the LDS Church by Joel Hardy
ROSIE - How do
mormons feel about other religions' so called prophets?
What sort of mind altering drugs do you suppose Joseph Smith was
KIM - What are
the JST Bible and endowments?
Where does it say in the Bible we can become kings, queens, and gods and that we
have to be married for the Celestial kingdom?
NANCY - Is it
my parents right to not want to have LDS scriptures in their home?
JAN - My parents
will disown my sister if she joins the Mormon Church.
SHERRY - Why
do some members want their names removed from the rolls of the church?
KIM - Could you
please explain baptism of the dead?
VICKY - Does a
Mormon have to pay tithes on state welfare?
SASHA - What is
the Church's position on suicide?
CARLY - My
sister was disowned by her family when she joined the church.
SAM - Is the
Celestial Kingdom already existing or will it be created at the end? Where is
God residing now?
YOLANDA - If
you are sealed to your parents and then later sealed to a spouse, who are you
sealed to in heaven?
LYNN - Why did
Joseph Smith marry several women who were already married at the time?
SUSAN - Why
can't mormon missionarys watch the news or read the newspapers?
SHANE - How
would Mormon parents feel if their children wanted to change
SARA - Does the
Mormon temple in Salt Lake City have satanic symbols?
GRACE - How do
Mormons feel about marrying nonmembers?
Can Mormon missionaries seek out entertainment on their days off?
CANDY - Why
cant the missionaries call their parents more then twice a year, or go home for
BRENDA - Can
Mormon youth go to other entertainment besides church dances and church
NANCY - Why are
mormons and missionaries so pushy?
ROSE - Why do
missionaries visit other churches?
SELENA - If
mormons are so honest why are there locks on the lockers inside the
SUE - Is it
wrong for LDS to drink green tea?
JIMMY - I
recently heard that the LDS ministry is on a non pay status, I find this very
hard to believe
JESSICA - How
does the mormon church stand on the death penalty?
Questions about polygamy
ANGIE - Is it
true that mormon missionaries can pick and choose who they want to teach the
SINDY - Do
mormons really believe that other churches are the churches of the
LISA - Can
mormons parent their own children or do they have to use the guidelines set by
STEVE - Is the
Mormon Church polytheistic or monotheistic?
ANNE - If our
daughter is baptized a Mormon can she still attend our Seventh Day Adventist
JULIE - Are
Mormon women allowed to have jobs?
RAY - Why
doesn't the LDS Church use the Girl Scout program for their young
VILMA - Why am
I excluded from attending my grandaughter's wedding ceremony?
IRENE - What is
the view of the mormon church in reference to people with intellectual
DON -How does the
Olmec civilization correspond to the Book of Mormon Jaredites?
STACY - Can
parents receive revelation for their children about who they are to
ARCHIE - Why
do we use water in our sacrament rather than wine?
Questions about sealing children to parents.
DEVIN - Is the
Ensign, or First Presidency message or Conference Report scripture?
What is the Church's stance on wearing bikinis?
JOSH - Does the
lds church associate with other churches?
DAVE - Are
there references to polygamy in the Book of Mormon?
AMS - How come
you guys don't talk about Jesus?
BRANDON - Why
do Mormons have eight wives?
RAY - What has
helped you in answering the questions that are posed?
Questions about face cards.
- Why can't the Bible and Book of Mormon be translated into plain
Question about getting remarried after a temple divorce
JILL - Questions
Were the Jaredites part of the lost ten tribes?
JHEALY - Asks
for evidence to support Article of Faith #8.
FOX - Asks how we
account for Greek words and Bible errors showing up in The Book of
SHANNA - Is it
wrong to marry outside your race?
Questions about rapture, revelation, and apocalypse
DEAN - Question
about hearing and accepting the gospel in the after life and temple
KRIS - Asks
questions for a project about different religions
EDWARD - Do
LDS church members pay tithing on their Gross or Net income?
JEREMY - Is
it possible to go to the Celestial Kingdom if you die before choosing a
SUUMUR - Are
there any scriptures that support eternal marriages and family in the
KENOBI - Asks
for help with contradictions in the Book of Mormon about the nature of God and
SARAH - Was
the serpent punished for decieving our first parents?
STEVE - Why do
Mormons worship on the first day of the week, Sunday, instead of the seventh day
of the week, Saturday?
KIM - Are men
more important than women?
DIANE - What is
the step by step process of a Mormon worship service?
DP - How many
children did Joseph Smith have?
KRISTEN - How
on earth could your church pretend to have any answers to any questions about
PASCALE - Do
I need to be rebaptized?
BRAD - Why did
God tell Adam and Eve to not eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and
evil, if it was in His plan to have them do so?
RAY - What was
the purpose of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden?
STEVEN - Why
does the Church leadership today have a President with two councilors when
Christ did not have this during His ministry?
DEVIN - Is
Jehovah in the Old Testament Jesus Christ in the New Testament?
- How many men did Joseph Smith kill in his lifetime and why?
TOM - Why aren't
women mentioned much in the scriptures? What is the scriptural justification for
denying blacks the priesthood?
Which Church is the most abominable above all other churches as spoken of in the
Book of Mormon?
TONYA - What
are the Church's views on egg donations from women?
TOM - Questions
about the Spirit; Native American DNA; why church is boring; and lineage of
blacks in patriarchal blessings.
Questions about parentage of Christ, Kolob, and Salvation.
What kind of condemnation comes to those that do not believe, in the Mormon
HOLLY - Do
Mormans believe that God and Jesus have bodies of flesh and blood?
JESSE - I need
some Biblical references and other historical information about the belief in a
KIM - Is it OK
for a counselor in a Bishopric to have a beard?
ALICE - How are
mission presidents chosen and how long do they serve?
HB - Asks for
references that speak of righteous women not being denied blessings of an
NATHAN - Who
was king lamoni's father? What was his name?
DAN - What is
the church's position on trading in the stock market?
DOUG - Is it
incorrect to pray for those who are deceased?
Questions about references to life of Christ early in Book of Mormon
Why do you as LDS say that we should not to pray to Jesus when Acts 7:59 &
60 has Stephen praying to Jesus?
LARRY - If
Moroni buried the plates in Central America, how did Joseph Smith find them in
KITTY - What is
the churches view on divorce? On divorce of the Bishop or Branch President?
- Can a Woman get her Temple endowments if she is not planning on going a
mission or getting married anytime soon?
JAMES - Can
you explain what Jesus meant when he said "on this rock I will build my church"?
How can someone reject the Gospel when they learn about it in Heaven after they
LAURA - What
was the purpose of forgivness if you still have to "do good works" to obtain
DAVID - Were
Jesus and Satan brothers?
KELLY - Do
Mormons believe that Catholics are going to hell?
LAURA - If a
man can become a god why have there been no other gods recognized? Why are the
Mormon temple ordinances so secretive?
TRAVIS - Is
James J. Strang's church still around? What are the requirements for joining The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
THOMAS - Were
Lucifer and the 1/3 of the host of heaven cast down only to our world or to all
LISE - Who will
build the temple in Jerusalem?
MARK - Was
Joseph Smith really a treasure hunter with an interest in the occult?
STEPH - Why is
the word "saint" used in the name for the Mormon church.?
ANGIE - Did
the Book of Mormon originate in the area of Guatemala?
Asks questions about the influence of the Islam religion on Joseph
JAMES - Where
did Joseph Smith learn Greek and/or Hebrew?
Asks for an explanation on why I claim the Bible has some mistakes in
WANDA - Why was
temple ordinance work done for Hitler?
What is the truth about why we (LDS) can't drink tea or coffee?
JOSH - What is
the church's view on us joining the Masons?
STEVE - What
does the word "Rapture" mean, as used by the general Christian
RAY - Can a
member who commits adultry, repent and still have a chance to be exalted in the
ROB - Asks to
explain how a God can be formed, which contradicts Isaiah 43:10
SCOTT - Is it
wrong to marry outside of the Church, knowing that your wife and probably your
kids would not be LDS either?
DARLENE - Can
God's children living on other planets also be exalted to Godhood?
KRISTY - Asks
a question on the inerrancy of the Bible.
K.R. - Can mormans
legally marry more than one women in the state of Utah?
GAIL - I would
like to know if the Church has a stand on the stem cell research?
BARB - Are "LDS"
and "Mormon" no longer acceptable names for the Church?
DOUG - Did
Joseph Smith drink alcohol?
ERIC - Why
should my LDS friend be penalized for marrying me who is a nonmember?
ANNE - Will my
husband be damned for not paying his tithing?
DOUG - What is
the position of the church on the donation of body parts after death?
DANIEL - What
happens to a family that has been sealed in the Temple, if they have been
assigned to different glories after the resurrection?
ROBLYER - Why
can't I find any complete information or history of the Mountain Meadows
Massacre? Did Joseph Smith and other leaders belong to the Masons?
JOSH - Why do we
try and convert people from other churches?
JOHNS - What it
meant by "natural action" in regards to the conception and birth of
MATT - Is there
another Gospel waiting to be discovered?
JANIS - Why do
former church members insist on having their names removed from the Church
records? Why do they continue to persecute the church after they
MIKE - Asks for
explainations for errors that exist in the Book of Mormon.
TERRI - What
happens when a couple is granted a temple divorce?
SARA - What are
the three heavens and who go there? Define the word "sinner" and who do you as a
religion consider a sinner?
JEREMY - How
much are the general authorities and the prophet's "living expenses" that they
receive for their full time service to the church?
Why do so many people outside the Church feel Joseph Smith is a fraud, a
gold-digger, and a false-prophet"?
KAREN - In
Revelations 13:3 Is the head of the beast Satan? And what are they talking about
when it said that it was wounded and came alive?
ELIZA - Why is
there plural marriage in heaven?
How do we become gods after we die?
CAROLYN - Why
do Mormons consider polygamy acceptable?
Asks questions on how to help a friend that has homosexual feelings
What is the proper dress standard for women at church?
CHAD - How could
Jesus have been created by heavenly parents?
What do Mormons think about yoga?
BROOKS - Does
Daniel describe the skin color of God?
MANUEL - I've
heard that Gordon B. Hinkley said that we couldn't use face cards. Is this true?
MANDY - Why
waste money building expensive temples when there are so many in need of food
KAREN - What
is the position of the mormon church regarding negroes and their leadership
within the church?
Questions about temple weddings.
KEN - Will
parents who had children die at a young age be allowed to raise those kids in
SCOTTIE - 1.
Were the original writings of the B.O.M written in reformed egyptian and
2. If the lord knew when and how Joseph Smith was going to die, why
is the revelation in D&C 130:15 conditional (" ..if thou
Why is Mormonism the right faith? What evidence do you have?
BRIAN - How
could the Garden of Eden have been located in Missouri as Joseph Smith
KORBY - Is it
true a parent in the Celestial Kingdom will not be able to visit a telestial
HARRY - How do
you quit smoking naturally?
ARIANA - What
DREW - Asks for
scriptures that show what we will be doing in heaven.
Question about Parley P. Pratt's prophesy in "Mormonism Unveiled"
JANEEN - What
is the mission and birthright of the lineage of Ephriam?
ERIN - What is
ANA - Question
about being sealed to a dead spouse
BILL - Did the
Lord command the brother of Jared to make a hole at the bottom of the barge and
use it as an air hole?
GINA - How did
the Young Women program come about?
JOHN - How long
must a disfellowshipped member wait before being allowed a leadership position
in the Church?
CUB - Please
define the Mormon Levitical Priesthood and explain how they justify their belief
in this priesthood.
How does the Holy Ghost help you find peace?
LEXI - What are
the don'ts for Mormons?
ANON - If you
break the law of chastity and repent can you still be married in the
ALEX - Why can't
Mormons date non-members?
What theological questions are most debated among Mormons?
NICOLE - Is it
wrong for LDS members to study or believe in astrology?
DANIEL - How
do I explain polygamy to my non-member friends and family
What are some similarities between this religion and Hasidic Judaism?
DAVID - Are
confessions in the LDS Church the same as in the Catholic Church?
DANIEL - What
is the meaning of the veil of the temple being torn at the death of
Concerns about how misssionaries respond to questions and about Christ always
GINETTE - Why
are Mormons allowed to kiss before marriage?
GEORGE - Can
we chose another day of the week for our Sabbath if we work on Sunday?
SHERRY - Does
the LDS Church give a misleading statement about polygamy on its web
PAUL - Did Jesus
establish TWO churches during the first century or just one?
ROBERT - What
about the many references in the Bible about there only being one God?
DENISE - Are
there any rites that Mormon adolescents go through when they become men and
DAVID - Is
refusing to drink caffeinated soft drinks going "beyond the mark?
ARNOLD - Are
there any official remarks from the LDS Church regarding UFO
DEF - Why was the
Proclamation on the Family written?
BRI - What are
the major differences between the Catholic and Mormon Churches?
QUEST - Asks
questions about LDS beliefs about God
PEG - Has the
prophet ever told us to not have face cards in our homes?
BRETO - What
does the Mormon Church say about inter-racial marriages?
Questions about the apostle Amasa Lyman's excommunication and restoration of
GAIL - Will any
of the young people of today still be alive when Christ comes again?
SM - Is it OK to
"adopt" frozen embryos?
SANDY - Does my
spirit appear obese like my body? Will I be obese after the
KC - Asks why
there aren't many Blacks in the Church and why the priesthood was withheld from
them for so long
questions about the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible and Bible references
about the Pre-existance
CHUCK - Were
Adam and Eve allowed all the privileges of a married couple except they couldn't
have children while in the Garden of Eden? What was their sin?
Asks questions about LDS baptism and heaven
GEO - Asks
questions about the nature of a soul
DAVE - How did
Alma get priesthood authority to baptize?
TOM - Questions
about patriarchal blessings and the second coming.
- Is there any physical proof of the horses being here before the
Americas were "discovered"?
After Christ comes will immortal people be able to physically bear children who
could not do so when they were mortal?
MH - Where are the
plates (Book of Mormon ) that Joseph Smith translated now?
MALIA - Wants
to know about the LDS Temple rituals and why she can't go to her best friend's
- How do you respond to those who claim that Mormons are not
LINDA - Is
there progression beyond the Celestial Kingdom?
WAYNE - Where
did the First Presidency and Quorum of Twelve Apostles serve on their missions
DWONG - The
doctrine on no forgiveness for murder.
SCIENTIST - Quotations from Church leaders on organic evolution.
- Joseph Smith seeing a salamander instead of God and Jesus?
- Husbands getting their wives into heaven and why Mormons have
so many babies.
ALLEN - Asks why the LDS don't use the crucifix.
WB - Asks about
having a boy friend at 14 years of age.
ANAND - How can
you believe in a prophet like Joseph Smith, that God warns us about in the
PAM - The Mormon
doctrine says that there are sins that can not be forgiven? That is not what the
Bible says! What can you tell me about Mormon doctrine on the issue of
EILEEN - I
have been told by our leaders that we(LDS) do not cremate people. I would like
an explanation why and the scriptures that pertain to it.
PAM - Asks how
the Mormon church can believe that there are many gods when Bible scriptures
seem to contradict the concept.
ZACH - There is
proof of the Bible; they still have the original papers, so where is the proof
of the Book of Mormon, why has no one seen the Gold Plates?.
KIM - Asks
questions about the Church's doctrine on unwed teen mothers and adoption.
Will a relationship continue with children of righteous parents after death if
all the family members do not inherit the celestial kingdom?
JOHN - Asks
whether President Hinckley contradicts Joseph Smith's concept about God once
being a man
SUE - Asks about
Church leaders opinion about men having facial hair and beards.
BECCA - Asks
questions about men becoming Gods, polygamy, and salvation
AMY - If God was
once a man and we can become gods ourselves, does this mean that right now there
are gods in other universes that they created?
WILLIAM - Why
do the Mormons make allowances for abortions
Questions about the Adam-God doctrine.
BILLY - What
kinds of festivals and arts do the mormons have?
MINDY - What
are the full names of the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve
- What is the church's doctrine concerning Fossils/
NICK - Does the
LDS church teach that God the Father physically/literally impregnated the Virgin
- What do I do when prompted by the Spirit to share the Gospel
What is it like to date or to be married to a Mormon?
IVAN - LDS
professional atheletes who play on Sunday
Near Death Experiences
CRAIG - Using
the "Bible Code" program on the Book of Mormon
KAREN - Origin
of the term "Jack Mormon"
ANNIE - Word of
- Emma Smith and polygamy
ERIC - Nature of
- Was David forgiven for murder?
JAKE - Trust not
in the arm of the flesh.
ROBERT - The
- Why do bad things happen to good people?
DAN - Why did the
Church practice polygamy?
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