Answers to Submitted Questions About the LDS Church by Joel Hardy
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MEEKS - Where is the reference for "The Standard of Truth" in the D&C?
DUNAMIS - Why is there no archaeological evidence to support the Book of Mormon?
JOSH - Why doesn't the church have homeless programs for people in Salt Lake City?
TANYA - Questions about the Holy Ghost and intelligences.
JONATHAN - Does satan have power over our dreams?
PHIL - Can you explain the "Son of Righteousness" found in both 2 Ne. 26:9 and Ether 9:22?
CAMILLE - Do you know anything about the author of the Godmakers?
PHIL - Would the Sacrament prayers be considered vain repitition?
ED - How did Jesus obtain the priesthood?
ALAN - Where are the wagon loads of plates Brigham Young talked about?
RICHARD - What do the prophets have to say about tragedies that are happening in the world?
JESSICA - Question about sharing the Gospel at work or school.
MIK - Question about Sabbath day observance.
PHYLIS - Asks several questions.
ALEX - How can Jesus be called the Everlasting Father?
RICHARD - What does it mean to "shake the dust off the feet"?
JOSH - Must you attend tithing settlement if you receive ssi and dont pay any tithing?
ISAIAH - Asks several questions
RICHARD - Question about forgiveness for adultery
TWIGGY - Asks several questions
RICHARD - Can you explain to me the background of why the word of wisdom was given?
ALEX - How come other churches don't believe in eternal progression?
NEPHI - Why do LDS teach that baptism is essential for salvation?
GREG - Question about how one is able to see God and survive it.
CJ - Why is it that Mormons are so influential in regards to liquor laws in Utah?
MARILEE - How do you receive an answer to prayer?
JAMES - Many questions.
GREGORY - Many questions.
JAMES - Many questions.
JERICO - What church is the most abominable church of all chuches in the world?
BRYCE - How did god become a god?
JON - Is Jesus all-knowing? Why perform ordinances for the dead?
JULIO - Is the church still teaching that the American Indians are decendants of the Lamanites?
ERIC - Questions about the resurrection, God and Jesus being one, and the Celestial Kingdom.
MICHAEL - Questions about the apostasy and Church leadership.
SCOTT - Asks several questions
JULIO - Questions about Joseph Smith's seer stone
BEVERLY - Questions about the "Rapture".
SCOTT - Questions about the offices of Seventy and Apostle.
CASEY - Why is there no mention of Laban in the Old Testament?
JOHN - Asks for explanations for apparent contradictions in LDS scriptures.
JACK - Are there situations in which we are not required to forgive those who have done us wrong?
ROBERT - Asks several questions.
SHANE - Question about the belief in other gods.
JAMES - Why don't Mormons say The Lord’s Prayer in their services?
RICHARD - What does the scripture mean that says, 'The sabbath was made for man & not man for the Sabbath'?
TWIGGY - Asks several questions.
STEVEN - Asks several questions.
DIANA - Are there any Bible scriptures that say we will know each other in the next world?
BRYON - Why do LDS apostles
write and sell books?
JOHN - Will Jesus always have the scars in his hands and feet?
CATHERINA - Are Polynesians or any other type of culture allowed to
get a culturual tattoo?
TOM - Why did Christ have to give Nephi authority to baptize?
DANIEL - Asks questions about baptism, forgiveness, sacrifices, and Word of Wisdon.
CODY - How did the orginal twelve apostles die?
SCOTT - Asks questions about divorce, temple marriage, LDS worship, and scriptures.
NATHAN - What are “Intelligences"?
RICHARD - Who will Satan tempt when he is loosed at the end of the millennium?
JOHN - Asks questions about being "born again".
NEPHI - How do we become sons and daughters of God?
RICHARD - What are the different ways our sins are remitted?
MARC - Asks for references about the atonement being for all worlds created.
JOHN - Why didn't God know that John C. Bennet was in fact an evil man ?
CATHERINA - Who created our Heavenly Father?
RICKY - Will we ever add a new revelation to the D&C?
LARAMIE - Are there any age restrictions on going to dances?
THOMAS - How can Latter-day Saints, using the Bible justify their belief that God wanted the fall to occur?
LB - Is Satan responsible for all diseases?
MATTHEW - Question about the apostasy
MICHAEL - Questions about Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible
SARA - What does it mean to be about the business of God?
TOM - What will happen to the Aaronic priesthood after the sons of Levi make their offering in righteousness?
WAYNE - Will women also teach the people in spirit prison or is that just for the men?
NEPHI - Questions about claims of false prophecies of Joseph Smith.
DIANE - Why are women prohibited from being present in priesthood meetings?
THOMAS - Was the Translation of the Bible ever completed by Joseph Smith?
LB - Why are people born into the world with handicaps?
CONOR - Question about the "Priesthood of common belief".
JAMES - 1st Nephi 19:10 seems to indicate that Israel as
well as the New World would have experienced 3 days of darkness?
GREG - Why was Canaan cursed for something his father did?
LORIE - Why does the LDS Church fund the building up of other churches?
MICHAEL - A scriptural contradiction about
the Lord showing Himself to prophets.
RICHARD - Why the D&C scripture about
holding the LDS Church president on trial?
NEPHI - Why
does the Book of Mormon claim that Columbus was led by the Spirit of the
What happened to the Nauvoo temple ordinance records?
KENDRA - Is it
true that Mormons believe women will be eternally pregnant and give birth to
spirits in the afterlife?
Questions about salvation and baptism for the dead and the beheading of
Questions about our sinful nature and Adam's transgression.
Questions about remarrying, Abraham's only son, and polygamy.
MIRIAM - Is it
true that money changes hands in Mormon Temples?
ROY - Why did
Jesus say believers would do greater works than He?
Questions about the Word of Wisdom, Jesus, and idolatry.
Why was Jesus called "Only Begotton" before he was born?
Questions about changes and anachronisms in the Book of Mormon
TIM - In the
Book of Mormon, how is it that, without a head, Shiz was able to raise up on his
hands and gasp for breath?
TERRY - Why
does the LDS church say that members of other religions will never receive
Question about errors in the Book of Mormon
SCOTT - Some
Book of Mormon questions.
MALCOM - Why
does the church count children under 8 as members?
JOANNA - Why
does the Mormon church always say "family first"?
Should LDS missionaries take money with them?
MED - Why did
Brigham Young say the Nauvoo temple was not completed?
- Question about Doctrine and Covenants Section 137.
GREG - Was
Judas present at the Last Supper?
MIKE - Did
Heber J. Grant's father have other wives?
PAM - What is
the Church's policy about changing wards?
JOE - Joseph
Smith and polygamy.
Questions about the Book of Mormon and Book of Abraham.
KELLIE - What
is the Church's stand on Gambling?
BOYD - What did
we look like in the pre-existence?
LISA - Who was
the first woman missionary?
Questions about the Book of Mormon.
BEN - Questions
about the apostasy and restoration.
Question about the laws of God.
GHIL - Did
Joseph Smith and Bringham Young have children with their other wives?
Asks for scriptural references for church discipline.
RANDY - Did
Brigham Young force church members to be rebaptized?
Questions the need for a church organization.
Questions about LDS scriptures.
DIANA - Where
in the Bible does it talk about the war in heaven?
Questions about Joseph Smith's wives and the Church owning Coke stock.
MOOR - Is there
an LDS prayer line?
Questions about the Book of Mormon.
Question about baptisms for the dead
JJ - Question
about temple sealings.
What is the difference between the Latter-day Saints and Jehovah's
TONI - Expresses
a concern about using non-approved materials for class instruction.
PAUL - Why the
similarities between Book of Mormon and Bible scriptures?
Questions about the Book of Ether.
CAMERON - Why
should we want to go to the Celestial Kingdom?
Where does the church stand on circumcision?
Questions about Joseph Smith's seer stone and early claims of
ERIC - How is
Jesus not a demi-god?
Questions about the use of the names Elias and Esaias in the D&C.
ROSE - Do the
lds believe that animals are brothers and sisters to humans?
JILL - Is it
true that the Mormons want their members to have as many children as they
Questions about performing priesthood blessings.
BARRY - Why did
Brigham Young say he was not a prophet?
Questions about church attendance and the 9/11 terrorist attacks
JAMEL - Where
in the bible was a prophecy given but not fulfilled due to unrighteousness of
HUF - What does
the mark of the beast mean in Revelations?
Questions about antichrists and psychics.
CADE - Why the
confusion on the age of Joseph Smith at the first vision?
ROY - Who
conferred the Melchizedek Priesthood on the Savior?
MAN - Is it true
that D&C says animals once talked?
TOM - When will
the Holy Ghost receive a body?
ALLEN - Asks to
explain a change between the Book of Commandments and Doctrine and
ROY - Where is
the actual physical location of the spirit prison?
Question about the age of Enos.
TRISH - What
kingdom of heaven can a divorced member go into if they remain faithful in the
ROY - What is
the policy on what priesthood holders should wear to church?
MELVIN - Can
a Spirit be born and receive a body more than once? Book of Mormon
Questions about the "Michigan Tablets" and "Padilla Plates".
ANGIE - Please
explain the verse where Jesus says, "that the Father [is] in me, and I in
TOM - Questions
about agency, Christ's suffering, and experience
ROY - Who
actually owns the Garden Of Gethsemane?
BERT - Why were
Jesus' hands and wrists nailed to the cross?
Please explain 2 Nephi 9: 24-27
BARBARA - Is
it OK to drink decaffienated green tea?
JIM - One of
Satan's biggest lies was that men can become gods.
ALAN - Were the
code names used in the older editions of the Doctrine and Covenants derived from
the Adamic language?
RICK - Do the
Polynesians have records of their people hid up in caves?
RAD - Asks
questions about "soul mates".
MARIE - Should
a woman cover her head while praying in church?
JOSH - Why are
D&C 15 and 16 almost the same except for the names?
JANNA - Are
there any scriptural references to a "Mother in Heaven"?
CINDY - What is
the LDS church's stand on the "morning after pill"?
What is the Church's view on euthanasia?
BARBARA - Did
Joseph Smith teach the lost tribes are in a hollow part of the earth or on
MICAH - What
happened during the Kirkland Bank scandal?
TODD - Explain
the Bible scriptures that seem to contradict a life after death.
NANCY - How
does the sacrifice of Jesus pay for our sins?
JANIS - What
are some Bible scriptures that support the Book of Mormon?
BILL - Did not
Oliver Cowdery later deny his testimony of the Book of Mormon?
Questions about the source of the Book of Abraham.
NAVAL - How do
you explain the statement made by the Smithsonian Institution on the Book of
LAMONT - How
do we know when a prophet is speaking inspired truth or just expressing a
BLAKE - Was
Christ married to Mary Magdalene?
BLOKE - Why do
we raise our arm to the square when we baptize and close our baptismal prayer in
the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost?
VICKI - What
does it mean to be sealed in the temple?
KAREN - How do
the lds feel about teenage pregnancy?
Claims Joseph Smith is a murderer. A true prophet would never defend
PHIL - How do we
know what things we hear or read are consistant with official church
DARYL - How
does the LDS Church explain Galations 1:6-9?
MIKE - Why did
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery reconfer the priesthood on each other after John
the Baptist already did it?
TRACEY - Has
God appeared to Gordon B. Hinckley?
DC - Facing temple
Raising deceased children during the Millennium.
TINA - What are
the Mormons going to do when they die and find out they are not the true
TOM - What do
the apostles put in the time capsules when a Temple is dedicated?
ALAN - Why is
it that a man can be sealed to more than one woman, but not a woman to more than
Question about changes made in the Book of Mormon
Question about the LDS Church's stance on paid clergy.
Was the priesthood given to women in the early days of the church?
LL - How does the
LDS church respond to people like Professor Murphy who has discovered thru DNA
testing that the Lamanites did not come from the Middle East?
CONNIE - What
is the appropriate usage for the Relief Society Declaration?
LORNA - Why
would the church ignore scientific findings about the benefits of coffee and tea
Was Shem,(son of Noah) the high priest Melchizedek, who gave Abraham the
CHAD - Can
priesthood blessings be given to animals? Can you give a blessing without a
ARLENE - If
Christ was born in the meridian of time why do we expect Him to come again so
GREG - If we
are told to love our enemies, should we love Satan?
What is the name of Jared's brother?
Fulfillment of patriarchal blessings.
RICK - The fate
of unborn spirits.
ROBERT - Can
a resurrected body eat and digest food?
KB - Questions
about the First Vision and seeking signs.
AMAR - Why do
you have to dedicate two years of life to serving a full time mission?
JOY - How is
Jesus both the Father and the Son at the same time?
LINDA - What
happens to miscarried children? When does the spirit enter the body?
TROY - Asks a
variety of questions.
JOY - When
someone says a falsehood about the temple what is the best way to answer
NANCY - Why do
women serve missions for only 18 months instead of 24 like the young
RICK - Why did
Brigham Young strip Elijah Abel of his priesthood rights?
What is the seating assignment for each level of chairs in the temple assembly
EMIL - How does
the Mormon church justify its fundamental beliefs regarding all non-white
Where do the spirits of infants go after they die?
PANKAJ - Can a
non Christian join the LDS Church?
JKG - Question
about missionary callings.
QUINN - Why
does Joseph Smith pray to both "Jehovah" and the Father in the Kirkland temple
TROY - Is our
mind the same as our spirit?
SUSY - How do
you develop complete faith in God?
CHAD - Question
about church statement on Missionary farewells?
Questions about Bible and Book of Mormon scriptures
JOE - If Joseph's
wife was Egyptian does that make us all decendants of Ham?
JEFF - Question
about intelligences and spirits?
Is it OK to drink decaffeinated coffee or tea?
ENJ - Why do
Mormons fold their arms during a prayer?
KERI - Why can't
I use a camera or video camera to record my marrige ceremony in the
JOSH - How does
one progress in the priesthood to become a high priest?
NICOYA - Are
families foreordained ?
DANIEL - Does
the LDS church beleive in hypnotism?
What is the difference between personal revelation and personal inspiration with
respect to church callings?
DANIEL - How
can there be any mortals on the earth after the second coming?
KBROWN - Are
there any other historical writings about the unusual events occuring at
DIANE - Why
can't Mormans drink decaffeinated iced tea?
AMANDA - Can
we achieve perfection in our earthlives?
KORY - Is it
true that at one time women could not give prayers in Sacrament
JILL - Why do
they put a white cover over the bread and water during the sacrament?
KAYLA - Do
Mormons honestly believe the only way a family can be together forever is
through sealing in the temple?
Why was Eli held accountable for his grown sons mistakes?
RYAN - What was
the nature of the relationship between Jonathan and David in the Book of
GRANT - Has the
leadership of the church ever taught that we should pray facing towards the
KIM - Could you
explain further how the priesthood works in your church
Which priesthood line of authority do I follow?
KYLE - Did
Bruce R. McConkie say in Mormon Doctrine that there was no death before 6000
TINA - Shouldn't
missionaries convert people to save souls and not for personal spiritual
What are the blessings you will recieve in keeping the commandments?
PAIGE - Why
are temples a sign of the true church?
TOM - How can
I make reading the Book of Mormon more interesting and appealing?
DIANE -What is
meant when someone says their calling and election is sure?
JANET - How
can someone be expected to pay tithes on gifts?
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