Christianity Admin on 07 Jan 2007 11:12 am
One of the more interesting effects of the question, “Why won’t God heal amputees?” is the fact that it immediately elicits a rationalization from any believer who hears it. For example, a believer will frequently say, “God is not a cosmic genie. He never says that he will answer all your prayers.”
The response to that line of argument is simply to quote from the Bible, because Jesus certainly does say in the Bible that he will answer your prayers. For example, it is easy to point to John 14:14, where Jesus says, “Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
The charge that is immediately leveled at that point comes in three forms:
1) “You are taking these verses out of context.”
2) “You are taking Jesus too literally.”
3) “No Christian believes that you can ask for anything.”
Therefore, it was interesting to recently receive a Christian song entitled “All things are possible.” Here is an excerpt:
In this song, the performer is: a) taking the verse as a stand-alone message, free of context, b) taking Jesus literally, and c) believing the verse so much that he’s written and performed a song about it.
Which takes us back to the original question: If all things are possible with God, then why won’t God heal amputees?