You are a fool. You can not take one verse out of context and say, oh i asked for a girl and didn't get one. Completely ridiculous statement. First of all, you don't even believe in Jesus so you will not get anything from him if you ask. He is refering to those who believe in him. James 4:3 says, "When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures." And here he is also talking to Christians.
Tsk. God is going to be angry at you (Matthew 5). The verse is not taken out of context, Jake. That’s a common excuse by Christians, that somehow they and only they know the “right” context. Your supposed savior said that any thing asked in his name would be answered quickly and positively. There is no caveat that requests for naked girls would be exempt. At best, a Christian can say is that prayers *might* be dependent on what their god really wants to have happen and that destroys the common Christian argument for free will and for the efficacy of prayer, the last in that prayer is totally worthless in getting anything to happen, it will happen if the god wants it to without prayer at all.
The verse from James is the usual excuse used by Christians when something doesn’t happen and was prayed for. It’s a lovely excuse, accusing the one praying of not being “sincere”, just like we watch Christians do constantly. There’s always an excuse when prayer fails as it always does. I find it disgusting when a man who obviously lives in a first world country is so arrogant and sure that a woman in Africa who prays for her child not to starve is praying with the “wrong motives” and thus her child dies horribly.
If you truly believed you would receive what you ask for, but you would not ask for a naked girl. For example, I ask God for things, and I get them. Because you must ask according to his will. Not yours.
That’s called self-editing, Jake. Christians claim that they ask for things and get them. And have to depend on coincidence (I asked God to have it rain and 41 and a half days later it did when physics allowed for it, Praise God!
) and very hard and human work to actually get such things (I asked god to heal me and after 30 years of research and development and my doctor going to medical school and the machine for gamma knives being invented and made, this type of cancer is beatable, praise god!
). We see no magical appearance of money or healing or anything that Christians lie about.
When I was deciding which college to go to he gave to me a half-tuition scholorship. And grants and other scholorships so I didn't have to pay the tuition at all.
golly and you didn’t apply for such a scholarship at all? No one put your name in? Such lies, Jake, it’s sad.
I ask him to supply my daily needs, and days when my paycheck is not enough to cover all my bills, somehow, I have enough. People give me food, I don't ask. God impresses on them that I need food.
Aw, such a special snowflake! So who are these people who give you food, Jake? And golly, you do have a job so it’s not your god at all that provides all of your needs. I do love how your god controls people so you get food given to you. I guess it’s just a shame that your god doesn’t do this for starving children in other countries. They aren’t as special and ever so wonderful as Jake.
I ask God for understanding on the Bible, and sure enough a verse that I have difficulty understanding immediately I understand it.
and immediately you put your own interpretation on it, this must be what God “really” meant. Yep, just like every other Christian.
I ask him for the strength to resist temptations, and again sure enough whenever I am tempted I do not fall into sin, because he gives me the strength. And it is him, because I have tried many times on my own and it was only once I asked God that it was given to me. He blesses me constantly. Once I went to the dentist and he told me I had a cavity, and was going to have to get it drilled, or filled, whatever they do to cavities. I was not happy, and though I did not ask God, when I went back they said it was gone, I had thought they just made some kind of mistake but then I realized it must have been God watching over me, he knew how much I did not want to have a cavity filled, I never have and I horribly hate getting needles in my mouth, worst feeling.
And again, God is at Jake’s beck and call.
So important to god that Jake is, god has no time to help other people who also ask for strength, for help, etc. And more baseless claims about how you were healed! So, Jake where are your dental x-rays, who was your dentist so your claims can be shown to be true? And golly, poor thing didn’t want a cavity filled. I guess that’s so more important than keeping a child from having a cleft palate.
How do I know it was God and not just coincidences, or people? That is what is called faith. I don't need to prove it, I know, and that is all that matters. God works through people and events. If I had not received the scholorhship to go to this college I would never have found a church here that brought me back to God, turned me from a being a sinner with no hope of Heaven with God, to a saved man, with a hope in eternity with Jesus. That is how I know he works.
and again, that’s what all theists of al stripes say and then go and say that the claims of theist of other than their type are lying.
Don't believe it, but it is my testimony, I am a witness, like in a court case, sometimes criminals get put in jail just on the testimony of eyewitnesses. And I am that eyewitness of the fact that God is real and he works in life
No, you are not. You are a man who is lying and has been shown to be lying.
But the wicked and those who don't believe should not expect to receive anything from the LORD.
And more nonsense. I was a Christian, Jake and prayed not to lose my faith. By your claims I should not be an atheist now. So your claims are demonstrably wrong.
Though if they earnestly seek repentence and believe he will give all. Still amazes me how you all can scorn a God who came to earth as a man to give his life as a ransom for many, for each and every one of you.
And the usual excuse that one has to be “earnest” aka “sincere” which is again shown to be only an excuse on your part. And golly Jake, it still amazes Hamid the Muslim how you can all scorn a god who gave his word to Mohammed and gives life to all living things. It amazes Pravir that you reject Vishnu and Krishna. But since no religion has any evidence to support the claism of its believers, I find that all of you are liars and deluded. I’ve been asking for evidence for your claims, Jake, to show me that the bible is valid and your claims are true, but you have just as much evidence as any other religion. There’s no reason to think that you are the only right one at all.
Don't wait to understand everything God has done, just seek him, you will be blessed. And many will be blessed through you. Then in Heaven we can laugh about these days. O, if only you would believe and be saved!
and more baseless claims. I have sought your god, I have been a Christian. Your magic spell techniques have failed, just like every other theist who tells us he has the real true way for getting his god’s attention.
And Velkyn, what claims are you waiting me to support about you?
Poor thing, can’t even read your own posts. Ah well. You said
Jesus did not lie, and I have not lied or showed my ignorance, you have simply shown yours.
I’m waiting for you to show me how I showed my ignorance. I want facts to support your claims, Jake. Show me your objective evidence that I’m wrong, and not your baseless opinion that I am. I’m also waiting for you to show me how JC didn’t lie. I showed how he did by citing verses. I expect you to do the same, and not just stomp your feet and sulk “no he didn’t”.