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Offline DL

Response to Chp. 7 [#664]
« on: November 12, 2008, 08:20:27 PM »
I wanted to send you a quick response to chapter 7.

As we read the Bible, it is important that we do not rely on one scripture
to shape our perception of a particular issue.

I am an individual doing research about prayer and if nothing is impossible
for God.

In chapter seven, you write about the mountain scripture and make an
excellent point.

However, you miss the scripture 1 John 5:14-15:

14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything
according to his will, he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears
us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

We have a whole bible for a reason. We are told that if we ask, seek, and
find, that we will find God. This in part means really seeking him in his
word by examining all scripture and not only one or two versus. It means
doing topic studies.

And you also missed Luke 22:42:

"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but
yours be done."

This was a prayer from Jesus. Our prayers do not go unanswered. They are
answered in accordance to God's will.

I would suggest that you do a study on suffering and God. Why does God allow
suffering?

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Offline GotMooo

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Re: Response to Chp. 7 [#664]
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 12:16:01 AM »
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Our prayers do not go unanswered. They are
answered in accordance to God's will.

Then why bother praying in the first place?  Seems like a big waste of time to me.  Couldn't you just go past the whole praying part and go straight to God's will?

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Re: Response to Chp. 7 [#664]
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 12:50:08 PM »
What you are saying is that your god always answers prayer.  The answer is just always yes, no, or maybe.  He never actually tells us.  Funny thing is prayer is answered just as often as if no one prayed at all.

What is the use in prayer other than to make the one doing the praying feel better?
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Re: Response to Chp. 7 [#664]
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 01:01:50 PM »
Sorry, but the "God can do anything...God says he'll do anything...but God chooses not to do everything" argument doesn't really hold water.
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Re: Response to Chp. 7 [#664]
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 04:45:17 PM »
Additionally, the quote from Matthew is really ambiguous: God wins either way!

This as proof = fail.

The verse from John only strengthens our case - could you drop by the forum and explain why you included it?
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