So I say to you thou shall not tempt the Lord God.
Now why would *we* want to tempt someone/something in which we don't believe?
But it raises an interesting question about prayer. What, indeed is its purpose if not to attempt to influence your god in some way?
And why was it okay to test your god in the Old Testament? What changed, and how do you reconcile this with the concept of an unchanging god?
Every knee shall bow at the name of Jesus.
Quite frankly, I doubt that very, very
much. Just because it says so in your storybook doesn't make it true. (That'll be one talking snake, please, delivered prepaid to my place.