Answered Prayer. Skeptics and doubters will not experience this proof, unless they begin to study the Bible and meet its challenges. According to a recent Barna Research report: “Americans believe in the power and impact of prayer. Four out of five (82 percent) believe that ‘prayer can change what happens in a person’s life.’”
Luke 11:1-4 gives us instructions on how to pray. The Bible also gives these guidelines in praying: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:7–8).
The “faith chapter” of the Bible reminds us: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6); and we find this principle: “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight” (1 John 3:22).
God has answered thousands of my prayers over the past 40 years, just as He has answered the prayers of all true Christians, and He will answer your prayers if you meet His challenge.
Proof 7: A Way of Life that Works! The history of the world is generally the history of mankind living its own way, apart from the instructions of its Creator. Human beings have experimented, and continue to experiment, with man-made institutions of education, science, government, business and entertainment. And what progress have we made? Have we brought about world peace? As the Apostle Paul wrote: “Their feet are swift to shed blood; destruction and misery are in their ways; and the way of peace they have not known. There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Romans 3:15–18).
The way of man brings about death, not life: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25). But there is a way of life that works. That way is revealed in the Bible. As the Messiah, Jesus Christ, proclaimed: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’” (Luke 4:4). The Bible challenges you to live the way of life, not the way of death! God’s way of life produces abundant living and true peace, not death and destruction. Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
May God help you to take the challenge. Study the Bible. Begin to live by the Creator’s instruction book for His creation. Whether or not you yet realize it, God’s purpose is to create in you His character of love, joy, peace and abundant living.
Perhaps the greatest challenge to all human beings is found in the book of Isaiah: “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:6–7). May the great Creator of the universe, and His Son Jesus Christ, help you to prove His existence, and to find the true way of life.
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Hello bishoymarcus, I hope you are well.
“…In addition, history has served as a de facto test of alternative forms of healthcare. Until approximately the last two centuries effective medical techniques to treat and cure serious illnesses were largely absent. During that period prayer and other religious rites were commonly employed medical interventions. Juvenile mortality rates were probably over 50% (they still exceeded 25% in 1900 Britain and the United States), young adult mortality rates were high, and average life spans were as low as two decades. The number of children lost probably exceeded 50 billion; only a modest minority of those born made it to old age. Significantly higher rates of mortality would have probably collapsed the human population and lead to extinction of the species, so it appears that death rates were near their highest sustainable maximum. The evidence indicates that supportive prayer whether remote or in the presence of or by the patient has been a largely or entirely ineffective treatment for most or all of human history. G. Paul, Journal of Medical Ethics, November, 2008
So for all of human history…up to about the 1800’s, all we had to combat disease or sickness was prayer or the witch doctor. We, as a species, barely survived. Enter modern science and medicine and we start to overrun the planet. So do you think prayer (or the witch doctor) were ever effective?
We know for a fact that prayer is never effective against medical problems that are not subject to spontaneous remission or placebo effect. Medical problems such as Down’s syndrome, Spina-bifida, amputated limbs, etc. cannot, and have never been cured by prayer.
We know that prayer can never restore a heart damaged by heart attack, never restore lungs damaged by emphysema. Humans are working on many of these medical problems, and if we survive the growing religious wars of this world, we will probably cure them.
Im Well Hope You Are Too!
I can only speak about the Coptic Orthodox Church and my friend you will nerver find more miracles than in this church.
I encourage you to read the life of Pope Kyrillos VI, the previous pope of our church, there has been tens of books written about the miraculous works of this man. Everything from cancer to infertility was cured through his prayer.
Further Prayer is not something we do when we need something, Christ is not a poker machine, in which we insert a few prayers, pull the lever and walla our requests and desires are fulfilled.
Prayer aims to make you one with God!
Further i encourage you again to discover the beauty of the Coptic Church, you will not be dissapointed!
I like much your work brothers in Christ!
I am new to see you blog. since I see am attending it. and I have subscribed. But can you send me some of the previous posts which you think that may help me more. like the previous parts of the ‘7 Proofs of God’, and some about ‘the life of Pope Kyrillos VI’.
May the intercession st. Mary be with us!
Hey Hailay thanks for your kind words,
All my posts are still available online, on the main page there is a search box you can search for the other parts.
God Bless You