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Originally posted by BlackProjects
In addition, God is not required to answer prayers of the unbeliever- unless it is to ask forgiveness thru faith in the life/death/resurrection of Jesus Christ. Otherwise, He might answer a general prayer of an unbeliever but he is not required to.
I would ask Alex G , if you havent considered the above video and considered it's discussion of prayer, please do so and respectfully ask christians to do likewise in order to get some sensible discussion going, without unprovable hearsay once more.
Prayers that conform to God's will, get answered. Prayers to win the lottery do not fall into this category. And often times what is ask for is silly humanistic garbage. A "servant" of the Lord knows and has faith that prayer works. A servant also know "what" to ask for..........something the secular morons will never understand...
But previous posts bring up a good point. Satan also answers prayers. Hence the entire muslim false religion. Mary of catholic fame can not answer prayer, only the demon that listens to the morons who pray to her. Same as for the 'saints"....only Jesus and his father can answer prayer in the christian sense.
Buddist prayer..........satan again......hundi prayer......ding, ding, ding....satan again.
Oh, and "Underdog along with Dudley Do Right" are the best anime hero's of all time............
oh yes he does without doubt
if its according to Gods will (see Bible) and not contrary to it
such as God please make me a good liar.
Keep in mind all prayers are answered..yes, no, wait.. Also the answer may not come as expected. Someone earlier posted that prayers are also answered according to God's will. In addition, God is not required to answer prayers of the unbeliever- unless it is to ask forgiveness thru faith in the life/death/resurrection of Jesus Christ. Otherwise, He might answer a general prayer of an unbeliever but he is not required to..Flip side is even if you are a believer, God knows the best long term answer to provide. One example would be the classic prayer for money. Would providing money allow you to grow as Christian? If you needed it say to start a church in jungles of South America..you would have a much higher likelyhood of receiving it than say to pay off your credit card debt.
Here is some more on this subject.
Firstly, the best anime character is Goku, without a doubt.
Where on earth do christians get off on knowing the mins of god one minute, but when their stumped for an answer it's " god moves ina mysterious ways"
Well, first off, many peoples prayers to "jesus" may go unanswered as his name was actually "yeshua"....if he existed at all.
Regardless, in the book "conscious acts of creation" they document an experiment where people of all faith were asked to pray for the healing of particular others, and they measured the results. What they found was that there WAS a positive influence upon the healing of those prayed for that was subject to certain variables. 1) it did NOT matter what the faith was 2)the most healing was done by people who firstly attained certain brainwave patterns during their prayer, and usually with those with a history of habitual meditation or some other form of trance work, and secondly, the ones with the most success were those who prayed in the general format of "Please, grant this, if it is in your will" and then let the intention go completely, NOT those who prayed the hardest and most fervently or the longest.
Perhaps for most people the idea that god answers prayers comes from the fact that in praying you are opening yourself to try to look at things in a positive light, and this opens us to seeing the divine in whatever outcome may occur. I have heard it said that "a miracle is simply a change in how you see things" and perhaps this is an "answered prayer" that we all create for ourselves....however, if "god" or "tao" or whatever you may call it, acts through us all truly, then perhaps we are all but spectators to the miracles which are created through us.
So supposedly your prayers are answered, right??? Ok, so what makes you saying that your prayers were answered by the christian God, any different than a muslim saying his prayers were answered by Allah??? What makes you saying that your prayers were answered by the christian God, any different than the people of ancient civilizations saying that their prayers were anwered by any one of the millions of Gods that they worshipped??? People of all religions all claim to have their prayers answered by their respective Gods, so who's right??? You can't all be right, but you can all be wrong...
Researchers found that church attendance has as much effect on a teen's GPA as whether the parents earned a college degree. Students in grades 7 to 12 who went to church weekly also had lower dropout rates and felt more a part of their schools.
On average, students whose parents received a four-year college degree average a GPA .12 higher than those whose parents completed high school only. Students who attend religious services weekly average a GPA .144 higher than those who never attend services, said Jennifer Glanville, a sociologist at the University of Iowa.