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Oh, if God wanted to, He could say anything, even if it wasn't the truth right before He said it. But the instance it is uttered by God, it becomes truth.
Above is how the RELIGION works.
Have I managed to learn thru the school of hard knocks how to take on religion just on brute force, or.....?
Don't kick them out...make them pray to leave.
Whenever you hear someone say that God is going to give you a bar of gold (your example), clamp that wallet in good and tight with a log chain. Someone's after it! As I mentioned earlier, whenever you tie God's hands by asking for something overly specific, you make it hard for God to get that to you.
Now, as to the creation of Satan (evil)... that's a real good question. I wish I had a definitive answer, but I really don't.
Tell you what: next prayer, ask for knowledge of why and how that happened. And feel free to clue me in when you find out.
So, in reality, these 'preachers' that do this specific crap are tying God's hands and sticking the believer's head in a noose...?
I once wrote down an 'order form' (with direction from someone) to God for what kind of wife I wanted. Gee. Guess what. I'm still SINGLE.
I gave up MY free will concerning a wife- it's too much to ask that a woman cant do the same?! It's always been so funny how that the 'get out of will free card' works for the ones who just gave God the Middle Finger of Contempt, and then ask forgiveness....
You know, this could be part of your ongoing difficulty. Perhaps you should be much more careful of giving up your own free will.
Does it help God's the only one I did give this certain freedom up to?
It'd help if God would DO stuff and not expect me to do a song and dance routine. I'm worn out- when does God take over?
12: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13: And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If Yahweh made every one of His children “healthy, wealthy, and wise” would not everyone be a follower of The Way?
Too bad such a place is a pipe dream...