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Originally posted by reasonable
A brilliant read and I challenge any christian to debunk it -in fact it already takes into consideration many scenarios of christian response. So then.. what do christians think of this? How much more proof could someone need?
For this experiment, we need to find a deserving person who has had both of his legs amputated. For example, find a sincere, devout veteran of the Iraqi war, or a person who was involved in a tragic automobile accident.
Now create a prayer circle like the one created for Jeanna Giese. The job of this prayer circle is simple: pray to God to restore the amputated legs of this deserving person. I do not mean to pray for a team of renowned surgeons to somehow graft the legs of a cadaver onto the soldier, nor for a team of renowned scientists to craft mechanical legs for him. Pray that God spontaneously and miraculously restores the soldier's legs overnight, in the same way that God spontaneously and miraculously cured Jeanna Giese and Marilyn Hickey's mother.
If possible, get millions of people all over the planet to join the prayer circle and pray their most fervent prayers. Get millions of people praying in unison for a single miracle for this one deserving amputee. Then stand back and watch.
What is going to happen? Jesus clearly says that if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. He does not say it once -- he says it many times in many ways in the Bible.
And yet, even with millions of people praying, nothing will happen.
No matter how many people pray. No matter how sincere those people are. No matter how much they believe. No matter how devout and deserving the recipient. Nothing will happen. The legs will not regenerate. Prayer does not restore the severed limbs of amputees. You can electronically search through all the medical journals ever written -- there is no documented case of an amputated leg being restored spontaneously. And we know that God ignores the prayers of amputees through our own observations of the world around us. If God were answering the prayers of amputees to regenerate their lost limbs, we would be seeing amputated legs growing back every day.
Why doesn't Satan get a wild hair and perform a few miracles- make God look bad? *listens to crickets*
Why do you feel you are equal to God? Ever think that maybe just maybe there is no reason to prove himself to you?
If you don't want to see him and everything around you then so be it
You will get your just deserts upon the hill. Maybe once you see him face to face you'll beg him for forgiveness
(which he will grant out of pure love for you even though you despise Him)
He sent them back to Earth to spread the message.
Do the research.
Near death experiences are one of the best pieces of evidence for the existence of God.
Also, unlike some neurologists would like you to believe they don't happen while you're dying they happen after you die.
Seek and you shall find the truth. He is there fool!
Because Satan truly has no dominion over anything other than what God grants him. Satan is there to test our will and yes he exists as well. Satan is a pawn!
As I've not yet seen any evidence showing there is such an entity ( regenerating limbs would go a long way) then this is a moot question. I do seem myself as equal to everything else though
hey if he's real he's the one hiding
Hey, he's quite welcome to come to my place for coffee anytime I'm not the one making demands.
How can I possibly despise something that is probably not real?
No, NDEs are evidence of something that has not been measured and hearsay.
Ah you can always fall back on name calling.