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Matthew 7:7 ”Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”
Mark 9:29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it
Originally posted by drivers1492
reply to post by WhoKnows100
I was raised in the protestant church and over the years have found I no longer believe. Why do I study it? It was a large part of my life growing up and many in my family and friends maintain its the truth. So I do search for understanding. I no longer pray for anything.
So my question to you would be this. Given my statements, and given yours that you do believe, why could you not pray for understanding and explain scripture to me. Of course that reverts back to without faith you can't have understanding, but, if you know you do understand gods message then a non-believer would be able to read scripture with the knowledge you shared to help them see what god/jesus means from said scripture.
So what I am asking believers is do you honestly feel you could explain scripture someone has questions about and absolutely KNOW you are giving them gods message correctly since you gained it from god.
So I am posing the question here to get your thoughts. Would you be comfortable telling someone that you KNOW without doubt god gave you understanding so you could answer their questions and KNOW you were speaking the truth from god/jesus. Or would you always add the "well i believe" to the explanation?