Prayer: Truth vs. Myth
After the fall of Jerusalem, prayer is a hoax. Why?
Prayer is the ability to communicate with God. The only people on earth given the ability to communicate with the God of Abraham were the chosen people of ancient Israel. With the fall of Jerusalem, the temple, God’s dwelling place on earth, was destroyed to the very foundation stones as physical proof that God was no longer communicating with the Israelites.
Not one word has been added to the Bible since the destruction of the temple in AD70.
Children indoctrinated to believe they can communicate with God, will become frustrated when He doesn’t answer their prayers. Some will turn to fanaticism, jihad, holy war, or religious terrorism; others, to rebellion against their religious parents, substance abuse, crime, reactionary cults, or self-destructive lifestyles.
The Israelites who had been given the Holy Spirit, had the ability to communicate with God. They could walk on water, heal the sick, raise the dead, feed five thousand with a few loaves and fishes, change water to wine, and issue a death penalty. (See Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5).
If your religion has convinced you that you can communicate with God, and you find it difficult to let go of that belief, follow the instructions Jesus gave to the Israelites concerning prayer:
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Mat. 6:5-8. See also, 1 Ki. 18:15-40, 2 Ki. 4:33.
Religions that teach us to pray at public gathering, governmental ceremonies, in churches, synagogues, Mosques, and temples etc. do so in direct opposition to the admonitions of Jesus, and the Bible.
To see a comparison between biblical prayer vs. the prayers of false religions, read the account of Elijah vs. the prophets of Baal in I Ki. 18:1-39.
Are the prayers of our modern religions more like those of Elijah or the prophets of Baal?
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