Prayer: Truth vs. Myth
After the destruction of the Temple and desolation of Jerusalem in a.d.70; prayer is a hoax. Why?
Prayer is the ability to communicate with God. The only people on earth given the right 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 empirical evidence that God was no longer communicating with the Israelites.
Not one word has been added to biblical history since the destruction of the temple in a.d.70. The Bible is a closed history. It is NOT a handbook for religion, an ongoing revelation, or a “Myth” as disparaged in the theories and beliefs of ideological/atheistic science, theology/religion, and “liberal” academia.
The Israelites, who had been given the Holy Spirit, had their ability to communicate with God restored. 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,
1Ki.18:15-40, 2Ki. 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.
God used Prayer to Expose the False Religions
To see a comparison between biblical prayer and the prayers of false religions, read the account of Elijah’s prayer; vs. the endless prayers of the prophets of Baal in 1Ki.18:1-39.
Are the prayers of our modern religions more like those of Elijah, or the prophets of Baal?
Unanswered Prayers and the rise of Radical Atheism
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, religious terrorism, or reactionary cults like atheism. Others will turn to rebellion against their religious parents, substance abuse, crime, and self-destructive lifestyles.
The unanswered prayers of our modern religions have sullied the image of God. They are directly responsible for our children’s lack of faith in a Creator, and their willingness to accept the absurd “theory” that they are Evolving Apes. God’s refusal to answer the prayers of the religious, does not mean that God does not exist. It means that He is not interacting with humans in the modern world.
Science vs. Religion
The conflicting beliefs of Science and Religion caused all of our Holy Wars, Holocausts, Jihads, and Violent Atheistic Revolutions. They can’t both be right; they can both be sincerely wrong. It’s time to end this destructive conflict.
Note to the Atheists: those who founded your cult made a tragic mistake when they went to war against the concept of God’s existence and called for “tolerance” in religion. God’s existence can be verified with empirical evidence; religion’s ability to communicate with God cannot. You’re barking up the wrong tree!
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