Looking4Truth calls on the power of prayer.

Seems the comment from Allan (Moses) about how he prays for his wife who is suffering from lymphoma has motivated Looking4Truth to rally the prayer warriors:

Brothers and sisters in Christ. I have a prayer request for you. I have been engaged in some online evangelism with a group of atheists who are very resiatant to the Gospel. After two weeks of some rather intense and interesting debate, there just may be an opening here for a mighty act of our Savior Jesus. We finally got around to the topic of prayer (does it work), and one of the members admitted that he does pray for his wife, who has lymphoma, even though he doesn’t believe his prayers do anything. Here is the link if you’re interested: Heads up, as you can tell by the title of his website, this group has no problem with blasphemy.
Today is the Day of Pentecost, when we celebrate the day Jesus sent the comforter to us, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I don’t think I have the gift of healing, but I would imagine some of you do. Regardless, would you please pray for this man’s wife? He calls himself (interestingly enough) Moses, or AWJ. I don’t know his wife’s name. I can only imagine what kind of testimony this couple would have should God choose to miraculously heal her. May God glorify himself. In our Lord’s precious name.

Eight or so people have taken up the challenge with a couple expanding their prayers to include all of us so this should be interesting. The sentiment is nice enough, and I’m not trying to make fun of them with this entry, but it seems to me that this isn’t likely to convince anyone.

Assume for the moment that the lymphoma does clear up, how are we to judge whether or not prayer had anything to do with it? If it’s Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Allan doesn’t specify) then with proper treatment 85% of cases can be cured, non-Hodgkin’s is a little more foggy, but is still curable. Unless she’s spontaneously cured of the cancer overnight, an event even L4T has admitted is unlikely, how would we determine the difference between God’s will and doctor’s skill?

It goes without saying that it’s my hope Allan’s wife is restored to health as quickly as possible and I hope he’ll keep us informed of her progress. If nothing else perhaps it’ll make him feel better that there are some more folks out there praying along with him.

62 thoughts on “Looking4Truth calls on the power of prayer.

  1. I always hate to hear about people who are ill and suffering—it is a shame that ‘God’ apparently doesn’t feel the same way.

    You just have to look at it the right way. If you believe Christian apologists, theirs is an omnimax deity and it follows that we live in the best of all possible worlds and the crap happening to us and around us furthers a greater good, even if we have no clue what that may be.

    Do you feel better now?

    I can accept that shit happens and that some scumbags get away with whatever they’re doing. Of course, I’m not obliged to make a theology that must needs have an answer to everything cohere with the world as I see it.

  2. to decrepitoldfool,

    The best we humans can do is look out for each other to the extent that respecting the others’ autonomy allows.

    If I may quote from my book about this
    Life has been described as “bitter-sweet

  3. Perhaps if I pray hard enough my neighbour will mow my lawn for me.  We only get mormans and JW’s here and thats maybe once a year.  They’re very polite too.  So the christian perspective isn’t really “In your face”.

    looking4truth…simply because I am Canadian is not enough to get me to cheer for the Oilers.  I would happily see Carolina lay the beats on them. A true fan does not cheer for the arch-enemy simply because they are in the same division/from the same country.  The true shame is in the reorganizaton of the league and playoff format the division rivalries were lost.

    From Calgary, Lordklegg.

  4. Although it was just in a movie, one of the most profound and accurate statements about the human condition ever uttered was by God Himself.

    The most profound and accurate statement ever uttered ABOUT god was also in a movie. It was uttered by Morgan Freeman, who, coincidently, played god in another film.

    The statement was:

    “God is an imaginary friend for grown-ups.”

    Imaginary prizes granted to the first one to correctly name the film…..

  5. KPG promises: Imaginary prizes granted to the first one to correctly name the film…..

    The Big Bounce!

    For my prize, could you kindly fill my imaginary Mercedes with imaginary Premium gasoline?  It’s got an imaginary 22 gallon tank.  wink

  6. From now on I don’t wnat anyone Badgering Zilch. Especially not the stinky ones!
    (P.S. Zilch, pay attention, get in the game or go home!)

  7. Managing a dire illness is difficult for everyone involved.  Add my hopes for a the best possible outcome for both Mrs. Moses and Maid Klegg, and their families.  Stay strong.

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