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Proof #1 - Try praying
 What would happen if we get down on our knees and pray to God in this way:Dear God, almighty, all-powerful, all-loving creator of the universe, we pray toyou to cure every case of cancer on this planet tonight. We pray in faith, knowingyou will bless us as you describe in Matthew 7:7, Matthew 17:20, Matthew21:21, Mark 11:24, John 14:12-14, Matthew 18:19 and James 5:15-16. In Jesus'name we pray, Amen.We pray sincerely, knowing that when God answers this completely heartfelt, unselfish,non-materialistic prayer, it will glorify God and help millions of people in remarkableways.Will anything happen? No. Of course not.This is very odd. Jesus makes specific promises in the Bible about how prayer issupposed to work. Jesus says in many different places that he and God will answer yourprayers. And Christians believe Jesus -- according to this recent article,"54% of  American adults believe the Bible is literally true." In some areas of the country thenumber goes as high as 75%.If the Bible is literally true, then something is seriously amiss. Simply look at the facts. InMatthew 7:7 Jesus says:Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be openedto you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him whoknocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, willgive him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, whoare evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will yourFather who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!If "
every one who asks receives
", then if we ask for cancer to be cured, it should becured. Right? If "
our Father who is in heaven gives good things to those who ask him
",then if we ask him to cure cancer, he should cure it. Right? And yet nothing happens.In Matthew 17:20 Jesus says:For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say tothis mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will beimpossible to you.If "
nothing will be impossible to you
", then if we ask to cure cancer tonight, cancershould disappear. Right? Yet nothing happens. Note that if we take the Bible less-than-
literally here, the statement "
nothing will be impossible to you
" becomes "
lots of thingswill be impossible to you
," and that would mean that Jesus is lying.In Matthew 21:21:I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do whatwas done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throwyourself into the sea,' and it will be done. If you believe, you will receivewhatever you ask for in prayer.If "
you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer 
", then if we ask to cure cancer tonight,cancer should dissappear. Right? Yet nothing happens. Note again that there is not anon-literal way to interpret "
you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer 
", unless youreplace "whatever" with "nothing" or "little."The message is reiterated Mark 11:24:Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you havereceived it, and it will be yours.If God says, "
believe that you have received it, and it will be yours
," and if we believe inGod and his power, then what should happen if we pray to cure cancer tonight? Itshould be cured. Either that, or God is lying.In John chapter 14, verses 12 through 14, Jesus tells all of us just how easy prayer canbe:"I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. AndI will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to theFather. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it."[ref ]  Look at how direct this statement is: "You may ask me for anything in my name, and Iwill do it." This is the "Son of God" speaking. Have we taken him "too literally?" No. Thisis a simple, unambiguous statement. Have we taken his statement "out of context?" No- Jesus uses the word anyone. Yet Jesus' statement is obviously false. Because when weask God to cure cancer tonight, nothing happens.We see the same thing over and over again...In Matthew 18:19 Jesus says:Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will bedone for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered inmy name, there am I in the midst of them.In James 5:15-16 the Bible says:
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raisehim up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to eachother and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of arighteous man is powerful and effective.In Mark 9:23:All things are possible to him who believes.In Luke 1:37:For with God nothing will be impossible.Nothing could be simpler or clearer than Jesus' promises about prayer in the Bible. Yet,when we pray to eliminate cancer, nothing happens.And keep in mind that this is Jesus talking here. These are not the words of humanbeings. These are not the words of "inspired" human beings. These are supposedly thewords of God himself, incarnated in a human body. Jesus is supposed to be a perfect,sinless being. And yet, it is obvious that Jesus is lying. What Jesus says is clearlyincorrect.
Jesus is supposed to be God. God is supposed to be perfect.When Jesus speaks, he should speak the truth.Yet when we look at what Jesus says about prayer,he is clearly lying.
 If you would like additional proof, gather a million faithful believers together into a giantprayer circle. Have them all pray together in Jesus' name that God cures every case of cancer on the planet tomorrow. Pray sincerely, knowing that when God answers thiscompletely heartfelt, unselfish, non-materialistic prayer, it will glorify God and helpmillions of people in remarkable ways. Now, we certainly have two or more peoplegathered together, and they have asked in Jesus' name, and we have not one but amillion faithful believers who, by definition, have faith and believe. We have fulfilledevery one of Jesus' requirements.Will Jesus answer the prayer now? Of course not. Your prayer will go unanswered, indirect defiance to Jesus' promises in the Bible. In fact, if you pray for
that isimpossible, your prayer will always go unanswered. 

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