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Andrew R. Wheeler's Blog – February 2019 Archive (2)

Prayers God Loves to Answer: Praying for the Church (pt. 1)

According to Christianity Today, the United Methodist Church's General Session this weekend will be determining the church's stance on LGBT/gender issues.  At stake are questions like whether to ordain LGBT ministers, whether to perform gay marriages, etc. (1)

 

The stakes are high in all of this, and there are believers on many sides in this issue.  Words like "love" and "grace" get tossed around a lot, with definitions being assumed and never really spelled out (if you don't…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on February 24, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Prayers God Loves to Answer

I watched a message from David Jeremiah today on the question of "Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?"  He covered all the typical answers - cherished sin, praying with wrong motives, praying outside God's will, lack of faith, etc.  Nothing he said was scripturally wrong, but I confess that I have difficulty with the hidden premise behind this approach to prayer.

 

The premise seems to be that prayer is a means to get what we want from God.  And if we remove all the obstacles,…

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Added by Andrew R. Wheeler on February 17, 2019 at 10:11pm — No Comments

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