Does God Exist? Does God answer prayer?

Does God Exist? Does God answer prayer?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    God, Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, its all a matter of faith, if you believe, then he is there, if you don't then forget it all, prayers can be answered in many different ways, just remember he may answer it, just not in a way you might expect.

    Do not listen to any of the other answers as they are obviously opinionated, just listen to yourself and follow your heart. I'm a man of logic and science, I believe in god and am a devout member of a local "Gods Warriors" group who are in a sense the future Templar, so its honestly up to you, 100%.

    Source(s): Common Sense, Experience
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  • 4 years ago

    Bob is not only right but Bob's answer is fully consistent with the current thinking in quantum mechanics that the mere observation changes the outcome of certain experiments. One of the biggest problems with statistics is that the vast majority of people who use them don't have a clue about statistics. You say "we" have done statistical testing. If you were involved as your use of the term "we" suggests where are your results? Since you have not written your results in the way a statistician would I'm suggesting you are using the term "we" to mean members of the human race of which you are also a member, or perhaps you are using "we" to mean you are making a distinction between those who believe in a prayer answering God and those who don't and you're including yourself in the latter group. Either way, you are making mere assertions that are not supported by real statistics. Your so-called experiment is reminiscent of a documentary I once saw where various religious people were praying for certain terminally ill people. This was a TV stunt that had no scientific significance I'm afraid. For an experiment to be scientifically valid you have to be able to control all your variables and this was nothing like a controlled environment.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes God does exist && God does answer prayer. Don't let anyone tell you different. If you have faith then He will answer your prayer. Faith isnt thinking God can its knowing He will. he can do wonderous things, pray you'll see. You'll have your ups and downs. But the downs are trials so you can pray and become closer to God and He will help you out of that if you just ask.

    ---You have not because you asked not.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe in God, but my prayers dont really get answered. The bible said though that what God gives is greater than whats expected, but my life is pretty much being worse and worse.

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  • 1 decade ago

    God does exist & He answers prayers. His answers to our prayers are not always what we desire them to be. His infinite wisdom is far too great for our lowly human minds to comprehend. His "logic" surely isn't our logic.

    Gain wisdom by reading & studying His Word and IF you are a GENUINE seeker of Him, He will reveal Himself to you through His Holy Spirit [and hopefully you'll accept His Son Jesus Who is His Word (see John 1:1-18 for Jesus being God's Word made into flesh) as your personal Savior for He (Jesus) is the only Way to enter into Heaven].

    May God bless you and may you seek Him w/all your heart,

    K

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  • meg's
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    DOES GOD EXIST?

    Do You Believe in What You Cannot See?

    WHEN someone says, 'I believe only in what I can see,' he is not speaking literally. Actually, we all believe in things that we cannot see.

    For example, at school you may have performed an experiment designed to prove the existence of a magnetic field. It may go like this: Sprinkle iron filings on a sheet of paper. Then place the sheet over the magnet. When the sheet is vibrated, as if by magic the iron filings bunch up near the magnet's poles and form into the pattern of the magnetic field. If you did that, could you actually see the magnetic field? No, but its effect on the iron filings is plain to see, giving you convincing proof that magnetism exists.

    We accept without question other things that we cannot see. When we look at a beautiful painting or admire a fine sculpture, we do not doubt the existence of a painter or a sculptor. So when we contemplate a waterfall or gaze at a sunset, should we not be moved at least to consider the possibility that they are the work of a Great Artist or Sculptor?

    Why Some Do Not Believe

    Ironically, some people have stopped believing in God because of what they were taught in church. This was true of a Norwegian man who was told that God burns the wicked in a fiery hell. The man just could not understand what kind of God would torment people in that way, so he became an atheist.

    Later, however, the man agreed to investigate the Bible, assisted by one of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was amazed to learn that the Bible does not teach that the wicked are tortured in a fiery hell. The Bible likens death to sleep. In the grave, we feel no pain; we are conscious of nothing at all. (Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10) The man also learned that those humans whom God judges to be incorrigibly wicked will remain in the grave forever. (Matthew 12:31, 32) The rest of the dead will be resurrected in God's due time, with the prospect of obtaining everlasting life under Paradise conditions. (John 5:28, 29; 17:3) This explanation made sense. It harmonized with the Bible's statement that "God is love." (1 John 4:8) This sincere man continued his study of God's Word and, in time, came to love the God of the Bible.

    Others reject the existence of a loving Creator because of the prevalence of distress and injustice. They agree with a Swedish man who once pointed to the heavens and asked: "How could there be an almighty, all-bountiful God up there when we have so much corruption and wickedness down here?" Because no one could answer his question, he too became an atheist. Later he began to study the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses. He learned that God's Word provides a satisfying answer to the age-old question, Why does God permit wickedness?*

    This sincere man learned that the existence of wickedness does not in itself prove that God does not exist. To illustrate: A man may design a knife to be used to carve meat. A customer may purchase the knife and use it, not to carve meat, but to commit murder. The fact that the knife was misused in no way disproves the existence of its maker. Similarly, the fact that the earth has not been used in harmony with its intended purpose does not mean that it did not have a Creator.

    The Bible teaches that God's work is perfect. With him "there is no injustice; righteous and upright is he." (Deuteronomy 32:4) God gives good gifts to man, but some of the gifts have been misused, causing untold suffering. (James 1:17) God will bring an end to suffering, however. Thereafter, "the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, . . . and they will reside forever upon it."—Psalm 37:11, 29.

    The Swedish man mentioned earlier was moved when he saw the suffering of fellow humans. Really, his tender concern for others confirms the existence of God. How so?

    For most people, the only alternative to belief in God is belief in evolution. Evolutionists teach "survival of the fittest"—that humans and animals compete within their kinds for survival. The fittest live; the weakest die. That is the natural order of things, they say. But if it is "natural" for the weak to die in order to make room for the strong, how can we explain the fact that, like the Swedish man, some strong humans are moved at the sight of the suffering of their fellowman?

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    Getting to Know God

    We cannot see God because he does not have a human form. Yet, God wants us to get to know him. One way we can become acquainted with him is by observing his extraordinary works—the "paintings" and "sculptures" of creation. At Romans 1:20, the Bible states: "[God's] invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world's creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship." Yes, just as studying a painting or a sculpture can help you gain insight into the personality of the artist, meditating on God's marvelous works can help you become better acquainted with his personality.

    WHAT HAPPENS WH

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  • 1 decade ago

    Of course God exists, and yes He answers prayer, although if He always answered with a yes, I wouldn't have to worry about being pissed off by people all the time. Especially atheists and marijuana prohibitionists. And homophobic rednecks.

    Source(s): Personal experience of the vast halls of Nature. And television.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In simple terms academia states that in the absence of proof of the existence of something it must be deemed not to exist until verifiable proof is found - thus god is held not to exist pending some sort of verifiable evidence.

    The first person to provide a shred of verifiable evidence for God will become world famous and mega rich!! Ain't happened yet and it never will!!

    Of course their are lots of silly false claims of evidence but none stand up and they are all laughable!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, and no. There is no evidence that god exists. Studies have been done on prayer and sick people and the people who were prayed for did no better than the people who weren't.

    • Mivida
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      When I come back I would like to continue our discussion in chapter 14 Your Family Can Be Happy and we will learn about the role of the entire family. Ok?

      Gracias

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