Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Power of Prayer

8/5/2020--I wrote in a draft of my book that one way you know that this culture does not believe in God is that no one prayed for America to be spared the virus. Not in public, in a serious way.

Nor did anyone try to find out why God did this.

In other words, we effectively treated the virus as a wholly natural event.

That is appropriate from a naturalistic, modern perspective. But not from a Biblical one. The omnipotent creator God of the Bible is entirely free to bring or stop a virus. And does things like that all the time. There might be a theological reason not to ask to be spared God's judgment, but even Jesus prayed that the cup pass from him.

This is what I mean when I say God is dead. That supernatural being who does tricks is gone.

Not for everybody of course. But for the culture.

That is why we are so suspicious of Tanzania. There, the President, John Magufuli, says there have been no cases since April because of the power of prayer. We know he is covering up, but why are we so sure?

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