Thursday, 26 April 2007

Why Won't God Heal Amputees?

This website makes an interesting assertion. What would happen if all Christians started praying for amputees to regrow lost limbs?

No matter how many people pray. No matter how sincere those people are. No matter how much they believe. No matter how devout and deserving the recipient. Nothing will happen. The legs will not regenerate. Prayer does not restore the severed limbs of amputees. You can electronically search through all the medical journals ever written -- there is no documented case of an amputated leg being restored spontaneously. And we know that God ignores the prayers of amputees through our own observations of the world around us. If God were answering the prayers of amputees to regenerate their lost limbs, we would be seeing amputated legs growing back every day.

Click the pic above to visit the site.

10 comments:

vjack said...

Yes, that is a great site. It is one all Christians should visit.

MothandRust said...

He couldn't even fix the holes in his wrist/hands after the big resurrection. Yeah conquered death, but had to keep the holes for Thomas to poke into. Now if the holes were there what about all the rest of the horribly disfiguring whippings and stuff. Must have looked like leatherface.

MothandRust said...

blog more often and comment on my god damned blog. or i'll save up the bitchslaps for our inevitable meet up one day.

Anonymous said...

Just as in his day when they said "come down of the cross and we will believe you". If God performed the miracle right in front of your face would you believe him then? No wonder you don't see anything - no sign given accept the sign of the prophet Jonah. Look up to the stars and see the glory of God. Every single cell in your body has the seal of his creation - and yet he offers the Holy Ghost to whosoever wants to take it as direct proof from God directly to man - one on one. A complete revelation. I know because I have seen it and you have the same offer if you want to see it too Acts 2:38. To as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Chloe said...

Hi Troy! I am acquainted with the website, "Why Won't God Heal Amputees?". I find it to be a very thoughtful and insightful question - one that is posed by people who are really searching for something worth living for.

I don't know if you recall from your former believer days, but Jesus actually said something that goes contrary to our valuing our physical stature - Jesus said that He had something of such value that it was worth becoming an amputee for - and I have to concede that I agree wholeheartedly with Him!

I lost a body part to cancer 18 years ago, and I confess, I have more faith in the circumstance of a lost body part than I do for reconstructing it (that is a pretty compelling circumstance!), but the inner heart/spirit that I gained is so much more valuable that I consider myself a "healed amputee"!

Beloved Spear said...

It's a pretty weak question, actually. But my two cents are here:

weblog.xanga.com/Beloved_Spear/619619240/why-doesnt-god-heal-amputees.html

Darryl Smelser said...

Hi Troy. While doing some google searching, I (a believer) happened across your blog - the 24 Feb 07 entry in particular: "Location, Location, Location." You make an excellent basic point there, that local beliefs heavily influence religious beliefs. And you state it fairly, saying that this is true, "generally speaking" (italics yours). I would say in agreement that many people in many churches believe on such a faulty basis. I suspect a number of people in the church with which I work have similarly shallow faith (though I wouldn't attempt to name which ones). Nevertheless, consider this: the same is true of atheists. In the US, where most people are "Christians," it's easy for the next generation to adopt the same. But in the Czech Republic where I lived for 5 years, where most people had learned atheism, the next generation also adopts atheism....and just like the shallow Christian, that shallow atheist says HE has well thought out reasons for his convictions. He'd be offended if accused of just adopting the beliefs of those around him. Yet I am sure that you, Troy, believe that you truly do have well thought out reasons. And I'm willing to concede that you may. Consequently, I would hope that you would agree that I may have well thought out reasons also, for my faith. Another significant fact is that there are some in every land who buck the surrounding trends, for whatever reasons they may have; there are atheists everywhere, and there are Christians everywhere. I guess I's just saying that as far as the "Location" factor goes, you're in no better a position than the thinking Christian.

As for your latest entry (although it seems you haven't been active for a year), you make another good point, this time about healings. I think you take it a step too far when you equate lack of healing with lack of listening to prayers. But that is another discussion I suppose.

Anonymous said...

BECAUSE THERE IS NO G-D!!!! Get over it! And to Mothand Rust.... If he was 'Dog' shouldn't he have been able to get himself down from the damn T? It wasn't even a cross... that bit of miss-information was added later.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous said..... IN YOUR DREAMS!!!! This is Michael.. for Identification

Dr. Kold_Kadavr_flatliner, M.D. said...

Grrr. Git some followers.