Praying to Whom

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Stressed People say, “Oh my God.”

or in the midst of calamity

“I will pray or pray for you.”

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Judges 10:14 ESV

Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.”

Does it matter to whom they are praying? All major religions and probably many off shoots claim to pray to “The True GOD or gods” but who can be sure that they are correct?

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Philippians 4:6 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

As a Christian I have one “rule of thumb”: Did the GOD I pray to reach out to humans and generate a relationship with us or does the god require we blindly adhere to rote prescriptions and proscriptions? The GOD I worship came to us. Old Testament and New relate the whole story; Jesus paid for all sin when he was crucified and died but then he arose to take the place as redeemer for all.

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We christians understand there is nothing we can do to achieve salvation apart from accepting that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for all sin. He paid for sin with His life instead of us, and how do we know when we have sinned? GOD provided the information about our condition, “The Law” that we cannot keep to make it clear to us we cannot keep it and Jesus as our Advocate to make a way for us to eternal salvation in Heaven. Jesus instructed us to pray to GOD in His Name.

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Luke 11:1-54 ESV

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say:  (Our)“Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.” And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, …

So I am not going to say you are praying to a false god or an absent god, only this, if you want to be certain of just whom you are praying to and what your eternity will be, consider investigating what information GOD has given in The Holy Scripture.

 

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James Halifko

Author: James Halifko

I am a Baby Boomer with a lot of life's experience to guide me and share with people.

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