Seems the comment from Allan (Moses) about how he prays for his wife who is suffering from lymphoma has motivated Looking4Truth to rally the prayer warriors:
Brothers and sisters in Christ. I have a prayer request for you. I have been engaged in some online evangelism with a group of atheists who are very resiatant to the Gospel. After two weeks of some rather intense and interesting debate, there just may be an opening here for a mighty act of our Savior Jesus. We finally got around to the topic of prayer (does it work), and one of the members admitted that he does pray for his wife, who has lymphoma, even though he doesn’t believe his prayers do anything. Here is the link if you’re interested: Heads up, as you can tell by the title of his website, this group has no problem with blasphemy.
Today is the Day of Pentecost, when we celebrate the day Jesus sent the comforter to us, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I don’t think I have the gift of healing, but I would imagine some of you do. Regardless, would you please pray for this man’s wife? He calls himself (interestingly enough) Moses, or AWJ. I don’t know his wife’s name. I can only imagine what kind of testimony this couple would have should God choose to miraculously heal her. May God glorify himself. In our Lord’s precious name.
Eight or so people have taken up the challenge with a couple expanding their prayers to include all of us so this should be interesting. The sentiment is nice enough, and I’m not trying to make fun of them with this entry, but it seems to me that this isn’t likely to convince anyone.
Assume for the moment that the lymphoma does clear up, how are we to judge whether or not prayer had anything to do with it? If it’s Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Allan doesn’t specify) then with proper treatment 85% of cases can be cured, non-Hodgkin’s is a little more foggy, but is still curable. Unless she’s spontaneously cured of the cancer overnight, an event even L4T has admitted is unlikely, how would we determine the difference between God’s will and doctor’s skill?
It goes without saying that it’s my hope Allan’s wife is restored to health as quickly as possible and I hope he’ll keep us informed of her progress. If nothing else perhaps it’ll make him feel better that there are some more folks out there praying along with him.