>>bob>I was watching TV preacher Ned Young Sunday morning and he mentioned that if one wasn't "confessed up" God would not hear their prayer. I haven't heard this concept before. Some religions think when Christ told the 12 that "anything you ask in My name you will receive, anything" not only applied to the 12, but to all followers, "Name it and Claim it" is the popular term they call this incorrect belief. They say if we pray for someone and they are not healed, it's because their faith is not strong enough or they had unconfessed sin" in their life. So, God can't or won't heal those like this. So, I wonder, if God won't hear the prayers of those who are not "confessed up" if they die are they saved or not? What do you think?<<
I say that he doesn't know what he is saying.
bob>Hi Corky, I had never heard that before.
There was a Fransican priest (Capuchin) who will by the way be declared blessed this year. He was born in about 1890's and became a diolicen priest in the teens. He felt as if he was being pulled into becoming a religious (becoming a monk). He went to all of the houses seeking to be allowed in. The only one that would allow him in were the Augustinians. Back them the Augustinians were almost entirely German. He didn't know German and all of the schooling and tests were in German. He iked out and became an Augustinian but they determined he to be slow witted thus he was not given the permission to hear confession and he could only say mass in private. His job was the doorman at the house and he also was given the task to recieve money for masses to be said for people. He was very quiet and reserved. He saw a lot of people and they began to realize that when they went to see him that if they had an ailment they would get cured by just see him. He was always in prayer and had a knowledge givento him by God to know these things so while they were discussing matters such as who they wanted the mass to be for he would be in constant silent prayer. It caught on and he had people from all over Detroit coming to see him for cures. They would come and ask him for these cures, but sometimes he had to tell them that they would not be cured.
In other words sometimes when a prayer is given to Our Lord the Lords answer is no.
bob>That's true and God heals who He will.
Studies have been taken in which a sick person is prayed for and the results are good. Many are cured. What they have found is that sometimes this happens when the person didn't even know he/\she weren't even prayed for. The point is that faith has little do do with it, it is entirely in the providence of God to decide these things. Saying this I do think that faith is good and in some cases it is true, but not to the point where one can say that their non-healing comes from no faith.
bob>Great post! We have prayed for people who didn't believe and they were healed, so they didn't have any faith. God doesn't need help to heal. Thanks