Intercessory prayer (IP) is one of the newly re-cognized holistic treatment methods and its effectiveness has been documented on the management of different disease such as CHD, RA, and infertility. This study aims to determine its effect on ferritin and blood indices of thalassemic major patients. In Iranian tradional medicine doctors were called Hakim. In addition to providing patients with conventional treatment, Hakim held or moved his hands over the head of their patients while he was praying for patients health. This before-after study was conducted on seven patients who were visited at an outpatient clinic and had received IP in addition to their routine treatment. SPSS version 10 was used for statistical analysis. The trained physicians treated patients with Intercessery prayer free of charge. Lack of financial support prohibited research on larger sample size. 85.6% of patients were female and mean age was 14. In average, IP was performed 5.86 times for each patient as close-laying of hands
1. Leibovici concludes with "No mechanism known today can account for the effects of remote, retroactive intercessory prayer said for a group of patients with a bloodstream infection. However, the significant results and the flawless design prove that an effect was achieved." He then refers to the clinical trial conducted by James Lind in 1753 for curing scurvy by lemons and limes; the underlying natural explanation, ascorbic acid, was unknown at the time and would take centuries to articulate. Discuss the similarities and difference between retroactive intercessory prayer and citrus fruits. 2. As to the retroactive intercession, "A list of the first names of the patients in the intervention group was given to a person who said a short prayer for the well being and full recovery of the group as a whole. There was no sham intervention." Why that last sentence? 3. Deeply held religious belief may not be the only motivating factor for studying prospective or retroactive intercessory prayer. We read ...
1. Leibovici concludes with "No mechanism known today can account for the effects of remote, retroactive intercessory prayer said for a group of patients with a bloodstream infection. However, the significant results and the flawless design prove that an effect was achieved." He then refers to the clinical trial conducted by James Lind in 1753 for curing scurvy by lemons and limes; the underlying natural explanation, ascorbic acid, was unknown at the time and would take centuries to articulate. Discuss the similarities and difference between retroactive intercessory prayer and citrus fruits. 2. As to the retroactive intercession, "A list of the first names of the patients in the intervention group was given to a person who said a short prayer for the well being and full recovery of the group as a whole. There was no sham intervention." Why that last sentence? 3. Deeply held religious belief may not be the only motivating factor for studying prospective or retroactive intercessory prayer. We read ...
The question of faith alone or faith plus works is made difficult by some hard-to-reconcile Bible passages. Compare Romans 3:28, 5:1 and Galatians 3:24 with James 2:24. Some see a difference between Paul (salvation is by faith alone) and James (salvation is by faith plus works). In reality, Paul and James did not disagree at all. The only point of disagreement some people claim is over the relationship between faith and works. Paul dogmatically says that justification is by faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9) while James appears to be saying that justification is by faith plus works. This apparent problem is answered by examining what exactly James is talking about. James is refuting the belief that a person can have faith without producing any good works (James 2:17-18). James is emphasizing the point that genuine faith in Christ will produce a changed life and good works (James 2:20-26). James is not saying that justification is by faith plus works, but rather that a person who is truly justified by ...
As reported in the New York Times, the above remark was made several years ago by Dale A. Matthews, M.D., associate professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Matthews was discussing his nearly completed study on the medical efficacy of intercessory prayer before "a slightly bewildered crowd" of future doctors at St. Louis University School of Medicine.1 My 1998 Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine article about Matthews study-in-progress concentrated on media coverage that the research was receiving even as the data were still being collected.2 The premature news stories by two local television stations provided glimpses of what appeared to be leaky protocol that could have skewed the data in favor of a desired result. Matthews yearlong study, testing the effects of intercessory prayer on patients with rheumatoid arthritis, has now been published.3 Most previous prayer studies had endeavored to delineate the possible clinical benefits of religious faith and ...
Herbert Benson (born 1935), is an American medical doctor, cardiologist, and founder of the Mind/Body Medical Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is a professor of mind/body medicine at Harvard Medical School and director emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) at MGH. He is a founding trustee of The American Institute of Stress. He has contributed more than 190 scientific publications and 12 books. More than five million copies of his books have been printed in different languages. Started in 1998, Benson became the leader of the so-called "Great Prayer Experiment", or technically the "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP)". The result published in 2006 concluded that intercessory prayer has no beneficial effect on patients with coronary artery bypass graft surgery. He, however, still believes that prayer has positive health benefits. Benson coined relaxation response (and wrote a book by the same title) as a scientific term for ...
What is the goal of faith, speaking specifically of the Christian faith? The Christian faith is all about knowledge of the truth. Jesus says he came to testify about the truth (John 18.37), that he in fact is truth (John 14.6); that the truth will set you free (John 8.32); and that knowledge of the true God, and Jesus (who is truth) leads to eternal life (John 17.3). So in other words, the point of the Christian faith is to identify and know the truth - ultimate truth; and according to Jesus once you properly identify and properly respond to that truth (by believing), God is pleased to grant you eternal life. But dont be distracted by the promise of eternal life. The point Im making is that the goal of reason and faith are the same: to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. (And in passing, the goal of science is also to arrive at truth5 - but thats a discussion for another time.). If the goal is the same, why is it then, that so many think that faith and reason are at odds? If reason and faith ...
Faith Today articles responding to the groundbreaking Canadian youth study Hemorrhaging Faith. The best place to start is Why Theyre Leaving (Sep/Oct 2012).. Local Church Solutions That Enliven Youth. Youth ministry rarely rises in importance until we notice that youth are leaving our churches. By Dave Overholt (Nov/Dec 2013). Keeping Our Youth in the Faith. An Ontario pastor shares how the Hemorrhaging Faith report confirms his understanding of how churches can best minister to youth. By Kai Mark (Jul/Aug 2013). Encouraging Youth to Experience God. Young adults say "experiencing God" is key to whether or not they keep attending church. What does it meant to experience God? What can the Church do about it? By Karen Stiller (May/June 2013). How Your Church Can Become More Intergenerational. A major study called Hemorrhaging Faith, introduced by Faith Today last fall, has got the Canadian Church talking. To continue the discussion about how youth are walking out the church door and what to do ...
Abel - offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.. Enoch - was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.. Noah - when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.. Abraham - when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were ...
All that changed when I allowed my faith to get strong and embraced my belief that as a long as I allow God to direct me, that Im safe and all is well, even if it doesnt seem that way.. Ive since learned that all negative emotions show a lack of faith. Worrying sends a message that you dont trust that youll be helped you through by your higher power. Stress puts you into a bad place that isnt necessary when youre faithful. As my faith got stronger, my negative emotions didnt take flight during situations that used to rattle me. It took me time to even believe in a higher power but once I did, my life improved dramatically.. At first I looked to the Universe and Source Energy for fulfilling me. Slowly I began to talk to God. Ive learned that it doesnt matter where your faith comes from. What does matter is that you believe that a higher power support you. Having strong faith like Ive developed keeps my negative emotions to a minimum. Now I call faith my antidote for stress, worry, etc. ...
While I cannot honestly say that I have not wavered in my faith during the trials of life, I can say I have seen my faith grow. Even though its been totally redefined and may not look like I thought it would. I can say my faith in God (not just what He can do) is continuing to grow. If youll take a close look - its likely your faith is being strengthened too. Maybe it just looks like determination that says to God - I wont let go of You! even when we dont understand. Maybe it looks like running to Him to find answers that remain fuzzy. Maybe faith looks like tears streaming down your face asking Him why one more time. No matter how it looks - if you are still at his feet - you have faith ...
RE: KEEPING OF THE LAW… COMMANDMENTS - (SABBATH). IT IS OF "FAITH"… BY GODS GRACE ALONE….(A GIFT)…. NOT BY WORKS OF THE LAW)! ,,,,,,,,. THAT "FAITH" IS CHRIST! (GODS "GIFT")!. John 7:19 Did not Moses give you (JEWS) the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me?. John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.. Acts 13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from (which ye could not be justified by the law) of Moses.. Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.. Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith (without the deeds of the law.. Romans 4:14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:. Romans 4:16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also ...
For the last two centuries, Western medicine asserted that its practices and modalities are based exclusively in scientific fact, objective observation, and rational deduction.. In reality, though, faith, intuition, and conjecture play as much of a role in day-to-day clinical decision-making as data and deduction. Science itself, grounded in the belief that nature is fully knowable and modifiable through controlled observation and measurement, is at its root, a faith system. The holistic paradigm holds that there is nothing intrinsically wrong with this. One need not question faith itself. It is intrinsic to our human makeup. But one should take a close look at where one puts ones faith.. Over the last year, there have been many tests of faith. The events of September 11 shook our belief in our national security. The Enron scandal threatened the very foundations of our investment-based economy-itself a faith system of a high order. Sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church was a huge ...
What are prayer triplets?. Prayer triplets are a small group of church members who have committed to meeting together and praying regularly. The groups are usually made up of three members and we want to encourage each group to create an environment of mutual trust and confidence to stand together in agreement and pray.. What are the prayer requests?. Each week, the church publishes a new prayer topic which is announced on a Sunday morning and included in the church newsletter. We encourage each triplet to use this prayer topic as the basis for prayer as well as praying for each-others needs and for any other topic they feel moved to pray about.. When do prayer triplets meet?. We dont have any rules about when or where prayer groups meet providing that there is a commitment from all members to meet regularly and with a focus on spending time praying together. This could be weekly, every fortnight or monthly depending on when everyone in the triplet can get together.. How do I find out ...
What if we have stolen the history of many peoples by rewriting it, as though it were our own? Native American folk stories were all part of my education in becoming a Cajun traiteuse (faith healer). Learn what it takes to be a part of this mysterious world of a lost folk art.
Whether youre a Sufi, or a Seek, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Witch, a Buddha, a Shaman or a Christian, or something else, there IS power in prayer, no matter what your faith is.. Prayer is a practice that has power no matter what style someone is praying, or what tool they are using to pray, prayer in itself doesnt require a religion, nor a tool to utilize while doing it. However, there is significance for some, to acquire a tool like prayer beads or mala beads, or candles or something else, to allow someone to have a focus in which to place their mind on the intention at hand. However, INTENTION, is all someone really needs. Anyone can be intentional, and it doesnt require any specific prayer to a certain God, or angel or God or other in order to put focus on what someone wants, needs or is praying about.. Prayer in itself is magical. It can allow someone to have faith in an outcome, a belief to make something possible, and allows a shift in their energy to instead be about fear or failure, to ...
MacOrtho is proud to announce that on March 31st, 2014 the Fixation Using Alternative Implants for the Treatment of Hip Fractures (FAITH) trial completed enrollment. With 1,112 patients recruited from 81 clinical sites in 8 different countries, the FAITH Study team is very proud of this accomplishment as few trials in the field of Orthopaedics achieve this level of enrollment.. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and National Institutes of Health, FAITH was predicated on the hypothesis that fixed angle devices may reduce reoperation risk compared to multiple screw fixation in femoral neck fracture fixation. To learn more about the FAITH Study, please click here.. "FAITH is yet another shining example of a fundamental question for a critically important health care issue that has the potential to shift the paradigm of care" says Dr. Bhandari.. ...
Previous studies suggest that religious prayer can alter the experience of pain via expectation mechanisms. While brain processes related to other types of top-down modulation of pain have been studied extensively, no research has been conducted on the potential effects of active religious coping. Here, we aimed at investigating the neural mechanisms during pain modulation by prayer and their dependency on the opioidergic system.Twenty-eight devout Protestants performed religious prayer and a secular contrast prayer during painful electrical stimulation in two fMRI sessions. Naloxone or saline was administered prior to scanning. Results show that pain intensity was reduced by 11% and pain unpleasantness by 26% during religious prayer compared to secular prayer. Expectancy predicted large amounts (70-89%) of the variance in pain intensity. Neuroimaging results revealed reduced neural activity during religious prayer in a large parietofrontal network relative to the secular condition. Naloxone had no
The following links are to online resources on prayer. While we consider these generally good resources, please note you are leaving the Cross Pointe website when accesing them. We have not fully reviewed each site listed and always suggest you weigh suggestions and teaching against Gods Word as the final authority on prayer and all other topics.. , All About Prayer (allaboutprayer.org). , Focus on the Familys Prayer Page. , Touching Lives Prayer Page. , Christian Prayer Center. , OurPrayer.org. , In All Things... Pray (Southern Baptist Convention prayer resources). ...
Are you a New prayer team member? Welcome!. Our Prayer Requests are divided into two categories.. Below you will find the requests that people have been sent in to us through the web site. These people have specifically asked for prayer.. Below the Prayer Requests you will see lists of names. These are the names of the people who have prayed the salvation prayer or prayed for the Holy Spirit to control their lives (they indicated this on a response form at the bottom of one of our web site stories). We believe that it is very important that we lift these people up in prayer as they grow in their journey with Christ.. For tips on how to pray more effectively, visit our How to Pray Section.. ...
Prayer, Prayer and Spiritual Healing, The Proof That Prayer Works. There is ample proof that prayer works. Many scientific studies have been conducted that validate this observation.
This prayer page is a place of sincere, deep, and meditative prayer for babies worldwide. Families with premature, ill, or very sick babies are invited to send their prayer needs and a picture, if possible, of the baby to be placed on this page. Women contemplating having an abortion vs. choosing life for their baby are asked to share their difficulties in making that decision. Any woman or family member experiencing a crisis or high-risk pregnancy is invited to share their prayer needs. This is a place of prayer not counsel. All that is needed to receive our prayers is to tell us what you are going through.. ...
Your request will be processed within a week; if your prayer request does not appear within 7 days after you send it, you should send it again. You have to pray for at least one person prayers have been requested for here or your prayer request wont be listed. If you dont say a prayer for the intentions of somebody else who has requested prayers here, and fill in the name which is already on the web page here whom you will pray for, your prayer request will be deleted and will not be displayed here. ...
Yes, there is believing, but then there is really believing. If you are not willing to act based on your faith, it is a sign that your faith is lacking. That is what happened in Egypt. Throughout the years of exile, the Jews had been slowly sucked into the Egyptian culture becoming deeply involved in idol worship. Hashem, therefore, needed to teach them ten lessons of faith, showing them that He created the entire universe and is totally in charge. Then it became a reality to them. The stronger their faith became, the more they were able to act upon it, until finally they were able to take an extremely dangerous step. They had the audacity to slaughter the beloved four-footed god of Egypt, smear its blood on the doorposts, and roast its flesh - all in front of the shocked Egyptians.. The next step was to follow Hashem into the desert without sufficient provisions, putting their full trust in Him. And when Hashem told Moshe to lead them back towards Mitzrayim in order to make Pharaoh think they ...
Summary of Course Content:. The module will cover a range of current topics in the domains of both faith and culture. A typical curriculum will look at what faith and culture actually are and how they affect human interactions; how faith and culture change across the lifespan; how they affect us as individuals and as groups of people, and the application of research into faith and culture to our everyday lives, with a particular emphasis on mental and physical health. The final lecture in the series will look at the topic of anomalistic psychology. Throughout the course, there will be emphasis on examining the methodologies used to investigate the issues and the models developed by researchers in the field. We will take a highly scientific viewpoint of some contentious issues that shape human behaviour. ...
See All...." Weve probably quoted it a number of times on this program, speaking of Apollos. It says: "He mightily convinced the Jews, publicly proving from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ." If I cant prove that, then why be a Christian? Why not just be a Muslim?" "Oh, well, it just depends upon how you were raised.". No! It depends on the facts; there must be some basis for what I believe. Maybe I belabored that a bit but maybe it needs it because people have the opposite idea.. Tom: Well, that was my point, that, again, when you hear the word "faith," in the common understanding of the word today, it removes itself from logic and evidence. Even some theologians, or those who would claim to be faith holders, they would say, "Well, if you have to see it, if you have to have evidence, if you have to have proof, then its not really faith.". Dave: Well, Tom, rationally, Ive got to ask myself, why do I believe what I believe? Why do I believe what I believe about anything? Faith is an ...
Temptation abounds in the collegiate world immersed in the world. So, can you keep a God-centered, adventure-based, Christ-driven life throughout college? Abbie Smith found the answer to be a resounding YES! Packed with encouragement specifically for these trying years, Can You Keep Your Faith in College? compiles experiences shared by students from campuses across the nation. Youre not alone in your struggle to maintain the faith you carried with you when you first set foot on campus. The book targets pertinent issues including The Transition, academics, dorm life, peer pressure, extracurricular activities, sports, Greek life, dating, studying abroad, racial relations, and Gods Surprise Encounters. Dont let your faith whittle away; build it up! Its what defines you. Can You Keep Your Faith in College?: Students from 50 Campuses Tell You How - and Why - eBook (9780307562746) by Abbie Smith
Did you say a prayer to re-ceive Jesus as your Savior? Was this prayer from your "head brain" or from your "gut brain"? Was it based on men-tal as-sent or deep-​rooted faith? Knowing the dif-fer-ence can de-ter-mine where you spend eter-ni-ty. Jesus promised that if we have faith as small as a grain of a mus-tard seed we could move a moun-tain. Learn how we can get this kind of faith. 110 pages.. ...
Religion says that science alone is not enough. It leaves us with gaps. But it does not follow that religion can fill those gaps. And filling the gaps is one thing but filling them with the correct filler is another. The argument that faith and reason complement and fulfil one another is dishonest. If a faith fits the holes and could be reasonable that does not mean that it is actually reasonable. Also, faith claims that there are mysteries and that God is a mystery. Faith gives you paradoxes - where one doctrine of faith contradicts another. Faith says you have to hold both views and hope that one day you will find out how they can be reconciled. It calls its paradoxes mysteries. But that means you do not know if the faith is even non-contradictory. If it is then it is irrational. Instead of faith and reason complementing one another as equals clearly reason has to come first. Faith is terrible at dealing with the unknown where reason fails to take us ...
Intending next Lords day to enter upon the work of catechising, it will not be amiss to give you a preliminary discourse, to show you how needful it is for Christians to be well instructed in the grounds of religion. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled.. First. It is the duty of Christians to be settled in the doctrine of faith.. Second. The best way for Christians to be settled is to be well grounded.. First. It is the duty of Christians to be settled in the doctrine of faith. It is the apostles prayer, 1 Pet. 5:10, The God of all grace establish, strengthen, settle you. That is, that they might not be meteors in the air, but fixed stars. The apostle Jude speaks of wandering stars in verse 13. They are called wandering stars, because, as Aristotle says, They do leap up and down, and wander into several parts of the heaven; air being but dry exhalations, not made of that pure celestial matter as the fixed stars are, they often fall to the earth. Now, such as are not ...
The body plays an important, but often neglected role in prayer. Probably you have seen your pastor stand at the table, arms raised, eyes open, head up giving thanks over the bread and wine. The assembly kneeling, head bowed, hands clasped praying the confession. A candidate for ordination lying prostrate, face down on the ground at the invocation of the Holy Spirit.. Experiment with different prayer postures during your devotional time. Try praying the same prayer in various postures-standing or sitting, kneeling or prostrate, head raised or bowed, eyes open or closed, hands raised or folded. Notice the difference each posture makes for particular prayers. Then, incorporate those postures most meaningful to you into your daily prayer.. This message is adapted from "Speaking with God: Conversation Tools" written by Kevin Anderson in the July/August 2010 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine. Today we remember Matthew, apostle and evangelist.. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace ...
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Most surgical patients have a personal level of pain. Certain procedures are available for reducing postoperative pain (PoP). Prayer is one of the valuable methods that favour patient relaxation and reduce PoP; it is especially valuable because it neither causes additional tasks for hospitals, nor raises financial issues for patients. Purpose of this study was evaluation of the effect of prayer on PoP reduction in gastrointestinal surgical patients. Methods: In this clinical trial we selected 108 patients who were candidates for gastrointestinal elective surgery. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: the case group (n=54), who relied on analgesic plus prayer, and the control group (n=54), who relied on analgesic alone. Case group patients performed a specific prayer, starting 6hrs before surgery began and continuing until 24hrs after the operation. Vital signs, anxiety and PoP intensity were evaluated at 3, 12 and 24hrs after surgery. Applying SPSS, data were analysed utilizing the ...
Prayer requests, posting a favorite prayer, and prayer chat are all welcome. This is a place for those who need prayers as well as those who desire to pray for others. Everyone, Catholic or not, is invited to participate in our prayer group. Founded by the webmaster of the 2 Hearts Network and the For the Love of the Blessed Virgin Mary Webring.
Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, silent remembering and pure intention raises the heart to that supreme Power." - Amit Ray Prayer to Connect with Higher Self Prayer for higher self is different from traditional prayer. Higher self is limitless in divinity and power. Higher self is formless, nameless, all-pervading eternal divinity. It is not associated with narrow things. Prayer and meditation gives you the conscious connection with. Read more ...
It was an elegant example of the Clinton style, a rhetorical maneuver subtle, bold, and banal all at once. During a Democratic candidate forum in June, hosted by the liberal evangelical group Sojourners, Hillary Clinton fielded a softball query about Bills infidelity: How had her faith gotten her through the Lewinsky scandal?. After a glancing shot at Republican "pharisees," Clinton explained that, of course, her "very serious" grounding in faith had helped her weather the affair. But she had also relied on the "extended faith family" that came to her aid, "people whom I knew who were literally praying for me in prayer chains, who were prayer warriors for me.". Such references to spiritual warfare-prayer as battle against Satan, evil, and sin-might seem like heavy evangelical rhetoric for the senator from New York, but they went over well with the Sojourners audience, as did her call to "inject faith into policy." It was language that recalled Clintons Jesus moment a year earlier, when shed ...
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Joyce was a client of mine a few years back. She was in her early sixties and just recuperating from a successful open heart surgery. She also was very depressed. Thats where I come in. I was asked by my clinical supervisor if I would spend some time with her and see how I might be of help to her. I agreed to do what I could do.. In the midst of counseling and listening to Joyces story, I discovered her strong faith, which included her personal faith in God which gave her the belief that she was going to get through whatever that had her in lockdown.. She wasnt aware of our Depressed Anonymous group and so I shared my story with her and the fact that I too was once depressed. I told her how I became a believer in the spirituality of the Twelve Steps and how my belief in God delivered me from my symptoms of depression. Now dont get me wrong -my own story is that it took me over a year to finally get free of this noose around my neck. Also, because of my faith in a program and the recovered ...
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I began this blog when I believed God was preparing me to come to Uganda in January 2010. God gave me courage and strength at that time through Hebrews 11:8. "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going." God assured me that I may be entering an "unknown land," but He knew it and was preparing the way. I have been in Uganda for awhile now (from Jan. 2010 to end of April 2011 and August 2011 to ?) and I am so blessed as I live and work here. I love Gods sovereignty - His ability to take anything in life and use it for His glory and our good. Thus I believe that no matter the journey God has called each of us on, it will be an adventure in faith and He invites us to "hang on for the ride." And I can guarantee that the blessings, challenges, joys and growth will be beyond what you could imagine. I can testify personally to this! :) So I invite you to join me on this "journey of faith." ...
The Harris study. Harris, William, et al. "A Randomized, Controlled Trial of the Effects of Remote Intercessory Prayer on Outcomes in Patients Admitted to the Coronary Care Unit." Archives of Internal Medicine 159: 2273-2278 ...
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Ive learned a lot about this in the past few years by mistakes that Ive made, so I hope this video blesses you with some wisdom in sharing God through sharing love. Remember that the Christian life is all about HUMILITY~ Ephesians 4:2, Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love Im going to make a more in-depth video on the importance of doubting your faith sometime at the end of this month. I know doubting may sound like the opposite of faith, but its actually super healthy & is one of the main reasons I have grown so much in my relationship with God in the past few years. If you think about falling in love with someone~ that requires being completely vulnerable with no infallible promise of complete reciprocation. I see my relationship with God and my spiritual journey in the same way, when I let go of the pride of having found truth and being right that frees me to fall deeper in love with God and to trust Him. My faith is no longer about my knowledge ...
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Chapter Author(s): Erik W. Carter Book Title: Shaped by God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth, and Adults Book Author(s): Robert Keeley Publisher: Faith Alive Date: 2010 Link: http://www.faithaliveresources.org/Products/151126/shaped-by-god.aspx Disabilities: General, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Deaf-Blindness, Developmental Disability, Intellectual Disability Categories: All Categories, Individuals with disabilities, Service systems ...
One of the things that is least understood (but much claimed and talked about) in Scripture is Faith. It is not well understood by the vast majority who claim it, and it is mocked and ridiculed by atheists who say it is the refuge of the religious when they cant explain something. Sadly, the atheists are more correct than many Christians. I would have to agree that the vast majority of Christians who claim they know something by faith, do not when the thing they claim to know flies directly in the face of plain Scripture. When this happens, all it accomplishes is the giving of ammunition to the atheist and scorner. It really would have been better for the Christian to keep his or her mouth (or keyboard) silent when they actually did not know what the Scripture teaches.. In the case of faith, I had to consider long and hard as to how to approach the subject. Not that I do not know what it is or how it works, but how to explain it in a sensible fashion, in writing, presents a challenge. Perhaps ...
Fides et Ratio - Faith and Reason Encyclical of Pope John Paul II promulgated on Sept. 14, 1998 and made public on Oct. 15, 1998. Shows the relationship between reason and Faith and how Faith broadens the horizons of reason and philosophy and confirms them in their quest for Truth.
It is true that faith is a confident belief in truth, value trustworthiness of an idea. It is also a belief that does not rest on proof or material evidence. This would be an accurate way to describe how faith does not require proof. On the other hand, evolution is a theory that is held by many with the same level of faith. So how is it that I have proof. What is the proof that we are created? Faith allows the mind to see the fact. It allows us to draw near to the Creator Himself. While faith does not require proof, proof requires faith. There is no paradox in this statement. I do not need proof to have faith in the trustworthiness of an idea. What I do need to have for proof of that idea is a foundation in faith. Once this is set in place as a cornerstone, proof is evident. This is why so many reading this thread can see it immediately ...
But, Lord Sacks commented, "why should this be so, if faith inhibits critical thought and discourages independence of mind? This is a question worth serious reflection.. "My tentative suggestion is that faith schools tend to have a strong ethos that emphasises respect for authority, the virtues of hard work, discipline and a sense of duty, a commitment to high ideals, a willingness to learn, a sense of social responsibility, a preference for earned self-respect rather than unearned self-esteem, and the idea of an objective moral order that transcends subjective personal preference.". He concluded: "One way or another, the critics should reflect on this simple question. If faith schools are so bad, why do thoughtful, often secular, parents think they are so good?" ...
As with adults, coming to a full exercise of faith, turning to Christ and resting upon him in an explicit way - while not a "conversion" from unbelief and perhaps not marked out by a particular "moment" - does nonetheless involve a process that is brought about through the ministry of the Word. This ministry of Word, however, builds upon what has already been offered and presented to the child through the promises of the covenant as held forth in baptism and other means. Thus saving faith, as the exercise of actualized faith, is as much as matter of the ministry of the Word in covenant children as it is with adult converts, in keeping with the Westminster Confession ...