In my deconversion process, the unanswered prayers helped to go out as probably many of ex-christians. One of the most choquing experience is
when I was in a pentecostal church and I remember a woman who was paralyzed with a horrible disease (I do not remember the name
of this disease but she had big pimples every where, it was not chickenpox) and the pastors and church prayed for her healing but she never recovered.
Same another time, a new born who was very sick, we prayed for him and he died. Theses two souvenirs have been traumatic and the point where I could
not continue to believe in a God full of love.
Recently I remembered two verses in the bible where it seems that Paul and Jesus do not agree
In Mark 16:16
Jesus said :
Then he said to them, “You must go out to the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature. He who believes it and is baptised will be saved, but he who disbelieves it will be condemned. These signs will follow those who do believe: they will drive out evil spirits in my name; they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up snakes, and if they drink anything poisonous it will do them no harm; they will lay their hands upon the sick and they will recover.”
But Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:7
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
Jesus said as I myself understand that all believer should be able to heal by laying their hands upon the sick. But Paul mentions that the Holy Ghost gives different gifts and it seems that
not all christians receive the gift of healing. So I conclude not every christian can heal the sick people.
So don't be surprise that the bible is a mess !!
Have you also noticed these contradictions ?
And so many of us have been witnesses of no healing, unanswered prayers...when I think about these poor christians that needed so to be healed
This is the reasons why I left christianity...Stopto believe to lies and false promises and go out of mind control. Good work !