This publication is the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ the particular question was…
Don’t you think some situations are specifically dealt with only by prayer as Jesus said?
Yes, as long as the issue is a spiritual one, and as long as the situation has only a spiritual cause; and Jesus indicated that some of the spiritual problems you have to add fasting to the prayers. However most of the situations that face us in our daily lives are not spiritual at all, and so in most cases wisdom, or appropriate practical action is required rather than prayer, and sometimes in addition to prayer; that is, a combination of both prayer and appropriate practical action (or wisdom)
Having mentioned wisdom, let me clarify that James 1:5 says that IF ANYONE LACKS WISDOM he should ask God (Emphasis is ‘IF ANYONE’); he did not say that everyone should ask for wisdom as a generic command. It is for only those who truly lack wisdom, that is why James said ‘IF ANYONE.’ Because lack of wisdom is a very rare problem; it is not common. What we mostly find, that could be misinterpreted as lack of wisdom, is actually lack of action, drive, enthusiasm, zeal, or simply lack of zing for life! And that one it’s easy to deal with, and that’s what my organisation – Seers Foundation – has been dealing with.
This publication was the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ for the other review questions and responses you may click here.