Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Power of Prayer

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Last night on ABC's World News, Charles Gibson told the story of a woman who had passed out and went three days before she was discovered. She had damage from blood clots due to a tumor near her heart that had broken apart and sent pieces throughout her body. Doctors removed as many clots as they could, during an 8-hour operation. They hoped her brain would adapt so that functions from the damaged areas would be picked up by the remaining healthy parts.

The woman's mother believes in the Power Of Prayer and informed her prayer team at church about the situation. The word spread and soon, people across the country were praying for her daughter. After a few weeks, the woman began to heal and get well.

Was it a Miracle? This is a quote from her doctor. "I cannot remember ever seeing someone with so many strokes and so many problems before surgery walking out of the hospital," said Dr. Gillinov.

"Luck? Divine intervention? Some of both."

Read the entire story and see the video at ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Story?id=5444704&page=3


If you are interested in this kind of story, you will be interested in our articles on the Power Of Prayer and Miracles.

If you are interested in Philosophy and/or Logical Fallacies, you may have heard of "Post hoc ergo propter hoc." Just because one thing happened before another does not necessarily mean it was the cause of it. Read more here.

An interesting related question is, "Why won't God heal amputees?" With the one exception of the time Jesus put back the severed ear of a slave, there is no mention in history of anyone ever being "healed" of a missing body part. For more on this, visit the Why Won't God Heal Amputees website. Then read this response on a Christian apologetics page. See which argument you think is the best.

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