(September 17, 2014)
The mocking of the Sennacherib towards the people of
Judah was not new in his day, and
it has not ended in ours. Many people
who have abandoned God use Sennacherib’s reasoning as their rationale. They claim that others pray and receive no
help, so why pray. They claim that a
Muslim believes he has received confirmation from God that Islam is the true
faith, so we can we believe the confirmation that we have received. They claim double-blind studies have shown marginal
or no measurable improvement in patients when prayers are offered on their behalf,
so God is not listening or powerless to help.
In their pride, they miss the point. I have often said the line that I want on my tombstone is “A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.” There are those who have undoubtedly been worshiping the works of men’s hands, and thus their forms of religion lack the power that is available. There are others, such as the honest believers of other faiths, who are able to find the truths therein and through them access the power of the Divine (albeit in a limited fashion). All of these things can be explained.