Today’s crazy Bible verse comes straight from the lips of Jesus.
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Luke 11:9-10
In these two verses Jesus makes it clear that our prayers will be answered. All we have to do to receive help is ask. I remember as a kid in Sunday School seeing other kids ask our teacher “why, if I pray to win the lottery, I don’t?” The kids were asking as a joke, but now as an adult, it’s a serious question. Jesus says we will receive if all we do is ask. The counter-apologist argument is that God doesn’t work that way. God only gives you what you truly need. Okay, fine, but let’s look at a different pray. “Dear God, please don’t let my daughter die of bone cancer.” Does God answer? Nope. The daughter may survive, but only through modern medicine. And what if the daughter dies? Is God saying one didn’t need the daughter to live? If so, that’s a crappy God.
So what to conclude from this? Jesus and God do not exist, or Jesus is a liar. Me? I choose the former.