Gary: The truth is, personal testimony is the only evidence Christians have that prayer to Jesus is effective.
Christian: Hmm…except perhaps for the online video and medical evidence of my friend’s leg being lengthened in response to prayer.
—(Gary): “Leg lengthening” is one of the oldest parlour tricks in the book. Check it out here
Gary: I am a physician. Why haven’t I heard of this “miracle” leg lengthening? We medical experts are fully prepared to acknowledge amazing cures and recoveries, but there has to be good evidence to support it. Has any national (non-religious) medical society in your country investigated this claim and acknowledged that sufficient evidence exists to substantiate the claim that a leg has extended its length? If so, please give a link.
I’ve read both volumes of pentecostal Christian theologian Craig Keener’s “Miracles”. His book seems to be the “Bible” for many Christians regarding miracles. In it are thousands of similar “miracle” claims. Yet Keener admits he spent not one penny on researching the claims. What may seem like a miracle to you and other non-medical people, may well have an underlying, natural explanation.
Think about this: Each and every day 16,000 children die of starvation. The God who allegedly rained-down bread (manna) from heaven, does not lift a finger to throw these children even a few crumbs of bread to keep them alive. Yet…he hears and answers the prayer of your friend to lengthen his leg a few millimeters. Either your God works in mysterious, capricious, brutally cold-hearted ways, or, your friend’s alleged leg lengthening has a natural explanation. Which is more likely??
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