James 5:17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

You know, a drought that is 3 and a half years long would probably draw attention. And probably kill off all life on Earth, and even if it did not, why did no other cultures record it?

James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

^^ If that is so, then why won't God heal amputees? Do note that there are many many similar entries. It actually amazes me that people would still believe in God, whenever he patently refuses to answer any prayer that is not ambiguous.

Mark 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

^^ Where does sickness come from, even amongst the most devout? How come prayer has no effects nowadays?

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