Glad to read the article, brother. I am a professor of Christian theology at Visakhapatnam AP India – zealous to check the sacred scriptures. Your work is a good job and should appreciate it. Stay on the line. I`d like to read something from you. Greetings meet at prayer. Text—” Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree to touch anything they ask, it will happen to them by my Father, who is in heaven. ” –Matthew XVIII 19. HITHERTO, in dealing with the subject of prayer, I limited my remarks to secret prayer.
I must now speak of social prayer or prayer offered in company, where two or more are united in prayer. Such encounters have been common since Christ and even hundreds of years ago. And it`s probably… Charles Grandison Finney – Readings on Revivals of Religion If you`ve read any of the other articles in this series, you know we need to look at the context to see what`s wrong with how many people use this verse. But before we do, can you see some problems with the idea that God will grant the request of those who gather and agree in prayer? First, Jesus said in his name “where two or three are gathered,” so how could this apply to attitudes of four or more? And why will two or three believers come together so that Jesus may be in their midst? Isn`t he already present in every believer? So even if a Christian prays, isn`t Jesus already there? “First of all, Jesus said `where two or three are gathered` in his name, so how could this apply to attitudes of four or more? And why will two or three believers come together so that Jesus may be in their midst? Isn`t he already present in every believer? So, even if a Christian prays, isn`t Jesus already there? “Jesus says that whenever the Church follows a process of reconciliation with someone and is involved in a process of reconciliation that has refused to turn around, she can be sure that God`s blessing is with them in their efforts. In other words, when the Church makes judicial decisions on legal and unjust issues based on the truth of God`s Word, she should be able to trust in the fact that she is doing the right thing and that Christ himself is there with them, spiritually present in their midst. Tim`s last book is a practical excuse for the resurrection of Jesus. For more information, see www.midwestapologetics.org/shop. What Jesus does is he gives an order of the process that he must follow when you have a conflict with someone. They collapse: this does not mean that Jesus does not hear our prayers when we pray alone or with two or three people, etc. He`s doing it. But this means that this special verse does not speak of the presence of Jesus in prayer, but of his presence in the ecclesial discipline. “In this sense, Jesus said that the Father would give the request of two or more who come together in the name of Christ and agree.