Numbers Don’t Lie

A popular Christian catch-phrase for decades has been: “Prayer changes things.”  As well as being bandied about, it was used as the tagline for a relatively popular evangelical teaching radio show a few years back.  Maybe it still is. Naturally I don’t believe that to be the case.  Prayer changes nothing.  And I don’t think that’s an opinion. I think it’s a demonstrable fact. In order to see why, let’s first lay out some basic Christian theology.  This is not fringe, cult, outlier theology.  This is core material – middle of the aisle evangelical stuff.  Serious born-again Christians think this is how the universe works. Obviously there is plenty more where this came from, but for the conversation, I’m relating enough of the relevant theology to ensure a clear understanding of my points below. Continue reading