Kerux Christou, aka Herb's Blurbs

Kerux Christou is a phrase from New Testament Greek meaning “herald of Christ,” i.e., a preacher.

Incredulous Prayer – Answered Unanswered Prayers

We’ve been considering the topic of unanswered prayer.  Why does God not answer our prayers?  We’ve seen many reasons the Bible gives for this: God answers the prayers of his children, prayers prayed according to his will, prayers prayed in faith, and so on.  We’ve also seen that some prayers are answered “Yes!,” but we […]

Unanswered Prayer: Justice Delayed

We’ve been considering the problem of unanswered prayer.  Why didn’t God answer prayer X?  What gives?  Jesus says we should ask, seek, and knock – the one who asks will receive; the one who seeks finds; to the one who knocks the door will be opened.  Yet…my prayer hasn’t been answered. Now we’ve seen there […]

Unanswered Prayer: Be more Impudent!

Kids have a knack for wearing their parents down.  Generally if I ask for something and the answer is “No!”, I don’t keep asking.   That’s my answer.  But my kids never had that trouble (and I’ve never seen anyone else’s kids have that problem either).  They ask, and they keep on asking, until they get […]

All Prayers for Healing Are Answered, and The Answer Is Always “Yes!”

It is often said that God always answers prayers.  It’s just that sometimes the answer is “No,” or “Not yet,” rather than the “Yes” we may desire.  But there is one type of prayer that God always answers “Yes!”: prayers for physical healing. Now, I know that this will provoke incredulity.  Perhaps you’ve prayed for […]

Unanswered Prayer: You Can’t Handle the Truth

We’ve been considering the troubling topic of unanswered prayer.  In our most recent post we considered the biblical example of the apostle Paul and his “thorn.”  Paul’s request to have it removed went unanswered because it was a means of forcing Paul to rely upon the strength of God rather than upon his own resources.  […]