Kirk Cameron’s website asks: Is heaven boring? Does God answer stupid prayers?
Kirk Cameron’s website wrestles with some tough theological questions: Is heaven boring? Does God answer stupid prayers? Hummingbirds?
The actor links to content written by evangelical Christian bloggers on his website, which advertises a partnership with Liberty University, and promotes the articles on his Facebook page.
“Next time you squint into the sun’s bright rays, remember Joshua and how God hears and answers prayers … even the seemingly dumb ones!” Cameron says on the social media network.
The blogger Jennifer Rothschild tackles the topic of stupid prayers, using as an example a request to God to “please make this water wet.”
“That seems like a stupid prayer to pray, doesn’t it?” Rothschild asks rhetorically. “After all, we all know water is wet. It cannot be dry. How foolish it would be to ask God to make water wet. But, what if you didn’t know water was already wet when you asked? What if you did not have the knowledge, experience, or ability to understand that the nature of water was wetness?”
Rothschild assures readers that God does not laugh at their prayers or dismiss them, reminding them of the biblical story of Joshua, who prayed for the sun to stand still.
“Joshua was no astronomer!” Rothschild writes, reminding readers that many believed the sun revolved around the earth for centuries afterward. “So, did God really answer such an ignorant prayer? Apparently. But, not in the way Joshua thought He did. How God did it is not as important as why God did it.”
Cameron’s site also links to a frequently reposted 23-year-old article by Answers In Genesis on hummingbirds, which the creationist ministry offers as proof of God’s existence.
“If you operated at this bird’s energy level, you would burst into flames!” the subheadline warns.
Another linked article, originally posted on the Desiring God blog, assures readers that they won’t grow tired of glorifying God while sitting up in Heaven – even after millions of years there.
“Have you ever worried that you might grow bored in heaven, that things may lose their luster or taste, that the whole novelty and intrigue of heaven might fade as do most things on earth?” the writer asks. “When you sing, ‘When we’ve been there ten thousand years . . . we’ve no less days to sing his praise than when we’d first begun,’ do you wonder whether or not to be encouraged by such a statement?”
The writer argues that closer Bible study would reveal that “God is infinite, (so) he can be infinitely enjoyed.”
“Here’s the other cool bit,” the writer points out. “If God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him, the ever-increasing enjoyment of God for all eternity will simultaneously become the ever-increasing glorification of himself. This is genius!”
Another post offers tips on avoiding “the dangers of being a fool,” based on an excerpt from the book, “Instructing a Child’s Heart,” by Tedd and Margy Tripp.