Does God Ever Stop Answering our Prayers?

Q. In your article titled Cognitive Dissonance, it sounded like there is a point when God can have enough of us, so to speak, and stop answering our prayers. Is this correct? If God ever chooses to stop answering our prayers we are in deep trouble.

A. If everything that was written in the past was written to teach us (Romans 15:4) and if these things happened as examples and were written down warnings for us upon whom the fulfillment of the age has come (1 Cor. 10:11) then Jeremiah 14:11-12 tells us there is a time when God will no longer listen to our national prayers for deliverance from judgment.

But I don’t believe he ever refuses to listen to our individual prayers for salvation, at least not before the 2nd Coming. Jesus cautioned Peter to forgive a brother who sins against him 70 X 7 times (Matt. 18:21-22). I believe He would do no less for us and would most likely do much, much more. After all, He wants everyone to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4).

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