Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:
The Vending Machine God
The Father Christmas Myth
“‘The Vending Machine God’ is about people thinking that God will answer any question they have, or give them anything that they are wishing for. People believe if they try hard enough God will just get things for them, or do whatever they want.
“It is called the ‘Father Christmas Myth’ because of this. This is not true because He does not want the ability of praying to Him to be taken advantage of.
“In Jeremiah 33:3 God says ‘Call to me and I will answer you’ so He likes when you pray to Him and He likes to answer your prayers.
“However, not useless prayers for your desire. The prayer has to be effective, like praying for a good reason, instead of something you wish you had. Clearly, God is not a Father Christmas Myth. He is a God and Father, He loves to answer your respectable prayers.”
Abbi, age 13
God is not a vending machine, He is our heavenly Father.
Are we praying like we know this?
- Does it really matter what you believe, as long as you have faith?
- Are there errors in the Bible?
- Was Jesus just a good teacher? Can anyone prove His resurrection? What does that have to do with me?