Mrs. Clark’s 7th Grade Bible Class Discusses:
The Vending Machine God
The Father Christmas Myth
“‘The Vending Machine God’ myth is a myth that states God will give you anything you ask for. He is a Father Christmas sort of figure, and he will give you anything you ask for. But that’s a lie.
“This can be debunked by the fact that God is a heavenly being that surpasses all our stupid wishes.
“Most non-Christians and even a bunch of Christians nowadays believe they can sin and then pray with no sorrow or anything and they will be forgiven, so they can just go ahead and do it again. If you believe that’s true, you need to get some help.
“Just as Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door said, if you ask for a million dollars, it probably won’t be given to you. This is because you don’t actually believe in God, you’re just trying to get something out of Him.
“He isn’t just some cheap vending machine that’ll give you what you want.”
CJ, age 12
The privilege of prayer was not given to us so we could send God our Christmas wish list.
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?