I had a couple of Scriptural insights into yesterday’s post and article regarding the scientific study of prayer.
And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed.” (Matthew 16:1-4 ESV)
When Herod saw Jesus [at His trial], he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. (Luke 23:8-11 ESV)
In these cases, God didn’t perform for unbelievers who were looking for miraculous signs. Perhaps the same thing has happened here. I don’t know the hearts of those who ran the “experiment”.
Grace and Peace