Question 12: Does God hear the prayers of unbelievers?

Answer:  Yes. God hears the prayers of unbelievers. This should be obvious. God is omnipresent. Therefore, He obviously hears the prayers of anyone.

The real question is: Does He answer the prayers of those who do not believe in the Messiah? The one prayer He will always answer is the prayer for forgiveness and for salvation. If a person only believes in God but rejects the Messiahship of Yeshua, no other type of prayer is answered because the person does not have the relationship with the Lord that results in prayers being answered. Once a person becomes a believer in the Messiah, all other types of prayers are answered.

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Arnold Answers is a bi-weekly Q & A with founder and director of Ariel Ministries, Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum.

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