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Bring It On-Line: - December 22, 2016

What will hinder my prayers from being answered? Dear Pat, my father, who lives with me, has Alzheimer's and is convinced my boyfriend wants to get rid of him. He has never been anything but kind to my father, but my father is just fixated on ... Read Transcript

OK we've got some question before this program's up.

We do.

Time to bring it on.

This is Katie, who says, what will hinder my prayers

from being answered?

Well, unconfessed sin will do it.

The worst is when you stand praying,

if you have ought against any, forgive,

that your prayers be hindered.

I think the idea here is that if you cannot forgive,

then you will not be in the state of being born again.

If you're not a state of being born again,

then you don't have access to all the miracles of God.

So unconfessed sin, hatred against somebody else,

an unwillingness to forgive somebody else, that'll

close heaven for you.

This is a viewer who says, Dear Pat, my father, who

lives with me, has Alzheimer's and is convinced

my boyfriend wants to get rid of him.

He's never been anything but kind to my father,

but my father's just fixated on that belief.

Is it wrong for me to keep it to myself

when my boyfriend brings him gifts,

such as his favorite food or a Christmas present?

I don't want to tell my boyfriend what

my father thinks of him because he'd feel uncomfortable

coming here.

And I don't want to tell my father about the gifts

because he would be even more convinced.

I don't know what to do.

Well, you've got to tell your boyfriend that your father has

Alzheimer's and he is just not with it mentally.

The guy's got Alzheimer's.

He doesn't know who he is or who the boyfriend is or anything


So he's suffering delusions.

I don't know how extreme it is.

But it's serious.

So you have taken him in your home, and that in itself

is a tremendous burden.

The time may come that you want to have

some professional caregiver take care of your father.

And sometimes after a point, they're better off being

institutionalized because right now we don't know the reverse

of Alzheimer's.

That's a thing that we need to have medical attention to,

as much as anything that's there, because this thing is

getting worse and worse.

And as the population ages, Alzheimer's is a looming horror

for people.

They go into this blackness.

So what do you do?

Well, your father, he's not going to listen to him.

So tell your boyfriend he's got to be smarter than that.

Tell him, look, Dad, is-- we love him.

But he ain't with it anymore.

Let it be laid on the table.

All right, what else?

This is Vida who says, why does God

let bad things happen to good people

since God is in control of all things?

Well, He is in control of all things.

But He's given us free will, and that's the way it is.

And so He has allowed evil in this world.

And that's why we have freedom.

But He can reach in, and everybody that speaks ill,

his tongue could rot out.

But God didn't do it that way.

He gives us freedom.

So you say, why does He do it?

Well, bad people do bad things because there

is evil and sin in the world.

One day, there's going to be a new heaven, a new Earth.

But it isn't here yet.


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