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Answered 2007-10-18 04:07:14

As a Christian you need to be in prayer and also lead others to Christ - through soul winning, because that is what God expects of us.

22For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

Jesus Christ and His power and presence is all the Christian needs, and as mentioned above, He's given Christians plenty to do. == Definitely yes. But if it give solace to the pilgrim, who are we to judge?

Undoubtedly many are solaced or healed, but the question is whether it is a true or a false comfort. God does not want people to be deceived. Or, as preacher Dr. Tom Malone once said 'all the devil's apples got worms'. The final cost of deception is that it enslaves and you must have more, or it proves illusory.

I would never judge the persons who go to Lourdes as I do not know them, but The Bible clearly warns of deception, which can come in many guises. Things can appear good but not be what they seem. Please see Discuss Question Page.

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