If we are to understand Jesus’ prayers as metaphorical, as [John] Stott explains them, then we have little reason to believe his prayers for us are as significant to our assurance as Hebrews 7:25 and Romans 8:34 lead us to believe. The idea that his prayers are metaphorical only momentarily solves the Son-for-us/Father-against-us dilemma. In the end, it explains away too much. There are good biblical and theological reasons to not be satisfied with this explanation.
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