During one of my recent travels to Uttaranchal, I visited Hrishikesh for a prayer walk with Shishye Thompson. As we were traveling on the meandering roads of this hilly region, I saw many houses built on the hills, mostly painted in white color but some in other colors too. The houses with other colors were camouflaged with the mountains and trees in the background. It was difficult to see them clearly, they just looked lost.
Immediately, I was reminded of the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ –
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
In month of May in year 2006, I got a phone call in the night at 10:00 PM to reach home back in India from Sharjah as soon as possible. Doctors had advised to call all children before they could declare that my father was dead. Actually they wanted me to take the decision.
Next evening, while I was standing besides papa, I found him motionless and non-responsive, almost dead. I just prayed for him, told him several things from the Bible, requested him to forgive them who did wrong to him, seek forgiveness from God for all wrongdoings, sang the gospel song(s) he liked most and finally asked him to show me a sign if he could hear my voice. He responded by moving one of his finger. I knew he was alive listening to me. Continue Reading
I have written few books and I am sure I am the best person who can explain every single word and sentence that I have written in my books. Bible is written by the Holy Spirit of God through human hands who were inspired to write what God wanted, who can be a better teacher than God himself to teach us what he wrote and what he meant.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
– 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible is not a mere book (or collection of spiritual books) but its a living word – the Word of God, its own best teacher. The Bible however is not arranged like an encyclopedia. You cannot go to chapter 1 and read everything about God and go to chapter 2 to read everything about Jesus, etc. Remember when reading the Bible the verses and chapter breaks are placed in the scriptures by man. It is better to read by paragraph, these too are man-made but they do conform better to the original language than verses. Some ground rules need to be set up first: Continue Reading
प्रसिद्ध दार्शनिक, इतिहासकार और तर्कशास्त्री, बर्ट्रांड रसैल, जो अनेक दार्शनिक
prasiddh darshanik, itihasakar aur tarkashastree, Bartrand Russell, jo anek darshanik grathon ke lekhak rahe hai tatha jo apane nastik vicharon ke lie jane jate hain, unhonne kaha hai - jab tak ham ek
“क्योंकि पाप का मूल्य तो बस मृत्यु ही है जबकि हमारे प्रभु यीशु मसीह में अनंत जीवन परमेश्वर का वरदान है।”
पुरातन ग्रंथ और आध्यात्मिक धर्मशास्त्र कहते हैं कि पूरी मानव जाति पाप के अंधकार में फंस कर अपने सृष्टिकर्ता के सान्निध्य से दूर हो गई है। हर प्रकार के पाप की क्षमा के लिये शुद्ध तथा निष्कलंक रक्त का बहना ज़रूरी है, क्योंकि लहू में जीवन होता है। कोई पशु पक्षी आदि का लहू नहीं परंतु परम पवित्र परमात्मा (सृष्टिकर्ता परमेश्वर) के लहू बहाने से ही सर्व मानवजाति का पाप क्षमा हो सकता है। Continue Reading
They say, ” Lord shine, wonder, beautiful miracle, my Lord !!!”
Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ!
I am glad that you are reading this page. May God bless you as you read on, I have prayed for you. I am joyful that you wish to know more about me, but I will tell you, what God has done for me.
I belong to a Marathi hindu family. I was the first person in my family who was saved. In the month of May in 1998, I set myself on fire due to some personal/emotional reasons (and compelled by some unknown black-magic power). Though I came to realization soon and tried to save myself, yet I was half burnt. I was actually almost dead (100%), but our neighbor (building-mate), who was a believer, prayed for me along with her church members for my life. And I survived. Soon after their prayers, I opened my eyes – I was alive. But we did not believe in Jesus. Continue Reading
Praise the lord!
My name is Lalit khanchandani. I belong to a Sindhi (Hindu) family. I currently reside in Dubai. By God’s grace, I have got this opportunity to give this testimony on our son Shubhang’s behalf. Hereunder, I will narrate to you how God has given second life to our son.
Our son, Shubhang was diagnosed with BLOOD CANCER (Leukemia) when he was 4 year old. It was a shocking moment for us. We desperately went to Mumbai for his treatment where he took chemotherapy for 8 months. We came back to Dubai after taking initial treatment to continue further treatment from Dubai hospital. Continue Reading
And what about other traditions? Can we not respect our elders by touching their feet?
This is again a subjective question and above principle can explain this. However, to answer it specifically, I would recommend that we must ask wisdom from God to differentiate between culture and religious rituals. In general, you may touch the feet of elders, but we ought to understand that it is ensured that we would not compromise with the glory of God in anyway. Continue Reading
What about marriage and other ceremonies? Our rest of the families are yet following old religious traditions? So are we supposed to oppose them?
This is another subjective question in this series. I must admit, you have to take your own decision and deal with it based on the leading of the Holy Spirit of God.
You will find people on both extremes – those who totally revolt and go against their families and relatives and eventually loose the opportunity to share the gospel forever or those who totally surrender themselves to idol worship and other customs and do not give any glory to true and living God. In both the cases, probably they have not understood the spirit of the Word of God but the letter. Continue Reading