Friday, February 13, 2015

Is God Cruel?

"More often than not even the readers of the Bible can come to the same conclusion that God, whom the Bible talks about, especially in the Old Testament, is cruel. Is God really cruel? The answer to this question is not straight forward, because the alternative is to project God as benevolent. The proponents and opponents of either position can find enough verses, or even passages, from the Bible to support their respective positions. Many, who seek to criticize or speak against Christianity, carefully look for those passages where it is possible to portray God in a negative light. But, as a Christian, what do we think when we come across these difficult passages in the Bible. How are we to do deal with events in the Bible where God does seem unrelenting and merciless?" writes T. Emerson, who specialized in Old Testament in his Masters in Theology.

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Read this article to get a basic understanding about the Bible and the principles of interpretation that will help you to have a right view of God and a clear understanding about this topic.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Searching the Scriptures

"God has always been a mystery through the generations to the inquiring minds of people, from the lowliest to the highest, but still remains a puzzle unanswerable. Is there a reason why man wants to know God? Is it an intellectual quest or a need deep within?...
Religion, so vital in the lives of millions of people around the world, has been the subject crucial for many philosophers and scholars throughout the ages...
On the other hand, there are people who keep searching the truth from one religion to another, from one practice to another, and this search can go on until the absolute truth is found...
Scriptures are the ultimate source to find the absolute truth which is God Himself. If there is a God who created the universe, then, in my view, He must reveal Himself to the humanity..." writes Christopher Murugan who is specialized in Philosophy & Religion in his Masters and Theology.

Searching the Scriptures_The CALL

Read this article in The CALL to know the answer to these quests to how God has revealed Himself to the humanity.

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Monday, February 9, 2015

The Fifth Gospel

"The indispensable gift from God, next only to His Son and His Spirit, are the Scriptures. No wonder, the Bible begins with Creation through His Word and ends with Caution for His Word (Rev 22:19).

Let me remind you of a few essentials to bear in mind and to practice that can raise you up as the “Fifth Gospel” to be read by everyone around you (2 Corinthians 3:2). Some of you, who read this, may have had failures in doing so. But let me encourage you to firm up your girdle today because Jesus, the descendant of David, who is also the resurrected Saviour, has conquered every challenge in this earth (2 Timothy 2:8) and He will enable you to be successful in every step of your path." writes Dr. Ashok Kumar(Director of Missions, GEMS) in this Scripture Special issue of The CALL.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

What's inside the Scripture Special issue?

Scripture Special_Contents

The Twists in the Truth - D. Augustine Jebakumar
The Fifth Gospel - Ashok Kumar
Searching the Scriptures – Christopher Murugan
Is God Cruel? - T. Emerson
Familiarity Breeds Contempt or...? - Mariyosh J
Word View or World View? - Philip Pereira
Children's Chronicles: Measure Your Growth - Christial Christopher
MK Memoirs: Fed in His Word - Angeline Mariyosh
The Problem with the Bible Seminary - Vishal Mangalwadi
Word for Workplace - Peter & Sumithra

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