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      Christian Hill published a blog post Am I Being Deceived ?

      • Muhammad said: Allah hates those who don’t accept Islam. (Qur’an 30:4, 3:32, 22:38)
      • Jesus said: God loves everyone. (John 3:16)

      • Muhammad said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. (Muslim 1:33)
      • Jesus said: He who lives by the sword will die by the sword. (Matthew 26:52)

      • Muhammad stoned women for adultery. (Sahih Muslim 4206)
      • Jesus said: Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. (John 8:7)

      • Muhammad permitted stealing from unbelievers (Bukhan 44:668, Ibn Ishaq 764)
      • Jesus said: Thou shalt not steal (Matthew 19:18)

      • Muhammad permitted lying (Sahih Muslim 6303, Bukhari 49:857)
      • Jesus said: Thou shalt not bear false witness. (Matthew 19:18)

      • Muhammad owned and traded slaves (Sahih Muslim 3901)
      • Jesus neither owned nor traded slaves.

      • Muhammad murdered those who insulted him. (Bukhari 56:369, 4:241)
      • Jesus preached forgiveness and forgave those who killed Him. (Luke 23:34)

      • Muhammad said: If then anyone transgresses the prohibition against you, transgress ye likewise against him. (Qur’an 2:194)
      • Jesus said: If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. (Matthew 5:39)

      • Muhammad said: Jihad in the way of Allah elevates one’s position in Paradise by a hundred fold. (Muslim 4645)
      • Jesus said: Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)

      • Muhammad married 13 wives and kept sex slaves. (Bukhari 5:268, Qur’an 33:50)
      • Jesus was celibate, was never married.

      • Muhammad had sex with a 9 year old child. (Sahih Muslim 3309, Bukhari 58:236)
      • Jesus did not have sex with children.

      • Muhammad ordered the murder of women. (Ibn Ishaq 819, 995)
      • Jesus never harmed a woman, He loved and cared for them.

      • Muhammad said: O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness. (Qur’an 3:110)
      • Jesus said: Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth. (Matthew 5:5)

      • Muhammad ordered 65 military campaigns and raids in his last 10 years. (Ibn Ishaq)
      • Jesus ordered no military campaigns, nor offered any approval of war or violence.

      • Muhammad killed captives taken in battle. (Ibn Ishaq 451)
      • Jesus never took captives; never killed anyone.

      • Muhammad encouraged his men to rape enslaved women. (Abu Dawud 2150, Qur’an 4:24)
      • Jesus never encouraged rape; never enslaved women.

      • Muhammad was never tortured, but tortured others. (Muslim 4131, Ibn Ishaq 436, 595, 734, 764)
      • Jesus suffered torture, but never tortured anyone. (Isaiah 53)

      • Muhammad said: “And fight them until there is no more persecution and religion is only for Allah.” (Qur’an 8:39)
      • Jesus said: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:44)

      • Muhammad ordered a slave to build the very pulpit from which he preached Islam. (Bukhari 47:743)
      • Jesus washed His disciples feet. (John 13:5)

      • Muhammad demanded the protection of armed bodyguards, even in a house of worship. (Qur’an 4:102)
      • Jesus chastised anyone attempting to defend Him with force. (John 18:10-12)

      • Muhammad advocated crucifying others. (Qur’an 5:33, Muslim 16:4131)
      • Jesus was crucified Himself, and forgave those who killed Him. (Luke 23:34)

      • According to his followers, Muhammad had others give their lives for him. (Sahih Muslim 4413)
      • Jesus gave His life for others and their sins. (John 18:11 & Isaiah 53)

      ➔ To all of Islam: Repent & Convert to the One true God Almighty, in His Holy only begotten Son: The Lord Jesus Christ. Pray to God Almighty now - in Christ Jesus His Holy only Begotten Son now. Repent & remove yourself from Islam the teaching of Satan. Amen.

      ~ Dr. Ernie Paul Young PhD. Minister.

      ★ ★ ★ MUSLIMS, I have VERY BAD NEWS FOR YOU ★ ★ ★

      "Verily Islam started as something strange and it would again revert (to its old position) of being strange just as it started, and it would recede between the two mosques just as the serpent [Satan - Revelation 20:2] crawls back into its hole." (Sahih Muslim: Book 001, Number 0271)

      ➔ http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/AbulKasen50920p2.htm

      • Meril Jeffery John.J

        Despite the radicalism of early Protestantism toward many ancient Catholic "distinctives," such as the Communion of the Saints, Penance, Purgatory, Infused Justification, the Papacy, the priesthood, sacramental marriage, etc., it may surprise many to discover that Martin Luther was rather conservative in some of his doctrinal views, such as on baptismal regeneration, the Eucharist, and particularly the Blessed Virgin Mary.

        Luther indeed was quite devoted to Our Lady, and retained most of the traditional Marian doctrines which were held then and now by the Catholic Church. This is often not well-documented in Protestant biographies of Luther and histories of the 16th century, yet it is undeniably true. It seems to be a natural human tendency for latter-day followers to project back onto the founder of a movement their own prevailing viewpoints.

        Since Lutheranism today does not possess a very robust Mariology, it is usually assumed that Luther himself had similar opinions. We shall see, upon consulting the primary sources (i.e., Luther's own writings), that the historical facts are very different. We shall consider, in turn, Luther's position on the various aspects of Marian doctrine.

        Along with virtually all important Protestant Founders (e.g., Calvin, Zwingli, Cranmer), Luther accepted the traditional belief in the perpetual virginity of Mary (Jesus had no blood brothers), and her status as the Theotokos (Mother of God):

         

        Christ, ..was the only Son of Mary, and the Virgin Mary bore no children besides Him... "brothers" really means "cousins" here, for Holy Writ and the Jews always call cousins brothers. (Sermons on John, chapters 1-4.1537-39).

        He, Christ, our Savior, was the real and natural fruit of Mary's virginal womb.. .This was without the cooperation of a man, and she remained a virgin after that. (Ibid.)

        God says... "Mary's Son is My only Son." Thus Mary is the Mother of God. (Ibid.).

        God did not derive his divinity from Mary; but it does not follow that it is therefore wrong to say that God was born of Mary, that God is Mary's Son, and that Mary is God's mother...She is the true mother of God and bearer of God...Mary suckled God, rocked God to sleep, prepared broth and soup for God, etc. For God and man are one person, one Christ, one Son, one Jesus. not two Christs. . .just as your son is not two sons...even though he has two natures, body and soul, the body from you, the soul from God alone. (On the Councils and the Church, 1539).

        Probably the most astonishing Marian belief of Luther is his acceptance of Mary's Immaculate Conception, which wasn't even definitively proclaimed as dogma by the Catholic Church until 1854. Concerning this question there is some dispute, over the technical aspects of medieval theories of conception and the soul, and whether or not Luther later changed his mind. Even some eminent Lutheran scholars, however, such as Arthur Carl Piepkorn (1907-73) of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, maintain his unswerving acceptance of the doctrine. Luther's words follow:

         

        It is a sweet and pious belief that the infusion of Mary's soul was effected without original sin; so that in the very infusion of her soul she was also purified from original sin and adorned with God's gifts, receiving a pure soul infused by God; thus from the first moment she began to live she was free from all sin" (Sermon: "On the Day of the Conception of the Mother of God," 1527).

        She is full of grace, proclaimed to be entirely without sin—something exceedingly great. For God's grace fills her with everything good and makes her devoid of all evil. (Personal {"Little"} Prayer Book, 1522).

        Later references to the Immaculate Conception appear in his House sermon for Christmas (1533) and Against the Papacy of Rome (1545). In later life (he died in 1546), Luther did not believe that this doctrine should be imposed on all believers, since he felt that the Bible didn't explicitly and formally teach it. Such a view is consistent with his notion of sola Scriptura and is similar to his opinion on the bodily Assumption of the Virgin, which he never denied—although he was highly critical of what he felt were excesses in the celebration of this Feast. In his sermon of August 15, 1522, the last time he preached on the Feast of the Assumption, he stated:

         

        There can he no doubt that the Virgin Mary is in heaven. How it happened we do not know. And since the Holy Spirit has told us nothing about it, we can make of it no article of faith... It is enough to know that she lives in Christ.

        Luther held to the idea and devotional practice of the veneration of Mary and expressed this on innumerable occasions with the most effusive language:

         

        The veneration of Mary is inscribed in the very depths of the human heart. (Sermon, September 1, 1522).

        [She is the] highest woman and the noblest gem in Christianity after Christ. ..She is nobility, wisdom, and holiness personified. We can never honor her enough. Still honor and praise must be given to her in such a way as to injure neither Christ nor the Scriptures. (Sermon, Christmas, 1531).

        No woman is like you. You are more than Eve or Sarah, blessed above all nobility, wisdom, and sanctity. (Sermon, Feast of the Visitation. 1537).

        One should honor Mary as she herself wished and as she expressed it in the Magnificat. She praised God for his deeds. How then can we praise her? The true honor of Mary is the honor of God, the praise of God's grace.. .Mary is nothing for the sake of herself, but for the sake of Christ...Mary does not wish that we come to her, but through her to God. (Explanation of the Magnificat, 1521).

        Luther goes even further, and gives the Blessed Virgin the exalted position of "Spiritual Mother" for Christians, much the same as in Catholic piety:

         

        It is the consolation and the superabundant goodness of God, that man is able to exult in such a treasure. Mary is his true Mother, Christ is his brother. God is his father. (Sermon. Christmas, 1522) 

        Mary is the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of us even though it was Christ alone who reposed on her knees...If he is ours, we ought to be in his situation; there where he is, we ought also to be and all that he has ought to be ours, and his mother is also our mother. (Sermon, Christmas, 1529).

        Luther did strongly condemn any devotional practices which implied that Mary was in any way equal to our Lord or that she took anything away from His sole sufficiency as our Savior. This is, and always has been, the official teaching of the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, Luther often "threw out the baby with the bath water," when it came to criticizing erroneous emphases and opinions which were prevalent in his time—falsely equating them with Church doctrine. His attitude towards the use of the "Hail Mary" prayer (the first portion of the Rosary) is illustrative. In certain polemical utterances he appears to condemn its recitation altogether, but he is only forbidding a use of Marian devotions apart from heartfelt faith, as the following two citations make clear:

         

        Whoever possesses a good (firm) faith, says the Hail Mary without danger! Whoever is weak in faith can utter no Hail Mary without danger to his salvation. (Sermon, March 11, 1523).

        Our prayer should include the Mother of God.. .What the Hail Mary says is that all glory should be given to God, using these words: "Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus Christ. Amen!" You see that these words are not concerned with prayer but purely with giving praise and honor.. .We can use the Hail Mary as a meditation in which we recite what grace God has given her. Second, we should add a wish that everyone may know and respect her...He who has no faith is advised to refrain from saying the Hail Mary. (Personal Prayer Book, 1522).

        To summarize, it is apparent that Luther was extraordinarily devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is notable in light of his aversion to so many other "Papist" or "Romish" doctrines, as he was wont to describe them. His major departure occurs with regard to the intercession and invocation of the saints, which he denied, in accord with the earliest systematic Lutheran creed, the Augsburg Confession of 1530 (Article 21).

        His views of Mary as Mother of God and as ever-Virgin were identical to those in Catholicism, and his opinions on the Immaculate Conception, Mary's "Spiritual Motherhood" and the use of the "Hail Mary" were substantially the same. He didn't deny the Assumption (he certainly didn't hesitate to rail against doctrines he opposed!), and venerated Mary in a very touching fashion which, as far as it goes, is not at all contrary to Catholic piety.

        Therefore, it can be stated without fear of contradiction that Luther's Mariology is very close to that of the Catholic Church today, far more than it is to the theology of modern-day Lutheranism. To the extent that this fact is dealt with at all by Protestants, it is usually explained as a "holdover" from the early Luther's late medieval Augustinian Catholic views ("everyone has their blind spots," etc.). But this will not do for those who are serious about consulting Luther in order to arrive at the true "Reformation heritage" and the roots of an authentic Protestantism. For if Luther's views here can be so easily rationalized away, how can the Protestant know whether he is trustworthy relative to his other innovative doctrines such as extrinsic justification by faith alone and sola Scriptura?

        It appears, once again, that the truth about important historical figures is almost invariably more complex than the "legends" and overly-simplistic generalizations which men often at the remove of centuries—create and accept uncritically.

        Source:
        en.wikipedia.orgwiki/Luther's_Marian_theology
        www.catholicculture.com

      • You may be going through the most difficult time of your life. The Devil wants you to believe and accept the lie that poverty, disease, rejection, tears or failure is your permanent lot in life. The Devil wants you to lose hope; He wants you to give up the pursuit of your God-given dreams; He wants you retreat, and permanently settle for that dark, empty and dry place of your life. The Devil wants you to believe that your best days are behind you. He wants you to believe that your current circumstances are the foretaste of the inescapable reality of your future. But I am here to tell you that nothing is permanent in life. You are not stuck in your excruciating experience. Your situation is only temporary. With God’s help, life will get better, seasons will change, doors will open, tears will dry and pain will cease. You may not know how and when, but hold on to God’s promises and believe Him when He says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

      • மனிதனை மாசுபடுத்துபவை

        மனிதனுக்குள்ளே இருந்து வெளிவரும் எதுவும் அவனைத் தீட்டுப்படுத்தி விடுகிறது. கெட்டவை எல்லாம் மனிதனுக்குள்ளே இருந்துதான் பிறக்கின்றன. அவன் மனதில் கெட்ட எண்ணங்கள், பாலியல் குற்றங்கள், களவு, கொலை, விபசாரம், சுயநலம், தீயச் செயல்கள், பொய், பொறாமை, புறங்கூறுதல், பெருமை பேசுதல், மூடவாழ்க்கை போன்றவை தோன்றும். இத்தகைய கெட்டவை எல்லாம் மனிதனுக்குள்ளே இருந்துதான் வருகின்றன. இத்தீயவையே மனிதனை மாசுபடுத்துபவை.வலிமையின்மையே ஒருவனின் துன்பத்திற்கு காரணம். நாம் பலவீனமாக இருப்பதாலேயே பொய்யும் திருட்டும் ஏமாற்று வேலைகளும் இன்னும் நம்மை விட்டு அகலவில்லை.


        ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள்


        ஆவியில் எளிமை கொண்ட மனிதர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். பரலோக ராஜ்யம் அவர்களுடையது.

        இம்மையில் துக்கம் அடைந்தவர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். தேவன் அவர்களைத் தேற்றுவார்.

        பணிவுடையவர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். தேவன் வாக்களித்த இடத்தை அவர்கள் பெறுவார்கள்.

        மற்ற எதைக் காட்டிலும் நீதியான செயல்களைச் செய்ய விரும்புபவர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். அவர்களுக்கு முழுத் திருப்தியை தேவன் அளிப்பார்.

        மற்றவர்களுக்குக் கருணை காட்டுகிறவர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். அவர்களுக்குக் கருணை காட்டப்படும்.

        தூய்மையான எண்ணமுடையவர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். அவர்கள் தேவனின் அருகாமையிலிருபார்கள்.

        அமைதிக்காகச் செயலாற்றுகிறவர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். தேவன் அவர்களைத் தன் குமாரர்கள் என அழைப்பார்.

        நன்மை செய்வதற்காகத் தண்டிக்கப்படுகிறவர்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். பரலோக ராஜ்யம் அவர்களுக்குரியது.

        உங்களுக்கெதிராகத் தீய சொற்களைப் பேசி மக்கள் உங்களைத் துன்புறுத்துவார்கள். நீங்கள் என்னைப் பின்பற்றுவதனிமித்தம் எல்லாவிதமான தீய சொற்களையும் உங்களுக்கெதிராகச் சொல்வார்கள். ஆனால் மக்கள் உங்களுக்கு அவற்றைச் செய்யும் பொழுது நீங்கள் ஆசீர்வதிக்கப்பட்டவர்கள். அதற்காக மகிழ்ச்சியடையுங்கள். தேவனுடைய வெகுமதி உங்களுக்கு காத்திருக்கிறது.


        தட்டுங்கள் திறக்கப்படும்


        தொடர்ந்து கேட்டுக் கொண்டிருங்கள். தேவன் உங்களுக்குக் கொடுப்பார். தேடிக் கொண்டே இருங்கள். நீங்கள் தேடியதைக் கண்டறிவீர்கள். தொடர்ந்து தட்டிக் கொண்டே இருங்கள். கதவு உங்களுக்காகத் திறக்கப்படும். ஆம், ஒரு மனிதன் தொடர்ந்து கேட்டால் அவன் பெற்றுக் கொள்வான். ஒரு மனிதன் தொடர்ந்து தேடினால் அவன் தேடியதை அடைவான். ஒரு மனிதன் தொடர்ந்து தட்டினால் கதவு அவனுக்காகத் திறக்கப்படும்.


        அனைவரையும் நேசியுங்கள்


        உங்களை நேசிக்கிறவர்களை மட்டும் நீங்கள் நேசித்தால், உங்களுக்கு எந்த வெகுமதியும் கிடைக்காது. உங்கள் நண்பர்களுடன் மட்டுமே நீங்கள் இனிமையுடன் பழகினால், மற்றவர்களை விட நீங்கள் எவ்வகையிலும் சிறந்தவர்கள் அல்ல. பரலோகத்திலிருக்கும் உங்கள் பிதா மிகச் சிறந்த நற்குணங்கள் கொண்ட பூரணராயிருப்பது போல நீங்களும் பூரணராக இருக்க வேண்டும்.


        மெய்வாழ்வுக்கான வாசல்


        பரலோகத்திற்குச் செல்லும் குறுகிய வாசலுக்குள் நுழையுங்கள். நரகத்திற்குச் செல்லும் பாதையோ எளிமையானது. ஏனெனில், நரகத்தின் வாசல் அகன்றது. பலர் அதில் நுழைகிறார்கள். ஆனால், மெய்யான வாழ்விற்கு வாசல் மிகவும் குறுகியது. மெய்யான வாழ்விற்குக் கொண்டு செல்லும் பாதையோ கடினமானது. மிகச் சிலரே அப்பாதையைக் கண்டறிகிறார்கள்.

        • Meril Jeffery John.J

          John 8:12 Jesus spoke to the Pharisees again. “I am the light of the world,” he said. “Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness.” (GNT)

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            Meril Jeffery John.J uploaded 9 images to an album Bible Words & Messages [1008 images]
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              Open your Apps, BBM, Twitter and Facebook, and chat with God"

              S-i-l-e-n-c-e

              "As we take our Sunday tithes and offerings, please have your credit and debit cards ready." 
              "You can log on to the church Wi-Fi using the password 'Lord909887.'The ushers will circulate mobile card swipe machines among the worshipers:
              Those who prefer to make electronic fund transfers are directed to computers and laptops at the rear of the church.
              Those who prefer to use iPads can open them.
              Those who prefer telephone banking, take out your cell phones to transfer your contributions to the church account.” 
              The holy atmosphere of the Church becomes truly electrified as ALL the smart phones, iPads, PCs and laptops beep and flicker!

              “Final Blessing and Closing Announcements...
              This week's ministry cell meetings will be held on the various Facebook group pages where the usual group chatting takes place. Please log in and don't miss out.
              Thursday's Bible study will be held live on Skype at 1900hrs GMT. Please don't miss out.
              You can follow your Pastor on Twitter this weekend for counseling and prayers. God bless you and have nice day.”

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                Meril Jeffery John.J added a new discussion topic Life Has No Reverse Button

                Life Has No Reverse Button. Time cannot be paused. Today is the youngest you will ever be and the oldest you have ever been. There isn't enough time in a lifetime to do the all the good things we can do. Focus, specialize and prioritize. Don't neutralize your effectiveness by attempting to do too many things. Don't blur your focus. Life rewards only those who specialize. A Jack of all trades is a master of non. Even Jesus was on a single mission "to seek and save the lost." Luke 19:10. Therefore discover your divine purpose and define your life mission and run with it singlemindedly like your life depends on it, because it really does. Then ask questions and listen to advise from the people on the road to where you are going not from those from where you're coming from. Don't reinvent the wheel. Life is not a solo project. God has already placed in your life someone that has already been where you're trying to go. Be humble, be teachable, lean forward, stretch out your hands and team up with those who've been there before you; they will pull you forward, help you redeem lost time, and shorten the learning curve.

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                  Let us demolish Some People's delusions about Jesus speaking Arabic at the cross. The irony certainly escapes him, doesn't it? I mean, think about it. A Muslim debating Christians about what Jesus said on a cross that he believes Jesus was never on? Oy vey! <facepalm>

                  But I digress...

                  What Jesus did at the cross when He shouted, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani" was to quote Psalm 22 to call the attention of the Jews to the fact that He was fulfilling the messianic prophecies laid out in that specific psalm

                  Now what he dreams of doing is getting a Christian to agree with him that Jesus is calling on ALLAH from the cross! Unbelievable, I know

                  He is attempting to do this by pointing to Aramaic dictionaries left and right. But what he forgets is that our one and only source of the quotation from Matthew 27:46 is NOT an Aramaic dictionary, but the GREEK TEXT of the New Testament. In short, it does not matter how many Aramaic dictionaries he piles up one on top of another, it will never change the wording of the Greek text

                  But He claims that "Eli" sounds like "Allah," so that must be what Jesus is saying. So all we have to do is turn to a Jewish rabbi and let HIM pronounce the text of Psalm 22

                  To do that, just click on the link below and then select "Listen to this Chapter in Hebrew."

                  http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt2622.htm

                  You will hear the rabbi speak in Hebrew and you will recognize the name "David," after which he very clearly says, "ELI, ELI," and not "Allah, Allah." And that myth is immediately put to rest

                  Besides, as I've already pointed out before, Jesus could not have said, "alah," because "alah" is a Hebrew word which means "curse." Jesus was NOT on the cross saying, "Curse, curse, why have you forsaken Me?"

                  One other point which disproves His claim is the verse which immediately follows:

                  47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling for Elijah!”

                  If Jesus had been calling out for "Allah," then these Jews would not have thought Jesus was calling for Elijah. Pronounce the name with me: Eeeeeee-lie-juh. It is NOT pronounced, "ah-lah-juh," okay?

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                    Perhaps your dreams, hopes and aspirations have crashed. Perhaps everything you hoped for has turned into despair. Perhaps people dear and near to your heart rejected you and walked away at the time you most needed them. Perhaps you'e vainly knocked every door, called every person and tried everything possible. Perhaps you've claimed every promised, fasted, prayed and shed every tear. Perhaps you've finally accepted that your life will never get better and that your dreams are forever out of reach. Perhaps your bank of motivation is overdrawn, your reservoir of hope is empty and your harvest fields of possibilities have turned into desert patches of misfortune. But I am here to tell you that nothing is impossible with God. God is not finished with you. He will revive the dry bones of your dreams. He will bring to life the ashes of your aspirations. The reservoir of hope He shall replenish and it shall overflow again. The dry streams of your life shall flow again. People may count you out but only God has the final say. The last chapter of your life is yet to be written. “Hope doesn't disappoint.”

                    Rom 5:5.

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                      If your intrested in knowing more about St.Thomas & his history you can refer to this page that i have created.
                      http://connectgalaxy.com/pages/view/59134/thomas-the-apostle#.U8wVQfmSwnU

                    • We all know Traditionally, he is said to have traveled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, traveling as far as India. According to tradition, the Apostle reached Muziris, India in 52 AD and baptized...
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                      • "... Be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, encourage - with great patience and careful instruction." (II Timothy 4:2)

                        Sometimes we, Christians, face situations that challenge our belief about God, creation, salvation or about our role in society. It is sad that during such times, many of us find ourselves unable to defend our faith or even state our belief. When confronted with the beliefs of other faiths, some of us just nod our heads in agreement as if to say, "That sounds OK!" How sad! Numerous surveys point to the fact that many Christians have separated their faith from their daily lives. A few years ago in America, a few adults participated in a research to determine the effectiveness of weekly Bible study. On the average, the adults had attended Bible school regularly for over twenty years. Yet when asked questions related to their knowledge of biblical context, they scored less than fifty-percent correct. Over twenty years in biblical education and the students failed the test! In another survey conducted in the US among young people, it was found that the beliefs of most of them were filled with inconsistencies. For instance, 80% of them believed that God created the universe and 84% believed that God is personally involved in people's lives. But the survey showed that 63% of those same people believe that Muslims, Hindus, Christians, Buddhists, Jews and other religious pray to the same god, just using different names!

                        Dear friends, we are living in end times and Satan is desperately trying to entice as many people as possible and make them fall into his traps. Unless we take ownership of our faith and be strong in the biblical truth, we will be ill-equipped to face the challenges today's world presents to us, Christians. So let us read the Word of God and live by it. Let us seek God's counsel to answer the questions that people belonging to other faiths ask, and lead them in the right path.

                        PRAYER: Dear Lord, let me be strong in my faith and in your Word and let me be empowered by the Holy Spirit to give the right answer to those who challenge my belief. Let my life also be a witnessing one leading them to Jesus. In the most miraculous and powerful name of Jesus, I Pray. Amen

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                          Meril Jeffery John.J added a new discussion topic Stopped Coming To Church

                          One day I visited someone who had stopped coming to church. Before I even sat down the person said, “You must have wondered why I stopped coming to church. I am dealing with some deep personal and spiritual issues that I need to resolve first before I come back to church. I need to put my life together first then I can come to church with a clear conscience.” Sadly there are many Christians who have been deceived to believe that they need to clean up their own lives first before they come to Christ. Church is a hospital for the spiritually sick and Jesus is our Great Physician. Everyone, from the preacher on the pulpit to the parishioner on the pew, needs help with personal and spiritual issues. Scripture says, “There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10. Jesus said, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Mark 2:17. We go to church for a weekly spiritual checkup and for a weekly dose of the life-giving Word of God; the medicine of the soul. Paul says, “let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Hebrews 10:25. This weekend gather the courage pick your broken pieces and go to church or take someone to church. Don’t let anything or anyone keep you from attending church. Jesus says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Jesus is calling. Will you respond?

                          Come to Church for your God to clean your Spirit. Dont try to clean your spirit yourself which is impossible for Man.

                          "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)

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                            Meril Jeffery John.J added a new discussion topic No Turning Back

                            After you have planned, prayed and prepared to enter a new phase in life, regardless of how prepared and prayed up you are, you’ll face unexpected tough challenges. These unexpected challenges are placed in your way not to hinder your progress but to test your determination. Unexpected challenges can cause deep debilitating fears that can make you decide to turn back, keep the status quo, settle for mediocrity and maintain things the way they’ve always been. Oftentimes the cost of change appears unreasonably too high to pay. But in reality the cost of staying in the comfort zone is incalculably limiting. Resist the temptation to return to the confines of the uncomfortable comfort zone. Fight the urge to return to the way things have always been. Embrace the new discomforts as normal realities of the new phase. Regardless of the challenges you’re facing, make a decision to press on and move straight ahead. No turning back.

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                              Today we find a Lot of Question's is been asked where some of the Christians are not able to Answer these Question's So Today we will find answers for this Question Original Sin Concept. Do we born with Original Sin if so then why would Jesus say for the Kingdom of God belongs to Children do even a New born baby is born with Sin ?? If not why do they Baptice children & say there Orginal sin is been washed?? As not the Law of Moses say the son bear the inequity of the father. the same bible still says every soul that sineth shall die ??

                              Original Sin is the First Sin of Adam & Eve Through Adam & Eve We Die but Through Christ we Live Forever.. Now lets see what was the Punishment that God gave Adam , Eve what was Forbidden to Adam & Eve that continues Till date The Original Sin..

                              Genesis:

                              16 To the woman he said,
                              “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing;
                              in pain you shall bring forth children,
                              yet your desire shall be for your husband,
                              and he shall rule over you.”
                              17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you,
                              'You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. 
                              18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 
                              19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; 
                              for dust you are and to dust you will return.” (Genesis 3:17-19)

                              The Above verse is the Punishment given by God to Adam & Eve thats continuing till date as a Reminder from God to us. Now why this Reminder from God to us what was Forbidden to all mankind because of Adam & Eve.

                              Genesis 3:22
                              22 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.
                              He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”

                              Now Human kind is Forbidden from having Eternal Life due to Adam & Eve Sin.. To get back the Eternal Life for his people God Send his one & only Son Jesus Christ as he Promised in the Old Testament.. Now i know you will ask in Old Testament Jesus is there ?? Yes he is..

                              The Snake is Satan & God gives his Promise:

                              Genesis 3:15
                              15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,
                              and between your seed and her seed;
                              he shall bruise your head,[a]
                              and you shall bruise his heel.”

                              Now Jesus main mission is to abolish the Original sin by giving Everlasting Life..

                              Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; John 11:25

                              The Tree of Life is Jesus : check this verse more clearly ..

                              Genesis 3:22
                              "He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever"

                              John 6:51
                              I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."


                              Jesus is the Forbidden Tree the Tree full of Life :

                              "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

                              If you not part of this tree you will die.. If you dont believe that he is the son of God you will die in your sins ..

                              He took the cross to give eternal Life.. Did he give Eternal Life in Cross yes he did..

                              50 And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
                              51 And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split; 52 the tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 
                              (Matthew 27:50-53)

                              John 4:13-14
                              13 Jesus said to her, “Every one who drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst; the water that I shall give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

                              22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 
                              1 Corinthians 15:22

                              If you dont Believe in Jesus you will never have Eternal Life.. I mean if you dont Believe that he is the Son of God you will die if you reject his Death & resurrection you will die in your Sins.. God sent his one & Only Son JESUS CHRIST so that his people may have eternal life.. Life free from Dead..

                              I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins." John 8:24


                              The Orginal Sin Concept is to give Everlasting Life that is Forbiden Tree As Jesus said ""I am the resurrection and the life" if you dont eat from him you will not have life

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                                Meril Jeffery John.J added a new discussion topic Identity Is Everything

                                Do you really know who you are? Do you know your true worth? Have you figured your true potential? When you don’t know who you truly are it is easy to sell yourself short. When you don’t know your worth you can easily settle for far less than your true value. People who do not know their true identity always thrive on external forces. They work hard to accomplish goals in order to be approved by others. Their identity is bound up in other people’s opinion of them. Externally driven success that is bound up to peer opinion is unsustainably temporary – it only last for as long as there is peer approval and peer applause. Seek intrinsic identity, deep-rooted drives and deep-seated self-worth that are not tied to anything external. Real achievers soar high like eagles even in the absence of peer approval and peer applause. Your true identity is found in the true essence of who you truly are in Christ Jesus. Your true worth is not tied to what you do, what you have or what others think about you. Remember, “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession.” 1 Peter 2:9. God says, “Whoever touches you touches the apple of my eye.” Zechariah 2:8. Believe and Receive!

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                                  Don’t be discouraged by what seem like dead ends. Every moment in your life carries infinite possibilities, just waiting to be discovered. Like a vine finding its way even through the slightest openings in rock solid walls, so will you.

                                  John 15:5 
                                  "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

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                                    Every Ruth needs a Boaz. Every Soul needs an Ananias. You cannot move from where you are to where God wants you to be without depending on someone in your life. The test of your readiness to breakthrough is your willingness to humble yourself, be submissive and be teachable. The link between where you are today and where you want to be is someone that God has already placed in your life. Therefore don’t delay your breakthrough by refusing to humble yourself and learn from someone just because of your subjective opinion of them. God is dealing with you not them. God is seeking to change you not them. God is seeking to bless you not them. That one person you are refusing to honor could be the missing link meant to complete your life. Paul would have died blind had he not humbled himself, obeyed Christ and went to Damascus to meet Ananias. Every opportunity you have, be good to the people God has put in your path. God has strategically placed people at every turn of your life. God’s blessings come through people. Receive them!