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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Evangelism

According to wikipedia "Evangelism is the proclaiming of the Christian Gospel"

Why do Christians take up Evangelism? What do they get from it apart from cruelty,mockery and the fear of being roughed up or even killed as in the case of Graham Staines and his two sons.

The answer to the above question is that they do it, not for believers but for non-believers.

In John 14:6 Jesus declared, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." Jesus' words make it clear that He alone has brought God's gift of salvation to the world. But do His words also mean that everyone who hasn't heard of Him will be condemned to hell? It does. A person who does not believe that Jesus died for him will not enter heaven.

So what about those who have not heard about Jesus. How are they going to be saved?

Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles asked:
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? (Romans 10:13-14).

According to me, He might allow a person who has lead a very righteous life ,without commiting any sins, to enter heaven but how many of us can claim to be in this category. (this is my personal opinion and i am not sure the Bible supports this)

In the final analysis, we must leave this matter in God's keeping. He is both just and loving. We can be assured that the Judge of all the earth will do right ( Genesis 18:25 ).

The fact that Christ is the only way to God places on us(Christians) the responsibility to make Him known to all. Thats the sole reason that evangelists proclaim the Christian Gospel.

Whenever you know something that many others dont know, you make it a point to share it ,provided you are not selfish. Similarly ,Christians who know and believe that Jesus is the only way towards Salvation must share this Truth with others.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Why am i doing this?

Since writing my ISC English-I paper in 1999 where we had composition ,i have not written anything worthwhile. Not that my compositions were great literary works but at least i was forced to jot down something.

So why after more than 6 years? .. any guesses ..very simple ...GMAT !!

After having missed the bus to the IIMs virtue of a very well written CAT exam and FMS because i didnt know what AHP was, my next venture is to write the GMAT sometime in August.. and lo ...GMAT has 2 essay sections ..and for a person like me who havent written anything for the past 6 years...its gonna be tough... so this is a sort of preparation for my GMAT essays...

i hope to continue blogging about things that i feel interested in ..which includes sports..(cricket,football) ,movies (Hindi,Malayalam and about some others where language is not a criteria :-)

so till the next one .....