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Vol. 1 / Issue 29 / August 26 1999

Contents of this issue

Editorial
From Darkness to Light
Truth Is Relative Vs. Truth is Absolute

News Items (Common to all issues) :
Through the Valley of Death & other Books
Download Articles in Handheld Computers
Kids Page - Free Tutorials
Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online
Your Spam Folder
Your Feedback

Editorial

By Sherly Isaac

Schools are opened on Tuesday. My memory went back to my school days. Because of my quite nature I had very few friends but those who are my friends they know, how mischievous I was. Always cracking jokes and making them all laugh… even some of my friends got nice scolding because they laughed in class room when teacher was taking class. Yes, that was my life…

But I reached to a stage where I could not make myself happy. Problems were mounting like anything, no peace in home, I was not good in my studies and meanwhile I felt very ill, both my legs had terrible pain and I had problem in walking. I went to Drs. after Drs. but they could not figure out what my sickness was. They gave me heavy dose of painkillers but instead of decreasing pain it increased every day. I was almost crippled and when I looked at children playing on the ground, many a times I thought, "Will I be able to walk again?" I was in tears and no one could help me.

Yes, My friend, you may be going through this situation today, you may be in death bed today, you may be in terrible pain today because of problems and sicknesses, and may be thinking, " who will help me?"

I went through this situation but Jesus came into my life one day and He gave me a new life, He washed me with His precious blood, He pulled me out from the death bed, if I am walking today, only because Jesus healed me. He can do the same thing for you. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Just look to Him. There is no sin big or small for Him, there is no sickness small or big to Him, there is no problem small or big to Him. He is able to help you!

From Darkness to Light

By Jhansi Kodi

My name is Jhansi. I was born in a family where my mother favors Christianity, and my father encourages Hinduism. From my childhood, my family stayed in Hindu homes wherever my father worked. so, I know about the idol worship and that attracted my mind. I used to attend the church with my mother and the Sunday school as a good girl. But When I grew up, I started to behave like a Hindu with the support of my father even though my mother did not like it. For my graduation, I was sent to VIZAG(India) and there I led my worst life. I started watching movies, visiting the temples, worshipping the idols. I spoiled my life in the darkness.

One of my friends shared the gospel with me and I gave up Hinduism, got baptism. After one year, I fell in love with Mr. Vijay Bhaskar and later married him against the will of my parents. We settled in Visakhapatnam (India) but I gave up fellowship and prayers. Again my attention, mind and heart turned towards the earthly things. Eight years passed like that and I was blessed with two children. God blessed us in every manner but the guilt pursuing me and made me unhappy and worried. Meanwhile so many persons warned me about my life without prayers and fellowship. My mother and sister started fasting prayer also.

In 1996, I got fever and that made me very sick. Again and again I got fever but doctors could not figure out the reason. In 1997, I was fully bed ridden and it took three months to recover. Doctors diagnosed that I got Hypothyroidism and prescribed, "a pill a day" life long as a supplement of Iodine. If I do not take the pill daily for a few days itself, I will be sick again because my thyroid gland was damaged and it won't produce the Harmon anymore . My mother came to look after my children and she always knelt down beside my bed and shed tears for my salvation. That made me to change and to think about the Savior. I know that the sin only makes me to get the disease and I begged for my salvation.

God led me to the fellowship of Pastor Chandra sekhar and there I really grew in the word of God. Later Miss. Jones was introduced to me and both of us visited many places around my birthplace. In April, 1998 I asked GOD to redeem me from my daily pill and I gave up the pill from that day. Now I am free from my daily pill and God is filling me day by day with his strength. I was filled with Holy Spirit and later I attended the Jesus calls power ministry in India and there GOD filled me very much and he blessed me with his gift of prophecy.

I was an idol worshiper, disobedient and backslider but God is so graceful and so merciful to me. HIS mercy reaches unto the heavens (Psalm 57:10). HIS grace fills my mouth and I tell every person whomever I meet about the grace of GOD only. Really I can not express all my experiences, how GOD has showed his mercy. He shed his blood on Calvary to redeem me and He changed me ." A caterpillar has changed and entered into a new life in Jesus". So many times, I failed in faith but every time HE only helped me to correct myself to regain it. HE is my good and best FRIEND who knows my sorrows, tears, loneliness and all my weakness but he never blames or criticizes.

Dear reader,

When I was helpless and in tears God found me, redeemed me and changed me into His new creation. He made me happy and He became my friend. Who ever you are and what ever you are, come to Jesus and accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior. He wants to become your friend . Open your heart and invite Him to dine with you.

May God bless you.

Truth Is Relative Vs. Truth is Absolute

By Vinod Isaac

I hear that "Truth is Relative" so I set my mind to test it out. Here is my research paper.

First thing that came to my notice was the shape of earth. For USA the shape of earth is round with little flat on the north and south pole. I applied the principle that truth is relative and came up with an answer that for Middle East Earth could be cubical or some other shape but certainly not round and little flat on poles but to my surprise for Middle East also earth was round and little flat on poles. I thought may be Middle East is an exception so I turned toward East but alas for them also earth is round. With frustration I turned toward South Africa thinking at least there I will find a difference but could not find one. I reached to the conclusion that for every one Earth is round and a little flat on poles and that took me directly to the statement "Truth is Absolute" and every thing that is called "relative truth" is actually false in the disguise of truth.

Still thought to give another try. Began to think "what is the most essential part of human life" and came to an answer that it is breath. Started my research and found that a person In USA needs Oxygen to survive and again applied the theory "truth is relative". I assumed a person living in Middle East may be breathing in CO (Carbon monoxide) or something else but certainly it cannot be Oxygen because for every one it has to be different if truth is relative but was astonished to know that they also breathe in Oxygen for their survival. Moved to East and found they also breathe in Oxygen. Moved to South Africa and found they also breath in Oxygen. So for every human on the surface or in space to survive he/she has to breathe in the same Oxygen. Again reached to the same conclusion "Truth is Absolute " and every thing that is called "relative truth" is actually false in the disguise of truth.

And as the Bible says that God makes the sun to rise sun for both evil and good and sends rain for both just and unjust. And it is so accurate that every country in the world receives sun light from the very same sun, every country in the world receives rain, the same H2O. Again I did not see that for USA rain brings "water" and for India it brings "Milk Shake" and that again proves that truth is absolute.

In Romans 3:23 Bible says, "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," I thought to look for validity of it and again found that every person of every country, every city, every locality has sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. Every person at least once in his/her life time has said lie, had jealousy, had hatred and so on.

Here is a little more widened list of sins.

In Galatians 5:19-21

"Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

John says in 1 John 1:8, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."


There also for every person in this world truth is absolute that all have sinned. And Romans 6:23 says that wages of sin is death. So when every one in this world have sinned then for every one death is a reality when Bible is talking about death in Romans 6:23 it is talking about spiritual death not about physical death.

Thank God that He has a great plan of redemption. He sent His only begotten son in this world to save the sinners. Think of the love of God that Jesus who being the Son of God came down to this world, not to extract anything from us but to give Himself away on the cross for our sins.

Bible says in Mathew 20:28, "just as the Son of Man(Jesus) did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

and in Isaiah 53:5, "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed."

Yes my friends, Jesus died for our sins, our transgressions, our iniquities so that we may become righteous in the presence of God. And we obtain this righteousness by taking a spiritual birth. When we take birth in this world that is our physical birth and we live in need of a spiritual birth. We can obtain that spiritual birth by Coming to Lord Jesus.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." and again there is an explanation in John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."

Bible says in John 1:12 "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:"

John 3:16
says that whoever believes in Jesus to them He gives eternal life.

You only need to just believe in the cleansing ability of the blood of Jesus. Oh yes there is cleansing in the blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross. And receive Him in your life, make Him the master of your life. He will gladly cleanse you from your sins by His blood and give you the authority to become His Child.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Jesus is the truth, He is the only way to make us reach the Father. Bible says In Acts 4:12 "Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." and again "truth is absolute". There is only one person who was perfectly Holy and He died on the cross for you and me so that we may obtain righteousness.

If you want to receive Jesus in your heart please pray this prayer from the bottom of your heart.

Lord Jesus I accept that I am a sinner I know that you died on the cross to take away my sins and I accept that you are the Son of the Most High God and that your blood can cleans me from all my sins. Please forgive me of my sins and cleans me and make me your child. By faith I receive you in my heart. Give me a new heart and transform my life according to your will and way. I ask all these things in Jesus name. Amen

Through the Valley of Death & other Books

As many of you know that in the year 2005, our dad was very sick even unto death. God miraculously healed him. We have compiled it in a book form. I sure believe that it will inspire you and encourage you greatly.

This book is available for purchase at JasmineCorp Store

Also read these two books by Sherly Isaac "Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God" Available at JasmineCorp Store, and "Is Jesus God?" Available at JasmineCorp Store,

Both books compares the Bible and the Quran and read eye opening facts about Jesus, God of the Bible, Allah and Islamic faith. I am sure that you want to read this.

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