--English Newsletter
--Enter your email ID:
Enter the number:
Malayalam Newsletter
Enter your email ID:
Enter the number:

Search Bible by Passage

(Ex. John 3:16-20)

Jesus : I am the way, the truth and the life.

Text Size:   A | A | A | A

Bookmark and Share

Join us in Facebook:


 

CSI Good News
(Church of South India Good News)



 

Vol. 10 / Issue 6 / March 13 2008

Contents of this issue

Editorial
Is Hell A Real Place?

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

Once a family came to visit us. While they were in our home, my sister showed her artworks which were hanging on the walls of our home explaining that she had created it. The person looked at everything and showed a distasteful expression on his face and said, “everywhere nails and nails alone”. My sister and we were shocked hearing his words. I thought, “how incapable was he to appreciate the beauty behind the artworks. He could see only the nails that were not even visible because it was hidden behind the artworks? How he could have missed the real thing...?”

In the Bible we read about Judas who was one of the disciples of Jesus. He was with Jesus all the time in His ministry in this world. He walked with Jesus, he talked with Jesus, he ate with Jesus but all the time he was missing the real picture of 'for what Jesus came in this world'. Judas’ eyes were focused on money. He was stealing money and he was constantly thinking how to make more money. Worldly things and money blinded his eyes. The result was evident… finally love of money killed him and he died a tragic death.

Isn’t it truly said in the Bible 1 Tim 6:9-10, “But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

How tragic it is that even being so close to Jesus yet he missed everything. He did not know nor could he understand that he was with the Creator of this world Himself who could have given him everything he wanted. Jesus said in Mat 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

More than that he lost his own soul. He was so busy making money that he even forgot to seek God and turn from his evil ways.

Today also we can find people around us who are running after money, always thinking how to make more money. They forget that our lives are in this world for only a short period of time but after that eternity is waiting for us. Only those who are washed by the precious blood of Jesus will enter into heaven. While we are still in this world, we need to think about eternity, whether to spend eternity in heaven or in hell.

It is possible that you are born in a Christian family and know everything about Jesus and Bible but may be missing the big picture as Judas did. Pause for a moment and think, “do I really know Jesus? Do I have the real relationship with Jesus? Are my sins forgiven? If I die today, am I ready to meet my Creator?” If your answer is no, you need to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. You need to secure your future by repenting from your sins and turning to Jesus who could give you eternal life.

Is Hell A Real Place?

By Sherly Isaac

Often people argue whether hell is a real place or just a figurative term. Many believe that when a person dies he or she just dies and that there is nothing beyond death.

But Bible talks about 'after life' time and time again. Often we can read in the Bible about two types of life after death. One is wonderful and joyous but the other one is horrible and painful. Jesus said in Mat 13:49-50, "So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."

In the Old Testament also we read similar things. In the book of Job chapter 18 we read of Bildad talking to Job assuming that job could have committed some kind of sin and because of that he was suffering.

Job 18:5-21, "The light of the wicked indeed goes out, And the flame of his fire does not shine. The light is dark in his tent, And his lamp beside him is put out. The steps of his strength are shortened, And his own counsel casts him down. For he is cast into a net by his own feet, And he walks into a snare. The net takes him by the heel, And a snare lays hold of him. A noose is hidden for him on the ground, And a trap for him in the road. Terrors frighten him on every side, And drive him to his feet. His strength is starved, And destruction is ready at his side. It devours patches of his skin; The firstborn of death devours his limbs. He is uprooted from the shelter of his tent, And they parade him before the king of terrors. They dwell in his tent who are none of his; Brimstone is scattered on his dwelling. His roots are dried out below, And his branch withers above. The memory of him perishes from the earth, And he has no name among the renowned. He is driven from light into darkness, And chased out of the world. He has neither son nor posterity among his people, Nor any remaining in his dwellings. Those in the west are astonished at his day, As those in the east are frightened. Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, And this is the place of him who does not know God."

The whole passage speaks about a place where wicked or a person whose sins are not forgiven, goes after death. And it is a horrific place that is filled with brimstone and fire, a place of darkness where there is no light. More than that we read, “The firstborn of death devours his limbs. He is uprooted from the shelter of his tent, And they parade him before the king of terrors.” It literally gives an idea that after death souls that are not saved would be taken before the king of terrors and they would be in constant fear and pain.

But in the 19th chapter of Job, Job replies to his friends saying Job 19:25-29, “For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! If you should say, 'How shall we persecute him?'; Since the root of the matter is found in me, Be afraid of the sword for yourselves; For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, That you may know there is a judgment."

Job was completely sure about his destination that though his body is destroyed yet he will see his Redeemer who lives. This was the assurance he had because his sins were forgiven and he was leading a righteous life.

He also warns his friends that they are in danger of being punished with sword because there is a judgment day. He says, “Be afraid of the sword for yourselves; For wrath brings the punishment of the sword, That you may know there is a judgment."

Yes, there is a life after death but the question is, "where are we headed? Are you sure as Job was, that at the other side your Redeemer waits for you? If not, know for sure that at the other side king of terrors, sword and judgment awaits you. Turn to Jesus, repent from your sins and make sure that you are going to heaven before you die.

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.

Download Articles in Handheld Computers

You can now download articles in Palm Doc format for your palm handheld computer. It will work with any devise that has Palm OS and Palm Doc Reader installed. To download click on the link named "Palm Doc Format" i.e. at the top of this page by the side of each articles.

Kids Page - Free Tutorials

Now you can learn Graphics and web designing online at Kid's page. These tutorials are free for kids who subscribe for CSI Kids Newsletter. Currently tutorials for Paint Shop Pro, HTML and Dreamweaver are available.

So please enroll your kids by going to http://kids.csinewsletter.org/member/join.asp

And visit CSI Kid's page at http://kids.csinewsletter.org

Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online

Now you can read Bible in Hindi online at http://www.hindibible.org
in Malayalam online at http://www.malayalambible.org
in Tamil online at http://www.hindibible.org?ver=tamil

Your Spam Folder

If you are getting this newsletter in your bulk/junk/Spam folder please hit the "not junk" or "not spam" button so that you could receive it in your mailbox. Also adding news@csinewsletter.com email address into your contact list can avoid this email from ending up in your bulk folder.

Your Feedback

Your feedback and comments are Welcome. Please send your Parish news & articles to Editor (Sherly N. Isaac) at this address News@csinewsletter.comThe messages submitted will be checked whether they are correct according to the word of God. Editor reserves the right to accept, reject or edit the messages. The writers are responsible for the contents of their writings.



Home | Rack1 | Rack2 | Rack3 | Rack4 | Rack5 | Rack6 | Rack7 | Rack8 | Rack9 | Rack10 | Rack11 | Rack12 | Rack13 | Rack14 | Rack15

View Guest Book Sign Guest Book

Malayalam Rack | Malayalam Rack 3 | Malayalam Rack 4 | Malayalam Rack 5 | Malayalam Rack 10 | Malayalam Rack 11 |
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
©copyright 1999-2008 csinewsletter.com
Hosted and technology provided by Jasminecorp.net all rights reserved