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Vol. 9 / Issue 22 / July 5 2007

Contents of this issue

Editorial
Five inner chambers in Hell - Part 2
Consultation on Multiplying Asian Indian Ministries

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
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Editorial

By Sherly Isaac

Naaman was a commander of the army of the king of Syria. He was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the LORD had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper, (2 Ki 5:1).

This man named Naaman was no ordinary man, he was a high ranking officer in the army of the king of Syria. He was victorious, he was a mighty man of valor and he was greatly honorable in the eyes of his master yet he was a leper. He had an incurable disease though he was so talented and honorable.

Meanwhile he hears from his slave girl who was brought from Israel, about a prophet in Israel who could help him to be healed of his leprosy. Cutting the long story short, finally he arrives at the house of Elisha the prophet of Israel and stands at his door with his horses and chariots. But instead of coming out, Elisha sends a messenger to tell him, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean”.(2 Ki 5:10) But Naaman got very furious and said (2 Ki 5:11-12), "Indeed, I said to myself, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.' Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage.

Further we find that when his servants spoke to him, he agreed to comply as directed by the prophet. (2 Ki 5:13), "My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?"

“So Naaman went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean” (2 Ki 5:14).

It was not the water of Jordan that had power to heal him but it was the word of God that came through Elisha and Naaman’s obedience which brought the miracle for him

His abilities, his victories, his status and financial position could not help him in any way, but when he turned to the God of Israel his life was completely changed. Just in a moment he turned from being a leper to a healed person. He might have won many battles but this was the greatest moment in his life. As soon as he came out of the Jordan River, he was a changed man.

Not only was he healed physically of his leprosy but also a spiritual transformation took place as he realized that God of Israel is the one true God who has power to heal and restore as we read in 2 Ki 5:15, “And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, "Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant."” In 2 Ki 5:17 we read that Naaman said, “…for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.”

This is what happens to a person when he/she meets God and knows Him personally. A foreign man came to Israel and realized that the God of Israel has some great powers that his gods did not have. But at the same time, the king of Israel who was supposed to represent the God of Israel was ignorant of the mighty power of God. Today also it is possible that you are born and raised in a Christian family and yet you may not know Him personally. But if you come to Him, He will heal the leprosy of your heart and will give you a new life. He will make you whole. Will you acknowledge God as Naaman did?

Five inner chambers in Hell - Part 2

By By D. John Rabindranath

Continued from previous issue…Please read about first three chambers in hell here

The Fourth Chamber - Those who blasphemed the Holy Spirit:

The angel of God took me to the fourth chamber.
Luke 16:23 says, And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments and seeing Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom."
Psalms 89:48 says, "What man is he that lives, shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?"


When we entered into the fourth chamber I was trembling terribly. I never thought that there would be so many sufferings in the underworld. I felt in my heart that very few things are written in the Holy Bible. But the real hell of fire is extremely bad. O My God! how can I explain to you my beloved ones. I don't wish to write anything of my own before the public. As told by the angel, God wanted me not to hide any thing before the public You have very little time on this earth to expose the divinity of Christ. Christ comes very soon to judge the world."

Though the angel of God comforted me so compassionately I was terribly afraid to see the fourth chamber full of darkness and the cry was so terrible that I had to close my ears. Then I remembered the three beautiful verses from the Holy Bible.

Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Mark 3:29 "but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation";
Psalms 105:15 Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm."


1. Presumptuous sins
2. Sin against the Holy Spirit
3. Touch not the anointed


Whosoever would grieve the Holy Spirit, they would be tormented terribly without any rest. There was no one to comfort the millions of people but the suffering was not less than the other three chambers. It was a great wonder to see even servants of God who had been preaching the Gospels of peace were tormented because they had also blasphemed the Holy Spirit on account of jealousy against other preachers. There were many people who had been fighting inside the churches to find a good position in the committee. And they had blasphemed the presbyters the pastors, the under shepherds and the evangelists. Moreover they were blindfolded. They were anxious to die but the death passed away from them. When the angel told me that these people also should wait until the second coming of Christ and until thousand years rule I could not breathe properly. I prayed this with tears of blood, "Father divine no one should open the mouth to blaspheme the Spirit filled people."

I remembered the golden verses of the Acts of the Apostles how Ananias and Sapphira told a lie before the great apostle Peter and died on the spot. It was a matter of few minutes that the husband and wife died on the floor and they were buried (Acts 5:5, 10).

Many people think that they can tell lies before the man of God. No, they speak lies before the Holy Spirit which is abiding in the inner most recesses of the man of God who is an anointed vessel of the Most High. My dearly beloved ones please be careful about your mouth.

Psalms 32:9 Do not be like the horse or like the mule, Which have no understanding, Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, Else they will not come near you.

No more grace. No more forgiveness!
Practically I begged the angel of God that I would like to return back to the world. But the angel took my hand and I could not escape from him.

The fifth chamber:
For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. (Eph 5:12)

I was taken into the fifth chamber. The fifth chamber was very terrible. In all other chambers there was darkness, bitterness and other calamities. But in the fifth chamber there was a furnace and the biggest HELL was very hot. The fire sparks everywhere and these people had committed sins very boldly which cannot be explained through human mouth. Most of them were drunkards and jawans (soldiers) who had been using rifles, guns grenades, bombs, nuclear bombs and they were efficient, people who were praised by the different Governments but they had no knowledge to lead a holy life and they had no difference between the wives, the sisters and their own children and they committed whoredom without any fear of God. Their own daughters were all used as the harlots and they were bold to sell their sweet children as harlots and earned very big money and they spent all the money (Gal 5:19-21).

Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
Gal 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
Gal 5:21 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.


It is a great wonder how these people had been receiving so many awards as high officials on this earth and the angel explained to me clearly and asked me to tell this everywhere without having any reservation. The angel said, "Rabi, fear not; tell the truth everywhere so that the people may not come here. Let them not be tormented. You shall be a warning bell!

Dearly beloved ones, I could not sleep for many days after this vision. I have not written this with pride or arrogance but I am writing this with the great fear of God. None of these dear people should be bound by the chains of darkness. May God forgive everyone. This is the accepted time and this is the day of Salvation. Turn unto God and lead a holy life.

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'Fiver inner chambers in Hell' is taken from the book titled "HELL - A Real place of eternal torment and NO- Return" by Pastor Paul David Silway. This book contains a collection of more than 35 real life stories of people and their eye witness accounts of Hell.

Consultation on Multiplying Asian Indian Ministries

On June 7, 2007 @ Princeton Theological Seminary

By Rev. Dr. Anand Veeraraj,

We believe that God is calling the Asian Indian Church leaders to develop and nurture “missional congregations” among their communities in North America. South Asians are predominantly non-Christian. Mainline denominations have attempted to reach out to these communities with little success. Nevertheless, a growing number of Asian Indian congregations (mainline and independent) have emerged spontaneously to cater to the spiritual and pastoral needs of these communities. In these post 9/11 times, Asian-Indian congregations and leaders face the growing challenge of building bridges between disparate faiths communities as well as reach out to our non-Christian neighbors.

To meet these challenges effectively and to work in cooperation with our ecumenical partners, seminaries and training programs in the region, we held a consultation on June 7, 2007 at the Princeton Theological Seminary. The Consultation was jointly sponsored by the New Jersey Indian Church (CSI) and the Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Iain Torrance, the President and Dr. Darrell Guder, the Dean of the Seminary addressed the conference. About 60 pastors and lay leaders participated in the consultation. The consultation made the following recommendations.

* To explore the feasibility of setting up a leadership training and research program in partnership with the Princeton, New Brunswick and New York Theological Seminaries and the South Asian Studies Program of the Princeton University.
* To collect, edit, and publish a volume containing position papers on Asian Indian ministries.
* To form an Asian Indian Ministries Consortium to continue the conversations and organize future consultations and programs.
* To set up Clergy Wellness Program.
* To get the young people and women involved in these conversations.

We have already started to work on the book project. It will be published in November 2007. We are now in the process of forming a “Study Commission on Leadership Training for Asian Indian Congregations and Ministries in North America.” The purpose of this Commission is to hold consultations with the heads of Theological Seminaries and Training Programs in North America to plan for training programs suited for Asian Indian pastors and lay leaders. We are enlisting the support of church leaders and seminary professors to serve on this commission. The Study Commission is expected to submit its report to the CSI Synod and the CCSICNA within a year.

Rev. Dr. Anand Veeraraj,
New Jersey Indian Church (CSI)

Through the Valley of Death & other Books

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