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Is it right to pray for someone to be saved from eternal hell, after they die on earth?

  LOVE BONDS ON EARTH Man’s connection with love on earth ends with his death. It is natural to have the inclination to pray in times of acute distress and to have the urge to pray for the dead, since human spirit rebels against the concept of annihilation after death. However, we as true believers in Christ really need to understand that the valid parameters of prayer are only revealed in the Bible. So let’s examine the Holy Word of God and see what the Lord is telling us about this question. No one should entertain the illusion that someone may be able to pray for him, effecting some beneficial result, after he is dead. Is this a heartless admonition? It is not. It is spiritual reality. Can the destiny of the dead be changed if one prays for them? NOT AT ALL. The Bible indicates in Hebrews 9:27 that,  "As it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment."   In other words, God is saying that once we have died the next event in our life is Judgment Day. Psal

Living our Broken Life in a broken world

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  Why are some people born deformed or with life threatening diseases? Have you wondered why some people are born deformed, with life threatening diseases, with weird syndromes that affect their growth, with major allergies, with ADHD, with chemical imbalances in their brain or with being carriers of diseases like thalassemia?   When my son was born almost 20 years ago, he was born healthy and was fine. My wife had a safe delivery. However, very soon as my wife started feeding him milk, his whole body was filled with rashes. His soft body was covered with so many red colored spots, that we had no clue what was happening. My mom who was present with us, started expressing grief, and was concerned as to what is happening to her grandson? As a born-again Christian, I was praying, Lord, I follow you with all my heart, mind, and soul and how come my child, whom you gave as a promise, is struggling with so much pain and suffering?    To prevent our son from scratching himself and bleed, we

Jesus Christ the Savior

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Sin, Nature of Man & His Final Destiny In the beginning God created Man and Woman in his image – perfect, blameless and without sin. Man in God’s image had the free will to do everything, which included disobeying God too. In his free will he chose to disobey God by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, that God had specifically told man not to eat - man “missed the mark” of meeting God’s Holy standards. Man allowed sin to permeate into their perfect life and thus made his life an imperfect one on this earth. When sin came into the lives of the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, they realized that they were guilty of breaking God’s holy commandment. To cover their guilt and shame they covered themselves with fig leaves. When God came into the Garden of Eden, God found them hiding from His presence. A Sovereign and All-knowing God knew everything, so God made the first sacrifice to cover their sin - physically with leather skins and spiritually by pardoning the

Social Media and God - The Common Factor

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On October 4, 2021 I read a news article stating that, “Facebook executive says it's 'ludicrous' to blame Jan. 6 on social media.” Over the past few years, the entire social media like Twitter and other platforms have been blamed for every wrong thing that has been committed by people on these platforms. Ironically, when I see and hear such news, I wonder who is truly at fault? Is it these platforms or someone else? Are the media and the people looking for scapegoats instead of dealing with the real source?  Being a business technologist myself, I have come to recognize that Facebook and every social media have created a powerful and technological genius platform, which has enabled people across the globe, in a fraction of a second, to engage with one another on their personal, emotional, spiritual, and social life, freely with no restrictions. People have the freedom to post anything, engage in any topic – religious, political, sexual, psychological, philosophical. People

The Silent gods

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  The book of Exodus amazes me every time I read it.  It is an awesome place to see the mercies of God being exhibited on a bunch of self centered & rebellious people.  The verse in Exodus 32:4 seems like an epitome of Israel’s rebellion against God., "He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."   We see that God has just delivered millions of Israelites from their 400 years of bondage, made them cross the Red Sea without a single boat, destroyed all their enemies, gave them food to eat and water to drink in the middle of the dry desert and finally seventy elders of Israel went up to the Mount of Sinai and “saw God” and “ate and drank” with God (Exodus 24).    Now these people who have witnessed, seen and experienced the power of the living God are so quick to make up an idol, and call it a god and bestow the work done by

One step towards God will transform our eternal destiny

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Long time ago in an age when the people of this world had become extremely corrupt and the world was full of violence, God regretted creating mankind. Gen 6:8 tells us that “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”   Today we are living in similar times; violence is permeating in schools, public places and across the world. Corruption is on the rise and families are breaking apart. In those days God found only one man who was truly “righteous” and “walked faithfully with God.” God tells Noah “I will establish my covenant with you…” (Gen 6:18)  It is amazing to see God’s action to one man’s faithfulness. Noah’s life not only challenges us, but it encourages us to be like him. Today we are forced to ask these questions. Can God see a Noah in our life? Will we be able to stand for our family through our faithfulness to Him? If the answer to these is not a bold Yes, then it is not too late to make amends. Jesus is standing at your doorstep for you to respond and make the changes need

Worship God with our spirit, soul and strength

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After 40 days of fasting and praying, one would assume that the devil would run away from our lives. However, in Matthew 4 we see it differently since the devil was waiting for Jesus to tempt Him after his time of fasting and praying. In the first temptation the devil challenges Jesus to transform the stones to bread to meet his hunger needs. To which Jesus uses the written Word of God to tackle this temptation. After that the devil challenges Jesus to be thrown down from the temple top, as God will send his angels to protect Him. Indeed, this is a true statement!! However, Jesus recognizes that the devil was trying to challenge his soul (mind, will and emotions) and was inciting him to do things that would be contrary to God’s will. The devil was trying to make Jesus do his desires, rather than God’s. To which Jesus says, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Finally, the devil takes Jesus to the top of a mountain and asks him to worship him. Jesus recognized his ploy and states