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What’s Common Between Gilbert Hill and Christians?

Image courtesy: epaper.timesofindia.com

The picture above is that of Gilbert Hill, Mumbai, India. According to Wikipedia, Gilbert Hill is a 200 ft (61 m) monolith column of black basalt rock at Andheri, in Mumbai (my hometown). The rock has a sheer vertical face and was formed when molten lava was squeezed out of the Earth’s clefts during the Mesozoic Era about 65 million years ago. If you are a practicing Christian, you might know that the Earth is not that old, but probably only about 6000-7000 years old. Scientists seem to have proven that all it takes for the Earth to cool down is a fraction of a second (Refer to Josh McDowell’s free ebook Reasons Skeptics Should Consider Christianityhttp://www.josh.org/resources/free-book-downloads ).

Gilbert Hill is a national level prehistoric heritage site. Many people the world over might be thrilled to learn that the town they live in is home to a prehistoric site like this. I too was, until the Holy Spirit told me that every square inch of ground I walked on is a prehistoric site. It has always been existing since He created Earth! What’s more, He showed me another important fact – guess what it was – that I am a prehistoric site myself, being born again! And how? Of course, because as per the Bible, my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and the spirit of Jesus Christ lives in me. The Ancient of Days (God the Father – Jehovah) lives in me through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. So is not my body a prehistoric site? Yours too is, if you are a born again child of God through faith in His Son Jesus. Yet what a joyful irony, the Bible says that when you turn your life over to Jesus, old things pass away and all things become new and all things are of God!

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God…” – 2 Corinthians 5:17,18
 
If you want to become a prehistoric site (yet recreated through faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God), read this blog post.


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Inscribed on the Palm of God’s Hands


Go to one of the tourist locations around the world and you might spot enterprising folks offering to inscribe or write your name on a grain of rice. Those who have never read (or those who have forgotten) the verse above, might be excited to have their names printed on a grain of rice by a stranger – and pay for it. Even if it is really of no consequence at all!

“See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;” – Isaiah 49:16

God is in love with every one of us. In Hindu and Islamic marriages, a bride gets her hands and feet decorated with floral and other designs using henna. Somewhere within the design or pattern, she asks for the name of the person she loves so much to be drawn – her bridegroom’s. Well, God loves us so much, that He has inscribed us on the palm of His own hands – the very hands of the Creator of the entire Universe! And not just on one hand, but on His hands – meaning both of them! O what a privilege to have our refuge in the hands of our Creator!

Dear Reader, if you don’t know what I am talking about, then probably you have not read the Bible. Read the Bible – it is the inspired Word of God. It tells you how much God loves you and that He has a plan for your life much more than simply living for weekends, occasional getaways and children’s convocations and marriages. Draw near to Him – after all it’s He who is your first relative. He conceived your beautiful baby face in His heart before your parents saw your face in the labour room, or even conceived you! He was with you always and now He wants you to be with Him forever into eternity, starting with your life here on Earth.


Road to Eternal Life…

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God bless you! And now go click the link above!!

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Christian Apologetics: Get Equipped to Defend

“I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you by my faith in Jesus Christ.”
No! Christian apologetics is certainly not summarised that way. What then, is it?

“You shall know that truth…”
These famous words spoken by Jesus Christ in John 8:32 give us a clue. So when someone asks you why you follow Jesus Christ and not any other ‘god’ or ‘godman’ (“after all, even they do miracles”) you need not just say “Jesus has changed my life completely, for the better.” Because many people may not be convinced by that answer. Thankfully God – knowing the human mentality – gave us hardcore evidence to prove that Jesus Christ existed, was crucified, buried in a rich man’s tomb and resurrected. He gave us historical, archaeological and statistical proof that what the Bible says is indeed true. But unless you are aware of these proofs, you won’t be able to convince skeptics, apart from the Holy Spirit opening their eyes.

I urge you to equip yourself not only in the Bible, but also in knowledge that you can have handy, when confronted with questions about your Christian faith. Some good online resources are:

  1. Apologetics315
  2. Answers in Genesis
  3. All About God
  4. Apologetics Press

In fact, Apologetics315 is actually an apologetics aggregator blog, that gives you links to many other relevant websites, podcasts etc. Most – if not all – of the material on these sites is free. If you prefer to have your apologetics material in book form, you can visit Christianbook.com and buy your stuff there.

Important: Even after you have given all the evidence in the world to a skeptic, it is only the Holy Spirit who can open the person’s spiritual eyes. So as you share information and minister to these precious souls, pray in your heart for God to touch their hearts with the same love, mercy and grace that He showered upon you that day when you gave your heart to Jesus!

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Your Heart – God’s Home

The Universe has 100,000,000,000 = 100 billion = 10000,00,00,000 = 10,000 crore galaxies (see Wikipedia: “Galaxy”). Our galaxy is among the smaller ones. And it contains at least 200 billion stars (and possibly up to 400 billion stars – see Wikipedia: “Milky Way”), other than the Sun! Do you wish to calculate how many stars there must be in all the galaxies combined? I don’t, at least! The Bible says, that “the host of heaven cannot be numbered.” (Jeremiah 33:22)

Now…these galaxies, we know, were created. They didn’t just appear out of nowhere. They were created by (obviously) an intelligent Creator who we call God. And if I create a clay model, it belongs to me. If you create a software program, it belongs to you unless and until someone pays a price to buy it from you. God created the universe and everything – every living and non-living being – in it. So naturally, the universe and everything in it – living and non-living – belongs to Him. He can choose to live anywhere. Yet He prefers to live in your heart. Is your heart big enough for Him to gain access? If not, what’s stopping you from trusting such a great Creator and letting Him guide you every moment of your life?

Do you know what a lovely life He has in store for you! Read this post to learn how Gracious and Merciful God is. Get yourself a Bible today, start reading from the Gospel of John or Mark and see your life change – for the Best!

All the Best!

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