Theology

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A Call to Go Beyond Bhakti…

by host4kfn

It is a well known fact that Hinduism recognises three paths to moksha, namely, the Karma marga, the Jnana marga and the Bhakti marga. Which path a person chooses is purely a matter of one’s preference. Interestingly, even though all the three margas are considered valid paths to salvation, most Hindus follow the Bhakti way. […]

How Much Faith is Needed for a Miracle?

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The Bible tells us that many people received healing because of their faith (Mk. 5:34, 10:52, Lk. 17:19, 18:42). But we also read about incidents where the sick person did not exhibit any faith and still got healed. In Mk. 2, four men lowered a paralyzed man through the roof of a house where Jesus was teaching. When Jesus saw their faith, […]

Is Christianity Unique?

by host4kfn

INTRODUCTION We are living in a pluralistic world dominated by relativism. Pluralism has infiltrated every arena of life and heavily impacted the society. Religious pluralism is a dangerous teaching that has been rapidly picking up attention all over the world. The modern secular worldview shuns any form of absolutism in religion. The challenges posed by […]

Baptism of the Holy Spirit: A Detailed Examination

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1. INTRODUCTION Thomas Arnold said, “He who does not know God the Holy Spirit cannot know God at all.”[1] The person and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christians is very significant. W. A. Criswell beautifully captures the great work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. He says, […]

The Bible: Revelation of God

by host4kfn

Genesis: God the Creator, Sustainer and Covenant Maker As the first book of the Bible, Genesis reveals significant truths about the person and nature of God. The first two chapters discuss about how God created the entire universe and all the creatures from nothing (ex-nehilo). We further observe that God had a special relationship with […]

What is Worship?

by host4kfn

Worship is an integral part of our Christian lives and therefore not optional. God created us for the purpose of worshiping Him. In simple terms, worship is meeting with God. Worship serves as a beautiful demonstration of our love relationship with God in Jesus Christ. In worship we give God our best and we also receive from […]

Human Depravity

by host4kfn

Recently my wife and I were shaken by the news on TV of an 18 year old mom in Calgary accused of killing her 26 day old baby. The police have confirmed that it is a case of homicide as the baby’s head had been hit with a blunt object. As new parents it is […]

Suffering for nothing?

by host4kfn

The book of Job helps us to understand the theology of suffering. Here are some insights: 1. The Book of Job teaches that God allows suffering for a reason. Even Job’s suffering had a definite reason behind it though Job himself never got to know it. God never gave him the answer either. But nevertheless God […]

Holy Spirit’s Role in Mission

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Mission is a word which is often misunderstood. Some regard mission as spreading political influence or as a massive welfare program for underdeveloped societies of the world.[1] Others view mission as something related to civilizing barbaric communities. In India, mission is considered to be an imposition of Western culture. A biblical perspective of missions shows […]

John Calvin: Theologian Par Excellence

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In Christian history, a study of the reformation period is always fascinating and intriguing. One of the towering personalities of the Reformation is John Calvin. If Martin Luther was the one who initiated the movement, it was Calvin who consolidated and organised Reformation. Not very many are loved and hated, admired and abhorred, praised and […]