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What does the Bible say about Karma?




Question: “What does the Bible say about karma?”

Answer: Karma is a theological concept found in the Buddhist and Hindu religions. It is the idea that how you live your life will determine the quality of life you will have after reincarnation. If you are unselfish, kind, and holy during this lifetime, you will be rewarded by being reincarnated (reborn into a new earthly body) into a pleasant life.

However, if you live a life of selfishness and evil, you will be reincarnated into a less-than-pleasant lifestyle. In other words, you reap in the next life what you sow in this one. Karma is based on the theological belief in reincarnation. The Bible rejects the idea of reincarnation; therefore, it does not support the idea of karma.

Hebrews 9:27 states, “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…” This Bible verse makes clear two important points which, for Christians, negate the possibility of reincarnation and karma. First, it states that we are “destined to die once,” meaning that humans are only born once and only die once.

There is no endless cycle of life and death and rebirth, an idea inherent in the reincarnation theory. Second, it states that after death we face judgment, meaning that there is no second chance, like there is in reincarnation and karma, to live a better life. You get one shot at life and living it according to God’s plan, and that is it.

The Bible talks a lot about reaping and sowing. Job 4:8 says, “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.” Psalm 126:5 says, “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.” Luke 12:24 says, “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”

In each of these instances, as well as all the other references to reaping and sowing, the act of receiving the rewards of your actions takes place in this life, not in some future life. It is a present-day activity, and the references make it clear that the fruit you reap will be commensurate with the actions you have performed. In addition, the sowing you perform in this life will affect your reward or punishment in the afterlife.

This afterlife is not a rebirth or a reincarnation into another body here on earth. It is either eternal suffering in hell (Matthew 25:46) or eternal life in heaven with Jesus, who died so that we might live eternally with Him. This should be the focus of our life on earth. The apostle Paul wrote in

Galatians 6:8-9, “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Finally, we must always remember that it was Jesus whose death on the cross resulted in the reaping of eternal life for us, and that it is faith in Jesus that gives us this eternal life. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Therefore, we see that the concept of reincarnation and karma is incompatible with what the Bible teaches about life, death, and the sowing and reaping of eternal life.

What does the Bible say about Karma?

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India has more Women Pilots than any other Country in the World!



The total number of Indian women pilots for airlines is almost equal to 13% of the total female airline pilots in the world. India has 1092 women pilots, including 385 women captains for commercial airlines, as of the year 2018.

The biggest US airlines, including United Airlines with 7.5% female pilots and Delta Airlines with even lower 4.4% female pilots, lag behind the national carrier of India, of which women pilots form 12.4% of its total pilots.

Are there many ways to God? Or are Christians narrow minded to suggest that Jesus is the only way to God?


Are there many ways to God?

If someone came to you and said that there are many ways to God: the Muslims believe in God, the Hindus believe in God, Buddhists believe in God, and most all religions believe in God. They say as long as you are good you will all arrive in heaven some day. They claim God is merciful and He will not let those that are good go to hell, even if they do not accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, what would your answer be, since they also say we are not to judge?

Bible Answer: One day I was using a map, attempting to find our hotel. I knew it was on a certain street, so I finally found the street on the map. Thinking I knew where it was, I proceeded to head to it, when I quickly realized I was lost. None of the streets seemed familiar with my map. I pulled out my map again and found the street, but the streets and landmarks on the map were so different than what was actually all around me. I was deeply puzzled. As I looked carefully at the map again, I realized I was looking at the wrong city. I was way off from my target.

You know the same has happened with religion. People think they know where they are going, when in reality they have a wrong map. A map is the way people view life. If the map is wrong, then the direction of their lives will be wrong. I’m sure, as sincere as people are, they are often sincerely wrong.

Many people claim that all roads lead to God. That is as foolish as saying that all roads lead to Dallas, Texas. Jesus taught just the opposite of the concept of all roads leading to God. Jesus made His comment about the road that leads to God:

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matt 7:13-14).

Instead of many roads leading to eternal life, Jesus said there is only one road to God and even that road is narrow. People have an erroneous understand of God, much less, an understanding of the road to get to God. Sure, nearly every religion claims to believe in some sort of being called God. But do they have the right God? If they are headed to a wrong concept of God, then how will they ever arrive at finding Him?

If you had never seen me before and I told you to meet me at a certain location, you would want to know where I am and what I look like. The same is true for finding God. You need to know the road He set for us to find Him and what He is like. Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:9) Jesus claims to look like God. Not only does Jesus tell us what God is like, but He claims to be the road to reach God.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

This is a bold statement. You must understand what Jesus meant by this. He did not mean that His teaching would lead you to God. You see Mohammed claimed to be the greatest and last prophet, but he did not claim to be the person that you must go through to be saved. He claimed that his teaching, if you obeyed it, might save you. Jesus was not referring to his teaching but His person. Jesus as a person is the way, the truth and the life. There is something totally unique about Jesus, compared to prophets or philosophers like Buddha. Prophets and philosophers believe in their teaching. Yet Jesus believed in who He was! So who is Jesus?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16-18)

Jesus is God’s only begotten Son. Which means, that just as a son inherits the nature of the Father, so Jesus has the full nature of God, which would make him equal to God. In other words, Jesus is part of the Godhead. In theological terms, He is the second person of the Trinity. When Adam and Eve sinned, all of their offspring inherited the sin nature. That would include every human being. Since Jesus is not part of the offspring of the human race, Jesus did not inherit the sin nature. Instead, he came to suffer and take the sin nature on Himself so we could inherit His nature.

This is what the previous verses are saying. God wanted to save the world, because He loved it. To save the world God would have to provide a sacrifice for sins. This is what God was talking to Moses about when He commanded him to make sacrifices for the sins of the people. The entire book of Leviticus, written by Moses, is devoted to the sacrificial system. Through the blood of animals people’s sins would be covered. This system was a shadow of the reality of Christ’ sacrifice at the cross. It was the road map God had given us to find Him. Through His sacrifice and shedding of His blood, Jesus was able to pay for our sins, so that God could legally forgive us.

So when people say that all roads lead to God, they usually discount the need for Christ to pay for their sins. They think their deep repentance or sorrow for sins is enough for God to forgive them. They think they can become good people. Yet the Bible says, “There is no one righteous, not even one…There is no one who does good, not even one” (Rom 3: 10, 12).

For example, a Muslim tries to live devoted to God, but he does not accept the sacrifice of Christ. If he does not accept the payment for his sins, then no amount of personal sacrifice will be enough to atone for his sins. He cannot be consider righteous in God’s sight by his devoted life. This is also true for a Jew or Hindu. For anyone to reject the sacrifice for their sins is for them to reject God’s offer for forgiveness. And as the previous verse says, “Whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”

At this point, some people will say that I am judging. The truth is, I am simply pointing out what the true Judge has said: “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son” (John 5:22). Jesus is the judge that God has appointed who will judge the whole world. Everyone will stand for judgment in the end, and guess Who will be judging you? “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ”(2 Cor 5:10). The One who will be seated on the bench with the gavel is Christ. He will judge you regarding how you responded to Him. If you accept His payment for your sins and make Jesus your Lord, then you will have the Judge on your side.

As you can tell, I do not believe all roads lead to God!

If you have been convinced of your need to accept Christ then I want you to pray this prayer out loud:

“Dear God in heaven, in the name of Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner and need a Savior. I know You have sent your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins. I accept the full payment for my sins. I repent from the life I have been living, and I now make Jesus the Lord of my life. Thank you, Dear God, for saving my soul. I now know I will make it to heaven.”

This prayer is only the beginning. You need to attend a good Spirit-filled, Bible-believing Church. Get baptized as soon as possible, and get filled with the Holy Spirit. I wish you the best in your walk with God.

Are there many Paths to God? (Awesome must read article!)

How does the Bible compare to Hindu Scriptures? A Christian Perspective!


The corpus of Hindu scripture is enormous. A person could spend a lifetime sorting through the millions of pages of sacred and semi-sacred texts. Even the most orthodox sections of scripture are many times larger than the Bible. Clarke, in an essay on Hindu scripture, defended his limited treatment of the Vedas with this description of his subject: “How large, how difficult to understand! So vast, so complicated, so full of contradictions, so various and changeable, that its very immensity is our refuge!” (1875, p. 81)

Recall that the four Veda Samhitās are about the size of the Old Testament, and the Upanishads number over 100. Among the smrti literature, the Epics are five times the length of the entire Bible, each of the 18 principle Puranās is about the size of the Old Testament, and over 5,000 texts of varying length belong to the dharmaśsāstra tradition. The Bible seems concise in comparison, containing only 23,314 verses in the Old Testament and 7,959 verses in the New.

An average Western library or bookstore stocks some abridged compilation of the Vedic Samhitāas, the 13 principle Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gīitāa, but only the most specialized libraries carry full versions of even the major scriptures. A Hindu equivalent of the Gideon missionary society would have to donate an entire library of books to hotels rather than a single volume to each room. Of course, Hindus have little interest in proselytizing, so it is not really a problem.

If the size were insufficient to deter an honest seeker of truth, the incomprehensibility of the scripture certainly would. The Bible was written originally in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Though Bible students rarely master the original languages, sufficient lexical aids exists so that the original meaning can be understood with relatively little difficulty. Hindu students are not so fortunate. Since the Vedas were delivered from an impersonal source (the “Absolute”) there can be no original meaning. “[T]he Veda has no author, no meaning beyond the words and the sacrificial actions themselves; one cannot appeal to a pre-verbal intention to get beyond the words” (Clooney, 1987, p. 660). Incidentally, as Clooney points out in his essay, postmodernists find this approach to understanding texts refreshingly in line with their own views.

English translations are available for the primary scriptures, yet even the most careful translations are difficult to understand. Most English translations of the Bible are on the reading level of a 6-12th grader, yet the same cannot be said of the Vedas. “Many [of the Vedas] are written in a style which even educated men find very difficult to understand; and, if they have to be studied in the original, only a very small part of them can possibly be mastered by one man” (Mitchell, 1897, p. 247). Archaic Sanskrit (also called Vedic), the language of the Rig Veda, is a dead language, and inaccessible to most Hindus. Other scriptures are written in classical Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tamil, and other regional dialects. The possibility of interpretation is further hampered by the belief that the Vedas consist of sacred sound, not written text.

Were the language difficulties to be sorted out, the problem of incomprehensibility would remain. Hindu scripture contradicts itself time and time again. One might expect works separated by thousands of years to disagree (and they do), but these contradictions are found even within individual texts. There are logical contradictions, conceptual contradictions, and even factual contradictions. This may be explained partially by the Hindu conception of scripture, as explained by Eliot:

“The Hindu approaches his sacred literature somewhat in the spirit in which we approach Milton and Dante. The beauty and value of such poems is clear. The question of whether they are accurate reports of facts seems irrelevant” (1968, 1:lxxi).

Apparently, contradiction is not regarded as evidence against the Vedas’ divine origin. Hindu scripture confirms this suspicion, and actually embraces the contradictions. The Laws of Manu recommends that both sides of a contradiction in the Veda be accepted as authoritative: “But where the revealed canon is divided, both (views) are traditionally regarded as law; for wise men say that both of them are valid laws” (Manusmrti 2.14).

Regarding the contradictions inherent in the Upanishads, the collection of texts considered by Olivelle to be the “vedic scripture par excellence of Hinduism” (1996, p. xxiii), Robson remarked: “It is hard to say what philosophical opinion might not be supported from the Upanishads, for the most contradictory statements find a place in them” (1905, p. 28). Likewise the Puranās, so holy as to be called “the fifth veda” (Chandogya Upanishad 7.1.4), are “for the most part intensely sectarian; one denounces beliefs and rites which another enjoins” (Mitchell, p. 260). Coburn stated that, when it comes to Hindu scripture, “sanctity often appears to be inversely related to comprehensibility” (p. 112).

Hindu scripture is for all practical purposes useless to the average Hindu for these and other reasons. This, of course, assumes that all Hindus have access to the scripture. Traditionally, Hindu society is divided into four castes, the Brahmin (priestly class), Kshatriya (ruling class), Vaiśsya (merchant class), and Śūdra (outcastes). The first three classes are known as the twice-born, and only the males of those classes are allowed to read the Vedas. All women and males of the Śūdra class are excluded because of their “impurity” (Manusmrti 2.164-172). These restricted groups do have access to the smrti writings and devotional literature, but the most sacred śruti texts are forbidden. The religion itself restricts to a select few the scripture that purportedly contains saving knowledge.

There is much morally reprehensible material within the Vedic literature. One 19th-century writer, speaking specifically of the Puranāas, underlined the true nature of the Hindu scripture: “The instructions which it professes to give are useless, where they are not scandalous and criminal. The only things clearly to be understood, are the profane songs, the obscene ceremonies, and the other indecencies connected with the prescribed festivals” (as quoted by Goodall, 1996, p. xxxviii). The immoralities endorsed by Hindu scripture range from racial prejudices and rigid social hierarchies to rape and murder.

For instance, the earliest Vedic texts, which are traced back to the Aryan invasion of the Indian subcontinent, reflect the racial biases of the invaders. It seems that the Aryans were a fairer-skinned people of Persian descent, whereas the indigenous peoples (Dāasas) whom they subjugated were of a darker skin color and Negro-Australoid features. One prayer directed to the warrior god Indra petitioned him to “give protection to the Aryan color” (Rig Veda 3.34.9). Another passage lauds Indra’s victory over the dark-skinned natives: “He, much invoked, has slain Dāasas and Simūs [dark-skinned natives], according to his will, and laid them low with arrows. The mighty Thunderer [Indra] with his fair-complexioned friends won the land, the sunlight, and the waters” (Rig Veda 1.100.18). According to Mitchell, the “language in which the Vedic poets speak of these enemies is uniformly that of unmingled, vehement hatred” (1897, p. 19). Critics might observe that the Old Testament is also guilty of ethnic cleansing; however, the Israelite battles were drawn over moral lines, not ethnic or racial (see Bass, 2003). Though the historical picture is unclear, it seems that the Dāasas were incorporated into the Aryan social hierarchy as the lowest class (Rig Veda 10.90.12). Evidence for this comes from the Sanskrit word for class, varna, which means “color” (cognate to the English varnish).

More disturbing than the Vedic treatment of race are the pervasive references to sex, and the its role in the religious ritual. The Kāma Sūutra of Vatsāyayana is one of the most infamous Hindu texts. Known as the “Aphorisms on Love,” or more popularly as the “Sex Manual,” the Kāma Sūtra celebrates sexual love (Kāama is the god of love, in many ways similar to Cupid). In addition to explicit information for use between husbands and wives, there are also sections entitled “Concerning the Wives of Other People” and “Concerning Prostitutes,” both providing advice on how to procure such forbidden fruit. The Kārma Sūtra is but one text among many. One entire category of smrti literature known as Tantras is dedicated to the worship of the goddess principle, Śakti. The esoteric teachings within that body of texts describe various sexual rites that represent the spiritual union of the worshipper’s soul with the goddess. Violence and sexual perversion penetrates even the most orthodox scripture. The Brhadāarankyaka Upanishad, for instance, condones rape:

Surely, a woman who has changed her clothes at the end of her menstrual period is the most auspicious of women. When she has changed her clothes at the end of her menstrual period, therefore, one should approach that splendid woman and invite her to have sex. Should she refuse to consent, he should bribe her. If she still refuses, he should beat her with a stick or with his fists and overpower her, saying: “I take away the splendor from you with my virility and splendor” (6.4.9,21).

Bestiality is likewise advocated. A particularly solemn rite for the early Vedic religion was the horse sacrifice. Though it probably was performed rarely, it is mentioned frequently in the Vedic commentaries. Note one section from the Śatapatha Brāhmana: “Then they draw out the penis of the horse and place it in the vagina of the chief queen, while she says, ‘May the vigorous virile male, the layer of seed, lay the seed’; this she says for sexual intercourse…” (13.5.2.1-10). Examples such as this could be multiplied. To the list of atrocities in the Vedic scripture may be added human sacrifice (Aitaraya Brahmana 7.13-18), as if pornography, bestiality, rape, racism, inequalities were not enough.

The Bible is the authentic, authoritative, and final revelation of the true God. Though written over a period of 1,400 years by forty very diverse men on two continents, The Book is completely unified and free from error. A single theme is expanded upon throughout—the redemption of man through the Messiah. The Bible was confirmed by predictive prophecies and the miracles of the inspired men who wrote it. The moral laws contained within are more reasonable and consistent than that of any other religious or naturalistic system.

See A Remarkable Book Called The Bible and Prophecy In The Bible

By contrast, the Hindu scriptures have no final, objective authority; according to one Hindu, “all scriptural knowledge is lower knowledge” (Jayrama, 2000). Subjective religious experiences are generally preferable to written texts. Hindu scripture contains little that is noble, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, or praiseworthy. Allegedly a progressive revelation, Hindu scripture contradicts itself both within particular texts and as a body of literature. The Bible, also a progressive revelation, never corrects itself, but only compliments and fulfils that which has been written. Different Hindu scriptures present completely different paths to salvation (liberation)—karma-yoga (the path of action), jāña-yoga (path of knowledge), and bhakti-yoga (path of devotion). The Vedas contain no predictive prophecy and offer no miracles to confirm the revelation supposedly sent from God. Thus the Hindus have no accessible ground of truth, no normative written word, and no objective moral or religious instruction

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America’s got Talent – Indian Dance Troupe called V – Unbeatable



America’s Got Talent had an excellent Dance Troupe from Mumbai India called “V – Unbeatable” The Group consists of 28 Dancers, ages 12 – 27, the majority of whom come from the slums of Mumbai.

Life in the Slums is horrendous, as they are very dirty, and overcrowded with intermittent water and electricity, with little shanties jam packed with people. Every day in the slum is a struggle for survival.

Each day they pray for a better life, but in the slums there is very little opportunity to improve their lives. But when they dance together, it helps them to forget about their situation and dream about a better life.

They said that everyone wants to succeed so that they can give back to their families, for their sacrifice. They would watch America’s Got Talent on YouTube and dream of one day participating in this competition, that could change their entire life! After a long time, it seemed as if their dreams had at last come true!!

The Magi who visited Jesus Christ at his birth! (for my Zoroastrian friends)



The Statue of three Persian Magi raised in Brazil in honor of the 3 revered wise men who visited Jesus Christ when he was born and brought the first gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.. to the new born Jesus.

Some Bible Scholars say that the Magi (wise men) may have been Zoroastrian priests, and astrologers from Persia, during the reign of King Cyrus or Darius.The Bible says they came and worshiped the baby Jesus, and gave him the gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. (There were probably more than three!)


The Magi are mentioned in the book of Daniel. Daniel was a Jewish prophet captive in Babylon. Daniel had correctly interpreted dreams for the King, and therefore he and the God of Israel were greatly respected even in Babylon!! So the Magi had probably heard the prophecies about the Messiah, from Daniel, during the reign of the Medo-Persian empire.

They came following the star, and looking for the baby Jesus.
(Please do not forget to watch the Video regarding the Magi by John MacArthur in the link below)

Who were the Magi in the Bible – by John MacArthur

My Trip to Bombay India (Mumbai 2018) with my Son Neville



This is a Video of my Trip to Bombay (Mumbai) in 2018. I hadn’t seen my sister in the last 10 years, and I was able to spend 11 months with her. At the Bombay YMCA, I met some wonderful pastors, who invited me to preach in their churches, and give my Testimony.

The Christians in Bombay and the various Churches in Bombay, were simply awesome. I was so grateful to God that He gave me this beautiful opportunity to minister in India.

I met a number of Pastors at the downtown YMCA, and a majority of them invited me to their churches, to preach and teach. I was also involved in Home Cell Groups, and Prayer meetings in Bombay.

Also became a member of Gideon’s ministry, and helped distribute New Testament Gideon’s Bibles to hundreds of people in Mumbai. This included Taxi Drivers, Uber and Ola Drivers, etc.

Bombay-based Aarohi Pandit is world’s first woman to fly solo across Atlantic Ocean


Arohi Pandit 23, from Mumbai, set a World Record as the World’s first woman to fly Solo across the Atlantic and the Pacific Occean, in a Light Sport Aircraft. Her aircraft is a single engine Sinus 912 plane, and is the first LSA registered by India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

She is also the First Woman Pilot to successfully complete a solo flight across the Greenland ice cap in an LSA. Pandit embarked on the expedition with fellow pilot Keithair Misquitta in July 2018. They flew across Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat in India, before crossing over Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, France and the UK.

She went through a rigorous 7 month training program to prepare for the expedition. She trained for extreme weather, oceanic and high-altitude flying along with various physical and mental exercises to ready herself for flying solo over difficult terrain and in tough conditions.

Why Is Idolatry Attractive -Read Post before Audio.


Most Westerners have struggled at one time or another to understand the attraction of idolatry in the ancient world. What could be so compelling about an inanimate block of wood or chunk of stone? Hard core idolatry feels as tempting as beet juice. It’s likely someone out there loves a frothy glass of obscure vegetable extract, but the temptation doesn’t weigh heavily on our souls.

But idolatry made a lot of sense in the ancient world. And, had we lived two or three millennia ago, it almost certainly would have been tempting to each one of us. In his commentary on Exodus, Doug Stuart explains idolatry’s attraction with nine points. You’ll likely want to save this list and file it for future sermons or Bible studies.

  1. Idolatry was guaranteed. The formula was simple. Carve a god out of wood or stone and the god would enter the icon. Now that you have a god in your midst, you can get his (or her) attention quickly. Your incantations, oaths, and offerings will always be noticed.
  2. Idolatry was selfish. Scratch the gods backs and they’ll scratch yours. They need food and sacrifices; you need blessings. Do your stuff and they’ll be obliged to get you stuff.
  3. Idolatry was easy. Ancient idolatry encouraged vain religious activity. Do what you like with your life. So long as you show up consistently with your sacrifices, you’ll be in good shape.
  4. Idolatry was convenient. Gods in the ancient world were not hard to come by. Access was almost everywhere. Statues can be used in the home or on the go.
  5. Idolatry was normal. Everyone did it. It’s how woman got pregnant, how crops grew, how armies conquered. Idolatry was like oil: nothing ran in the ancient world without it.
  6. Idolatry was logical. Nations are different. People are different. Their needs and desires are different. Obviously, there must be different deities for different strokes. How could one god cover all of life? You don’t eat at one restaurant do you? The more options the better. They can all be right some of the time.
  7. Idolatry was pleasing to the senses. If you are going to be especially religious, it helps to be able to see your god. It’s harder to impress people with an invisible deity.
  8. Idolatry was indulgent. Sacrificing to the gods did not often require sacrifice for the worshiper. Leftover food could be eaten. Drink could be drunk. Generosity to the gods leads to feasting for you.
  9. Idolatry was sensual. The whole system was marked by eroticism. Rituals could turn into orgies. Sex on earth often meant sex in heaven, and sex in heaven meant big rain, big harvests and multiplying herds.

Can you see the attraction of idolatry? “Let’s see I want a spirituality that gets me lots, costs me little, is easy to see, easy to do, has few ethical or doctrinal boundaries, guarantees me success, feels good, and doesn’t offend those around me.” That’ll preach. We want the same things they wanted. We just go after them in different ways. We want a faith that gets us stuff and guarantees success (prosperity gospel).

We want discipleship that is always convenient (virtual church). We want a religion that is ritualistic (nominal Christianity). Or a spirituality that no matter what encourages sexual expression (GLBTQ). We all want to follow God in a way that makes sense to others, feels good to us, and is easy to see and understand. From the garden to the Asherah pole to the imperial feasts, idolatry was the greatest temptation for God’s people in both testaments.

A look around and a look inside will tell you it still is.

The Awesome Providence of God!


Atul Ahuja

Folks you are not going to believe what happened to me about a week ago. It was around four in the afternoon on a Friday, when suddenly a message on Facebook Messenger popped up on my phone. I just happened to glance at it, and here was a friend of mine from Bombay Atul Ahuja.

I had met him at the Bombay YMCA, and had talked with him extensively about Jesus, and how I came to know the Lord. I had invited him to a Prayer meeting at the Y, and he came. He is a real nice guy, and very talented in music and singing.

I came to find out that he had lived in Atlanta, and had moved back to India to take care of his aging parents.

Well as it turned out he was attending an Elvis Pressley Festival in Memphis, and just happened to be passing by Chattanooga. He was barely 15 mins. away from Chattanooga on Hwy 75, on his way to Memphis.

So I texted him back, and asked him if he could meet me at the Starbucks in East Ridge, right off the Hwy. 75. Next thing I know we met at Starbucks, reminiscing about my meeting him in Mumbai last year.

Guys I was really excited because this was simply Providential. This wasn’t a coincidence, but was ordained of God, that we were able to reconnect in Chattanooga, just as the Lord had connected him the first time in Mumbai.

He had a Muslim friend with him, and I was able to share the love of Jesus with him, and give him my testimony. Wow God is so awesome!!. After talking for about an hour these two continued on to Memphis. Sure made my day!! Praise the Lord!!

Can your Good Deeds outweigh your Bad Deeds?


Most of my Indian friends, who do not believe in Jesus, believe that they will do enough good deeds to outweigh their bad deeds. And if that doesn’t work out, then Reincarnation will give them multiple lives, to make it right. (How terribly depressing, as you never know how many births it will take!)

Both these are lies from the pits of Hell. For Ex. if I murder somebody, how many good deeds and of what kind would I have to perform, to become acceptable by God?

Say I had to appear in court and tell the Judge, yes I killed a man. But your Honor I promise to build an orphanage to help orphan kids, for my crime, so please release me from prison. The judge will say the crime has been comittted and for justice to be served you will face life in prison!

Since they believe in Reincarnation, they may think that they will get it right in succeeding births. But the Bible says in the book of Hebrews, it is once appointed for man to die and after that the Judgement. We will all have to stand before God and give an account for the sins we have committed.

If you reject Jesus, and believe that he didn’t die on the cross for the forgiveness of your sins, you will have to spend eternity in Hell. This is a place of eternal Torment. According to the Bible.

But here is the awesome good news! If you believe that Jesus died for the forgiveness of all your sins, and repent of your sins and turn to Him, you will spend eternity in Heaven which is a place of eternal joy and peace!

Salvation is a free gift of God, you cannot earn or deserve! This is solely based on the goodness, love, and mercy of God provided to us freely thru His Son Jesus!
https://www.gotquestions.org/transmigration-of-souls.html
https://www.gotquestions.org/past-lives-reincarnation.html

The Magi – Were they Zoroastrian Priests?


The Magi

As per the New Testa-ment Math 2, 1-12, when Jesus was born, wise men came from the East to Jerusalem to pay their respect to the new born. They mentioned that they had seen his star in the East. When they saw the infant with his mother Mary, they presented unto him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

A vast majority of the Church fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria, Cyril of Alexandria, Chrysostom, Origen, Ephraem Syrus, believe that the three wise men came from Persia, and were Zoroastrian Magi.

According to the Greek historians, the Magi were one of the Median tribes under the Achaemenian Persians which served as priests, prayed before the fire altars and offered libations.

One of their main functions was acting as diviners and they had a reputation of foretelling the future. Thus it was believed that these three wise men were learned and evolved Zoroastrian priests who excelled in astrology and had a vision for the divine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK0fO9bwogQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBmwEqMcNDo&t=53s

My Salvation Testimony at the age of 32 yrs (7 mins)



This is my video Testimony of how I was saved when I was 32 years old. Statistically it has been said that if you are not saved by the time you are 20 years old, your chances of being saved are minuscule!! But God had been chasing me down, the Hound of Heaven never gave up on me!!