Central India Outreach Blog

The Old Testament prophet, Elijah, was a fierce and forceful personality. He was a “rugged prophet”. But, the New Testament tells us that he was a man just as we are, subject to the same kind of passions that we have. Yet, when he prayed earnestly, God answered his prayers and stopped the heavens. He prayed again for rain and God sent the rain. Elijah was a man whose life was marked by miracles and Continue reading…

Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Category: India

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! “Freedom is my birthright,” said Bal Gangadhar Tilak. This four worded declaration compacts within itself an immense vastness of human social, moral, political, and spiritual experience. The Hindi word that Tilak actually used for “freedom” was swaraj, which means “self-rule”. On the occasion of our 66th Independence Day Celebrations, Tilak’s statement is very much worth meditating upon. 1. To be free means to not be ruled by any power external to us. Continue reading…

The Holy Spirit

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Category: English, Theology

The Bible teaches us that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. Of course, the doctrine is not presented in the terms we have just used. However, the doctrine is certainly taught. The Holy Spirit is called as the Spirit of God (Gen.1:1), the Spirit of Christ (Rom.8:9), and the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:49). He is also the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17), the Spirit of Glory (1Pet.4:14), the Continue reading…

त्रिएकता का सिद्धान्‍त बाईबिल का एक अनोखी शिक्षा है। हालांकि “त्रिएकता” शब्‍द स्‍वयं बाईबिल में पाई नही जाती है, परन्‍तु यह शिक्षा स्‍पष्‍ट है। इस शिक्षा के कुछ मूल सच्‍चाइयां इस प्रकार से है: 1. परमेश्‍वर एक है और उसकी एकता त्रिएक है। दूसरे शब्‍दों में, पिता, पुत्र, और पवित्रात्‍मा तीन अलग अलग व्‍यक्तित्‍व तो है परन्‍तु तीन अलग अलग ईश्‍वर नही। परमेश्‍वर एक है। 2. परमेश्‍वरत्‍व का हर एक व्‍यक्ति परमेश्‍वर है। पिता परमेश्‍वर Continue reading…

The Humanity of Christ: The Incarnation

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Category: English, Theology

The Incarnation of Christ is a cardinal doctrine of the New Testament. The Bible refers to it as the first link in a chain of events that compose the mystery of godliness. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. John refers to the event as the moment Continue reading…

The Divinity of Christ: What Does it Mean?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Category: Theology

When Jesus was born, a star proclaimed the advent of a Divine King and angels joined in choir to announce the birth of a Divine Savior. However, very few in His time ever could believe that He could be the Son of God. His humanity was so normal and evident that it was indubitable. However, the Bible tells us that He was God in flesh (John 1:14). In the study of Christ, called Christology, there Continue reading…

Essential Facts about the Trinity

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Category: English, Theology

The word “Trinity” is not found in the Bible, but the doctrine is explicitly evident there. Much of the confusion governing the doctrine revolves around the human impossibility to conceive how 1 and 1 and 1 make 1 and not three. Perhaps it was Prof. Nathan Wood who once illustrated it this way. He said that the scheme shouldn’t be 1+1+1=1 (couldn’t be), but 1x1x1=1. Of course, though a bit weak in analogy, the illustration Continue reading…

God of Courage and Confidence

Friday, April 20, 2012

Category: English, Theology

“Therefore, when I was planning this, did I do it lightly? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No? But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us–by me, Silvanus, and Timothy–was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. Continue reading…

Resurrection Message

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Category: Easter, English, Passion Week

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” ~S.D. Gordon The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a central to the Christian experience; for, it spells new life. Paul wrote: “For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Rom 5:10). A Message of Power and Victory The power of resurrection is the ultimate Continue reading…

The Lamb Who Overcame

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Category: English, Passion Week

And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I wept much that no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to into into it. Then one of the elders said to me, “Weep not; lo, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its Continue reading…