If I do not understand something, then shall I call it Maya a dream, or an unreal world? But in fact, we need not call it that way because it is not a dream, it is all real and it can be seen, and experienced by what is called FAITH.
1. What is this universe?
The universe encompasses everything be it living or non living. The matter, the Energy, and beings with soul and spirit that are called living. We notice that all this is not haphazard, but there is a system in place. Someone is making things to follow a law and order. There is a centre of governance and power. Even if we do not see it physically. Look at the precise timings of the movements of Galaxies, stars and our solar system, the earth, moon and the other planets. There movements and timings are accurate and perfect to the fractions of seconds. It is not even a gravitational force or pull, there are different movements simultaneously taking place. Then there must be an architect of this universe. Someone alive someone more wise a creator we call God. There somewhere he has revealed some details of his creative activity, and must communicate with his creation.
2. Who is man?
Man is not an animal. He is different because he has a mind, he can think, he has a conscience and so has a sense of morality. He plans, remembers, and communicates in many ways. He has a language in which he thinks, reads and writes and his creator must communicate with him. He invents and he recognizes that there is a being higher than him. Religion is a proof of this fact that everyman is looking for someone somewhere unseen. He is not evolved from a monkey because there are no missing links for millions of species. And if evolution of humans is true, then we should see the simultaneous evolution of languages in many different stages of development. We have more than 6000 languages in the world, yet there are no languages that are spoken by beings, that are links between a monkey and man?
Man has emotions, needs to love and fellowship he is a created being. He should have a history of creation and a future.
3. Why is, sickness, old age and death?
The physical Human body has been given a span of life, it is a life cycle. Birth and growing up and then adult full life and old age and then death. Remember but it is only for the physical body. Living beings have two parts one made up of the elements of the earth and the second the invisible spirit that is given by God. This spirit gives life to the physical frame made up of dust. When the two are joined together it makes a living being. The day the spirit departs from the body the dust goes back to dust and this we know as death. A cycle is followed by other living things, Animals and plants. A seed germinates, grows up, then fruits come out then dies with age. Sickness is the malfunction of the body due to the deficiencies faced by the unique elements of the body and then comes death and completion of the span set by the creator. It is like an internal clock set into every human body that determines its life span, and is in the control of God.
4. What is beyond death?
When someone dies why do people cry and lament? Is it because they are hopeless and do not have a clue, what lies beyond death? Has anyone come from the world beyond death, and has given us a future hope and information about it. There must be a man in the form of the incarnate God, who died and went to the places of death and came back to us and has given a direction to follow. Can his life and account of things beyond be trusted? The eternal enemy of life is death. The great and small are all swallowed in by death. Hope of most humans is buried with death. The big question is what will the human spirit see when it departs the body. A spirit world of evil, darkness torture and flames and moans, or a paradise where the holy beings and other creations of God dwell.
5. What are the common deceptions of man?
Men are deceived from truth in different ways.
- Man as God -Man who is a sinner, and defeated by sickness, sin and death and is a created being, can he be equal to God, and worshipped in place of God.
- Non living things as God -Anything that is a non living thing, cannot create living intelligent beings and can it be then, worshipped as God.
- Human Philosophy & Gurus –Human knowledge and wisdom is limited by learning, it cannot match or answer the questions about God and spiritual world. They, who have not seen God, or the other world, can their theories or imaginations be of any value?
- Science –Many think the knowledge gained through science makes a person an atheist, but in fact the reverse should be the truth, the more intricacies of life the science reveals, the more one is sure of his and curious to know Him.
- Devil and demons introduced as Gods –
The black magic and miracles etc experienced with the power of Satanic forces does not make the source of all this, to be God. Anything that is supernatural is not God or from God. Just as good and evil is on earth visible, so also there is Good and evil in the supernatural. The supernatural evil can be recognized by the fact that it brings fear, demands money and sacrifices and the results of such worship do not lead into holiness, but brings immorality, and it only gratifies the flesh in the guise of God.
- Shakti [Power] -Anything that is more powerful than us should not be regarded as God and worshipped. Or anything that brings fear in us should not become object of worship; our worship is not extortion.
- Tantriks –Introducing fear and misleading with their so called miracles.
- The confidence in self, away from God –Pride that makes people think that they have the power over the destiny is a lie.
6. Who is the creator?
Is the creator not one who could create something out of nothing? He should also have life in himself, and so could create life out of no life. He should have power in his words that can call out into nothing and bring into existence something? A creator who could create matter, energy, light and life. Who has the power over life and death and could judge? Who could listen to his creation, and respond.
7. Can I obtain Moksha?
Is there then a God who loves us, and not hates us or waiting ready to destroy us? Is there a God who is absolutely holy at the same time who can forgive sin, and is willing to offer salvation or Moksha as a gift? Is it possible for me that I purchase my Moksha? Can I work to gain my Moksha? And if this is impossible, then can it be gifted by God to me? Although I am heading for eternal destruction due to inherent nature of sin, has God made a way out for me?
The One answer
Amazingly all the above questions are answered in one book the Bible that is written with the inspiration of the Spirit of God. But why should anyone believe it so? Is it not like any other book? The answer is, it is not another book, but a book you can call a library and that has the message of God for humanity.
The 66 books of the Bible vary in size, from one page to almost a hundred pages. Written during a period of 1500 years, it gives description of God, creation of universe, and man, the problem of sin, description of the destination of heaven for those who have obtained Moksha, and hell for those who have no Moksha. Written by 40 or more writers and still amazingly there is no contradiction, but the whole book is like a continuous theme, from the living creator God.
Jesus said heaven and earth shall pass away but every word that is written will be fulfilled.
About the creation, let us read from the word of God direct in the book of Genesis. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.”
And God said, “Let there be lights in the sky to separate the day from the night, and God made two great lights & stars of the universe. Also it is written that Lord Jesus the incarnate Son of God, who is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being. He sustains and controls all things by his powerful word. And Lord Jesus proved it during his incarnation on the earth, by controlling the sea and the wind and the nature by his word.
Again God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the sky. And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds, and it was so.
About the creation of man we read, God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, in our likeness. And so God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Then why is this cycle of life? The answer is through this we need to understand the worthlessness of dust, and not concentrate on the physical body so much, but the eternal spirit. And it is salvation or Moksha that needs to be our focus, not the usual temporal gains. There are issues of the spirit and the spiritual that is important. The old age and death is the sign of decay and progressive death of the temporary abode of the spirit. The most important need of the Physical body next to the spiritual Moksha while on earth surely is Physical healing. The ills of the body destroy the emotional and behavioral attitudes of a human. A God who answers the prayer for healing is one who is alive and who loves his creation. It is for this reason that the Lord Jesus while on earth healed the physical ailments of all the sick who came to him. Even today when you pray in the name of Lord Jesus, your sicknesses and deceases can be healed. He even gave back life to dead people. About Lord Jesus we read that in Him was life [Jn1:4]. Birth, sickness, growing up adulthood and death must be in the perfect plan of the creator.
Sin & Deception:
We read in the book of Romans: that the anger of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of human beings who suppress the truth by their wickedness. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal human beings and birds and animals and reptiles.
They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator.
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, and no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
A view, beyond Death:
About Lord Jesus it is written that, He came from above and revealed the plan of God to mankind. And so his revelations can be trusted.
Bible says “it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”. John a disciple of Jesus who wrote the last book, of future revelations in the Bible, saw a vision. He writes as follows,
“And there before me was a door standing open in heaven. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and everyone was judged according to what they had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. All whose names were not found written in the book of life were thrown into the lake of fire [hell]. When the body dies and goes back to the dust in the earth, the spirit takes off to a
There is a way to obtain Moksha
I can be saved by the judge himself from the consequence of judgment. Punishment is death but God offers to take the punishment on himself. Jesus Christ takes the death on himself and offers to those who believe on him Eternal life – Moksha to man. This is the way of Moksha. God became man in Jesus Christ, lived among men, preached the ways and plans of God , he was then crucified on the cross as a substitute paying the penalty of sin for every human, and he defeated sin, satan and death and came alive on the third day. Then he ascended to heaven in the sight of man. Now he is seated in Heaven and has been given all authority in Heaven / Earth and under the Earth.
Your Prayer for Moksha:
Lord Jesus I believe that you can forgive my sins and grant me eternal life. Your holy blood is the price of my sin. Answer all my prayers that are made in the name o f Lord Jesus. Give me Life. Amen.