Are we swimming with the time?

 The present age is known as mass media explosion. And this phenomenon has captured our imagination without which we cannot think or act. But the most pervasive of all the media is the world of information technology. The computer is doing all odd jobs for us if not in our society. Ours is still a long way to go. However, we are slowly catching with the outside world and we too have our own share in the world of the information technology. The information technology is slowly creeping into every fiber of our lives making us to be totally dependent of it.

Any society however, cannot remain static. It has to adopt and adapt to social realities and thereby, making its citizen to be in conformity with present scenario. It is in this context that the discipline becomes relevant. Any discipline, which does not connect with the social realities, becomes a mere intellectual gymnastics.

            Arguing further on this issue we have to critically analyze how this information technology is affecting our society and influencing the way we think and act. How a particular group of people is defined and how the IT vocabularies have become part of today’s usage. Reflecting on this backdrop it would not be incorrect to say that the next generation will be an IT generation. I am not sure how far the society is ready to take up in the new development that is taking place rapidly. Without giving adequate response to the new development-taking place in the society, the society will experience a cultural lag, which in the long run causes certain anxiety to the people.
            The clarion call for the social thinkers is to critically evaluate the recent technological development and educate our people to respond in relation to the social cultural set up. Whether we like it or not the information technology is slowly creeping into our social fabric, save in the remotest place where there is not power to do so. Just because technology is efficient and making our life easier, cozier and simple we cannot side line the certain traditional ways of doing things which in a way bring people together, and help people relate better.

             Technology should serve us and not vice versa lest we become techno-coolies. Tradition, which is the uniting factor in family and village celebrations, should continue to have a place in our life. Thus, any mechanical device should be judged on the basis of relationship and quality of living. Do we have the inclination for that?



    The gospel plan salvation is not difficult to understand if you simply read it as God inspired it. Just read the Bible and believe it.

    The Scriptures only get hard to comprehend when men distort, pervert, and misrepresent the clear teachings of the Bible. Man's opinion can and does make if difficult for many to understand God's plan of salvation.


    Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

    1. Who believes will be saved.
    2. Who is baptized will be saved.
    3. Who does not believe will be condemned.

    It is not difficult to understand.

    John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins."

    1. If you do not believe Jesus is the Son of God you will die in your sins.

    There is nothing complicated about that statement.

    Acts 2:38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    1. Repent in order to have your sins forgiven.
    2. Be baptized in order to have your sins forgiven.
    3. After repentance and baptism you will receive the indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit Himself.

    There is nothing unfathomable presented here.

    Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

    1. You must acknowledge Jesus as Lord to be saved.
    2. You must believe in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead to be saved.

    Nothing mysterious about that.

    Galatians 3:26 You are sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,

    1. Through faith in Christ Jesus you can become a son of God.

    Nothing troublesome in that statement.

    Galatians 3:27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

    1. Men become clothed with Christ by being baptized into Him.

    There is nothing confusing about that.

    Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith---and this not from from yourselves, it is a gift of God.

    1. We are saved because of God's grace. No man earns his salvation.
    2. We are saved through faith.
    3. The gift that God gives is salvation.

    There is nothing enigmatic found here.

    Acts 2:47 .....And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

    1. The Lord and only the Lord adds to His church.

    Nothing inexplicable in that.

    Acts 22:16 And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'

    1. Saul was still in his sins until he was baptized in water.

    You do not need a degree in theology to understand that.

    John 3:16 "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.

    1. Whoever believes in Jesus can have eternal life. Salvation is available to all who hear the gospel.

    There is nothing difficult about that.

    1 Peter 3:20-21...were saved through water. 21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also---not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

    1. Water baptism is essential to salvation.
    2. Water baptism saves you if you have good conscience toward God.
    3. Without the resurrection of Jesus no one could be saved.

    You do not need a masters in education to understand that verse of Scripture.

    Is the gospel difficult to understand? No it is not. The gospel plan of salvation is only made complicated when presented using man-made traditions.

    1. FAITH: John 3:16
    2. REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38
    3. CONFESSION: Romans 10:9
    4. WATER BAPTISM: Mark 16:16




  2. To believe in God we need an inner experience of God otherwise we are just fools. And I have begun my journey in God and with God........