The contrariety of sin

A few days back, I was thinking about the topic of sin. Exactly, what is sin? I thought about what people think sin is. Then I examined the bible to derive a definition of sin. What I found, I found to be very peculiar. In this blog, I will try to summarize my findings. So here we go. What does sin mean? The common or popular meaning of the word “sin” is “doing something bad” or “doing something wrong”. At least, I think so. Now, I'd like to mention what bible says about sin. Because, the concept of sin has […]

Know the problem, Johnny!

There are many things that programming has taught me. One of them is this: Knowing the problem is half the solution. Most of the time what you see as the problem is not the actual problem. The actual problem most of the time, hides behind it's effects. What the heck am I talking about? Let me give you an example. In programming, there is a term called “logical error”. It basically means that wrong logic is used in the program. A program with a logical error will run fine, without any problems. However it will not produce the intended result. […]

Superstition, faith and christian faith

What is faith? I asked at our local ICPF cell group. One replied, “Believing in something unseen”. Another said, “Believing without any proof”. Another said it is written in Hebrews 11:1. I said, “If you are going to quote the bible, you better be ready to explain what that verse means!”. We all laughed. Then the youngest in the group said “If I lend my book to my friend, I have faith that he will return it to me”. I said, “Exactly, that is what faith is!”. Then I went on and explained a little bit, but because I wasn't […]

Being human

Recently I have been seeing youngsters wearing a t-shirt that says Being Human. The reason is a simple one. It's because Salman Khan wears it and has founded a charitable trust by that name. The purpose of this trust is to help the underprivileged and in my opinion it is commendable. However the purpose of this post is not advertising. I want to just put my thoughts on the matter of being human. When someone talks about “being” something they always talk like if they know what it is. So first of all, let us know what the phrase “being […]

Object of faith

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1 NETtext) This verse from the bible states something extraordinary. It says that faith is being convinced of what we do not see. It means believing in something without any proof. In this modern age of science and technology where everything is viewed through skepticism, and proof is demanded about anything new or unusual, faith might seem like an outrageous idea. However you might be surprised to find out that it is not so and faith is as commonplace as people. […]

Who created God?

Recently one of my friend asked me this question. Who created God? So I answered him. However there are many who ask this question. So I will put my answer here where many can read it… Short answer: Nobody. Long answer: To answer this question we need to go a little bit deeper and ask the question, why do you ask that who created God? Why there is a need for God to be created. Why do we find it hard to believe that God can be eternal. It is because that's how this universe works. It is because of […]