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    We live in a world of complex realities today. The progress and the opportunities that come with it are manifold and yet there is despair. The world community is deeply involved in evolving ways and means for long lasting PEACE. It is the word of God that drives us all to share what it means to us as pilgrims on that path of peace and joy. This booklet “Pathway to Moksha” is written by Pandit Dharm Prakash Sharma, the son of the chief priest of Pushkar Teertha, Ajmer, India, and contains in brief; the truth from ancient books (scriptures) and his journey with Prabhu Ishu Krisht (Lord Jesus Christ). This booklet goes out with our prayer that this simple and earnest truth will enrich many lives and bring them to the peace and joy of the living God.

    Pandit Dharam Prakash Sharma YouTube Part 1 of 11

    The True Gospel And The False Gospel

    Satan doesn't care even if we have the right doctrine, experience and church-pattern, so long as we continue to "live for ourselves" (This, by the way, is just another phrase for "living in sin"!!). Christendom today is filled with Christians who seek their own and live for themselves, who are yet convinced that God views them as superior to other Christians, merely because of doctrinal differences or church-pattern or "experiences". This shows what a great work Satan has succeeded in doing in Christendom. In John 6:38, our Lord said that He came from heaven to earth: (1) To deny His human will (that He had acquired, when He came to earth as a Man), and (2) To do the will of His Father, as a Man. Thereby He became our example.

    Through an imaginative dialog between six men with different worldviews, Praveen Raju of the Sakshi Times illustrates the implications of each in relation to the meaning and destination in life. At the Indian international airport, in a small restaurant,  five people are seated  around a long table relishing steaming tea . There is also a sixth person seated in a corner, on the next table, mutely watching  everyone. The announcer in her concerned yet pleasant voice apologizes the passengers for bad weather and thick fog  and  announces  in a regular and serious tone concerning flight  delay for about three hours. Suddenly, when the announcement was over, one of the five, Mr. Atheist, bangs the table and yells … 

    The Sacred And The Secular

    I am a follower of Christ and my life must reflect that truth whether I am working at my job, shopping at the mall, throwing a party, attending classes at university, serving in church, hanging out with friends, deciding on a career, choosing a spouse or in any other activity of life. And I won’t need to label all my activities as ‘Christian’ because such labels are unnecessary and rather lame. It is understood that because I am a follower of Christ, everything I do will comply with the standards and values I profess to hold. If your walk with God is simply a part you play, an act, getting in and out of character is as easy as changing clothes. If it’s who you are, it doesn’t change with circumstance. Don’t fall into the trap that separates the spiritual and the secular. Being a Christian isn’t just a part of who I am—it is who I am.

    Undeniably, Jesus lived an exemplary life. He made claims of himself that remain extraordinary and startling, though reasonable and profound. We need only to read some of the autobiographies of great men and women who have gone before us to see that they were subject to the same moral frailties distinctive to you and me. Yet nothing of the sort is said about Jesus, a fact that pierces heart, mind, and conscience. Of this, historian and skeptic William Lecky writes: "[Jesus] has exercised so deep an influence that it may be truly said that the simple record of three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and soften mankind than all the disquisitions of philosophers and all the exhortations of moralists. This has indeed been the wellspring of whatever is best and purest in the Christian life."(2) We cannot but come to the conclusion that Jesus was far from typical.

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