Christianity came to India within two decades of the Great
Commission and the Pentecost through the Apostle Thomas who
insisted on direct tangible verification of the Resurrection
of Jesus. Thomas
was probably the first disciple who declared that Jesus was
indeed Lord and God when he fell down and worshipped Jesus
confessing "My Lord and My God".
In India from the time of Thomas, the word denoting
God is "Jesus is Lord" which in Indian Language is
Yesu Paran = Iswaran. It
is the name by which every Indian - Hindu and Christian
every where - call upon God. That word denoting God is
nowhere found before the Christian Era in any language.
Until then the word for God was Deva (Vedic) or
Thevar (Dravidian). After his ministry in Northern India,
Thomas landed in the Malabar coast in AD 52 and established
the Church and ordained those who experienced the living
resurrected Jesus in their life that were confirmed by signs
and miracles. This
faith which were handed down by the eye witnesses were
handed down through generations from fathers to their sons.
It is in the economy of God that, since God wanted children
and not machines, in the creation process, he contracted
himself to create space and then placed man in it with
freedom to choose and to live in consonance with the
purposes of creation as co-creators with Jesus, to be
transformed into His likeness. Like Thomas himself, you
cannot be confirmed unless you believe in your heart that
Jesus is Lord and confess with your mouth that Jesus is also
God which he proved himself through direct experience.
This direct experience of the power of the living
Jesus is the basis of Christianity.
If you do not question the foundations of the faith and
verify your faith through historical facts and finally
experience the power of resurrection in your daily life;
your faith cannot stand the test of time and its storms.
It is not an option, but a necessity so that you may go and
bear much fruit.
As a scientist, I have gone through this heart rending
process of search for the truth.
It is this truth I have tried to present in this
of scientists and teachers had put in their heart and soul
in this search. I
have only collected them together for those who are still
striving to get that confirmation to say it loud "My
Lord and My God"
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