- Dear All,
This refers to Ms. Ann George's message (2) in digest No.1388, wherein she
advocates for attending the evangelical meetings.
As has been seen in and around us, most of the protestant evengelists
start with a worship prayer, praise and beautifully prepared Bible study,
and thus attracts the poor, innocent believers from other churches.
Initially one will feel that it is not harmful, but feel better than our
worships. But later one will be dragged towards their doctrine, and poor
believer will start questioning his own church belief. It depends upon the
individuals involvement towards this new found doctrine,and finally he
will not have no other way to stay back with his original churches, but
forced to be with the new one.
Upon my observation of such people, it has been found that they are all
with mild mind set. Such people will be attracted towards anything new.
They can't be firm on their belief. Such people were reluctant to involve
in their own church affairs, and have a inferiority complex in their
group, becuase of their own actions. They will find more involved with
these new found group of believers, and the leader of that group will see
that such people should be given prominence in all its activities of their
faith related activities. They imbibe a complex upon these poor
individuals, and they become prey to their hidden agenda of increasing the
number of their group members. One more thing I would like to add about
these people. If they go to any other religious places, like temples or
mosques with loud musical backgrounds, such people will dance immediately
after hearing it. They will forget the world even during that time.
Dear Sr. Ann, be careful while interacting with such elements. Stick to
your belief. Understand that just hearing a sermon will not amount to
acquiring an eternal life, your actions will. You try to understand the
meanings of our prayers, which are so beautifuly written. Nothing in this
world is beautiful and meaningful than our prayers (such as premyons and
Sedras, and prayers of important days). If one concentrate and try to
understand our prayers fully will never be attracted towards the
protestant pastors beautiful and sweetened words.
- The pathetic story of Esther and her sisters of Mulanthuruthi is really heartbreaking. The Mathrubhumi yesterday reported the death of Esther, who died due to sickness and of malnutrition, should pose as a question mark on the Christina society.
The one acre land with a house and around 3 acres of coconut and rubber plantation were in no way supported the life of Esther and her sisters Chinnamma teacher and Mary. The present cost of the land alone will be around 2 crores. However, it was reported that their brother Thampi was so cruel that he didn�t even allowed the sisters to get married and were beating them. He never allowed any other people to enter into their property.
Esther was found dead on Thursday in her room and after her burial in Mulanthuruthi Marthoman Church, the sisters are now got admitted in a nearby hospital. �We didn�t eat anything for days. My Father made our house with rooms for every child, but fate was so cruel to us, and we couldn�t live there peacefully�, a weeping Mary told the crowd assembled at the funeral service. She showed the marks of beating on her body as well, inflicted by her brother Thampi.
�Nobody was coming to our house due to Thampi�s cruelty. We were longing to see some people at some times.� Mary told the public. �For the last ten year we didn�t gone out of our house.�
Chinnamma was a school teacher and her pension of Rs. 2,000/- was the only income for them. She was a Sunday school teacher as well. Her present condition is very pathetic as due to long period of poverty, she is bedridden and couldn�t even recognize any people.
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