Heavenly Melodies

Long back in 1st century A.D, something strange happened in a prison. “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earth quake so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened.” (Acts 16:25). The mighty God of Paul and Silas is still alive. When dynamic youngsters from various countries sing beautiful hymns in praise of God, how can we not expect that the bondage of sins will be broken and people be set free to a new sky and new earth!

Technology vs God

God Vs TechnologyLife with modern technology is easier and comfortable. Everything becomes like Aladdin’s Lamb.

What might we conclude from the Bible’s treatment of technology? First of all let’s remember that God is the creator of the world and all that’s in it, including people who are made in God’s image. God created us in God’s image with creative ability, an ability that can be used to produce art, music, literature, and technology. God gave us the ability, brain and the materials necessary so that we can develop new technology for our benefit. We can say new technology is God-sponsored and all that God creates is good.

‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'” (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

God gave this new technology for the benefit of the people. But these days some people are misusing it for their pleasure, creating violence, giving damage to others and much more. Earlier days to get a news of our relatives who were staying far away from home, we had to rely on written letters which reach home in a week or month. But today, within seconds we can talk to them on mobile. We can make video calls on mobile or computer and see what is happening in thousands of miles away. The mobile applications we use on our smart phones or computers allow and encourage personal prayer and the study of scripture, or allow for religious observance across the confines of space, accessing holy sites that are otherwise difficult to reach. We can get medical advice of major diseases from expert Doctors of any country.

At the same time this technology is being misused by some people. Internet and social network has made lot of changes in the world in the field of communication and information. But some people misusing this technology for spreading violence, dirty videos and many other things which are not good for the people. Social network and internet chat with wrong persons some times lead to stress and damage to family life. These are only some of the examples, but the wrong impact is much more than imagination.

Pope Benedict XVI, who turned 84 on Saturday, April 17, 2011, wove his sermon around the theme of man’s relationship with God and how it can sometimes be threatened by technology.

 “man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God.”
“From the beginning men and women have been filled — and this is as true today as ever — with a desire to ‘be like God’, to attain the heights of God by their own powers,” he said, wearing resplendent red and gold vestments.

“Mankind has managed to accomplish so many things: we can fly! We can see, hear and speak to one another from the farthest ends of the earth. And yet the force of gravity which draws us down is powerful,”

The pope noted that advances in technology have bettered our life on earth in many ways, but that they have also increased possibilities for evil and chaos and that people need to “abandon the pride of wanting to become God,” if they wish to maintain a relationship with him.

Read the news here “Technology can’t replace God”: Pope

Earlier people had enough and fixed time for family prayer on time daily, but these days prayer time is being changed according to TV program, and on some days there is no time left for the family prayer.

God wish that we use technology, don’t abuse it. Use technology, don’t be abused by it. Let us honor the God who created us with the ability to develop that which can take us farther away, and did so with enough faith, love, and confidence to know that we would be faithful to God. May we live up to those expectations and live into that truth.

Actually modern technology became our God. Let us look for our Almighty God, our creator. Not the man made God.

It seems like science and religion are at odds once again, what a shock!

Bad Signal – Unclear voice message – Who is it from, and what is this about?

Addicted to internet. Many attractions to eyes, pleasing sounds in ear. What a life was? Many times tried to stop it, but could not. Some special power was pushing to continue with happiness. All happiness was being online. This made to ignore prayer, work, food, sleep and at last became sick. Physical sickness, tensions, unable to work, unable to eat, medicines and sleep. One day found some videos of sermon and testimonies online. That made to think about this addicted sin. Started praying, attended retreats, prayers. At that time heard a voice message in ear, but could make out only the last words: “I’m sorry. I should’ve told you months ago. Bye.”. Prayed again with strong faith and closed eyes and saw Satan waving hands and running away. God Healed all the sickness and more happy than earlier.

Bad Signal

Adulteress eats,wipes her mouth, and says,“I have done no wrong.”

adulteress

This is the way of an adulteress:
    she eats, and wipes her mouth,
    and says, “I have done no wrong.” (Proverbs 30:0)

Who is an adulteress according to Bible ?

Thus a married woman is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives; but if her husband dies, she is discharged from the law concerning the husband. Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man, she is not an adulteress. (Romans 7:2-3)

Bible says, ” a married woman is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives “. Man and Woman both are bound by the law. Do not think that only woman is bound by the law. Here Bible saying about woman, that is the reason it says only about woman.  Anyone who lives or have contact with another other than partner is doing adultery.  It is clear in below bible verses:

Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and whoever marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.(Luke 16:18)

Divorce is common these days. For silly matters, without even thinking about the future of children, couples select divorce just for their own happiness. Bible clearly says against divorce. How many families have broken ?

In Proverbs 5:15 it is written ” Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well ”

This is not a saying about well, but it is about married life.

In the present world, new technology world, internet and social network is another medium for guiding people to wrong path.

But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. (Matthew 5:28)

If looking at a woman lustfully is adultery, then what about making wrong connection with others in internet ?

Are you fallen into The False Attractions of Adultery ?

And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Galatians 5:24)

Say the above Bible verses many times, this will help you to control your mind from this sin. Prayer is the solution for everything.

Jesus can change our life

In today’s new technology world we have many medium for entertainment, social networking which all sometimes make us to addicted to that happiness. We forget the God, we have no time for God. I also was like that. I was addicted to internet, not blogging or any useful way, but just entertainment. I used to be on net without proper sleep. I got sick. At that time, I realised my mistake. I started changing. Started praying daily timely. Earlier also I used to pray, but that was just to fulfill the routine. As advised by spiritual leaders I attended inner healing retreats in Sehion Retreat Centre. Spiritual talks, counselling, meditation all helped me to change. Now I feel much better, feel happiness, but not like earlier. In the Retreat Centre, I found a Prayer Book for the Sick which I pray daily. From my experience, I suggest every sick person must pray with this book. You must pray for your friends/relatives who are sick. Praying for others is a good thing. God will heal them with your prayers and he will bless you. Now I started this Blog to spread the word of God. I am not a preacher, not a writer, but a simple man. Still trying to do my best through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Are you addicted to internet just for entertainment ? Do you have any such experience which changed your life? If yes, share with others in the comment below. Reading experience of a person help other person to think and change his life.