Roman ruler, Pontius Pilate, asked, “What is truth,” about 2000 years ago to Jesus, who had declared, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” However, even now the question haunts all honest seekers when it comes to knowing the absolute truth! With the physical disappearance of Jesus Christ—as it happens in all religious movements—deviations from the Founder’s preaching have occurred right from the very beginning with the infiltrations of false prophets to divert our focus on the Lord. The believers in Jesus have split into many groups, sects and denominations, each claiming monopoly of the truth!
The author who became a believer in 1977, hailing from a Hindu Devanga Brahmin community, has continued with a great zeal of knowing the truth that is universal. He has had a strong fellowship with Baptists in USA as well as in India. He has experienced fellowship with Brethren Assembly, and now in Church of South India of which he is a member.
He has attended worship services in Methodist, Roman Catholic and Pentecostal-based group of churches. He has observed closely the attitude and behaviour of people belonging to Pentecostal groups that includes his relatives. He has read books related to the study of different denominations. With about four decades of studies and fellowships, he is of the firm view now that one has to revert to the four books of the Gospel to understand how much of Paul’s writings conform to the teaching of Jesus that offers salvation.