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FEBRUARY 2009 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:08 ISSUE:02

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SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
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By REV. FR. JOHN CHACKO

Imhp Xm ]dpXpSnbXpw ssZhw ASbmffmepw ApXfmepw hnhn[ hocy{]hrnIfmepw Xsd C{]Imcw ]cnipmmhns\ \Insmpw kmn \nXpw tIh \app Ddnp XXpamb C{X henb c \mw KWyammsX t]mbm Fs\ sXn Hgnbpw? (F{_mb 2:34)

Cu thZ`mKns ]mew {]Xn]mZnpXn\p apmbn {InkvXob csbpdnv BapJambn NnnpXv DNnXambncnpsap IcpXs. hnip eqtmkns kphntijw 10mw Aymbw 3037 hmIy \mw hmbnptm \ iadnbmmcs D]a Imhv \s ]Tnnpp. AhnsS Hcp a\pjy apdnthp InSpp. AXphgn Hcp ]ptcmlnX\pw tehy\pw Xncnpt\mmsX ISpt]mbn. ASpXmbn Hcp iadnbmmc AXphgn ISphcpp. apdnthpInSp Cu a\pjys\ Inv iadnbmmc IpXncpdp\npw Xmsgbndn, A{]mW\mbn InS a\pjys apdnhpI hopw Fbpw Hgnv sIn kz\sSpn. AXn\ptijw B a\pjys\ Xs hml\n Ibn hgnben sImpt]mbn AhnsS Gnp. cp shnmip sImSpnv hgnbemct\mSp ]dbpp; Cu a\pjys\ c sNtWw. A[nIw hXpw Nnehnm Rm aSn hcptm XpsImffmw.

]nXmmcpsS Nnb\pkcnv Cu hgnbew ]cnip k`bmWv. hgnbn hoWpInS a\pjys\ XmnsbSppXv Imhmb tbip{InkvXphmWv. ]m]n hoWp InS a\pjys\ ssZh]p{Xs PVmhXmcwsImv c \IpXns {]XoIamWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. hnip amtamZokmbneqsS hopwP\\w {]m]nv k`bn \s BnshncnpXv Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns cmw hchns\ {]Xonv cbpsS A\p`hn \mw ]qX {]m]npXn\pthnbmWv. k`bpsS eyw hnizmkn cbntep hfcpI FXmWv.

Fs^kysgpXnb teJ\w 2mw Aymbw 8mw hmIyn \mw hmbnpp: Ir]bmetm \n hnizmkw aqew cnsncnpXp; AXn\pw \n ImcWa; ssZhnsd Zm\at{XbmIpp. \mw cnsSphm\p ImcWhpw kmlNcyhpw ssZhns Ir]bmWv. apdnthpInS a\pjys Bhiy{]Imctam AdnthmsStbm A iadnbmmc Ahs apdnhpIsf sInbXv.

c ssZhns Zm\as{X. AtbmKy\mb a\pjys\ ssZhw Xs Ir]bm cbntep hgn \Spp. B Ir]bmep cbnemWv \s Hsbpw Ir]mbpKnse hgnbeamb k`bn BnshncnpXv. Fm FmbncnWw hnizmknbpsS eyw? ssZhIr]bpsS XWen \npsImv cbpsS \ndhn ]qcmIpI FXmWv Hmtcm hnizmknbnepw A[njvTnXambncnp Ihyw.

cbpambn _s Cu \nN\ ]men {]kvXpX thZ`mKspdnv ssZhkmnyn \app Nnnmw. F{_mb teJ\sagpXm Hcp ]meapv. F{_mb Fp ]dbpXv ln{_p `mj kwkmcnp blqZm XsbmWv. s]ntmkvXnptijw kphntijsn tIpXpSnbXpapX At\Iw blqZm {InkvXob amntep Xncnp XpSn. A{]Imcw Ah {InkvXpaXntep h tijamWv tdmamkm{mPynse N{Ihnam {InkvXym\nIsXncmbn Agnphn ]oT\sfpdnv Ah Adnpw A\p`hnpw XpSnbXv. {InkvXym\nIfmbnocpI FXv acWn\v AhIminIfmbnocpI FXns ]cymbambn amdngnncpp.

Cu ]men hnizmknIfmbno At\Iw blqZm blqZaXntep Xncnpt]mIm XpSn. Cu kmlNcyn sblqZ{InkvXym\nIsf aSnsmp hcpXn\pw Ahsc hnizmkn DdnpXn\pw thn FgpXnb teJ\amWv F{_mbteJ\w. ]utemkv olm BWv Cu teJ\sagpXnbsXv ]mccyambn hnizknpt]mcpp. ]utemkv A Cu teJ\sagpXnbsXv hnizknphcpw Dv. BscgpXn FX, Cu teJ\n Dsmp {]kamb hnizmkkXyfmWv Cu teJ\s {][m\yapXmn XopXv. C{]Imcap blqZ{InkvXym\nItfmSmWv teJI tNmZnpXv: "C{X henb c \mw KWyammsX t]mbm Fs\ sXn Hgnbpw?'

]mccyn am{Xw apdpsI ]nSnncnp Cs {InkvXym\nItfmSpw Kuch_pntbmsS tNmZnp Hcp tNmZyamWv CXv. hnip amtamZokmbneqsS ssZhamb Imhv \s cbpsS A\p`hntep Wnphcpn hnip k`bn Bnshncnpp. amtamZokm cbpsS Bcw`amWv. Pohs ]pkvXIn t]scgpXsSp hnip IuZminI ip{iqjbmWv. k`bn \ne\np hnizmkn cbpsS ]mXbnemWv; cbpsS ]qXbne. cbpsS A\p`hntep h hnimkn hfp hfv {InkvXphns Xetbmfw hftcWw.

hnizmknIfpsS CSbnXs csbpdnp hnhn[fmb `mh\I IpSntbdnbnpv. CXn BZys hn`mKn s]SphcmWv csbn Ddnmh. \mw cbpsS A\p`hnembnppthm F kzbamtbm A]camtbm Bb tNmZyn\v Cp ]e hnizmknIġpw hyamb Hcp Dcw \Im km[npn. cbpsS A\p`hn\mbn \mw Gncnp amtamZok cbvp ]cym]vXamtWm F ktlamWv Cp ]e hnizmknIfptSbpw Nnmpgn\p ImcWw. hnizknp kv\m\sSpI F ]Z{]tbmKamWv Cp ]e hnizmknIsfbpw Ipgbvp {]iv\w. AlXbnmhv ssZhw \Ip A\p{KlZm\amWv Ir]. Cu Ir]bnemWv \mw cnsncnpXv. Cu hnizmkamWv hnizmknpmbncntXv. BZnak`bn ap hnizmkfn \npamWv {InkvXob hnizmkntep ISphncpXv Ahsc k`bnse apXnhcmbn IcpXnbncpp. hnizmknIfpsS a hnipcmbncnpXpsImv Ahp inipfpsS m\hpw inipkv\m\hpamWv \InbncpXv. {InkvXok`bn amXm]nXmfpsS hnizmk ]mccyw XeapdIġp ssIamdp Hcp ]mccyamWv DXv. {InkvXob amXm]nXm {]m\bneqsSbpw Bcm[\bneqsSbpw Ip\ocneqsSbpw hnizmk kXy ]nXeapdIfntep ]Icpp. CmcWm \app Hcp ktlnsbpw Bhiyan.

cmaXmbn PohnXnepmIp hogvNIsf cbpsS A`mhambn ]epw kwibapmpp. \o AXypX\mb ssZhns ]p{X Fv tbiphns\pdnp kmyw ]d ]t{Xmkn\p Hcp Zmkn s]IpnbpsS ap]n Dmb hogvNbpsS A\p`hw \apdnhpXmWv. aqp{]mhiyw Xn]d ]t{Xmkns\, Xs A[nIambn kvt\lnppshp aqp{]mhiyw Gp]dbnpsImv hnizmkn ]p\x{]XnjvTnpp. hnizmkPohnXn hpt]mIp hogvNIġv ]cnlmcambn Imhv Inmnbncnp amamWv hnip A\pXm]hpw hnip Ipm\\p`hhpw.

aqmaXmbn, Npp]mSpIfn ImWp Bob{]IS\ hnizmknsb Xs cbpsS kwibntep \bnpp. saKm{IqtkUpI, h ApX{]IS\, hn tcmKimn ktf\ Chsbmsbpw Cv hnizmknIsf NeNncmpp. hnizmkncXbnm ]ecpw "GXmWv icn?', F Bibpgntep hgpXnhogpp. Bmhns Zmcn{ZyamWv hnizmkPohnXns ASnm\ BhiyIX. "Imth FtmSp IcqWbpmIWsa' - Ipdntbembntm: Cu sNdnb {]m\bmWv hnizmkPohnXns izmtkmzmkw. AXpsImv \mw \psS csbpdnv kwibmepfmtI Bhiyan. bmtm_p olm \s ]Tnnpp: "kwibnph ImSnp Aebp ISnscp ka.' (bmtm_v 1:6) cbpsS DdnmsX A\pZn\ PohnXn ssZhns Ir] {]m]nm \app kmya.

cbpsS A\p`hntep ISph {InkvXym\n Xs hnizmkPohnXn \npw ]nncnbppshn Ah Fmw \ampp. bqZmolm Cu Imcyw hyambn \s {]t_m[nnpp. "\ntfm kIehpw Hcn Adnpshnepw \nsf Hmnm Rm CnpsXsm; Imhp P\s an{kboan \np cnnpw hnizknmhsc ]ntXn \innp.' (bpZm 1:5) \appmbncnt cbpsS Ddns\pdnv ]t{Xmkv olm \s Hmnppv. "AXpsImp ktlmZcmtc, \nfpsS hnfnbpw XncsSppw Ddmphm A[nIw {iann. Cs\ sNbvXm \n Hcp\mfpw CSdntmImsX \psS Imhpw cnXmhpamb tbip{InkvXphnsd \nXycmPyntep {]thi\w [mcmfambn {]m]npw.' (2 ]s{Xmkv 1:1011)

cmaXmbn \mw ImWp asmcp hn`mKns]hcmWv csb \nmcambn IcpXph. As\bph Bob PohnXn hfcpXn\p ]Icw XfpsImncnpp. amtamZokmbnepsS cbpsS A\p`hntep hpshnepw, PohnXn {]m\bnmsX, Bcm[\bnmsX, ssZhkvt\lanmsX PohnpXneqsS Ah BobXbpsS ]SnI Cdn Cdn t]mIpp.

hnip eqtmkns kphntijw 19mw Aymbn hym]mcw sNbvXpsImhm\mbn Zmkmsc hnfnp Ahp ]p dm shffn sImSp Ipeo\\mtbmcp a\pjys\ ]n hnhcnpp. B Zmkmcn Hcm sNbvXXv ChnsS hfsc {]kamWv. Imth, CXm, \nsd dm; Rm AXp Hcp Ddpamen sIn shncpp. \o shmXp FSpbpw hnsXmXp sImpIbpw sNp ITn\ a\pjy BIsImp Rm \ns `bsp Fp ]dp. AXn\p Ipeo\\mb a\pjys {]XnIcWw C{]Imcambncpp. Ah Aht\mSp: ZpZmkt\, \nsd hmbn\np Xt Rm \ns \ymbw hn[npw. Rm shmXp FSpbpw hnsXmXp sImpIbpw sNp ITn\a\pjy Fp \o Adnphtm. B Iqeo\ a\pjy \Inb shn ssZhns Ir]bpsS {]XoIamWv.

Ata thp, Hp aXn, adnb \Xp XncsSpncnpp. Bob achn \npw c t\SpXn\p Bhiyamb D]m[nbmWv adnb XncsSpXv. ]eXns\pdnv hnNmcstS; Ahs kn[nbnencpv Ahs hN\ [ym\nv PohnXs cq]mcsSpIbmWv A`nImayambnpXv.

aZy]m\n\pw PUnIkpJġpw thn e`nncnp Bcsb hnpIfbcpXv. Bcpw ssZhIr]hnp ]namdpIbpw h Ibvp thcpw apsfp Ieapmn At\I AXn\m aen\sSpIbpw Bcpw ZpSpImct\m, Hcp DuWnp tPyjvTmhImiw hnpIf Gimhns\tmse A`t\m BbnocpIbpw sNmXncnm IcpXnsmhn. Ah ]ntXn A\p{Klw e`nm B{Klnp Ip\otcmSpIqsS At]nnpw Xsp am\kmcnp CS In Fp \n Adnbpphtm. (F{_mb 12:1517)

cbpsS A\p`hntep h hnizmknI Xġp e`nncnp Ir]sb \ammsX Fs\ hnWsav ]utemkv olm \s ]Tnnpp. ]m]w \nfpsS aXyicocn AXnsd tamlsf A\pkcnpamdp C\n hmgcpXp, AƮw \nfpw ]m]kw_ambn acnh Fpw {InkvXptbiphn ssZhnp Pohnph Fpw \nsft Fphn. \nfpsS Ahbhsf A\oXnbpsS Bbp[fmbn ]m]np kanbpw AcpXp. \nsft acnnp Pohnphcmbpw \nfpsS Ahbhsf \oXnbpsS Bbp[fmbpw ssZhnp kanpsImhn. (tdma 6:1113)

cbqsS hfbntep Bhiyn\v DXIp Poh ]m\obamWv hN\sa ]m. Xs icocc Bob hfvp `WamWv. hopw ^nennb teJ\n ]utemkv olm {InkvXob PohnXn Xs kzb A\p`hsn hnhcnpp. ktlmZcmtc, Rm ]nSnncnpp Fp \ncq]npn. e`np Ignp Ftm, XnIh\mbn Ftm A, Rm {InkvXptbiphn\m ]nSnsncnpXpsImp F\npw AXp ]nSnmtam Fp shp ]npScptXbpp. Hp Rm sNpp. ]nnepXp adpw apnepXnp BpwsImp {InkvXptbiphn ssZhnsd ]cahnfnbpsS hncpXnmbn emntep HmSpp.

aqmaXmbn \mw ImWp thsdmcp hn`mKns]hcmWv csb Xnfbph. eqtmkns kphntijw 14mw Aymbn \mw asmcp D]a hmbnpp. Hcp a\pjy Hcp kvt\lkZy Hcpn. Amgkabp Ah Xsd Zmks\ Abp B WnhtcmSp: Fmw Hcpnbncnpp; hcphn Fp ]dbp. Fmhcpw Hcpt]mse HgnIgnhp ]dpXpSn; ]ecpw ]e ImcWfpw ]dp. Zmk aSnhp bPam\t\mSp Adnbnp. Atm hopSbh tIm]np Zmkt\mSp: \o thKw ]Wnse hoYnIfnepw CSscpfnepw sNp Zcn{Zm, AwKlo\m IpcpSm apSm Fnhsc IqnsmphcnI Fp Iev]np. (epsmkv 14:1621) henb cbntemWv Imhv Ahsc WnXv.

Cu cbntep \s hnfnSpnpshnepw ]ecpw AXp KWyammsX ISpt]mIbmWv. \psS Xmcyhpw {]XnIcWhpw cbpsS A\p`hn\v A\nhmcyamsWmWv \mw ChnsS a\nempp. ssZhw Wnp ktmjns cmhncpntep ISp hcphm ]epw a\n. Cu csb KWyammsX ]ecpw AIpt]mIbmWv.

t\mlbpsS Imes {]Xm]mZnpsImv eqtmkns kphntijn \ymbhn[nsbpdnv \mw hmbnpp. "t\mlbpsS Imep kw`hnXpt]mse a\pjy]p{Xsd \mfnepw DmIpw. s]In IS \mhsc Ah Xnpw IpSnpw hnhmlw Ignpw hnhmlnp sImSppw t]mp; Pe{]fbw hp Ahsc Fmhscbpw apSnpIfp. temnsd Imep kw`hnXpt]msebpw Xt; Ah Xnpw IpSnpwsImpw hnpw \pw ]WnXpw t]mp. s]In IS \mhsc Ah Xnpw IpSnpw hnhmlw Ignpw hnhmlnp sImSppw t]mp; Pe{]fbw hp Ahsc Fmhscbpw apSnpIfp. a\pjy]p{X shfnsSp \mfn AƮw Xt BIpw. (epsmkv 17:2630) ssZhw temIs hn[nptm Xs `mtcmSv BtemNnpp. ]t{Xmkvol t\mlsb hnhcnpXv \oXn{]kwKnbmb t\ml FmWv. t\ml HmSn\Sv A[s hnsmgnhm P\tfmSp {]kwKnp. agsbn AdnbmXncp B Imev Pe{]fbapmIpsav {]kwKn t\mlsb P\ AhKWnp. csb AhKWn cp ImeLfn Pohn P\sfpdnmWv ChnsS ]dbpXv.

Cu temI acp`qanbnse PohnXw cbpsS tbmm\cbntep bm{XbmWv. bm{Xbnse acpbn \mw IpSpntmIcpXv. Xs anj bm{Xbnse Hcp hynsbn ]utemkv olm ]dbpp: tZamkv temIs kvt\lnv sXtem\nbntep t]mbn. thZ\tbmSpIqSnbmWv ]utemkv CXp ]dbpXv.

cs] hnizmknbpsS ]caamb eyw \nXyPoh BWv. kzcmPyw Hcp \ apv A\zjnp hym]mcntbmSp kZriyw. Ah Hcp \ apv Isnbmsd Xs kzsmsbpw hnv sNv B apv hmnp. cbpsS B henb apns\ \mw AhKWncpXv. temIn hnessXmw \amnbmepw B hnes apv \mw \amcpXv. temIw XmX ktlmZcm Fmw \amnb ]nXmmcpsS ]mXbnemWv \mw \npXv. ssZhns Ir]bmemWv \mw Cu ]mXbn BbncnpXv. \ t]m s]mcpXn Hmw XnIv hnizmkw Imv Pohs IocoSw {]m]nm\mbn cbpsS ]mXbn ANeambn \app bm{X sNmw. AXn\p ssZhns ]cnipmmhv \s klmbns.

[Message delivered at Chengaroor Church Convention 2008
Reported by: Cheriyan Alexander Kallooppara]


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