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Social Meida : Curse or Blessing?

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… These and many other social networking websites have swept the world like a global tsunami. Social media have especially affected the younger generation. The goal of social media is to bond people with one another. However, in too many... read more

Editorial

Do’s and Don’ts dot com

I don’t consider myself to be a right person to write something about the internet and the unending world of technology, because I do not know much about it. Whether we know it or not, the technology revolution is here to stay. So we can’t hide from it or... read more

Second Life

Cyber Space is a metaphor used to describe the non-physical terrain created by computer systems. Online systems, for example, create a cyberspace within which people can communicate with one another (via e-mail), do research, or simply window shop. Like physical... read more

Cyber Mania

Today, man nests into a cyber-field and considers himself free to do anything to anyone anyhow. From posing and taking close-up pictures ( selfies ) from his father’s death bed to exposing his own privacy, who may I ask would stand guard to our generation?... read more

Cyber Theology

Cybertheology is a new consciousness – a contextual consciousness which discerns the presence and praxis of God in particular concrete realities of human existence, and makes the actions of God and the realities to involve in dialogue with each other. Information and... read more

Cyber Church

Cyber church is the extension of the universal church into cyber space. It is an institution that teaches and practices its religious beliefs entirely or primarily through online methods. The presence of Christian community online is often viewed as the emerging... read more

SOCIAL MEDIA-How I present myself there

Over the last decade or so, the social media has gone from being a place to reconnect with friends to actually being the place where people understand who and what you are all about as an individual or an organization. At an individual level it has helped people... read more

Cyber Crimes and Counter-Measures

The world has experienced major revolutions in the past decades both historically and sociologically which has facilitated the progressive advancement and development in the field of science, Technology and information. The 20th century witnessed the revolution of... read more

Our Founding Father

 

PKEAbrahamPastor K.E. Abraham, founder of Indian Pentecostal Church of God, was born in 1st March 1899, in Puthencav, near Chenganoor, in Kerala, India. His parents were members of the Syrian Orthodox Jacobite Church. At the age of 7 he was sent to a Marthomite Sunday School. From his young age he was saved and lived as a Son of God. In 1914, he dedicated his life to gospel work in a meeting conducted by Moothamplackal Kochukunju Upadesi. In 1915 after he passed his 7th class, he was appointed as a schoolteacher. He also began his gospel work at the same time. He was baptized in water on 27 February 1916 at the age of 17, and separated from the Jacobite Church. That same year, K.E. Abraham and later Mrs. K.E. Abraham resigned their teaching jobs.

As he understood the doctrine of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, he tarried for this and was baptized in the Spirit on 22 April 1923. Many dependent local churches were started in Kerala through the ministry of Pastor K.E.Abraham. In the beginning, they had no special name. When they faced the need for marriage registration, they chose the name “South Indian Pentecostal Church of God.”

Monthly fellowship meetings began in 1924. The first General Convention of the Church took place at Ranni, April 1-5, 1925. On 1 May 1930, Pastor K.E.Abraham and his family moved their residence from Mulakuzha to Kumbanad. Obeying the inspiration God gave him, K.E. Abraham started Hebron Bible School in June 1930.The work of the church began to spread in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and North India. In 194, the name of the church was changed to “India Pentecostal Church of God”

Pastor K.E. Abraham and his co-workers began to travel into other Indian States, and finally outside India. He visited Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France, England, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the United States, among others, witnessing the gospel of Christ. His two sons Pastor T.S.Abraham and Pastor Oommen Abraham followed the footsteps of their father. During January 6-13, 1974, the 50th General Convention of the Church took place at Hebron, Kumbanad. Pastor K.E.Abraham was promoted to glory on 9 December 1974.