Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj – from hinduism to Christ

Sundar Selvaraj was born on 17 March 1962 into a Catholic family. He has
two sisters and a younger brother. When he was about seven years old, his
father embraced Hinduism and became a layman priest.

Young Sundar being the first born male child followed his father’s footsteps and became a devout Hindu. He gave himself to the study of mantras and was versed in performing pujas (religious ceremonies). He even carried the kavadi – a form of Hindu penance, for three years. When he was about 16 years old, there arose a question in his heart about karma, life after death and nirvana. He sought the favours of the Hindu deities through fastings, penances and pujas, to be set free from the cycle of rebirth and to be one with Brahma – the union with the cosmic energy. But all his efforts were futile. After six months of fervent futile prayers, he came to the conclusion that he had been fated to be reincarnated again and again in this
world due to his bad karma.

About this time in June 1978, he attended a religious-cum-science lecture at a public auditorium. The distinguished speaker was speaking on the subject of evolution. Young Sundar had great fascination for science and was planning on becoming a neurosurgeon. After speaking for half an hour on evolution, the speaker then compared the science of evolution to the science of creation by God. The topic though interesting disliked Sundar because the speaker introduced Jesus Christ. The speaker said that because of God’s great love for man, He came down to earth as a man to die for the sins of the whole world. And only by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ can a person be set free from sin and the cycle of death.

After the message, the speaker gave an invitation to all those who wished to receive Jesus Christ as their Saviour to come forward to the stage. Though
Sundar felt a nudge to go forward, being a staunch hindu, he rebelled against
the nudge. Suddenly, from deep within him, he heard a clear voice and
audible speaking to him. The voice said, "This is the true God. Go and follow
Him." Sundar was astonished to hear the voice beckoning him to go forward
and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour and God. He ignored the voice.
But, like an auto reverse cassette player, the voice kept on repeating, "This is
the true God. Go and follow Him." Sundar then experienced another supernatural experience. The chair on which he was sitting began to vibrate. It was as if the chair was prompting him to get up and go. He grabbed the
handles of the chair and would not budge an inch.

All the while, the voice kept repeating. "This is the true God. Go and follow
Him". Sundar was now experiencing two unexplainable supernatural experiences. Then without any warning, he felt a real tangible hand below his back. The hand gently lifted him up to his feet. Puzzled, Sundar stopped resisting. The unseen but real hand then clapsed his hand and gently led him
down three flight of stairs to the front of the stage.

He joined about 50 other people who had come forward to receive the Lord
Jesus as their Saviour. Looking upwards, Sundar said, "Jesus if you are the
true God, please help me be set free from the cycle of rebirth." He then mechanically uttered that which the speaker had asked all those who came
forward to the stage to say, "Lord Jesus come into my life."

As soon as he said those words,he least expected another supernatural experience. He felt someone pouring what he felt like oil on his head. It dropped on his head and began to flow downwards all over him. As the oil was flowing down over him, he felt a cleansing taking place inside his heart. Like all his sins and filthy nature being washed and cleansed.The oil kept flowing down to his toes. When the oil flowed out of his toes, a great indescribable peace filled his entire being.This last supernatural experience together with the other three experiences, totally convinced Sundar that the Lord Jesus Christ is trully The One True God. He then sincerely gave his life to
the Lord Jesus Christ and became His devoted disciple.

Sundar is now active in evangelism in India and Tibet. For more information about his ministry, visit his website HERE.

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  1. Suresh gill says:

    Hi pastor your message is very inspiring
    I want you ask you if ten commandment are important for God people to be saved and also what is your stand on the sabbath .
    According to bible it’s sign between us that we are his creation . God said keep sabbath holy & God sanctified the sabbath his creation worship & keep it holy .
    Will sabbath will be also as be know there will Sunday law to force people worship instead sabbath which is Saturday .
    Sunday law the mark of beast 666
    Will be a important factors in end times?

    • Hello Suresh, you are raising the teachings of the Seventh Day Adventist movement, which had its origins in a false prophecy that Jesus should return in 1844. The “Sunday Law” idea only exists in the SDA Church. No Government is thinking of such a thing. The reality is, that people are being economically forced to work Sundays as well as Saturdays more and more. The world, especially the muslim world, will never implement a Sunday Law. I’m sure the idea was invented by people who thought that the Western World countries define what will happen all over the world.

      According to Hebrews 4 there still is a Sabbath Rest for the people of God. It is actually fulfilled in Christ when we learn to rest from our own independent works and let Christ live in us. Colossians 2:16 instructs all Christians to let no one judge them concerning a Sabbath. Old Testament laws about not working Saturday are actually a type and shadow of the New Testament fulfilment in Christ.

      In Acts 20:7 the disciples met on the First Day of the Week you will see.

      7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

      We won’t be saved by trying to keep the Ten Commandments, rather by God. To receive salvation, we need to be trusting Jesus for forgiveness while at the same time surrendering ourselves to Him, allowing Him to sanctify us, set us apart from all that is wrong. There is a danger in losing salvation if we continually grieve and resist the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will be grieved when we have any kinds of idols or we don’t treat people rightly.

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