P.H.O.J.C. Blog - “The Truth About The Yoga Religion” ~ Part Three by Senior Pastor Earnest Claiborn, Sr.
From: The Truth Behind Yoga
P.H.O.J.C. Blog - “The Truth About The Yoga Religion”
Taught By: Senior Pastor Earnest Claiborn, Sr.
* Yoga is a Hindu and Buddhist Religious Worship Practice, Derived from the Hindu Religion. Therefore Yoga Can Not legally be taught or practiced in Public Schools! Yoga is Demonic in Origin, and Not for Christians!
* Words Defined:
1. “Yoga Sutras”- Ancient Doctrine of Yoga…
2. “Sanskrit”- Ancient Language of India (Hindu Scriptures are Written)…
3. “The Kundalini”- Coiled like Serpent of Divine Energy, base of Spine.
4. “Antithetical”- Things that Contradicts, At Odds, & Directly Opposite…
5. “Mantras”- A Sacred Utterance, Sound, Message, Text, or Spell…
6. “Esoteric”- Understood by Only an Enlightened inner circle of people…
7. “Monistic”- reality exist of a Single basic Substance…
8. “Pantheistic”- Hindu belief god in everything- Man, objects, universe…
Listed below are some of the main teachings of the Yoga Sutras, the ancient doctrine of Yoga, believed to be dated around 2,000 years ago. They have been divided into five main points.
Please also note that this teaching has been and IS the foundation of yoga. Many teachers have not been properly taught what they are teaching, and many are unfamiliar with the following truths about yoga. Their lack of education does not negate what is at the core and under the surface of the physical elements they teach.
*Please note all boldface font within scriptures has been added to point attention.
Sutras, 2.46-55: Practicing the movements of yoga paired with breathing techniques and meditation is also said to deepen the practice.
The movement of yoga invites energies by paying homage to the spirit associated with the movement in the same way chanting invokes the demonic spirit by invoking it by sound. For example, the sun salutation pays homage to the sun god. There is a very real spirit associated with this act. This very real spirit is not on the side of the Lord. It is a demon. Many yogic poses represent deities and energies associated with animals, solar bodies, etc. Please note mantra practice taught in yogic doctrine are also a form of worship, as is dedicating the practice to a certain deity or energy.
Please see What is Meditation and Biblical Study for more information and numerous verses addressing this subject. The Bible acknowledges the obvious that exercise can be a good thing, but that it is godly training that has eternal worth. The Bible provides many instructions in attaining knowledge and wisdom. It warns us that honoring God with our bodies does not include practicing worship of him by copying pagan practices. The Bible contains no instruction of exercise and breathing techniques as a means of deepening one’s relationship with the Lord or for gaining deeper wisdom or knowledge. It does, however, explain that our bodies are temples of the Lord and should be used to honor him. It says to have no part in any pagan practices, but to be separate from even the appearance of evil, to take no part in the table of demons. See Yoga “For Jesus” . . . for more on this.
1 Timothy 4:8: For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
Deuteronomy 12:30: . . . be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying “How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.” You must not worship the Lord your God in their way . . .
Deuteronomy 13: 1-4: If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and . . . says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
Deuteronomy 12:3-4: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places. You must not worship the Lord your God in their way. (Note: Asherah was the name of a pagan god)
1 Corinthians 6:19-20: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 10:20-21: No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you participating with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.
The Lord does not give these instructions to be mean. He warns explicitly why this is important:
1 Timothy 4:1: The Spirit clearly says that in later times, some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
The Lord tells us that he gives us these instructions for our own good, because he knows so much more than we can possibly fathom.
Jeremiah 7:6-7: . . . and if you do not follow other gods to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place. . .
Jeremiah 7:18-19: . . . and the women knead the dough and make cakes of bread for the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to provoke me to anger. But am I the one they are provoking? Declares the Lord. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?
Isaiah 55:8: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.