P.H.O.J.C. Blog - “The Truth About The Yoga Religion” ~ Part Four 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.
4. Communicating with Spirits
The following Yoga Sutras outline a spiritual path of divination and sorcery. The possibility of such powers may sound appealing. They sure did to me in my early twenties. But that is because they are supposed to sound enticing. A trapper doesn’t put a pile of dirt in a snare. He puts something tempting and appealing. This is a spiritual snare to entice people to turn their back on the Lord’s protective command and seek special esoteric “wisdom” against The Lord’s protective instructions (sound familiar, Garden of Eden?). A snare means it is a trap. One may very well get to have the bait. But they are caught in an eternal deathtrap as a result. These “powers” are being given only by opening oneself to demons. These demons have the objective to kill, steal, and destroy. They aim to keep their prey from ever knowing and trusting in the true God. If they keep one preoccupied with their own “abilities” they succeed. When death comes, it is followed by eternal death. They have succeeded.
It is all demonic. That is why the Lord so adamantly and repeatedly prohibits it. He knows the enticement of special “truths” and powers and the evil that is behind it. I cannot be adamant enough about this: Divining, channeling spirits, working with ANY spirit, no matter how much light and love they radiate and seem to fill one with, are all demonic. The Lord says to pray to him alone and to have nothing to do with attempting communication with any other spirits, even spirits claiming to be good people who have died. No one. No communication with the dead. Period. These are deceptive spirits. They are not what they seem or claim to be. This action opens oneself to the spiritual realm and demons manipulate the resulting sensations, powers, and experiences. They are capable of deception even posing as feelings and experiences of love–but their goal is to eventually kill from the inside out and keep people from ever believing in Jesus, causing eternal death.
Sutras 3.16, 3.22: The practitioner can attain special abilities to tell the past and future through meditation.
Sutras 3.25, 3.32: Through meditation, one can also discover spirits and communicate with master spirits.
Sutras, 3.17-3.38: Many other powers of sorcery can be attained through meditation practice.
Sutras, 3.5: Mastering of meditation lays the groundwork for these powers and leads to what is called “absolute knowledge of all that can be perceived.” (Haven’t we heard this promise before . . . Something about some fruit and a tree in a garden somewhere?)
Sutras, 4.1: “Supernatural powers” can also be attained by drugs, mantras, and yoga.
Drugs, coming from the greek word “pharmakia,” is translated to English in our Bibles as witchcraft.
So we have:
mantras: invoking spirits (which the Bible tells us are actually demons) by sound.
yoga: invoking spirits (demons) by movement.
drugs: invoking spirits (demons) with altering substances.
Please note that intent is not necessary for results. Ie., one may open themselves to demonic spirits by using drugs even without thinking, “I think I’d like to open myself to the spiritual realm by using this cocaine.” The action acts as intent.
The Bible explicitly and repeatedly forbids these practices, and even explains that these “powers” are forbidden because they are rooted in demonic forces. They will lead to death–spiritually and sometimes even physically. My testimony exemplifies this truth.
Leviticus 20:26: . . . Do not practice divination or sorcery.
Leviticus 19:31: Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 18:9-12: When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord . . .
Leviticus 20:6: I will set my face against the person who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute himself by following them, and I will cut him off from his people.
Leviticus 20:27: A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.
Leviticus 20:31: . . . do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.
Malachi 3:5: “I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty.
Revelation 22:15: Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Revelation 9:20-21: For the rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
Jeremiah 5:7: . . . Your children have forsaken me and sworn by gods that are not gods.
Deuteronomy 32:17: They sacrificed to demons, which are not God–gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your fathers did not fear.
Leviticus 17:7: They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the goat idols (or demons) to whom they prostitute themselves.
Psalm 106:36-38: They worshiped their idols, which became a snare to them. They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons . . . whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan . . .
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.
Ephesians 6:10-12: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
2 Corinthians 11:14-15: And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
Galations 5:19-20: The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.
(The word “witchcraft” comes from the Greek word “pharmakeia,” referring to drugs.)
2 Corinthians 11:3-4: But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
1 Peter 5:8: Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.