P.H.O.J.C. Blog - “The Truth About The Yoga Religion” ~ Part Five 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.
Goal of Yogic Path: To yoke and become one with god, to attain all knowledge, wisdom, and freedom by practicing and perfecting the practices outlined in the Yoga Sutras.
Yoga Sutras, 1.1-4.34
Goal of Christian Path: To be saved by Jesus by faith alone and not by any practice or work we try to do, but by believing with our hearts and confessing with our mouths that he is Lord. To live a life motivated first by our love for God and then love for others in such a way that glorifies and worships the one true God with our thoughts, words, and actions.
There are obviously numerous contradictions between the purpose of yoga and Christianity:
-We Christians are to strive to be like God, not to become him.
-We are to pursue knowledge and wisdom through his instructions outlined in the Bible, not by pursuing pagan practices.
-There is only one way to freedom, and it is something we can never attain by any practice or works, but by faith we received as a gift in Jesus Christ our Savior.
Romans 10:9: That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
John 3:16-18: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life . . . Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
1 Corinthians 8:4-6: . . . We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth . . . yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
John 14:6: I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Deuteronomy 6:5: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Just like in the snare of the teaching of yoga, Satan’s snare from the beginning was to convince Eve that she could be like God and attain real knowledge if she just disobeyed what the Lord had said:
Genesis 2:18: And the Lord God commanded the man . . . but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.
Genesis 3:4: “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Genesis 3:6: When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
This, of course, was the trap that brought initial sin and death. Though they did not die right away, spiritual death came from separation from God, and physical death came later–both of which could have been avoided with faith and obedience in the face of temptation.
The Lord gives his instruction on gaining wisdom and knowledge, that it comes by respecting him, following his ways, by being humble, and remembering that our time on earth is limited:
Proverbs 2:6: For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Job 28:28: And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord–that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.
Deuteronomy 4:6: Observe them (the Lord’s instructions) carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”
Psalm 111:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Proverbs 1:7: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 4:11: I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
Proverbs 11:2: When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 15:33: Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
Psalm 90:12: Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
*I want to be clear so that no one may misunderstand what I am saying. I am certainly not saying there are demons under every squishy mat, and that anyone who has ever gone to a yoga class has invited demons. I am simply listing the facts of yogic and meditative based studies. The Bible speaks clearly regarding such practices. You deserve to be informed.