Friday, November 18

Seen on Campus

Students practicing yoga can often be seen as we walk about the campus.

Trying to achieve a oneness with God, they believe they can only transcend through self-exertion (everything must be earned, allowing no room for God's grace).  Yoga is a religious practice infused with mysticism, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.  They believe they can reach their inner-most spiritual self through these practices.

Seeing the students practice yoga is disturbing, but like other students who worship false gods, avoid any set faith, or deny God altogether, it is a vivid reminder of why we are here.

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him 
and given Him the name which is above every name, 
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 
of those in heaven, and of those on earth, 
and of those under the earth, 
and that every tongue should confess 
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 
Phil. 2:9–11

Sharon

2 comments:

  1. Unfortunately, I know some Christians that like to practice yoga, but they claim they only do it for the physical benefits and are not into the whole spiritual aspect. Personally, I don't see how that is possible. Isn't yoga BOTH physical and spiritual?

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  2. Laura-
    The primary focus is spiritual. Even non-Christians who promote, practice, or write about it will tell you yoga is largely to "tap into our spiritual core". They claim all you really have to believe to practice yoga is that we can transform ourselves. Obviously, this is not in line with God's truth.

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