To encourage selfism in creatures whose besetting sins are all centered in self is like pouring gasoline on a fire that is already raging out of control. A. W. Tozer puts it all in perspective:
"The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ. What he is or is not no longer concerns him. He believes that he has been crucified with Christ and he is not willing either to praise or deprecate such a man."
"Self is one of the toughest plants that grows in the garden of life. It is, in fact, indestructible by any human means. Just when we are sure it is dead it turns up somewhere as robust as ever to trouble our peace and poison the fruit of our lives..."
"Self -derogation is bad for the reason that self must be there to derogate. Self, whether swaggering or groveling, can never be anything but hateful to God...."
"Boasting is an evidence that we are pleased with self; belittling, that we are disappointed in it. Either was we reveal that we have a high opinion of ourselves."
Many teachers and people will tell you yoga is not a religion. This is a complete lie. Yoga was created by Brahmans and Rishis (mystic seers) of the Hindu religion. Yoga is the heart of Hinduism and without yoga there is no Hinduism. The goal of yoga is to yoke oneself with the Supreme Brahman, or Vishnu. Simply, this means that through yoga one will come to recognize there "Higher Self", their "God-Self" and escape the wheel of reincarnation. Jesus Christ never taught these teachings, and it is a myth that Jesus sat under an Indian Guru. Surely he would have mentioned his Guru, but Jesus only spoke of the Father.
Yoga according to Jesus would be considered a religion in the highest sense. By religion we mean a ritual, rite, work one must do to achieve union with God. Jesus Christ came to destroy religion and establish the Kingdom of God. Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! Yoga is a religion and will put you in bondage. There is no ritual, or work one can do which will allow them to achieve Godhood. This is the very essence of the Christian teaching and the message Jesus came to preach to the religious teachers. This was the very attempt of Lucifer and he failed miserably. Another point to make, if yoga is so great, then why is India one of the poorest and most miserable places in the world? How come this true enlightenment has not enriched this country of great natural resources. Could it be that religion truly corrupts the best?
YOGA DEFINED by Miriam-Websters Online Dictionary
Yoga: Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join -- more at YOKE
1 capitalized: a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation
2: a system of exercises for attaining bodily or mental control and well-being. yo·gic /-gik/ adjective, often capitalized
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8
Hinduism and yoga teach that it is through yourself, and the practice of yoga, you save yourself because you recognize the world is an illusion and that you are really God. You are God but you forgot you are God. And what do these god's and Gurus offer to others? In my opinion, NOTHING! Nothing but a lie and bondage.
What salvation does Hinduism offer? That by the practice of Yoga they can achieve a "higher" state of consciousness, where they will "realize" that the physical universe, including their abject misery, is an illusion (maya) and they are really gods. This is the "ancient wisdom" we have received with open arms from the gurus and Yogis who have brought it to America! Hinduism has turned India, in spite of its vast natural resources and manpower, into one of the poorest and most suffering countries on earth.
Miracles are not governed by laws or principle of any kind. Miracles are a result of the independent action of the Creator. Miracles are not governed by laws of any kind, so there is no ritual, formula, prayer, or demand that anyone may attempt to use to bring about a miracle. It must be by grace alone! God is not bound by "scientific law". A real miracle happens when man recognizes there is no formula for him to speak or think to get God to respond. A real miracle happens when he comes to God on His terms, recognizing his sins and repenting. When man stops attempting to "play god" through magic, is when he receives a real miracle of forgiveness of sin, redemption a clean conscious. All magic is only a form of hypnosis, a strong delusion. The fact is, Freud's theory of the unconscious and past lives all come from people while under hypnosis.
The major theory's of psychology come from a man named Sigmund Freud. He gave us a couple of myths, psychic determinism and the unconscious. That forms the basis of all inner healing. Where did he get these theory's? They came from his patients when he hypnotized them. The same hypnotism that is used to regress people into childhood, and back further than childhood where they come out with factual data of past lives they have lived all over the world. Your either going to believe in reincarnation or your going to believe in seducing spirits & doctrines of devils. I can tell you what one of the doctrines is, right out of the mouth of the serpent in the garden, "You will not die". There is no death, dont worry about it Eve. You will reincarnate and just keep coming back over and over until you become a god!
Hello, my name is Darren. I am dedicated to sharing my life and giving freely as everything has been given to me.