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Problems With Buddhism

Although many people feel that Buddhism is a wonderful religion or non-religion (that definition appears to be on which follower you ask), and is harmless and has many good points. Many overlook the evidence or lack of it and not realize that it is the work of the devil. It keeps followers of the faith of Buddhism away from the Lord Jesus Christ! Jesus clearly said John 14:6 ““I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”” No other way to Salvation other than through Jesus!

“The history of Buddhism is problematic. It has grown from the cultural practices and beliefs from particular parts of the East and there seems to be no evidence for Buddhist beliefs. Not only that, but the Buddha himself lacks any evidence for his existence, apart from the fact that many varied and contradictory stories were once passed on orally for hundreds of years before being written down. It is impossible to separate fact from fable.

*Buddhist traditions all claim that through a long and accurate teacher-student lineage, their practices were those ordained by the Buddha. Yet major divisions exist between the branches of Buddhism as to what practices are good, what are bad, and what the beliefs of the religion are. It is clear that with so many contradictory claims, most Buddhists must therefore be wrong in their beliefs.”

I found this quote from the Dalai Lama troubling:

““Whether you believe in God or not does not matter much, whether you believe in Buddha or not does not matter so much; as a Buddhist, whether you believe in reincarnation or not does not matter so much. You must lead a good life.”
– Dalai Lama XIV

First I wonder where the he gets the idea of “good”? What moral standard does that statement come from? Coming from an atheistic belief (sic), he must steal that from God! Second, how could this statement be more confusing to the buddhist? Third, I would suggest that believing in God DOES MATTER! You won’t want to say to God on judgment day, “I didn’t believe in you”!

Psalm 9:8 (NASB)
And He will judge the world in righteousness;
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.

God Bless

Brian Mason

*Criticisms of Buddhism http://www.humanreligions.info/buddhism_criticism.html

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4 responses to “Problems With Buddhism

  1. I have to agree. I think that all faiths should be analyzed and the beliefs held to the fire. I see Christianity as passing all grades!

  2. Ravi Zacharias, says if it is Eastern it goes unquestioned no matte rhow irrational!

  3. Absolutely. I feel that an even larger problem is that there is a kind of romanticism with celebrities turning to Buddhism, Zen Buddhism and Yoga. The Roman Catholic also looks at Roman Catholicism with western eyes. Look at how rampant Mary worship is in South America, and other parts of the world. The RC will die for Mary and hold her higher than Jesus! The RC in North America denies that exists! Same with the Western Buddhist, they see “loving” (differently than Christianity), Self and doing “good”. All the while pushing Christ off the shelf and putting a cute little Buddha statue up in His place! Yoga, mindfulness, and Buddhist meditation is being taught in the schools, while Christian prayer has been removed.

  4. Sounds like the Hindu both and!

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