Hinduism, Buddhism and other Satanic Religions based off Eastern Roots

Another great article on these Satanic Practices!

http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_EasternRoots.html

God Bless
Brian Mason

*Eerdman’s Handbook to The World’s Religions (1994); Lewis M. Hopfe, Religions of the World, (1994); Ian P. McGreal, ed., Great Thinkers of the Eastern World (1995); Richard Osborne, Introducing Ancient Eastern Philosophy (1995); Geoffrey Parrinder, ed., World Religions, From Ancient History to the Present (1983); Jean Smith, ed., Breath Sweeps Mind (1998); Eva Wong, The Shambhala Guide to Taoism (1997)

Anti-Christian Quotes From the Dalai Lama

“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s reason and critical analysis.”
That standard leads you to do what you think is correct no matter what! Wow! Sorry but the “ultimate authority” is God.

“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”
I wonder what standard the Dalai Lama uses for “truth”?

“Self-Centeredness” quotes:
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
If it makes, you feel good….

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”
It seems that self-love comes first?

“Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.”
Again no need for Jesus here! Wow!
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.

“To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.”
Hmmm, there is a trend developing here…

“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”
Well, that sounds contradictory to their belief? Just more jibber jabber.

I ask that as Christians we pray for the Dalai Lama to honor the True God and repent. Millions upon Millions of souls depend on this! Buddhism is an idol worshipping tool of the devil. A self-serving dish of paganism. Though it is disguised with actions to help others, it is a help-yourself first, false religion/philosophy.

“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Says Dalai Lama, but in Christianity, we don’t rely on the Roman goddess of luck, “FORTUNA” for direction and guidance.

God Bless
Brian Mason

My Take On The Nepal Earthquakes

There are a lot of so-called Christians saying that the Nepalese people deserve the damage and deaths that tragically happened as a result of the horrible earthquakes that have occurred and are still occurring at the time of this post. Their reasoning is that they are a pagan people with pagan idols that are against our Lord Jesus Christ. This is true! However, we as Christians need to pray, go to Nepal and assist relief efforts! My only desire is that not one dollar goes to the reconstruction of Buddhist Shrines or Idols!
God’s judgment comes fast, however, let us not be the spokespeople for God! God’s grace is amazing! He keeps His foot on the proverbial brake pedal. Can you imagine the world without His grace? We should as Christians be the example and give to accredited Nepali charities. This is a great witness to our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen

God Bless

Brian Mason

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

Mindfulness Teaching In Schools; What is it? And Why Is It Happening?

This comes directly from the website http://mindfulnessinschools.org:

“A brief history of mindfulness

Mindfulness is said to have originated in Buddhist thinking and meditation practice over two and a half thousand years ago. Its original purpose was to address and relieve self-induced suffering caused by the dysfunctional ways people habitually tend to respond to their experience.

Over the last 30 years, mindfulness has become secularized and simplified to suit a Western context. In the 1970’s anecdotal and research findings of the ability of meditation to reduce unhealthy psychological symptoms triggered interest in mindfulness as a healthcare intervention. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Medical Center at the University of Massachusetts introduced the first eight week structured mindfulness skills training programme which gave considerable psychological, and some physical, relief, to patients experiencing intractable severe pain and distress from a wide range of chronic physical health conditions.

Since then mindfulness interventions and research have proliferated across the world, and the emerging evidence base suggests that mindfulness has a wide range of potential applications.”

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Buddhism dressed up in a slightly different package. This should come as an outrage to Christians! The secular school (brainwashing) system has forbidden prayer and bibles in the classroom and now teach Buddhism! This is Satanic and should NOT be practiced by anyone especially Christians. This is being taught along with Yoga.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ reports: “The last decade has seen a huge spike in secular applications of mindfulness, the practice of focusing our attention on our thoughts, feelings, and the environment in the present moment. While the first wave of mindfulness-based programs was for adults, more recent efforts have targeted the well-being of children and adolescents; as a result, mindfulness programs in schools are becoming more and more widespread.”

This is a serious problem Christian. We must fight this satanic practice now!

Deuteronomy 18:9-11 (NIV)

Occult Practices
9 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

God Bless

Brian Mason

More Problems With Buddhism # 2

Why is it that Buddhists seem (in general) to believe that life is just suffering? How can they explain that there is a significant percentage of the world population who see life as joyful, and full of happiness?

It seems that the worldview of Buddhism is built upon the subjective experiences of Buddha’s personal and direct experiences. The idea that Buddha’s outlook was that life is packed with suffering with no actual value on the person.

Now suppose that an individual sees misfortune and oppression as a positive life experience to gain value and knowledge from life’s difficulties? Hmmmm

Christianity looks at death suffering as a direct result of “The Fall.” The fall was a product of Adam’s rebellion against God.

Genesis 3: 17-19 (NASB)

Then to Adam, He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you will eat of it
All the days of your life.
18 “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the plants of the field;
19 By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”

Yes we have suffering in the world and why God allows it to still happen could be answered this way; God may use suffering as a way to do good. He uses tribulation to bring about perseverance.

Romans 5: 1-5 (NASB)

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

As always please pray for the person ensnared in the “New Age” religion of Buddhism. The Buddha is dead, Jesus Christ conquered death and is living and seated at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human! Buddha’s philosophy is a deceptive product of Satan to lull people to Hell!

God Bless

Brian Mason

More Problems With Buddhism: #1

How do we know that reincarnation is real? Is there any evidence of it?

We through the writings of Buddhism do not get any real proof of reincarnation. All the articles and pamphlets etc. explain the “feeling” you get of reincarnation. Can we trust “feelings”? The Mormon church/cult also work that angle by saying they have a “burning in the bosom.” Any evidence outside of the “feelings” of reincarnation shows no consistency and to think of it “whose feelings are correct?” Is there any philosophical reasoning that can bring us to the conclusion of reincarnation’s authenticity?

Something to think about as well is if we are all reincarnates, how can we explain the growing population of the earth? What is the origin of the new humans? Logic must be used.

Once again, Buddhism seeks to undermine Christianity. Followers do so blindly and do so unaware of the hot coals be thrown upon them. We must pray for the Buddhist and ask the Holy Spirit to come over them! And stop following this false religion!

Genesis 6: 12
12 God looked on the earth, and behold; it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

John 14: 6
6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

God Bless

Brian Mason

The Lie Of Reincarnation:

*”The lie of reincarnation in a nutshell: Reincarnation comes from Eastern thought. It is a core tenant of Hinduism and Buddhism. It promises a better life in the next go around, and it dresses up a lie that way. The fundamental principle of reincarnation is karma or the law of cause and effect. Karma is said to be the creative force that brings beings into existence. Negative karma from the previous life brings a more miserable life or vice versa. There is no mercy or forgiveness or court of appeals. The God of the Bible forgives, and teaches that one life is sufficient for us to know Him, and receive salvation, and forgiveness. Reincarnation believers also say we are working our way back to God; Christianity says that we are running away from God but that He pursued us in Jesus Christ. Many people believe that the human race is hopelessly enslaved to self-will, making man the measure of all things. In response to this, God took the initiative by actually absorbing the sin of humanity, and it’s consequences by sending Jesus to die on the cross for us. This act cannot be ignored. Because God took the initiative and the punishment for a rebellious creation, a response is required. The prayer to receive Jesus as our Savior is: Lord Jesus I believe you died and took the punishment for my sins on the cross. You shed your blood for me. I now want to ask you into my heart and life to be my Lord and Savior. Thank you for eternal life. Amen”

God Bless

Brian Mason

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Attacks Against Sri Lankan Christians On The Rise From Buddhist Radicals

Please pray for the safety of the Pastors and churches being persecuted in Sri Lanka and worldwide persecution of Christians. Please pray the persecutors are touched by the Holy Spirit and repent of their crimes against God’s people. Please read the following blog article from persecution.org:

http://www.persecution.org/2014/07/10/attacks-against-sri-lankan-christians-on-the-rise-from-buddhist-radicals/

God Bless

Brian Mason

Muslims And Buddhist’s Murder 1500 Christians!

I will very rarely post from other sources. However, I ask Christians to pray for peace and the war against Christians and Jews! Theodore Shoebat’s article is very disconcerting.

Muslims And Buddhists Work Together To Destroy 1500 Christians

*”Rescue Christians has brought many Christians into Sri Lanka, but now the tides of hope are shifting, and the devils of both Buddhism and Islam are cooperating to destroy Christian lives. As our Lord tells us:

How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. (Mark 3:23-27)”

Please pray for the persecuted and the persecutors!

God Bless!

Brian Mason

* Theodore Shoebat