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Christ Yoga Retreats ക്രിസ്താനുഭവ യോഗാധ്യാനം

MCBS Priests arrange Yoga Retreats (ക്രിസ്താനുഭവ യോഗാധ്യാനം) for Priests, Religious and Laymen at

Divyakarunya Ashram, Thannippuzha, Kalady.

For Details Kindly Contact:-

Fr Saiju Thuruthiyil MCBS

(Mob. +919447913526)

Christ Yoga Retreat

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    • Proper breathing and bending of the body makes you think yoga is satanic worship. You are a wonderful person 😂😂

  1. Why yoga is against the teachings of the Bible

    Yoga is not merely an exercise. It’s a Sanskrit word means “union”. One of it’s purpose is “samadhi”. Oxford
    Dictionary defines samadhi as “In yoga this is regarded as the final stage, at which union with the divine is
    reached (before or at death).” All these yoga exercises are trying to help a person to reach the supernatural. It
    claims that, by practising yoga regularly, one will be “like God” and “become God”. This is not a study about
    yoga, so that we can’t go in detail about these.

    Samadhi at death

    I believe samadhi at death means salvation. According to Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there
    is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” There is only one name that is
    the Name above all names, Jesus Christ, is given to mankind for salvation. Whatever exercise you do,
    whatever meditation you do, you will not get saved unless otherwise you call upon the mighty name of Jesus.
    “for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” [Romans 10:13]. Your good works will not save
    you. “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us
    through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit” [Titus 3:5]. By doing yoga you are denying the
    very truth of the Gospel and rejecting the salvific works of the Cross on the Calvary. Now, one might think that “I
    am not doing yoga to get saved. I know I can be saved only by faith in Jesus”. When you practise yoga you are
    automatically accepting the doctrines behind it. You can’t partially accept it and partially reject it. “No one can
    serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise
    the other……….” [Mat 6:24]. So yoga practise is a clear violation of these scriptures.

    Reaching the Supernatural

    When we think about supernatural, please be aware that there are more than one supernatural. All the
    supernaturals are not divine. The right one is God the Father. How can we reach the Father in heaven ? “Jesus
    answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” [John 14:6].
    Yes, Jesus is “the way”. It is clear that there is only one way to God that is Jesus Christ. If you seek any other
    way you will be reaching the false supernatural; that’s the enemy. When you practise yoga you are denying
    what Jesus has said. Jesus said “I am the way” and you are seeking some other way as well. That means you
    don’t believe in His words and making Him a liar. I am not saying that you are deliberately seeking another way.
    Please understand the deception of satan. He is the liar and father of lies. Please don’t fall into his lies.
    “…………….He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he
    lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” [John 8:44].

    “Like God” or “become God”

    “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes
    will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” [Genesis 3:4 – 5]. This is known as “the lie”.
    Satan uses the same lie to deceive people for generations. The only difference is that it is in different forms. If it
    was the tree of knowledge in the garden of Eden, yoga or something else is being used nowadays.
    Interestingly, in our human wisdom he is not telling anything bad. Look at verse 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”. The general outlook was very good. But inwardly it was against the will of God. Similarly
    general comment about yoga is that, it is good for health, good for body and mind etc. But only somebody with
    discernment from Holy Spirit can find the truth behind this. It is unfortunate to see that a lot of Christians fall into
    this lie. I myself has practiced yoga for many years. Thank you Lord Jesus for delivering me.
    When we practise yoga we exalt ourselves to be like God. Please bear in mind that “For those who exalt
    themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” [Matt 23:12]. I would like to
    bring your attention to the scripture where prophet Isaiah explains the fall of Lucifer. I will quote the King James
    version which is more clear. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut
    down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven,
    I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of
    the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High” [Isaiah 14:12-14]. Five times
    lucifer is saying “I will”. And he said he will be like God (most high). This is what he is injecting into us as well.

    Postures

    Now you might be thinking that, “I am just doing it as an exercise. I will be following Jesus and worshipping Him.
    I know He is the way”. Great, I appreciate your love to Christ. When you do those different postures, you are
    symbolizing a Hindu god. You are sitting or standing or lying down like one of their gods; which is totally against
    Christianity. If you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, would you hang the picture of a Hindu god like siva, kali
    etc on your wall..? I am sure you wouldn’t. Now imagine if you can’t think about hanging a picture of a Hindu
    god, how can you stand or sit yourself symbolizing them. Isn’t it more dangerous..? Your body is the temple of
    Holy Spirit [1 Corinthians 6:19]. Please do not use it to symbolise a false god. The true God will judge you.

    For example just look at serpent posture (bhujangasana). This is bending the body like
    a serpent. Who is the serpent..? “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent,
    called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the
    earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”[Revelation 12:9]. “He seized the dragon,
    that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years”
    [Revelation 20:2]. Please read Genesis 3:4-5 quoted above as well.

    What different churches teach
    Most of the Pentecostal churches don’t support practising yoga. Every deliverance minister that I know speaks
    against practising yoga. They clearly say that practising yoga is a gateway for the demonic spirits to come and
    oppress a person. What is the Catholic church’s stand about yoga..? On October 15, 1989, Cardinal Ratzinger
    (who became Pope Benedict XVI) from Vatican sent a letter to the Bishop’s saying that eastern meditations
    like yoga, zen etc are wrong. Please follow the link below to read the letter.
    http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_19891015_meditazionecristiana_
    en.html
    In England, almost all the parishes under the Catholic church banned yoga teaching in their church hall. Some
    of the most controversial remarks against yoga has been made by Vatican’s then chief exorcist Fr. Gabriel
    Amorth. He said “Practising yoga is Satanic, it leads to evil just like reading Harry Potter,”. You can read the
    news by clicking on this link.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/8915691/Harry-Potter-and-yoga-are-evil-says-Catholic-Churchexorcist.
    html
    He has done about 90,000 exorcisms so far. If such an experienced exorcist warns people about practising
    yoga, somebody with mere common sense would think that there should be some reason in it.
    I believe I have laid down enough evidences from Bible as well as the Apostolic church’s teachings. “Whoever
    has ears, let them hear” [Matthew 11:15]. I don’t have to go much deeper into kundalini spirit etc. If you have
    ever involved in practising yoga, please don’t be guilty and get depressed. There is a solution which is the
    Sacrifice on the Cross at the altar of Calvary. The precious blood, Jesus shed on the cross is still pleading for us
    before the throne of God. What you have to do is to repent. Accept that you were wrong. Here is a prayer to help

    PRAYER

    “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I have been involved in yoga in the past. I accept it as a sin and I
    repent and turn to you for forgiveness of my sins. Please wash me with your precious
    blood. I declare with my mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord and God. I give you full
    authority over me. I now renounce Satan and all his influences in the name of Jesus.
    I call upon the name of Jesus. Please save me saviour. I am a child of God. Jesus Christ
    redeemed me by paying the ransom, which is his precious blood. I belong to Jesus.
    Father in heaven I forgive all those who hurt me and I bless them in the Name of Jesus. I
    now command every demonic spirits to come out of me in the name of Jesus. Dear Holy
    Spirit please come and fill me. Thank you Lord Jesus. Thank you Father in heaven. Thank
    you sweet Holy Spirit.”


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