Hindu Karma Isn't Biblical

4 Reasons Karma is not a Biblical concept. Don't get Hindu Karma confused with reaping what you sow. This 1-minute devotion gives clear Scriptural guidance. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

"Karma means I can rest easy at night knowing all the people I treated badly had it coming."

When I saw this quote, I realized it was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but it actually shows the inconsistency of Hindu karma. 

Karma is the belief that a man's behavior in one life determines his circumstances when reincarnated in his next life.

Karma sounds like this biblical principle: 

“A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8

But it's not the same.

The Bible is clear:

1. We live once and are judged once. There's no reincarnation.
(Hebrews 9:27-28
See Oh, Really and 3 Reasons Reincarnation is not Compatible with Christianity.

2. We reap what we sow, but sometimes usually not until heaven.
(Galatians 6:9; John 16:33)

3. People don't always deserve their difficulties.
(1 Corinthians 4:5)
See What Did they Do to Deserve this?

4. But praise God for the biggest difference between karma and Christianity: GRACE!
(Romans 6:23)

Let's thank God that when we trust Christ, we definitely don't get what we deserve!
For more on Hindu karma: What Does the Bible Say About Karma?

For another look at God's grace, check out this 1-Minute poem: Unreasonable: On the Eve of Destruction.

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4 Reasons Karma is not a Biblical concept. Don't get Hindu Karma confused with reaping what you sow. This 1-minute devotion gives clear Scriptural guidance.

4 Reasons Karma is not a Biblical concept. Don't get Hindu Karma confused with reaping what you sow. This 1-minute devotion gives clear Scriptural guidance. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

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  1. Thank You!! I enjoyed this one. I have no idea how you come up with such good comparisons, bringing out an encouraging biblical truth. You are amazing, Gail!!

  2. I loved this. I hear talk of Karma quite a bit. Thank you for the biblical truth!

  3. Amen! Karma is a big theme in a lot of shows and movies. I like what you said about how the effects of our choices may not be apparent to us in this life. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

  4. I learned a lot here! thanks for sharing it (and the rest)! you are a wonderful teacher and really know how to get the gospel out there!!! I'm blessed by you more often than I tell you ;)

    1. Thank you so much, Jacqueline. That's especially encouraging coming from you. I love your blog and all the wisdom you share. Bless you, Gail

  5. I think a lot of people try to retell their version of the Bible using others beliefs or religions...another way that Satan attempts to muddy the water so speak and add perceptions and innuendo's that God never said. Thank you for for your study today. It's helping me evaluate what else I cross contaminate.

    1. So true, Autumn. I also need to evaluate my beliefs and make sure they are clearly Biblical. It's good for all of us.
      God bless you,

  6. I thought Karma was - what you give out - good or bad- comes back to you. Not like the sign

  7. Hi ewen,
    Hindu Karma is the belief that everything that happens in our lives is the result of something bad or good we did in a previous life. It not only differs from Christianity because the Bible teaches we only live one life here on earth, but also because the Bible does not promise complete justice until heaven and through the grace of Jesus, those of us who believe in Jesus will not get what we deserve but we will get eternal life through Christ.

  8. Thank you for this devotion! I also followed the link you mention. So many great articles there. Has given me more insite to the problems f this world.

  9. just sharing a song that goes with conclusion of your summary :)

    Deserve by Jess Ray

    yes, praise the Lord that He made the ultimate sacrifice so we could know Jesus and be set free, indeed!

  10. It's definitely wonderful to know, we have a God who loves us dearly and that in Christ Jesus we are cleansed of our sins. God, our heavenly Father is sooo different from all other gods!!! Enough reason for thankfulness!!!

  11. I don't believe in karma. I don't want others to be harmed back what they did to me. My mother always says to me. Do not wish bad at others for their actions. I added more what she said. Pray to God for what has happened if someone else hurted you..I thought about the verse Mark 12:31
    'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."We must pray for them. God will helps us with any situation we go through.

  12. Thank you Gail! Happy Thanksgiving!