Pagan Influences

There are many popular occult and pagan practices in our culture. This 1-minute devotion describes them and explains why it's best to stay away from them. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

Our modern culture is filled with pagan and occult influences:

Hindu and Buddhist teachers such as Dalai Lama... pagan exercise and meditation techniques...Ouija boards...horoscopes...psychics and fortunetellers...pagan symbols and statues(1)...

Scripture warns us to avoid such things:

2 Corinthians 6:14-18: Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? ...Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”

No benefit or enjoyment derived from these things is worth damaging our relationship with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:23: "I have the right to do anything," you say--but not everything is beneficial…not everything is constructive.

Let's carefully examine the influences in our lives, dear Christians, if for no other reason than to keep a pure focus on our Lord.
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(1) Pagan symbols and their meanings: 
Feng Shui Decorating
See also: Blame it on My Stove  
Buddha
yin yang

Additional Notes:
While most credible Christian ministries agree that the things listed above are bad influences for Christians, there are some additional areas where opinion is split. You should read both sides before becoming involved in these areas. Or, if you want to be sure you aren't compromising your faith, avoid them completely:

mandalas (popular in adult coloring books)

Acupuncture:
Got Questions
What Christians Want to Know

Alternative Medicine Techniques (acupuncture, biofeedback, and “Therapeutic Touch”)
Christian Research Institute
Got Questions

Martial Arts
Got Questions
Christian Research Institute
Probe


Harry Potter Books and Movies
Got Questions




There are many popular occult and pagan practices in our culture. This 1-minute devotion describes them and explains why it's best to stay away from them. #BibleLoveNotes #Bible

Bible Love Notes

4 comments:

  1. And might I add Harry Potter, Harry Potter, and Harry Potter? He even has "the Mark" for heaven's sake. Look, I am not one to look for links when there aren't any, but there is a whole generation out there that cites one book, and one book only as their guidebook for life. And I'll give you a hint--It's NOT the Bible.

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    1. I agree! Harry Potter's story lines are very dangerous.

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  2. Let's not forget Yoga....it's Hindu God worship

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    1. Hi Unknown,
      If you click the link "pagan exercise and meditation techniques" you will find articles on yoga.

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