“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
I was alone the other day and thought I would stop at a discount store I have passed several times. I found a couple of things. While I was waiting on the young lady to check me out, she apologized for my long wait. I told her it was fine. I had learned that when you had a moment like that you should take advantage of the moment and relax.
She nodded in agreement. “Do you meditate?” She asked.
“No.” I replied. “I am a Christian. I pray.”
“Oh, well it’s all the same anyway.” She said. “I know of couple of Christians.”
“Well, no.” I returned. “Meditation is a focus on the self, whereas prayer is to God. An offering of praise and thanksgiving. An interaction in a relationship.”
She shrugged. “It’s really all the same things. You know, “you do you.” Behind the mask she gave a little laugh of disinterest.
I did not press it further, but when I got to the car, I lifted this young woman up in prayer. Unfortunately, her views are not uncommon. It is a growing world view. It is the equaling of spirituality, religions, and Christianity. It is also the world view of a one world religion and order. On the surface, the idea of a united world is very appealing except a world united in any thing but Christ Jesus is false.
a world united in any thing but Christ Jesus is false.
This is a dangerous world view for those that are not saved or not firm in their faith. The idea that meditation, prayer, and spirituality is all the same, and that each “religion” is essentially the same leads people away from Jesus. There is only one way to salvation and that is through grace extended to us from God. God chose to accept Christ as the propitiation of our sins. It is Jesus’ blood that pays the price of our personal sins but only through repentance and acceptance on our part of this payment. Mediation, yoga, doing good works or promoting peace, is no substitute for the blood of Jesus. Many however will chose to believe that it is. Churches, pastors, preachers, and others will think that if they bend to this type of thinking it will entice people to come to church. Jesus never used enticements or empty promises to bring people to him. Rather he stood on the truth and shared it with all that would listen.
You will see more of this “equalizing” not only in the secular world but in churches and “Christian “movements. Do not be deceived. If they do not teach Jesus, they are false. If they do not teach repentance and salvation through acceptance of Jesus, they are false.
Stand firm in truth. Do not be conformed.
Typist for Jesus