Should Christians do yoga? There is a growing consensus today that it is alright for Christians to engage in the practice and exercise of yoga. There is even a movement going around named “Christian Yoga” or “Yoga for Christians”. There are churches that embrace it and even provide yoga classes for their congregation. Many feel its ok because they play gospel music or scriptures with their exercise so it takes away from any other notions that come with yoga. But is it really okay for Christians to be doing yoga? Like with many traditions that we practice today, the answer becomes much clearer and simple if we just educate ourselves on the background and history of things. So we should obviously take a look at what yoga is.
Is Joel Osteen a False Teacher? He has the largest protestant “Christian” church in the nation. His church has about 45,000 weekly in attendance. He’s a televangelist that reaches over 7 million viewers weekly & over 20 million monthly in over 100 countries. According to Nielsen Media Research, he is the most watched inspirational figure in America. He is the author of many journals, devotionals, and many #1 best-selling books. In 2006, Barbara Walters named him “10 Most Fascinating People of 2006” and also was selected by the readers of “Church Report Magazine” as the “Most Influential Christian”.
The New Age movement will be the religion of the AntiChrist. This is the most simplest understanding to have on this subject. It is a religion that leads to worship of the AntiChrist, even though most today do not fully realize it. The roots of the New Age stem from Eastern religions and of course the occult.
Because it may be hard in the beginning to identify New Agers, this list of buzz words all pertain to New Age Religion. When coming across anyone or anything that promotes these terms, be highly discerning and prayerful.
In the article that explained the New Age, it was explained that New Age thinking & philosophy comes wrapped up in a package of self-help, self-esteem, and self-reliance. This package often presented and sold by figures that many people of the general public aspire to be like or achieve the same successes. Through all of this a major idea, thought, and belief is generated in one’s life. Through our media, education system, entertainment and other influences other than the Holy Bible, these ideas, thoughts, and beliefs become a new doctrine of our lives. We never realized that we may have replaced some core traditional value that we should have held on to.
It’s important you know what your reading when referring to the Word of God. There are many different bibles, that have been translated for people’s own interpretation. A lot of these have come out not too long ago. They come under the premise that they want to help believers, but their actual purpose, knowingly or not, is to confuse the body of Christ and keep the true Word of God hidden from us.