KARMA and Christianity

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The Karmic Philosophy

What is karma? There are some Christians today that believe in karma, being careful to think, speak and do good in order to rest assured that no evil will befall them. If they understood what karma really is, they might realize the error of this type of thinking. Karma is a concept rooted in Indian and other Eastern religions that one’s own thoughts, words or deeds bring about the cycle of cause and effect. Karma is a religious belief system adopted by Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist philosophies. They believe each person’s behaviors (even from past lives) actively shape his or her present and future experiences. They are “works-focused” religions.

For a Christian to “believe” in karma is to think the “reap what you sow” biblical concept applies to our earthly outcome, though orchestrated by God. This is right in line with Hinduism. A good summary of the theistic view of karma is expressed by the following: "God does not make one suffer for no reason nor does He make one happy for no reason. God is very fair and gives you exactly what you deserve." Have you ever read the book of Job? Now, the atheistic view of karma, according to the Jainism perspective, is that the individual is the one in control of his or her own karma.

Consider that the Vedas follow the atheistic way of thinking ~ that if we sow goodness we will reap goodness; if we sow evil we will reap evil. Though Hindus are theistic, nearly all existing sects are directly or indirectly influenced by the Gnostic systems developed by Vedantic thinkers, of which the goal is a state of self-realization or “cosmic consciousness”. ..very New Age.

Ever so subtly, Christians can be drawn into this pagan way of thinking. Surely, it is not godly!! While karma is the philosophy that we sow earthly seed and reap earthly rewards, the Bible encourages us to sow heavenly seed to reap heavenly rewards. What’s the difference?

Failed wheat crops
Failed wheat crops

Reap What You Sow

If we always reap what we sow, the Bible would clearly confirm this. To the contrary; let’s look at just a few passages of scripture that contradict karmic philosophy:

In Jeremiah 12:1 we see that the wicked actually REAP (prosper) in this world! “Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?”

On the other hand, God can thwart the reaping of the wicked. This truly shows that karma is not a Biblical concept:

Jeremiah 12:13: “They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, they have strained themselves to no profit. But be ashamed of your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD."

Hosea 8:7: “For they sow the wind and they reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads; it yields no grain. Should it yield, strangers would swallow it up.”

Micah 6:15: “You will sow but you will not reap. You will tread the olive but will not anoint yourself with oil; and the grapes, but you will not drink wine.”

And sometimes, God works quite the opposite of karma:

Psalm 126:5: “Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.”

Matthew 6:26: “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?”

But what about the scripture that says, “Whatever a man sows, this he will also reap”? Let’s read this in context, and then understand its meaning:

Galatians 6:7-9: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” What is this talking about? When we put our faith in works in order to determine our earthly outcome, we are sowing to the flesh. When we put our faith in Christ we are sowing to the Spirit and reap eternal life!

The Sower of the seed
The Sower of the seed
The Tares among the Wheat
The Tares among the Wheat

Understand the Sower and the Seed

In Matthew 13:24-30, we read the parable of the sower and the seed. The One who sows good seed (wheat) is God. However, Satan then comes along and sows bad seed (tares) among the good. The “good seed” represents the children of God; the “bad seed” are the children of Satan. Indeed, the workers question the Sower as to whether they should pull up the tares right away! They are told to let the tares remain; for if the tares are pulled up now, some of the wheat might get pulled up, too. Both must grow together until the time of the harvest.

Seed produces more seed, right? So what exactly IS the seed we are to sow? Is it literal wheat? Does it represent money? Is it good or bad deeds? Luke 8:11 tells us, “Now the parable is this: the seed is the Word of God.”

Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh (John 1:14) and is the first “seed” sown in God’s “field”. Galatians 3:18 confirms this: “Why the Law [of Moses] then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator [Moses], until the seed [Jesus Christ] would come to whom the promise had been made.” Speaking of mediators, the New Covenant now makes Jesus Christ the only Mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5).

Someone sowed that seed in me, praise God! 1 Peter 1:23 states, “For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.”

Is the seed of the gospel planted in you? Is it taking root? Do you sow the seed of the gospel unto the harvest of souls? If we have the seed of Christ in us, we now labor to sow this seed (the gospel) in His field (the world). For more on this seed, read another of Jesus’ parables found in Matthew 13:3-8; 18-23 and Luke 8:4-15.

However, contrary to karmic philosophy, we won’t necessarily reap what we sow! John 4:38 states, “I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored [sown]; others have labored and you have entered into their labor."

And 1 Corinthians 3:7 states, “So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.”

The Harvest is Ripe!

Earlier we read that the wheat and tares will grow together “until the time of the harvest”. What exactly is “the harvest”? We already distinguished that the world is the field made up of wheat and tares. The wheat are the saved; the tares are those who attempt to choke off or destroy the wheat ~ WEEDS. We, as the good seed, sow more seed (the gospel) into the field (the world). Unfortunately, the tares spread like wildfire, too! The harvest happens at the end of the age. First, the tares will be gathered and bound, then thrown into the fire. Then, the wheat will be harvested into the barn (heaven).

Until then, we remember the words of Jesus found in Matthew 9:37: “Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.’”

We can stand on His promise found in 2 Corinthians 9:10: “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” Well, we know this really isn’t “our” righteousness, but the righteousness of God in us. And, it is not we who bring the increase, but God.

As we can see, believers who think that karma is a Christian concept are mistaken (missing the mark). We are to hold fast to the seed of Christ’s gospel in us. Nothing we think, say or do determines a karmic cycle, for the Bible tells us that our “righteous works” are as filthy rags to the Lord (Isaiah 64:6), and that our righteousness is only in Jesus Christ, our Savior (2 Corinthians 5:21)! It is not by faith in our works (karma), but faith in Him whereby we are saved (Ephesians 2:8-9)! In fact, those who have the attitude of “entitlement” because of good works (even works done in His name) will be told to “Depart from Me, you who work iniquity!” (Matthew 25:41). Be blessed this day ~ Beloved, stay on the narrow path of Truth! Amen.

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SirDent 6 years ago

Very well written. Karma is indeed a New Age belief rooted in superstitions and false religions. This day and time we live, most don't think that any religion can be false. They are building their own Tower of Babel, and like the former, the latter will also be destroyed.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

I am blessed you stopped by and thank you for your compliment, SirDent! I had a request regarding this subject and the Lord's Word is faithful to answer this! God is moving to keep His kids from being (subtly) deceived. We really need to be reading the Bible to keep that seed alive, rooted deeply and growing ~ ready for the harvest! Those weeds are only temporary, thank God!


ajbless48 6 years ago

This is really great Judah's daughter! Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

ajbless48, Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this hub, and Merry Christmas to you as well! You know, I thought about our Lord coming to earth ~ that He never sinned and only brought peace and love; teaching us the mysteries of the gospel...obviously "karma" did not apply because He was crucified, hated without a cause. No cause and effect there! He is the Way, the Truth and the Life ~ may we stand firm in the gospel of truth until He comes again! Amen!


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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

I hear people use the term "kharma" all the time. I hear people I know are saved use it. When I tell them that it is not a Christian concept they look at me like I had as many arms as that "what her name" god. I learned a lot from this hub and I thank you for it. I love you bunches and bunches.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi brother Bob! So, karma can also be spelled kharma ~ I wonder if the "h" has similar meaning to the "h" being added into biblical names (Abram to Abraham) ~ meaning holy? Yes, the one who asked me about this subject also felt troubled when hearing fellow Christians use this term often. It was time to study and get this out on the table. At least we'll know why we feel troubled and may be better equipped to lovingly instruct/admonish our brethren, so they don't stumble.

Hope your Christmas is going well! Time for real hugs and loving family time! My love to you and yours ~

I remember that old hymn:

Blest be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.


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Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

Very nice hub. Does (charisma) fit in to this category also? I've heard a few say something like he or she really has charisma. I was aware of the ideals of Karma being rooted in Hindu for some time, but your hub is most enlightening to the enquiring, curious mind.

God Bless and may the peace of Jesus be with you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year JD.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi Artin2010 :-) "Charismatic" is more of a personality trait, meaning one has an enthusiasm and magnetism about themselves. Charismatic church members may lift their hands or shout, "Hallelujiah"! In fact, the disciples/Apostles were quite charismatic on the Day of Pentecost when some thought they were drunk with wine! I love charismatic people, yet tend to be more introverted myself ~ believe it or not! lol :-) God bless you, brother! Thanks for coming by and I pray the peace of Jesus be with you as well. Merry Christmas, also and I look forward to being one year closer to our Lord's return!


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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga.

great hub,

There is no other direction that we should follow other than the true word of God. Paul said, that in the last days, even the very elect of God would be deceived. I've also heard people, who probably don't know God, speaking of good karma and bad karma......


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no body 6 years ago from Rochester, New York

I swear I've seen karma with an "h" but everywhere I look it seems to be without. I wasn't correcting your spelling sister. Hope you didn't think so, I was wrong anyway. Oh well this is just another excuse to say "I love you"


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allpurposeguru 6 years ago from North Carolina

Great hub! Nothing weakens the true universal church like the introduction of whatever worldly thinking is fashionable at any given time. Eastern religions are certainly fashionable. Oddly enough, when worldly philosophies go out of fashion (think Gnosticism, Arianism, Deism, the cult of reason at the time of the French Revolution), it seems quaint to later generations, but biblical Christianity remains always unfashionable but always contemporary.

BTW, I understand the reason why in Jesus' parable the wheat and tares grew together until the harvest is that it is impossible to distinguish them until they ripen. At that time, the difference becomes obvious and it becomes possible to separate them with confidence.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

godpreacher ~ amen! The Old Covenant was one of works, in that it was the law of sin and death. We now live in the New Covenant, which is the completed righteousness of Jesus Christ, our Lord. He loves us, and nothing can separate us from His love and amazing grace. May we always be thankful in all things, keeping our focus on the gospel. God bless you!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Brother Bob ~ you are so funny :-) Actually, one can look up karma or kharma ~ I love words and spelling, so I found this interesting. You don't need any excuse to tell me you love me, and I hope you know I love you, too! You are a blessing to me :-)


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

allpurposeguru, what an awesome truth! I did some more research and indeed the wheat and tares are hard to tell apart when they are young...even right up until they bear fruit and are ready for the harvest. It's amazing to me how many religions call themselves "Christians" or claim to follow the same God (but "by another name"); or those who merely appear to be Christians by going through the motions, but really don't know the Lord. This must be why Jesus said, "You will know them by their fruit", amen.

Jesus sows the "good seed" and His Word is in them. Satan, the father of lies, sows the "bad seed" and mimicks the same plant, even twisting God's Word or sending a "restored gospel" into the field. And, actually the tares produce seed much faster than the wheat, so that's one way to tell a tare! Jesus said in Matthew 7:13 "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it."

The heads of wheat, when they are ripe, hang down (humbleness), while the heads of tares stand upright (arrogance and pride). The Reaper will know, and somehow, His children know each other and discern the tares, too!!

Oh, Lord, Your Word contains so much truth. May You continue to show your children the mysteries of the gospel! Thank you, allpurposeguru, for such an inspirational point!! God bless you!


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

lol. lol. lol. I KNOW the enemy is MAD!!!! Exposing him is a delight to me! And this is what you have done in this HUB!!! When Christians reveil the truth, he can't stand thos!! That's what it all boils down to!!!! Exposing him every chance we GET!!!! Amen sister, Jesus has your back! I tell you what, I rather expose the enemy and any trickery he trys to use than to sat back and not help others!!!! This s what I love about you, you will let the truth be known!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol, Praise God! I Love you sis! GREAT HUB!!!!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

drpastorcarlotta!! MY SOUL-SISTAH! Now, see YOU'RE charismatic! I love you!! On FIRE!! Speaking of fire (O, I feel the Holy Spirit speaking now...), when a field is burned the soil is enriched and the plants grow back so much greener!! Praise God for the fire of the Holy Spirit, the anointing of God in our lives!! We may be fewer in number than the tares, but the POWER and fruitfulness of our Lord will stand up to a multitude of tares!! A David and Goliath truth, Praise God! Even praise God for the fiery trials in our lives, for He is building His strength and fruitfulness in us!!

I was thinking this morning about "You will know them by their fruit" ~ well, I think it should go futher than that! KNOW THEM BY THEIR ROOTS!! The ROOT of the Word of God grows DEEPLY in our hearts!! The ROOT of the tares MUST BE EXPOSED!! Light will shine on those dark places, AMEN!! Those plants may be hard to tell apart, but we will expose Satan's lies, and pray that the Light of the world bring those who are enslaved to lying doctrines out of Babylon!! It is NOT a Mission Impossible, but ALL things are POSSIBLE with Christ! Somebody FAN ME!!! Whooooo!


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Gicky Soriano 6 years ago from California

Thank you for presenting Scripture's spin in regard to karma. It's high time that the truth of "reaping and sowing" is firmly planted in the fields of HubPages. Your research in comparing the karma and Christianity is much appreciated. I pray that the weeds of karmic teaching be rooted out from the hearts of well-meaning or unwitting Christians.

May this hub provide the "weed killer" bringing biblical balance back to the fore in regard to this truth.

Life is not dictated by karma, it is predetermined to come to pass in Christ. Well done Sister!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

I thank God for His Word, keeping us in the Truth. It's amazing to me how many religions have faith in what they also call "truth", for deception is subtly different, yet is catastophic when it comes to life and death in the day of the harvest. I hang on to Galatians 6:9 ~ to not be weary in well-doing for in due season we shall reap!! May we keep on planting the seed and protecting the precious wheat of our brethren that they not die off slowly from the tares of false doctrine! We have nothing to stand on, but the Word of God, the Rock that won't ROLL. Stand firm! God bless you, brother Gicky!


ppurnell 6 years ago

I would like to read some poems from my book Soul's Worth for accuracy.

Can you speak of things producing after their own kind. Christ redeems us from the curse of the law. What was the law as you see it.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

ppurnell, Congratulations on writing a book called Soul's Worth ~ I look forward to reading your poetry.

As far as everything producing after its own kind; one thing evolution cannot prove is that anything can reproduce with something other than its own kind. Cass Sustein, one of the crazy Czars of Obama's cabinet, for instance, wanted rights for people to be able to marry animals. This is quite perverse; however, people and animals cannot reproduce. It's a fact. Reincarnation is also a false belief system, for the Bible is the Word of God and is Truth. Hebrews 9:27 tells us man dies only once. God doesn't throw us in the recycle pile. And, because Jesus paid for our sin, we don't pay for it ourselves through recycled lives.

Regarding Christ redeeming us from the Law, that Law is the Law of Moses and all the subsequent Rabbinic laws implemented by the Pharisees, who sit in the seat of Moses. The Old Covenant was the Law of sin and death. I have several hubs about the Law:

The END of the Old Covenant: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-END-of...

Torah: The Law of Moses: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Torah-The-

The JOY in the New Covenant: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/The-JOY-in...

Stone From the Throne: http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Stone-From

Be blessed.


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thecatholicexpert 6 years ago

Great Hub! I haven't seen one yet that ties karma in with Christianity, I thought that was a cool outlook. Thanks for sharing with all of us. God Bless!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

thecatholicexpert, I hope this hub helps Christians not get deceived by the tieing together of karma and "reap what you sow", as the reaping and sowing in Christianity is about sowing the Word and reaping the harvest of salvation of souls (heavenly things); while karma is all about past lives affecting present life, thus what one thinks or does in this life affecting the next reincarnated life ~ it's totally opposite of God's principles. God bless.


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Chin chin 6 years ago from Philippines

I agree with you that though the Bible does teach about sowing and reaping, it doesn't mean that it teaches karma. People who believes so will be very much disappointed when trials and suffering come. They tend to question God why bad things happened to them even when they do good. Well, that partly explains why many abandon following Jesus. Great hub! God bless you!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Chin chin! What an awesome truth you just stated! People will have a tendency to think they're never going to be good enough; that God is always punishing them...oh, that we not believe such a lie! Jesus said in John 16:33, "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." WE ARE HIS!! We must never forget it!! I'm SO GLAD you came by and left such a wonderful, encouraging comment! God bless you!!


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Tammy Bruner 6 years ago

Good hub. I have heard so many times, how much more will God test me, what have I done that is so wrong that all these bad things keep happenig to me. I have a very good friend who has definitely had her fair share of trials and tribulations. Now her thing to do is wonder why all these things happen even now when she goes to church and reads the bible. If only we would realize it goes deeper than attending church and reading our Bible. We go to church to worship our Lord with other believers, but that is not the only time to worship our God. We should always be mindful of our Father, never cease to pray. I think God uses these "bad things" to bring us closer to him, make him more dependant on him. If we are always going through trials and tribulations maybe we should take our eyes off of ourselves and put them fully on God. God aches for us, yearns for us and has infinite patience for us. Our trials and bad times are Gods chastening to bring us back to him. We do nothing on our own!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi Tammy! It's so nice to see you come by! It's a good point to address many who are one- or two-day a week Christians. I didn't know what it was to fall in love with Jesus for so many years. This truly happened when I submitted to the fullness of the Holy Spirit filling me (yeilding ~ less of me and more of Him). I have a hub called "John and Jesus: About BAPTISM" that shares of what happened in my spiritual walk.

God certainly can use our trials to bring us to a daily, even minute-by-minute awareness and communication with Him. Trials teach us we are not in control of our lives. Isn't that when people either turn to God or away from Him? We are to be controlled by the Holy Spirit. Even we do not control the Holy Spirit; He controls us. This is something everyone that calls on the Name of the Lord needs to come to understand.

Trials indeed test our faith and produce the endurance of that faith. Trials teach us where the treasure of our heart is. Trials teach us to trust blindly, which when we see the things out of our own control are indeed controlled by God, we then know it is not of ourselves, thus we believe more strongly, trust more strongly and LOVE more strongly.

I think of that song, "Day by Day" ~ O, dear Lord, three things I pray: To see Thee more clearly, love Thee more dearly; follow Thee more nearly day-by-day. It truly is time we put our confession of faith into practice. Praise God!


Royal Diadem 6 years ago

Happy New Year!

Great Hub, you told it like it is, I do not believe in Karma I believe in Jesus.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Royal Diadem, and we can stand on His Word ~ His promises ~ His truth, AMEN!! Rejoice when we are pruned by trials that build our faith, not destroy it! Because we are bearing fruit, we will be pruned to bear even more! We are worthy because He is Worthy! He is truth, and we will not be swayed by lies, amen!!!


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Chris EastMan 6 years ago

Excellent hubs


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

A great outlook on Karma! Very nice Post.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Chris EastMan and Anamika S, Thank you ~ and I'm thankful to God you were blessed!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

You have again taken a complicated subject and done an excellent job explicating it for your audience. Thanks for the fine read. It is illuminating.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Great Hub! God is greater than Karma!

Pam


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi James! I am happy you came by to read and appreciate your kindness. God is bringing us through some "boot camp" training, preparing us for greater things, brother! I am encouraged to see what He's doing in your life ~ and I stand on Jeremiah 29:11 and oh so many more promises of our Lord, our Shepherd, our Savior. God bless you! You are such a blessing to all who know you!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

2besure! Hi! AMEN ~ God is the GREAT I AM; praise Him! Believing in karma is ultimately destructive and is the opposite of faith in Christ, for it puts faith in ourselves, in our works, believing in an outcome that may actually end up to be the opposite! One thing we can stand on with certainty is the Bible, the Word of God, our Rock Jesus Christ and His promises. He put them in writing and signed and sealed His Covenant with us by His blood. AMEN!!


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Hannah Ministries 6 years ago

This is a great HUB. 20 years ago God deliverd me out of New Age. (quite an acomplishement, that is why I know that only God is all powerfull. smile)

I can 'smell' New Age' from farrrrr. it is saddening when our brothers and sisters in the lord use this concepts and eventually corrupt their faith in CHrist. Because by believing that you can influence what happens to you by what you say or do or 'positivly confess' you are taking away from your faith to just believe that you can ask God wathever you need and He will supply your needs According to his wishes. I live completely by faith for almost 2 years now! Left everything behind, good job, pensioens, homes, cars and started over as a missionary! With no material goods but serving GOd. And He is faithfull again! He is providing for us. And it is so exiting to see as God provides after prayer. THanks God, God is not waiting for me to 'do good' or 'be good' to bless me! (it would probably never happen.)My natural man is strong and int he way. God bless you sister for this wonderfull hub. Love


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

What a testimony, Hannah Ministries! What a blessing to be a missionary! The value in that far exceeds any worldly material thing. For me, I wish I had become an MD and was working in the mission field, evangelizing and healing people. However, God has called me yet to parenting, providing and ministering here on HubPages, so I am content. I pray the Lord's Spirit be ever present, with all provision ~ gifts from above and gifts of love, that will bless you and all who are entrusted to your care, that the gospel bear a harvest of souls!! My heart and much joy is with you. Thank you so much for sharing!!


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Loved this! Fantastic! I am fascinated by the religions of the world. And to see them contrasted and compared in such an easily digestible form is praise worthy!


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

You bless my heart with gladness, Ixxy! I hope you continue to enjoy what you read here. I certainly have enjoyed the study and publishing what I've discovered over this past year and a half. I'm so glad we connected. God bless you as you go, for He has a plan and is working His plan in your life even now :-)


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

I was just thinking about this subject lately...difference between karma and sowing and reaping. Thank you so much for clarifying it for me. I knew that Karma wasn't a Christian philosophy but couldn't quite get what the difference was. enlightening hub. Thank you.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

You really blessed my day, Tamarajo! I'd like to share that if anyone wants to be BLESSED, read the ministry that gifts Tamarajo! Thank you so much, and I'm so happy my study helped in your undertanding (as it did mine ~ for I study when I or someone else has a question such as this). God bless you, sister!!


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

will do = )


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vrajavala 5 years ago from Port St. Lucie

nice article. However, Hindu sects are theistic and believe in God, but may have a different name for Him and may differ in the way to approach Him. So feel that performing austerities is the best, others feel that by performing devotion they will achieve success in spirituality.

but karma really is the same as "as yee sow, so shall yee reap." otherwise, how can you explain how one soul is born in a gutter, while another born in a palace?

good hub


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi vrajavala, I appreciate our connection here on HubPages and pray we can learn from each other. Karma is not really the same as 'as yee sow, so shall yee reap', if you read the entirety of this hub and the scriptures therein. To explain how one soul is born in a gutter, while another born in a palace, we must consider Jesus Christ, born in a very humble place in a humble family existence. He did not have a palace or servants, wealth and prosperity here on earth. He is the King of kings and yet His kingdom (John 18:36) and our inheritance is not of this world (Gal 6:8).

Rom 9:21 answers your question: "Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?" God is our Creator and the days of our lives are fore-ordained, before we are even born, as Ps 139:16 states: "Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them." All we are and all we do is for the glory of God alone. God bless you.


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vrajavala 5 years ago from Port St. Lucie

I didn't mean to say that because a person is born in the gutter, stays in the gutter.

Conversely, a person born in a high place may end up in a very low position in life.

On the other hand, the three Magis knew that Jesus had been born, because they were astrologers.


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Yes, the Magi knew that a King had been born! Praise God! And, there shall be signs in the heavens even in these end of days. The Magi were astronomers, not astrologers. Astrology is forbidden by God (Isaiah 47:3).

Mainly, the concept of 'karma' is based on human, fleshly works, and we are not saved unto the inheritance of the saints by works, but by faith in the One who perfectly completed all the works ever required by God unto holiness (Heb 7:28). If righteousness comes by works, there is no such thing as grace (Gal 2:21). By grace we are saved through faith, not of works (Eph 2:8-9). There is no one righteous of themselves, no matter how 'good' of a person they are or what they have done (Rom 3:10). Our righteousness is found in Christ alone and what a joy that is!! God bless you.


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afro's mistake 5 years ago from dorothys kansas

what an extremely well written hub. i can see how someone might confuse karma with reaping what they sow. if i had ever giving it any thought i probably would have too. thanks for writing.


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hey there, my bro! Good to see you!! Have you got your armor on, brother? Yes, I know of the attacks, and my heart's right there with you. Rejoice! Great is your reward. Luv you, and thank you so much! I'm glad you learned some good stuff here. My Mom asked me to write on this topic and so I did the study. It was very helpful to me as well. We gotta keep it straight! God bless you!


LowGenius 5 years ago

You write:

"Nothing we think, say or do determines a karmic cycle, for the Bible tells us that our “righteous works” are as filthy rags to the Lord (Isaiah 64:6), and that our righteousness is only in Jesus Christ, our Savior (2 Corinthians 5:21)! It is not by faith in our works (karma), but faith in Him whereby we are saved (Ephesians 2:8-9)! In fact, those who have the attitude of “entitlement” because of good works (even works done in His name) will be told to “Depart from Me, you who work iniquity!” (Matthew 25:41)"

You realize of course that what you're saying is that there is absolutely no reason to be decent or kind in this life, so long as you end it all by accepting Christ as your savior and asking His forgiveness? Why should I be charitable? That would be "ungodly" of me, since I would be thereby expressing "faith" in "my works"? Why should I not rape or kill, since I would thereby express "faith" in "my works" rather than in the grace of Christ? Sure, it might be the "right thing to do" to be charitable or not rape and kill people, but that's only by our human standards; you've asserted that the only standard that mattes (and this assertion is perfectly in line with Christian theology, which is one of the biggest reasons I rejected that theology a long time ago) is whether you have faith in Jesus.

If I have faith in Jesus, then it must naturally follow that I have faith in my salvation without regard to my earthly behavior. It sais right there, "It is not by faith in our works but faith in Him whereby we are saved." Therefore, what I actually DO doesn't matter one way or the other; just so long as I believe in Jesus while I do it.

What you've written here is an open license to do whatever I want, to whomever I want, without fear of repercussion - just so long as I believe Jesus is Lord, I've got nothing to worry about because I'm "saved."

You might want to re-think that line of argument.


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

LowGenius, Well I am sorry if you felt this hub's point was to give people a license to just do whatever they want, as long as they have 'faith in Jesus'. Faith in Jesus produces a regenerated life, first of all, and I'm sure you agree.

There certainly are many who do whatever sinful things they want, as long as they do their good deeds right along with them...as though that would somehow make up for their wrong-doings. If that's what you've seen as a type of 'theology' and rejected it, I agree with you. It's kind of like stealing money from another's purse, then giving some of it to a homeless guy on the corner and saying, "Jesus loves you; God provides", then thinking God won't discipline you because you did something 'good'.

May I quote again, Galatians 6:7-9: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.”

Hopefully, we can 'get it' and not think our works justify our sins in any way, shape or form; rather we produce good works because the love of Christ lives in us. Likewise, we shouldn't think to do good works for self-gain (fleshly reward), but for the edification of others and to glorify the Lord (heavenly reward). God bless.


Pimpernel Smith 5 years ago

I'm christian and belive in karma, i agree with you 100% on where karma comes from and as i said before i have to watch what i say about the Bible.

I think the ultimate truth is hidden in all religions and the Devil has done well to contaminate over the years.

I witness karma all the time and feel the drag of sin in my life now and then [when im not at my purist] to me it is either Gods direct law or the law of the universe, God created the universe but it could have been given it's own law, i think nothing can be without creation.....How did a tree come to be? how did the planet come to be? how did the solar system come to be? and so on and so fourth until you can't answer any more and you come to God...

Karma can have many diferent names but it seems to fit everywhere from hinduism to christianty...the ying yang ballence of life, the Lord said " vengence is mine " and he does it better than anyone even if we dont understand it sometimes.

What are your thoughts on my take JD...?


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

My thoughts, Pimpernel Smith, is that karma is not biblical. Bottom line ~ look at Jesus. He never sinned, only did good and was absolutely perfect. Yet, he was poor, hated, betrayed and crucified. That was not a punishment He deserved or merited. He took our shame. He took our punishment. Why? In order to save us by grace and mercy. His children suffer the same things. The Bible says the ways of the wicked prosper ~ so, I recommend re-reading the hub and definitely absorbing the truth in the Word of God. There may be 'truth' HIDDEN in 'all religions', but I can tell you the Enemy quoted the truth to Jesus in the desert, and does the same with mankind...then twists it with the motive of bringing harm, even death. There is only one 'ultimate Truth' and it's only found in the One True God, YHWH. There you go ~ that's my take...


Pimpernel Smith 5 years ago

I think the wicked do prosper [for a short while] in this world because the Devil runs it, but at the expence of their after life.

I think karma spans in to the next, or the after and the wicked will pay.

I know some wicked people and i see the drag of their sin....Oh do i see it, none of them are in a good place.

Jesus had a hard time courtesy of the Devil, good works are rewarded in heaven, sometimes here but mostly in heaven, i have a hard time when i'm at my purest and the Devil knows how to tempt me.

I have tryed to live like a saint and can manage a monks lifestyle for 2 weeks before i get overwhelmed by temptation.

If Jesus would have given in to the Devil in the desert he's life on earth would have been diferent to say the least, [at a price] but then you know all this anyway.

I know enough to know i know very little..

I'm not realy a reader or a wrighter more a viewer and a dooer.

Peace to you JD...


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Yes, Pimpernal Smith, you have confirmed what is written in the Word: Galatians 6:7-9: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” When we put our faith in works in order to determine our earthly outcome, we are sowing to the flesh. When we put our faith in Christ we are sowing to the Spirit and reap eternal life!

I'm glad you've come to read and I appreciate your comments. Peace and blessings to you, too!


Pimpernel s 5 years ago

Absolutly.....God only wants the best, and to get the best you have to test.

Like a rally car in pre preduction testing beaten and broken till it's remade and able to take anything thats thrown at it. [sort of....a tiny bit]


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi Pimpernel s ~ you got it!! You may be blessed by my hub "Trials and Temptations" ~ AMEN! God bless you!


rossi 5 years ago

im a believer in the unified religion of love...jus want to know a fact about this present existance......if god is all good and loves his children equally, why is it that people around the world are born with so much of injustice? i personally believe that we are suppose to be treated with equal amounts of everything......food, shelter, wealth,etc...to prove our selves to him.This is not the case around the world that we live today......so i believe just as the law of physics...that human exsistance is similar"FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS A DIRECT AND OPPOSITE REACTION"....


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Hi rossi, As I wrote earlier in my response to Pimpernel Smith, "Bottom line ~ look at Jesus. He never sinned, only did good and was absolutely perfect. Yet, He was poor, hated, betrayed and crucified. That was not a punishment He deserved or merited."

Consider Heb 11:25-38 "[Believers] were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground."

You speak of injustice, and so did Jeremiah: Jer 12:1 "You are always righteous, O LORD, when I bring a case before You. Yet I would speak with You about Your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?"

This tells us that those who 'work the system' of this world in order to prosper in this life are wicked. Satan is the 'god of this world' (2 Cor 4:4), for the kingdom of God is not of this world (John 18:36). Followers of God are in this world, but not of it (John 15:19). The wicked will be judged, when the time comes. God's judgment is not 'karma', for the world will reward wickedness and kill the righteous. Why does God allow this? Isaiah 57:1 "The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart; devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil."

Consider Job's friends ~ when God allowed Satan to take everything away from Job, except not to take his life (though he was covered with boils) ~ his pious friends tried to convince him he had done something to merit this from God (namely, sin). Job was righteous before God and this whole record is to show us that it is NOT even righteousness that spares us from trial and testing.

If we began to doubt whether or not we are children of God, based upon the things that happen in this life, Satan’s agenda of evil intent is rewarded. Children of God rely on His Comforting Spirit, while we live here. We obey Him, even if it means hatred and persecution result in this world. Jesus said in John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." 1 John 4:4 “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”


rossi 5 years ago

nicely written......when u speak of satan...it sounds like a being separate from god...why is there 2 seperate entities?We live in this world where evil prevails.....is satan so much more powerful than god....or is it that this world we live in is an illusion and that everything including good and bad is held in the palm of god's hands.We think this world that we live in is so simple but everything does it job perfectly except the highest form of creation....the seas come in and out...the world rotates even around the sun...everything in a perfect cycle.MY main point is cycle and if we think about gods creation in general not even science could explain it.I pesonally believe that reaching god is not about confessing to sins and just surrendering....i believe that we have to live a life of bliss.Everything around us should be god and love.....just as jesus did.....i strongly believe this!!!!


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Well, thank you for the compliment, rossi. Satan is a separate entity than Almighty God. 2 Cor 6:15 "What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?" Satan is a created being, for God created all things, including the 'Dragon aka the Serpent of Old aka the Devil aka Satan'. Satan has a purpose, and if he didn't, he wouldn't exist. I wrote about this in my hub called "Satan's PURPOSE": http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Satans-PUR...

Satan only has as much power as WE give him. Adam and Eve GAVE him the kingdom that God had given them. Jesus took it back and gives it back to us who believe and submit to Him as LORD, rather than to Satan as lord. We cannot serve two masters, but we must choose one or the other.

Yes, everything, good and bad is in the palm of God's hand, in that He is the only Sovereign LORD. The perfection of the design of Creation is proof of our Creator, God and His Sovereignty.

You said, "I pesonally believe that reaching god is not about confessing to sins and just surrendering....i believe that we have to live a life of bliss.Everything around us should be god and love.....just as jesus did"

The WAY: John 14:6 "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

God and Love: Are you familiar with Jesus rebuking His enemies, calling them 'children of the devil' (John 8:44) and Mat 23:33: "You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?" Remember Him turning over the tables of the money-changers in the Temple court (Mat 21:12)? He is both the God of love and the God of judgment. He is, however, the Prince of Peace to those who know and love Him.

Regarding sin and surrender:

1 John 1:8-9 "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."

Rom 6:14-16 "For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?"

Rom 8:1-2 "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death." This is our peace; this is our 'bliss' in this troubled world.

Phil 4:6-12 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you....I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."


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floweringrod 5 years ago from The western World

Hello, I'm new to the Hub, and I joined because of Judah's daughter. Keep up the good work, and service in the kingdom of God beloved! There are many lights on this circuit called the world, but yours truly do shine very bright. Never be without extra oil. Blessings to you and your beloveds and to all God's righteous and the elect.


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Judah's Daughter 5 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Oh my goodness, floweringrod! How you have blessed me. I'm so glad you joined HubPages to shine His Light and Love!! I'm feeling it, and I so appreciate you! I'll be over to become a fan!! Thank you so much and God bless you and yours as well.


abeyasha 4 years ago

To Christian understanding of Christ, Theology cannot be brushed aside for it concerns the Oracles of God, Like the early Christian Church problems of understanding The Trinity, which again was resolved through Theological understandings, to The Father, Son & Holy Spirit as three distinctive Persons in one GOD, having the same essence which essence is the perfect Unity to the words of Jesus "I am in the Father & The Father in me, Me & the Father are one". Christ was sent to redeem man back to GOD & when we by Faith live In Christ, to die in Him & be resurrected in Him, by his resurrection we become born again in Him & as man is diverse from one another & since no 2 people are the same, because of this diverseness man cannot come into the a unity among or by ourselves, our unity is attained IN Christ, the unity in the diversity in the perfection through His unity with The Father & The Spirit in the perfection of the Godhead, thus we get our fulness in Him, 'cause He is in the Fulness with the Godhead to COL Ch 2:9 ;For in Christ is all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" which is to our fulness in Him & to this Compare the Trinity of Hinduism projected as one Body with 3 heads & if the stories of the 3 heads are read, then what is seen is total strife between the 3 heads, even unto changing the sexes for supremacy of one over the other through Power & Might which basically is the state of man & if that be termed as god in the disunity where can then man get his unity to the peace, thus undermining the very definition of the word God & to this the Bible says "Not by might neither by power but by my Spirit" says the lord of Host & so it is left to any one to discern which is True & which is false.


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

abeyasha, based on what you stated above and the comment you left on my hub “Iron and Clay – Harlot of Babylon”, and I quote, “One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church" again refers to the words of St. Jude ‘The Faith that was once delivered unto the saints’", I don’t know for sure whether you are Catholic or Hindu. Do you then believe in ‘karma’, which has also weedled its way into ‘Christianity’? Karma is false, for Jesus was holy and perfect, never sinned, yet was hated and crucified on a cross.

When it comes to the ‘Trinity’, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (now there are three individuals) is ONE (1), not three. My God is no more a Trinity or triune ‘Godhead’ than, and I quote you again, “the Trinity of Hinduism projected as one Body with 3 heads.” ‘Godhead’ is a Catholic translation/insertion. The Greek word is ‘theos’ properly translated ‘Deity’. There is only One, True God. This was Catholicism’s goal ~ to convert people like you to their version of ‘Christianity’ by giving you a triune godhead just like you already had/have.

Do you read the Bible for yourself? Do you look at the definitions of the Hebrew and Greek? The Greatest Commandment Jesus, as the Son of Man, quoted in Mark 12:29 is “Hear, O Israel the LORD our God is One LORD”. That word for One is Echad (H 259 in Strongs). In Deut 2:31 is it used as an adjective “one, a; — masculine singular”. Of the 943 times used in the Bible, echad indicates a single character 901 times. In the remaining instances when it is involved in describing a group effort, it still means one. You can look up such passages as:

Gen 2:21 – Eve was made from one (1) rib from Adam’s side

Gen 22:2 – God told Abraham to take Isaac to one (1) of the mountains He would tell him about

Ex 25:19 – one (1) cherub on each side of the Ark of the Covenant

Lev 16:5 – two goats and one (1) ram

Num 10:4 – only one (1) trumpet is blown

I am called to bear witness of the Truth, so this is all I can do in response to you. In His love, JD.


abeyasha 4 years ago

Judah's Daughter: To your misunderstanding of the word Catholic which means Universal to the Church, the body of Christ, for Christ is Universal in the truth, not just to earth, for by Him were all things created seen & unseen,for Him, moreover it is obvious that to the Revelation of the Covenant in the Spirit, your answer is Nay. The word is not, God of Abraham, Issac & Jacob but The God of Abraham, The God of Issac, The God of Jacob which is one God, revealed unto Moses as "I AM" to which name Time does not apply, if time be applied it would read as I was, am, & will be which is to mean Life, again means The life which has no beginning or end beyond human contemplation by the mind. When it is said Lord your GOD is one Lord, is again to the saying to The Father, The Son ,The Holy spirit in its "absolute perfection" in the word Fulness, to the meaning of a singular, unlike the Hindu heads which is not to. Why did then Jesus say "I am in the Father & the Father in me, me & the Father are one & why is it written Baptize in the name of The Father,The Son & The Holy Spirit which are three distinct names & if it be understood as one name, that would be 'Modalism" to the error, which at one time plagued the early Church & why do the four beasts The Seraphims surrounding the Throne sing "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord GOD Almighty---.& why did 3 angels approah Abraham before the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah to why is he called, friend of God to the revelations & why did Jesus tell the Pharisees "For your Father Abraham rejoiced greatly at seeing me,why do you not". The truth is that again the human mind cannot contemplate the perfection of The Father,The Son, The Holy Spirit to be one GOD in a singular way. And to your other question of Karma it is written Man shall die once & then the Judgement, so no question of reincarnation or karmas, for if there be it is nothing but a waste of time, for it is impossible to remove sin by own works no matter how many times one lives, but by faith In the Christ which comes through the Mercy of God. The Karma may be the standard to the other so called heaven wherein are the Principalities & Powers & wickedness in those heavenly places. Thanks & keep up your good works to the Kingdom- With love & an advise, understand the Bible not as another Book in the interpretations of the mind, even unto its translations of the languages & its changes over the times till the day but through the revelations of the Spirit, for the Bible comes by the inspiration of GOD, for the ways of God are not to interpretations, but to the revelations & it is to this that the Holy Spirit was sent unto us.


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

abeyasha, I cannot answer you in just a few words, so this is a lengthy response becaue I love you in the love of the LORD. You stated, “the word Catholic which means Universal to the Church” – it’s not supposed to mean ‘incorporate all the universal pagan concepts and practices into the Church’, amen.

You stated, “Christ is Universal in the truth, not just to earth, for by Him were all things created seen & unseen.” Now, let’s go to Isaiah 44:24 “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone.” What does this tell you about Jesus Christ?

You stated, “The word is not, God of Abraham, Issac & Jacob but The God of Abraham, The God of Issac, The God of Jacob” – Abraham did not have his own god, Isaac another and Jacob another.

You stated, “one God, revealed unto Moses as "I AM".” Jesus said in John 8:58, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM [Ego Eimi]." Read further in that passage, and the Jews took up stones to kill Him because of what they considered to be blasphemy.

You said, “if time be applied it would read as I was, am, & will be.” Revelation 4:8 states, “And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings [seraphim], are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME." Just because the seraphim say ‘Holy’ three times, does not mean they’re addressing one ‘holy’ to each ‘person’ of an alleged ‘godhead’.

You asked, “Why did then Jesus say "I am in the Father & the Father in me” – Because that’s what He meant. As the Son of Man, the Father indwelt Him fully and did His works through Him as the Son of Man. Since the Father is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God dwelt in human flesh to die on the cross for us, for ‘flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven’ (meaning, there is no actual flesh and blood in heaven, rather immortal bodies).

You included why Jesus said, “me & the Father are one” – That is Echad (1). If you read the passage (John 10:30-33) where Jesus said this to the Jews (monotheists), as a Jew Himself, they took up stones to kill Him again for blasphemy stating, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God."

You asked, “why is it written Baptize in the name of The Father,The Son & The Holy Spirit which are three distinct names” – Is the Father a name? the Son a name? the Spirit a name? No. In all the baptism accounts throughout the New Testament, believers were baptized only in the NAME of Jesus. You might be shocked to find out this verse, Mat 28:19 was altered (added to) by the Roman Catholic Textus Receptus creators. Look at their own admission: "The Baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son and Holy Spirit by the Catholic Church in the 2nd century (The Catholic Encyclopedia, 2, pg 263)"

You went on to state, “if it be understood as one name, that would be 'Modalism" to the error, which at one time plagued the early Church.” Yes, it would ‘plague’ the early ‘Catholic’ church, for it was the original faith ~ they were martyred for the same reason the Jews and Rome crucified our LORD….blasphemy. Don’t believe the LIE. I’ve just shown you the RCC added to the Word of God and admit it! Look at Prov 30:16 “Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a LIAR.” Who is the LIAR?

You asked, “why did 3 angels approah Abraham before the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah to why is he called, friend of God to the revelations & why did Jesus tell the Pharisees "For your Father Abraham rejoiced greatly at seeing me,why do you not". Read Gen 18 again. It was the LORD God and two of His angels that approached Abraham – Jesus admitted it was HIM (the LORD God) – Jesus has always been the visible image of the invisible God. Gen 19:1 tells you the two with Him were angels that went on to Sodom & Gomorrah, while He stayed behind.

You said, “The truth is that again the human mind cannot contemplate the perfection of The Father,The Son, The Holy Spirit to be one GOD in a singular way.” Maybe your human mind can’t, but my spiritual mind does understand.

You stated, “The Karma may be the standard to the other so called heaven wherein are the Principalities & Powers & wickedness in those heavenly places.” Really? Let’s look at Jeremiah 12:1 “Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You; Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You: Why has the way of the wicked prospered? Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?”

Regarding your final statement about ‘interpretation’ and ‘revelation’. The Bible has TARES sown among the wheat. ‘Interpretation’ is understanding; ‘translation’ is corrupt. Only through diligent study (2 Tim 2:15; Acts 17:11) and the Teaching (revelation) by the Holy Spirit will we ‘understand’. Luke 24:45 “Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.” I pray this Seed goes forth and is received by a willing heart of flesh (Ez 36:25), and that is grows to bear fruit to the glory of God our Savior, Jesus Christ (Is 43:11; Hos 13:4; 2 Pet 1:1 and so many more).


abeyasha 4 years ago

Judah's Daughter: It sadden's me that to none of the three's have you given me a straight & correct answer & this is exactly what happens & is typical to the twists in trying to explain the word of God in the interpretations off the mind, for you do not even seem to understand as to what it is to be revealed in the Spirit,& you say a human mind which is carnal be a Spiritual mind, for the carnal mind is quick to blame because it is void of Spiritual understandings which come not of the mind, that which is corrupted especially when it comes to the truth of God for if Today Jesus were to come to such a mind it would be to His crucification again, to the very reason you cannot discern the difference between Pagan beliefs & the Catholic/Traditional beliefs, like wise thought the Protestants & the Reformers of yester years who sought to bring about a stronger faith, not knowing that faith is faith to a totality which has no High or Low, but alas all their strength has given way to an anarchy with many falling away & into the Agendas of Caesar seen today, & the main ones that remain standing today to a good extent are the Catholic & the tradition Churches in the faith, irrespective of the accusations which according to you must be strange but the truth you see with your own eyes. Suggest go again through what ever I have given you, not to rush on it, pray in the spirit & your corrections will come off Biblically according to your faith in Jesus Christ, in deed.


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

Mark 7:9 “And He said unto them, ‘Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.’”

Ps 23:1 “The LORD [yeh-ho-vaw' YHVH] is my Shepherd…”; Jesus said in John 10:14, “I AM [Ego Eimi] the good Shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me.”

Mat 10:38 “anyone who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.”

Mark 6:11 "Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them."


abeyasha 4 years ago

"Salvation is off the Jews", Jews do not bring the salvation, but by the God of Abraham come through Christ Jesus, come as the root & offspring of David, even unto the root of man for this man Jesus is called Yeshua which means salvation again to the understanding "Yeshua(salvation)is off the Jews" for the fools & the proud who think they are salvation, to the words of Jesus in revelations "They call themselves Jews but are the synagogues of satan" like satan who uses the scriptures to condemn others just as satan himself tried against Jesus to his own condemnation, not knowing God who is Spirit, which truth is revealed to the Children of Abraham in the blood & in his faith to that in Christ & just as Abraham greately rejoiced at seeing the salvation in his time is again to my testimony as a witness to this time, For Jesus Christ came not to condemn but to save, so woman fall not into the viles of satan for your mind is strong but spirit unwilling, caught in the transgression, the very reason why the Bible calls for women not to preach over men but to obedience


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Judah's Daughter 4 years ago from Roseville, CA Author

abeyasha, we are not in disagreement regarding 'salvation comes from the Jews' (not off the Jews), in that Jesus was born a Jew; they were the people through whom He would come. They were the 'cultivated olive tree', while anyone non-Jew are the 'wild olive tree'. Because of their unbelief, some of the branches of that cultivated olive tree were cut off, so the wild branches could be grafted in (Romans 11).

I disagree with you about the 'Godhead', in that God is NOT three, distinct 'persons', each not being the other, and you call me fallen into the viles of satan with a strong mind and unwilling spirit, caught in transgression and that because I am a female I am not to preach? You sound quite ignorant to me, which is also why you believe the three-person godhead.

I have a hub about 'women' [G1135 gune - wife] usurping authority over the man [G435 aner - husband] and if you are willing, I challenge you by the scriptures. The same Spirit poured out upon females [G2338 thelu] is the same Spirit poured out upon men [G444 anthropos]. There is no distinction or division in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28; Col 3:11]. Ultimately, the Church is the Bride of Christ, our Husband (Is 62:5; Rev 21:21), and none of us are to usurp HIS Authority. I preach His revelation, by His Spirit, not the traditional interpretations of the 'masses' (Mat 7:14).

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Your-Daugh...

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