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Jesus Christ and the Third Eye
In modern days there is a new desecration of Jesus' teachings and the bible: Jesus preaching of the third eye. The third eye is dominant in Eastern belief systems and many spiritual beliefs, including the New Age movement. Many spiritual, philosophy, and yoga books, as well as articles on Hubpages will debate that Jesus actually spoke about the third eye and connects that to Jesus being a guru (by most called "the Master Guru") and enlightenment being the true path to God. This is a misconception and a result of not properly researching the facts and root words. To relate esoteric practices and The Way, of which Jesus spoke of, is blasphemy and truly contradictory in the very sense of the words. The defenses of such statements are results of misconstruing His Words and I would like to set it straight. In this article I will be breaking this down and kicking opinion out. Only facts will be used as evidence and common sense of the Christian belief system used to bring it all together.
" Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." Colossians 2:8 KJV
A popular thing going on in modern times is including Jesus and His beliefs into this New Age movement, or this Western spiritual and philosophical idealism. It has sprouted out tremendously and I was, at one point in my path in life, one of the people sharing this idea before i truly came to Christ and understood Him. These debates are fueled by opinion and watering down the bible to be able to fit these metaphysical things into it, but if you are going to be seeking Truth you must do adequate research and look at the grand picture. There is no connecting to Jesus through enlightenment, esoteric practices, or a third eye and that would fall under sorcery which is prohibited by God, Who Jesus is and taught of. People speaking otherwise are cozening seekers and spoiling Jesus' Name and teachings. I will explain what the real story is, and what He was actually saying.
These ideas have sprouted this Jesus and third eye belief from a verse of the bible:
- "The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness." Matthew 6:22 KJV
I have seen this used too many times to defend this idea, as it is the only verse they can use. Many times I see this verse from the Gospel of Thomas used:
- "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."
Even though this article is not related by my personal feelings, it truly bothers me when people connect these non-existent dots because it is misleading people and supporting Christians and other seekers to partake in practices that will keep them from entering heaven. I can personally say with all confidence and full responsibility on my soul that if you are opening your third eye or participating in esoteric and metaphysical beliefs you will not be able to have a relationship with our Father YHWH (God) through Jesus Christ His Son. I urge all readers to research this on your own and read the facts that I am about to state to completely discredit all of these assumptions regarding Jesus Christ and Him speaking of the third eye.
A little about the third eye
For those who do not know what the third eye, I will explain a little. The third eye is predominant in Eastern belief systems such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and other religions. It is also found among most spiritual beliefs such as this New Age movement and numerous others. Also known as the brow chakra, the third eye is one of the chakras of our seven chakras system and is arguably the most important. Revered as the "portal of wisdom" and the source of intellect, intuition, and understanding of the universe it truly is a branch of sorcery and metaphysics. The third eye is very real and has been proven by numerous scientific studies, mostly known through electromagnetism. It can be opened through deliberate meditation and yoga, by other people, or even random awakenings but it is part of the forbidden knowledge and is reigned by satan. People argue metaphysics and general spirituality is different, but it really is part of the occult and is evil.
Located in between our eyebrows, slightly above so, it can be seen pictured throughout history most notably on Buddha's head. It is a key and core part of enlightenment and as many quote "reaching the Self, the god in all of us." This sounds nice, but we are made by God and in His image, not to actually be Him. As Jesus stated in Matthew 10:24: "the disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord." To try to be God, or to claim you are, is blasphemy and can be considered blasphemy against the Holy Spirit which is the unforgivable sin (Matthew 12:31).
People may believe what they choose, but to lead people to things which you are not sure of is accepting the responsibility of where their soul ends up. Tell me, if you mislead someone and they end up going to hell because of your teachings, who's fault is that? Theirs, or yours? Take heed.
I spoke lightly on this confusion in my last article, Chakras and Kundalini but I will explain it again. The verse used, as mentioned above, when read can confuse someone and can be used as a defense of the third eye but it's not using proper research. When Jesus was speaking of this He was talking about someone's mind and focus on God and good things. Many people, even Christians, will use one verse without reading the rest of the chapter and come to a definite conclusion. We find this when people speak against tattoos using Leviticus 19:21 which I will discuss in a later article. If Jesus was talking about enlightenment or something of the sorts in the chapter, it could be used, but this is not the case.
The word "single" that we see in "when thine eyes become single" comes from the Greek word "haplos" or "halpous" which literally means simple, focused, or single as to purpose. What this means is not literally "when your eyes become single" but it means when your "eyes" are focused onto one thing, and not all around. When you are focused on God and not focused on other things such as money, sex, drugs, and other sinful things you will be filled with Light, which is God. Spiritual people will insist that this verse makes even more sense because the "God" they believe in is energy, and light. Even though this is true, God is a Spirit and not some old white man in the clouds, this is a pretty poor defense. What Jesus is saying is that when you are good, and focused on God, you will be filled with Him.
The eye is the lamp of the body. This is regarding the mind, the eye of the soul. If your mind (eye) is focused on God, it is the lamp to your body, or soul. Many scholars will say, and I agree with this, that Jesus was referring to the good eye as being generous and good, and the evil eye as being selfish, and bad. The basic point is that Jesus is not referring to a third eye, but is referring to what your mind is focused on and that if you are concentrated in one direction (being God and overall goodness) than your body (soul) will be filled with Light and the Light in you (God) will be a lamp to your life, leading you. If you are selfish and a bad person, your eye (mind) will be filled with darkness and you will probably get lost, with no lamp.
With this being said, and no further discussion necessary, this verse can in no way be used as a defense for the third eye as the word they use to defend such a belief does not mean "single" in the literal terms but means "single as to purpose" or "simple." These arguments now cannot stand their ground and must be tossed out. To paraphrase what Jesus was saying, upon my own understanding, can result in two things:
- The mind is the lamp of your life, body, and soul. If your mind is focused on God then you will be filled with Him. If your mind is focused on other things and not God, then you will be filled with darkness and how great is that darkness.
- The mind is the lamp of our life, body, and soul. If you are a kind, generous, and good person you will be filled with God and goodness. If you are a selfish, uncaring, and bad person you will be filled with darkness and how great is that darkness.
To further understand, the "lamp" is used in many scripture verses as referring to God and His Direction in our lives. In Psalm 119:105 we see "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Also in Matthew 25:1-13 we see Jesus speaking a parable of the ten virgins and lamps. The "lamp" is used to signify God's Light in our lives as a way to see our way, and get closer to Him. Not considering these things but just taking a verse out of the bible (usually without reading the bible in entirety) is not getting a true understanding but just using something to support a certain opinion.
Go in peace
Although brief, there is not much more needed or available to defeat this belief. The very word these deceivers use is not the actual meaning and their knowledge is not coming from God, but from satan. Seekers must take warning that the third eye is a huge part of the occult and is used by people in the occult. It is in no way a Christian thing and I am not the Judge but I can say with full confidence that the third eye will only do one thing with God: keep you from Him. If you are participating in third eye beliefs and practices I urge you to repent and run to the Cross; He will save you and if you have faith in Jesus Christ being the Only and True Son of God and The Only Way you will be rescued and lifted up. God warns us of staying as far away from the occult and paganism as possible and I assure you that this New Age movement and Eastern beliefs / spirituality /philosophy are indeed part of the occult.
Do not trust a person who is saying that Jesus supports the third eye but do as John says in 1 John 1-3: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world."
I pray that this has helped someone and has set some things straight. Although people will debate this until they are blue in the face, remember that facts always override opinion. God bless and may He lead you closer and closer.
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."