The Devil Worshipping Religion Of BuddhismBy David J. Stewart
Like deceived Roman Catholics, Buddhists claim and are taught that they do not worship Buddha, saying that they only “pray” to his statue. The truth of the matter (as you will see in the numerous photos on this webpage) is that Buddhists do bow in worship and praise of Buddha.
In Matthew 4:10 Jesus told the Devil, “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him alone shalt thous serve.” The word “worship” here is the Greek word proskuneo, meaning “to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, that is, (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore).” By this very definition, Roman Catholics do indeed worship statues of the Virgin Mary and Buddhists do in fact worship statues of Buddha. Both religions denounce that Mary nor Buddha are God; yet they worship these historical figures as God.
Buddhism is of the Devil, teachings for doctrines the commandments of men (Mark 7:9). There are an estimated 300,000,000 followers of Buddhism around the world.
This false religion is becoming increasingly popular in America because people will not tolerate sound Biblical doctrine anymore. This was foretold in 2nd Timothy 4:3, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” Buddhism does not place any absolute demands on its followers. Buddhism tolerates all other religions, does not contend for its own faith, and fits in perfectly with the New World Order's homogenous One-World religion.
In fact, Buddhists are worshipping devils by bowing and adoring statues of Buddha. The Bible strictly prohibits worshipping or even the act of BOWING to any image of anything. We read in Exodus 20:4-5 (commonly referred to as the 2nd of the Ten Commandments), “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”
How much clearer could the Bible be? It is the sin of idolatry to praise statues and images. Those fools who claim to only pray to statues, but not to worship them, are in utter denial of the truth. Catholics commonly use the illustration of a picture of one's family that is carried around in a wallet or purse; however, I've never seen anyone praying to a photo of their loved ones. Catholics are LIARS, just as Buddhists are LIARS, just as the Devil is the father of all LIARS (John 8:44). Jesus Christ is THE TRUTH (John 14:6).
Here, from their own words, are some of the basic philosophies of Buddhism...
• What is Buddhism?
Buddhism is a religion to about 300 million people around the world. The word comes from 'budhi', 'to awaken'. It has its origins about 2,500 years ago when Siddhartha Gotama, known as the Buddha, was himself awakened (enlightened) at the age of 35.
• Is Buddhism a Religion?
To many, Buddhism goes beyond religion and is more of a philosophy or 'way of life'. It is a philosophy because philosophy 'means love of wisdom' and the Buddhist path can be summed up as:
(1) to lead a moral life,
(2) to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions, and
(3) to develop wisdom and understanding.
• How Can Buddhism Help Me?
Buddhism explains a purpose to life, it explains apparent injustice and inequality around the world, and it provides a code of practice or way of life that leads to true happiness.
• Why is Buddhism Becoming Popular?
Buddhism is becoming popular in western countries for a number of reasons, The first good reason is Buddhism has answers to many of the problems in modern materialistic societies. It also includes (for those who are interested) a deep understanding of the human mind (and natural therapies) which prominent psychologists around the world are now discovering to be both very advanced and effective.
• Who Was the Buddha?
Siddhartha Gotama was born into a royal family in Lumbini, now located in Nepal, in 563 BC. At 29, he realised that wealth and luxury did not guarantee happiness, so he explored the different teachings religions and philosophies of the day, to find the key to human happiness. After six years of study and meditation he finally found 'the middle path' and was enlightened. After enlightenment, the Buddha spent the rest of his life teaching the principles of Buddhism — called the Dhamma, or Truth — until his death at the age of 80.
• Was the Buddha a God?
He was not, nor did he claim to be. He was a man who taught a path to enlightenment from his own experience.
• Do Buddhists Worship Idols?
Buddhists sometimes pay respect to images of the Buddha, not in worship, nor to ask for favours. A statue of the Buddha with hands rested gently in its lap and a compassionate smile reminds us to strive to develop peace and love within ourselves. Bowing to the statue is an expression of gratitude for the teaching.
SOURCE: Buddhist Studies: Basic Teachings
In other words, Buddhism is an alternative religion for people who reject Christianity. Buddhism teaches that man's suffering is caused by his own selfish cravings and dislikes, and if humanity can change its way of thinking, than NIRVANA (a peaceful state of rest and tranquility) can be achieved amidst the problems of this world. It all boils down to mind control; but this does not address the wicked heart of mankind, which the Bible says is desperately wicked and deceitful above all else. Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Buddhism attempts to reform the human mind, without addressing the sinful heart that cannot be tamed.
No wonder modern secular psychology gravitates towards this eastern religion. Modern psychology is rooted in humanism, evolution, atheism and heathenism. The concept of sin is not recognized. The need for a Savior, and the precious gift of eternal life offered in Christ Jesus are not recognized. Modern psychology attempts to repair the mind and heart through education, reformation and rehabilitation (or psychiatrists and all their drugs); while totally ignoring the spirit of man, which is “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). Hebrews 4:12 clearly distinguishes between “the dividing asunder of soul and spirit” in man, and plainly teaches that ONLY the Word of God can accomplish this miracle. Oh that people would love the Words of God!
Isaiah 42:8, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” —King James Bible
Buddhism is of the Devil, satanic in origin. Buddha was just a man, a so-called “prophet” in the 6th century B.C., and founder of the Buddhist religion. Sadly, Buddha is burning in Hell this moment, having died in his sins without Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches that sacrificing to idols is synonymous with sacrificing to devils. That is to say, demons thrive on idol worship. You're literally fellowshipping with devils, just as 1st Corinthians 10:20 warns. Idol worship has always been associated with Satanism and the occult. Aleister Crowley performed many magick rituals to conjure up demons and obtain Satanic power in this world. Church of Satan founder, Anton LaVey has also written books on how to perform sex rituals and perform magick ceremonies to invoke demonic powers. Let me tell you something, I have the God of the universe watching over me as His child, a believer in Jesus Christ my Lord. If God be for me, who can be against me? 1st John 4:4, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Romans 8:9 teaches that every Christian believer has the Spirit of Christ living within their body.
You can keep all your devil powers and satanic glory, because it will end at the grave. Satan always pats with counterfeit money. All of Satan's apples have worms. Buddhists are very accepting and tolerant toward everything, including homosexuality. The Dalai Lama said, “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis,” meaning that if it makes sense to you, that's all you need.
The Dalai Lama shares the same philosophy as satanist Aleister Crowley...
Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law (have it your way!)
This is the prevailing demonic spirit in Hollywood and throughout the wicked world today... If it feels good, do it! Buddhism is a New World Order religion, occult inspired, intended to lead the masses into worship of the Antichrist when he comes. Buddhism is synonymous with New Age. The Bible is not tolerant of other religions. In fact, salvation is not found in ANY religion; but rather, in a person—The Lord Jesus Christ! You need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!!!
I hear all these celebrity authors, comedians, actors, and singers blaspheming the God of the Bible, but Judgment Day is coming my friend, for all of us (Hebrews 9:27; Romans 14:10-12).
1st Corinthians 10:19-21, “What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.”
Hollywood megastar, 81-year old Clint Eastwood says he's not into New Age, but he does believe in meditation and for that reason has always liked the Buddhism religion.
‘I was always respectful of people who were deeply religious because I always felt that if they gave themselves to it, then it had to be important to them. But if you can go through life without it, that’s OK, too. It’s whatever suits you.
‘I do believe in self-help. I’m not a New Age person but I do believe in meditation, and for that reason I’ve always liked the Buddhist religion. When I’ve been to Japan I’ve been to Buddhist temples and meditated and I found that rewarding.
SOURCE: Clint Eastwood at 80: 'A school reunion? There wouldn't be anybody there' | Mail Online
Those people who idolize rock stars, worship celebrities, bow to statues, or pray to images are all committing idolatry. God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:4-5) and commands for all mankind to worship Him, for He is our Creator and is worthy of our worship, adoration love and praise. There is none like unto the God of the Bible, the God of true Israel. Buddhism is a demonic false religion rooted in the rot of humanism and human pride. Buddha is still dead, lying in his grave; but Jesus Christ has RISEN triumphant over death (1st Corinthians 15:1-4), and has ascended (Acts 1:10-11), and is sitting on the right-hand of the Father in Heaven (Colossians 3:1), and intercedes as every believer's Highpriest (Hebrews 4:15-16). The Bible wonderfully proclaims...
Romans 8:32-34, “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”
If you are into Buddhism, I plead with you to forsake your evil ways and come to Jesus Christ to be truly saved. Actor and movie director, Clint Eastwood speaks highly of Buddhism, admitting that he doesn't know his right-hand from his left in spiritual matters. I say to you truthfully from God's Word, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Christ!!! John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
Matthew 4:10, “Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” —Jesus Christ
The name Buddhism comes from the word "budhi" which means "to wake up." This philosophy originated in the experience of a man named Siddhata Guatama (Buddha) nearly 2500 years ago in northern India. Buddhism has been compared to the 16th Century Protestant Reformation in that it was an offshoot of Vedantic Hinduism. While there are many forms of Buddhism collectively they are made up of nearly 350 million adherents worldwide (1.8 million in America in 1995 according to the Encyclopedia Britannica 1999 ed.).
"Buddhism seems to have arrived in America sometime in the 19th Century. Emerson and Thoreau were touched by it. According to Peter Matthiessen, the first Zen master known in America arrived in the 1890s, and shortly afterward, D. T. Suzuki began a long career of translating texts and writing about Buddhism. Buddhism arrived in this country a second time after a wave of Tibetan lamas (driven out by the Chinese invasion of 1956) arrived in America the 1970s, set up schools and publishing houses, and began teaching on a wide scale."
While Buddhism teaches morals such as avoiding killing any creature, stealing, adultery, lying, corrupt speech, freed, anger and ignorance it is rooted in the teaching of a man who never claimed to be God (or a god) nor did he claim to be a prophet of God. The question that remains to be answered for 2500 years is "if a man is uncertain of his future can he be trusted with your future?" Buddha was quite uncertain about where he would go when he died and his remains can still be found in Kusinara at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains while in contrast Jesus Christ defeated the grave and can be found in heaven and in your life!
I). Who was Buddha?
- Siddhartha Gautama (Gotama) 563 BC-483 BC (debated as to the actual date within 30-40 years)
- Buddha was son of Suddhodana a ruler of a district in modern day Nepal. Suddhodana raised Buddha to be a monarch one day.
- At age 16 Buddha married Bhaddakaccanna (Yasodara)
- At age 29 he saw the "Four Signs" an old man, a sick man, a dead man, and a beggar. This led to his unsatisfaction of life and so he abandoned his wife and son (Rahula) to find the answer to life.
- Age 35 sitting under a Bodhi (Bo) tree meditating Buddha experienced the highest degree of "God-consciousness" or called "Nirvana".He was thereafter known as the "Enlightened One"
- Buddha made his 1st proclamation in Isipatana (Near modern Benares north of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state, northern India,). It was here that he proclaimed the beginning of the "Wheel of Truth". This was Buddha's "dharma" (dhamma) or his teaching of the "basic law which upholds the universe".
- Buddha's teachings were passed orally for nearly 300 years prior to their recording and these were not collected until the 1st century BC (the Pali Cannon).
II). What does Buddhism teach?A). Buddha's 3 Basic Laws and 4 Noble Truths
3 Basic Laws (Signata)- these are declared to be characteristic of all compounded things.ØImpermanence (anicca)- everything changes. Nothing is permanent.
ØUnsatisfactoriness (dukkha)- there is no goodness or beauty.
ØInsubstantiality (anatta)- there is no permanent essence, self or soul (in contrast to the Hindu concept of the soul "atman."
4 Noble Truths- these are the key to human perfection.
Ø1). There is pain and suffering in life. To exist means there will be suffering, birth is painful and so is death
Ø2). Suffering is caused by desire, craving or lust.
Ø3). Freedom from suffering comes when a person rids himself of all desires. "Enlightened people do not cease to experience the pain of existence. They only stop creating illusions that amplify that pain and cause new suffering"
Ø4). The way out of suffering is through the 8-fold Path. This path is designed to develop habits that release one from the suffering caused by ignorance and craving.
The 8 fold path is:
This concept of salvation is simply "works-salvation" contrary to "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV). On Buddha's deathbed his followers asked who they should follow next and he replied "Be ye a lamp (or island) unto yourselves; work out your own salvation with diligence."
B). Karma, Samsara and Nirvana
Karma refers to the law of cause and effect in a person's life. This concept was originated in Hinduism and yet Buddha altered his idea of Karma in that you are what you are in the next life based on what you do in this life until you reach the state of Nirvana breaking the cycle of birth and rebirth. Hinduism supports a caste system in that you cannot progress from one rank to the next.
Samsara is the idea that only feelings, impressions, and the karma that is passed on goes through the birth and rebirth cycle. Buddha did not believe in the soul or permanence thus there is no self to carry into the cycle of life. The new life is similar, but not the same person.
Nirvana is the "blowing out" of existence. It is an eternal state of being where karma and the life cycle stop. It is a place where desire and individual consciousness ends. Buddha described it as "a condition, where there is neither earth nor water, neither air nor light, neither limitless space, nor limitless time, neither any kind of being, neither ideation nor non-ideation, neither this world nor that world. There is neither arising nor passing-away, nor dying, neither caused nor effect, neither change nor standstill." (Taylor and Offner, The World's Religions, Grand Rapids: InterVarsity, 1975, p177).
C). Meditation and Yoga
The regular practice of meditation is used to cultivate calm and tranquility and to cultivate insight. The "lotus position" is used which is the classic yoga stance and begins with emphasis on concentration in breathing, then body, then mind through the 3 Basic Laws and the 1st two parts of the 8-fold path.
III). What Doesn't Buddhism Teach?ØBuddha was not certain of his or your future.
"These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." (I John 5:13 KJV)ØBuddha did not teach a personal God."and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD." (Ezek 23:49 KJV)
ØBuddha always said "come and see.
rather than belief by faith, however, when he died no one could "come and see" but had to put their faith in him. Jesus came and said to believe by faith and then He rose from the dead for all to "come and see"!
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." (Rom 5:1 KJV)
Mega Hollywood Actor Goldie Hawn and Buddhism
Goldie Hawn has been living together with Kurt Russell since 1983. She has been married twice before Kurt Russell. She vowed never to marry again in 1975 after her first marriage because she said, "She doesn't understand it." Was a go-go dance in New York in her younger years. In January, 1985 she posed on the cover of Playboy, which went on to be one Playboy's highest selling issues, all at the "mature" age of 40.
Goldie Hawn was raised Jewish but is now a practicing Buddhist, but stated on the Larry King Show that she was a Jewish Buddhist. Both of her children she teaches both Buddhist and Jewish traditions. She states that her Jewish religion comes before her Buddhist religion. She became involved in Eastern philosophy in 1972, so much so, that she founded and funds the Goldie Hawn Institute, formally called the Bright Lights Foundation. Through this school they teach the Buddhist techniques of mindfulness. Hawn would like to bring Buddhist methods into the public school system and recently stated, "There will always be people who see this as scary, or as some kind of Eastern philosophy that they don't want for their kids." Hawn adds, "Mindfulness gives kids a tool for understanding how their brain works, for having more self-control".
As far as politics go, Hawn is a humanist and liberal with libertarian tendencies.
In an interview on CBS with Mike Wallace he says this about Hawn, "she's not dumb. In fact, she may be the smartest dumb blonde in Hollywood, having made millions playing to type." In this same interview, Kurt Russell was describing the first time he asked her out, and she ran and jumped on him. Wallace asked, "You didn't think she was a tramp?" "Just enough of a tramp. I like that," says Russell, laughing. "I don't like that pure -- thing all the way. I like her trampiness. She has just a touch." Again Wallace asks Kate about his mother: "When you have seen you mother in sexually explicit things on screen, does that embarrass you?" asks Wallace. "We have a very sexual family. They've never hid, you know their sex or sexuality or sensuality has never been a hidden issue in our family," says Kate Hudson. "I mean, we were always very open about those things. And my mother's a very flirtatious, sensual person, and sexy and all that."
Wallace asked Hawn about her religion and she responded, "I've been practicing Buddhism for a while. So, I call myself a Jew-Bu, because my tribe is still Jew. But my philosophy and my practice is really Buddhist," says Hawn. "Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness."
Much could be said about each individual thing here, but it is obvious that Goldie Hawn has lived an ungodly, wicked, adulterous, Godless lifestyle. Once again we have the role models of Hollywood tearing down Biblical doctrine on holiness, marriage, lifestyles, purpose in life, doctrine, alcohol, living together, sex, etc. The fact is Hollywood has no standards. Yet we continue to watch and purchase their godless tickets and support their Buddhist teachings that lead souls to hell.
SOURCE:Hollywood = Follywood
Douglas Grothuis, author of UNMASKING THE NEW AGE, wrote:
"Once you've deified yourself [made yourself into a god,] which is what the New Age is all about, there is no higher moral absolute. It's a recipe for ethical anarchy.
SOURCE: Time Magazine, (December 7, 1987), pg. 72.
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