The Hard Things
I've seen so much of it lately that it's making me nauseous.
"Karma will get them"
"(-----) is my spirit animal"
"What was I in my past life?" -- take this quiz to find out
These seemingly harmless activities are being done by those professing to be Christians.
I'm here to tell you that it's wrong. It's a dangerous game you're playing.
The truth of the matter is these are not activities that Christians should be participating in, even in jest. Even in the form of a game or a quiz. This is how the enemy works. This is how deception begins. If you think this is harmless or okay to do you are being deceived.
Karma is rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism. The main idea of karma is that a person's actions in this and previous states of existence are viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
For Christ followers who regard the Bible as truth this is not something we should be participating in. Even saying, "Karma will get you" is aligning yourself with Hinduism and Buddhism which are false teachings.
Hebrews 9:27 tells us " it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement." (KJV)
We live once and we die once. Which also means all the "What was I in a previous life?" quizzes that some participate in on Facebook are nothing more than a foolish waste of time. Why meddle with these types of things? They are not of God.
The "spirit animal" quizzes are based in pagan religions. The idea is to show similar traits between you and an animal so you can learn what you're supposed to be like and how to use your spiritual animal as guidance.
Um, what? Did you read that? Use an animal as guidance?
The only thing we are to use as guidance is God's word and His spirit living inside of us. Avoid these things. These are not harmless games. This is serious stuff and you are being led astray. As quickly as this world is falling apart we (Christ followers) need to be on our guard against these things.
Stand firm in your faith. Don't waver. Don't be deceived.
We are to be different for a reason.
The world is watching, be the light.