Should Christians Do Yoga?

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This post is sort of piggy-backing off of my post on meditation. If you have not read that one (or watched the videos), I highly recommend that you do so:The Dark Side of Meditation – What no one wants to talk about…

I would also like to quickly add, before I get started, that watching the videos are essential for understanding the fullness of what is being shared, so please take the time to watch them. (Thank you!)

So…Christians and yoga. Should we or shouldn’t we?

There are pastors who have spoken out about the dangers of practicing yoga as a Christian and they have been met with less than Christ-like love, especially from those who would call themselves brothers and sisters in Christ. Out of all of the New Age beliefs that have come into the western Christian church, yoga seems to have one of the deepest holds…

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Where Did My Child Learn That?

There is a beautiful side to evil.

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Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.Proverbs 22:6 NLT

This post will probably not make me very popular; however, some disturbing things keep being brought to my attention and the longer I put off sharing them, the more unsettled I am.

By the way, this is NOT a “satanic panic” post! There is not a demon in every doorknob. We do, however, need to be discerning when it comes to what our children are being exposed to. While children’s books, shows, and movies are oftentimes fantasy and generally harmless, there are some that have real beliefs and practices behind them and are created to peak the interest of our children – making those practices seem fun and harmless, when in reality, they are not. So, here goes…

The most recent thing that I have come across is this video…

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