From The Master's Table Web Site

Karma

 

So many in our society today use the term “Karma” and it has become so popular that people (Even Christians) are using it in a way as if it’s magic. It is believed to the point that many are teaching their children to respect “Karma” or a curse will come upon them.

Question is where did this term come from? Answer: The idea of karma was popularized in the Western world through the work of the Theosophical Society which is based on an ideal of mystical insight. In this conception, karma is affiliated with the Neo-pagan law of return or what is called the Threefold Law, which is the idea that the beneficial or harmful effects one has on the world will return to oneself. This may be summed up as 'what goes around comes around.

Notice the origin of “Karma” is pagan and deemed mystical insight. It truly amazes me how a pagan idea such as “Karma” will become so popular and accepted by millions of people but the wisdom of God is ignored although God teaches many things of great wisdom and gives great understanding concerning our journey in life.

We can find the concept of the idea that the “beneficial or harmful” effects one has on the world will return to oneself recorded in the writings of the apostle Paul, however we don’t see that being popular and used in a way to show the great wisdom of God and how we should follow Him. No! Even Christians will gravitate to that which comes from the pagan and mystical side.

Gal 6:8-10: “For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

See study titled “A Topical Summary of Proverbs” for some wisdom from the mind of God given to King Solomon that you can use in your life.

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