FYI Karma Wish And Declaration Is Neither Biblical Nor Christian
Karma is a word that means activity or action. It is a teaching of hinduism and buddhism and not christianity. It is a teaching that everything we do or say is karma and has a way of coming back to us and affecting us. Good karma is good words or actions, they will come back to the initiator as good. Bad karma is bad words or actions and they will come back in a similar bad manner to the initiator. Karma teaching therefore seeks to trigger moral ethical living by insisting on good karma for our own good.
Karma wish or declaration is what we use in ordinary daily talk. Karma wish and declaration is becoming common in movies, songs, media and daily talk. People would remind those who offend them that karma is faithful and will haunt them. Karma wish or declaration is used to warn those who have just offended us or are about to do so. Karma wish or declaration is a celebration when someone who offended is caught up in a situation that seems to be a punishment for their past mistakes. Karma wish or declaration celebrates karma as unfailing, reliable and worth believing in.
Karma wish and declaration contradicts biblical teachings and principles of life. While it may seem to be natural law, and innocent daily talk stuff, it actually offends the christian biblical faith.
Psalm 130:3-4 “(3) If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? (4) But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.”
This Bible text contradicts karma belief by clearly stating that God who runs the universe is gracious enough (1) not to treat us according to our actions or karma or sins, because no one would stand or no one would survive. karma so to speak would destroy each and everyone of us. (2) There is forgiveness. Forgiveness saves us from karma so to speak, forgiveness saves us from the bad actions we have committed.
Matthew 6:12 “and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
Forgiveness of offenders both in attitude, action and wishes is the christian permanent attitude. Wishing or declaring karma is an attitudinal refusal to forgive. It contradicts christian faith and practice of daily living.
Romans 12:14, 17-21 “(14) Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. (17) Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. (18) If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. (19) Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (20) To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” (21) Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
This Bible text is a direct exhortation on how to deal with those who offend us. Karma wish and declaration at the time when we are offended is a kind of curse to those who offended us. The Bible teaches that we shouldn’t curse those who offend us. Don’t declare karma on anyone. Don’t wish anyone karma, don’t wish anyone evil. Treat well and wish well those who offend. God and not karma will avenge. If we believe that karma avenges, then that means karma has taken the place of God who is the only one who can avenge. To that extent karma belief becomes idolatry of sorts.
The following are some of the few points that karma teaching, wish and declaration contradict the Bible faith
1. Karma has no room for forgiveness of the offender. Each bad action must be followed by a similar punitive action to the offender. The Bible teaches forgiveness.
2. Karma makes salvation impossible. How does the offender get saved from the karma consequences? No way. Yet christianity not only teaches forgiveness, but salvation from our offending nature and consequences of our offences.
3. Karma has no room for God. Karma operates naturally. If their is a God then He set karma in motion and left it to work. Christianity teaches that God is actively involved in our lives. We are at the mercy of God and not natural laws. Jesus who is God, died on the cross tisane us from sin and its consequences. God intervened. Karma teaching, wish and declaration has no room for God to intervene and interfere. Actually karma seeks to play God by determining destiny of people based on their actions and not God’s salvation.
4. Karma is celebrating the down fall of those who offend us. The Bible does not allow believers to celebrate when others are being punished for their sins. It is the most unbiblical aspect of karma wish and declaration.
Karma wish and declaration popularises a non-biblical and non-christian teaching and may easily over time be assumed to be correct, just like all other past false doctrines infiltrated church ranks over time.
Christians will be careful in use of karma wish and declaration, lest by it they pay allegiance to there faiths and gods or even contradict their own faith.
Christians would always be willing to forgive and forget. Christians will always pray for the welfare of others and even sympathise with their suffering enemies.
May God save us from any karma like belief and situation and bless us for Christ’s sake, Amen!(c)firstname.lastname@example.org (do not delete any part of this post including this. You are free to share these posts, but do not edit the authorship or content…thank you and be blessed!)