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Can some one explain to me the problem of being a Christian Buddhist ???

Discussion in 'Requests for Christian Advice' started by Lily76_, Oct 8, 2017.

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  1. Bluerose31

    Bluerose31 Christian Flower Supporter

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    You bring up some wonderful points :) I will pray to Jesus about this. It is soothing to know he has all the hairs of my head numbered.
     
  2. One Of The Elect

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    Well, sounds like you are still in love with your sin. You should ask the Lord to help you cast off your old self.
     
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  3. Strong in Him

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    Don't worry. :)
    It's not for me to speak on behalf of the Lord, but I'm sure you haven't sinned.
    The Lord knows all about you, what you are thinking, feeling and going through. He understands. He also understands the difference between choosing another religion and deliberately rejecting him, and just wanting to find something which will help you to meditate and be at peace.

    May God's peace, love and healing be with you.
     
  4. ConvictionofGod

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    as someone who used to practice buddhism, the principle beliefs in both are at odds with some another, the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama taught to achieve enlightenment through a life of meditation, Buddhists revered the buddha as a prime enlightened being, some even mistook him for a god and began worshipping him, which is against the 10 commandments, in addition Buddhists believed in reincarnation, in that how you behave and carry out yourself in this life will dictate what form of living creature you came back in the next life, and when enlightenment is achieved (truest state of emptiness) you will live out one last life as an all wise being. one cannot partake in this life while also claiming to be a christian because i believe the teachings are too different and opposite of one another.
     
  5. fat wee robin

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    You are such a tonic for a frustated seeker ,who is a Christian but is tired of narrow thinking fearful people, who acting out of fear and ignorance to prevent those who wish to learn by using terms like
    satanic new age and so on . Thankyou .
     
  6. fat wee robin

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    Is she going to other Gods ,or just finding something, probably temporary to aid her present condition ? Do you ever take medicine drugs , see a football game ,watch a film etc.etc, which is not in the bible ?
    If you do ,you may according to your philosophy, be dishonouring God ,making idols .
     
  7. Lily76_

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    thank you all for posting back to me am sorry for what i did sxometimes the OCD And my mental health makes me feel very confused about things my OCD kinda makes me move from one faith to another i am trying to get help for this and i guess i was looking for a quick fix to my depression and self injury i think my pastor was trying to make me see that it was the wrong way to go i have to pray to JESUS TO FORGIVE ME am scared ill go to hell like what one of my abusers told me i am when i was a child i am scared of this and this is why i look to other faiths as well its FEAR that drives me to do this
     
  8. fat wee robin

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    Not that I am buddhist ,and I do believe that actually following it as a way of life ,will lead to 'outer darkness', if you actually practise it ,but as a Wise person here said ,all cultures have something positive,and for someone who is healthy , there is no problem in studying other cultures which can be beneficial in comparing to christianity ,or rather to our Loving Pure God who while being God
    came to clarify for us the best possible way of being .
    Love to you Lily ,and praying tonight for you to be blessed by a caring Father in heaven .:hug:
     
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    forgive my zeal, but i believe that none shall kneel before God who do not keep God completely in their hearts, which to me means not partaking in any other spiritual practices or habits ( Taoism, Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, etc etc) the 10 commandments are to be taken in priority from 1st to last, and the first commandment is Thou shall have no other gods before me, which i believe extend to revering the teachings of spiritual beings of other practices.
     
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  10. yeshuaslavejeff

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    The further anyone gets from Jesus, the more lost and confused they are.
    Jesus healed everyone in the Bible who came to Him.
    Jesus can still (and does) heal people today.
    Jesus never stopped (except as written, in the town (areas) he could not do many miracles because of their unbelief) .

    All the religions of the world, including bddhsm, leads people away from truth, deceiving them, keeping them from finding God's Kingdom.
     
  11. yeshuaslavejeff

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    Be extremely cautious ! Remember wife of Lot who looked back!
     
  12. YesMe

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    Jesus teachings represent the perfect way one can live a life, no need for something else, He has all the answers, He is the answer :)
     
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    I am sorry that you're struggling so much. My heart goes out to you. I have OCD as well and other mental health things, and know how awful that fear is, that fear that can drive you to do things as a compulsion. The fear that God will send you to Hell for intrusive thoughts you don't want. I don't see anything wrong with meditation. I do not adhere to beliefs of Bhuddism. Doing something to cope with anxiety, like meditation, and actually believing something like Bhuddism are two different things.

    When I do meditate I focus on Christ, on questions I have regarding Scripture or am quiet so I can hear from Him better. I pray during this time too.

    In regards to meditation, don't apologize to anyone for taking care of your own mental well being. Are you getting any professional help?
     
  14. ConvictionofGod

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    Miss, I'm sorry but i feel you may not understand what God asks of you, there is no way you can be both a christian and a pagan, its not enough to agree with christ, you need to feel his words flow through you like a river. i kindly request you seek God out fully and ask for guidance. i mean this in the kindest way possible.
     
  15. GirdYourLoins

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    I know someone (not very well) who I have been told is a Christian Buddhist. I have been told that they believe that Buddha and Jesus are the same person and Jesus is in effect the reincarnated Buddha. I dont think this is in line with scripture and if it was true surely Jesus would have referred to the teachings of Buddha or at least that there were teachings n other countries/lands that were of Him.

    For me this is breaking the first two commandments, to have "no other gods before me" and no graven images as Buddhists have statues of Buddha used in worship, surely these are graven images.

    Also, over the years I have known a few people who always seemed to struggle with their Christian walks, some of them have told me that they overcame a lot of issues when they cleaned up there lives. This including getting rid of statues of Buddha in some cases. I have even been told by people that it was when they got rid of the Buddha that things turned around.

    There is also a conflict in their practice. Buddhism is about obtaining things like peace, nirvana, etc by self works including meditation. Meditation is something that have concerns about in itself. In Christianity we talk about meditating on the Word. What this means is that you think about and focus on the Word. It does not mean you give up control of your mind. In Buddhism, Hinduism and possibly other religions I think that meditation often means emptying your mind and allowing outside influences to control your thinking. This opens us up to demonic influence and for a Christian is very dangerous. You are giving Satan and demons a open pathe to attack you unhindered.
     
  16. Bluerose31

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    That is true.
     
  17. Bluerose31

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    Thank you for your kindness :) I will pray to the Lord about it.
     
  18. Lily76_

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    yes i see my psych and my dr also see my pastor who is involved with the NHS mental health hospital chaplincy he has helped me so much in the years i have known him and i trust him but my fear of hell scares me so much i have to do something to comfort myself i feel very scared right now there are also planes flying lower than normal; near my house where the flight path is i am scared of planes and of the noise it effects me mental health also i feel very stressed and unwell
    please pray for me
     
  19. Bluerose31

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    I will pray to the Lord about it.
     
  20. fat wee robin

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    I agree that new souls in Christ should be concentrating entirely on Jesus only ,but there are things in the bible which new souls do not comprehend .
    I find the level of imposing of their fears from ignorance of certain christians is one reason why certain souls avoid too zealous types who impose their version without ever understanding that just maybe they don't know yet .
     
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