Question: “Should a Christian participate in acupuncture?”
Answer: The origin of acupuncture is Chinese Taoism.
Taoism is the philosophical system evolved by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu that advocates a life of complete simplicity, naturalness, and non-interference with the course of natural events in order to attain an existence in harmony with the Tao, or life-force. It is closely related to Hsuan Chaio, which is a popular Chinese religion that purports to be based on the doctrines of Lao-tzu, but which is actually highly eclectic in nature and characterized by a pantheon of many gods, superstitions, and the practice of alchemy, divination, and magic.
(Deuteronomy 18:10—13) Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft or cast spell, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of these detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God.
Question: “Should a Christian participate in yoga?”
Answer: As Christian, why You Should Stay Away from Yoga?
We are bombarded by messages of yoga’s peaceful and healthful benefits, but what we don’t hear, specifically in the United States, is the true origins of this type of lifestyle. “These are postures that are offered to the 330 million Hindu gods. Yoga postures really are; they are offerings to the gods. If you do these postures and you do this breathing technique and this meditation, then you will be accepted by a god, little “G.” That’s the real danger”.
(Psalm 1:2) but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
(Philippians 4:8) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
(1 Corinthians 3:16) Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
(1 Timothy 4:1) Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.
HOROSCOPE IS OF PAGAN ORIGIN
(Deuteronomy 4:19) And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
(Leviticus 20:6) “If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
A lot of Church members in the Evangelical are involved in these pagan practices and it seems that no one have given them warning. Pastors should teach their members to avoid such practices.
WHAT IS TAROT CARD?
Tarot cards, sometimes called “The book of divination of the gypsies”, are known traditionally as a deck of 78 cards with various pictures on them. They have used for hundreds of years to reveal hidden truths about and foresee the future of the person receiving the card reading. Tarot card decks come in many varieties-one online tarot card encyclopedia lists 70 major varieties of tarot cards ranging from “Tarot of the Cat People” to “Halloween Tarot” to “Dali Universal Tarot” designed by the famous artist, Salvador Dali. There is much speculation over the origin of tarot cards.Did they really originate with the gypsies, or did they come from medieval Europe? Others have maintained that tarot cards came from China or ancient Egypt. A few decades ago, tarot cards were insantly accociated with gypsies, but today the cards are just as popular among occulists and New Agers. Whatever their origin, there doesn’t seem to be any argument that after being introduced to Western Europe in the 14th or 15th century, their use has spread, and today they can be found all over the world.
This is also pagan practice. It is an OCCULT. Only the TRUE GOD OF THE BIBLE knows the futre. A lot of Church members in the Evangelical are involed in these pagan practices and it seems that no one have given them warning. Pasors should teach their members to avoid such pagan practices.