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Chanting dulls the mind

God instructs us to meditate on His Word. The original Hebrew Word for “meditate” also means to “mutter, roar, speak, talk, or utter”. In Joshua 1:8, God calls us to mutter His Word to ourselves day and night. World religions also teach their followers to mutter prayers, mantras or sounds....

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Yoga is a dangerous spiritual discipline

Yoga is hugely popular for its benefits to the body’s physical flexibility and strength. There is much debate about whether it is purely a fitness regime or not. Hence, it is worthy to note that Hindus lay claim to yoga and object to its marketing as being purely for health...

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Meditation can corrupt

The world has embraced various forms of meditation that focus either on the present, emptying our minds or repeating a mantra. This is very different from what the Bible teaches about meditation. Biblical meditation is a focused contemplation of God; where we pray to our Heavenly Father and receive spiritual encouragement and revelation through...

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Hypnotism hijacks our mind

Hypnosis is the “induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.”  Hypnotism bypasses the analytical side of one’s brain, the conscious mind, where value judgements are made, and taps into one’s subconscious mind, which has...

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Qi energy leads us away from God

Qi (or chi) refers to the circulating life force or vital energy that is central to Chinese medical treatments, exercise and self-defence. This is counter to the Holy Spirit, who is breath of God and His life-force. Whenever we turn to acupuncture (针刺), Chinese medicine, fengshui (风水), qigong (气功), tai chi (太极拳), foot reflexology (足底按摩), tuina...

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Sororities and fraternities corrupt

Members of sororities and fraternities form strong social attachments that can last a lifetime. Gods Word warns us against becoming attached with people who are not submitted to God, because they will ultimately lead us astray. A quick look at the practices at sororities and fraternities points to many ungodly rituals...

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Demonic nightmares can be stopped

God promises all believers sweet sleep. Vivid, frightening nightmares however, point to emotional strongholds that haven’t been submitted to God and demonic interference into God’s sweet rest for us. Thankfully, demonic nightmares can be stopped in the name of Jesus Christ. We simply need to arm ourselves with the right...