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Lies Buddhists Believe     Truth to Say to Buddhists

Deception: Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born about 560 BC during the time of Ezekiel in the Bible.  He called himself “Buddha” meaning, “the enlightened one.”  Buddhism came out of Hinduism.  It did away with the caste system.

Truth to Say:  Buddha was right that existence bring suffering.  Many times suffering comes because of sinful choices that are made. Some Christians have suffered a lot emotionally and physically, but they have found that their loving relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ and the healing power of the Holy Spirit has brought great comfort to their suffering.  In John 15:15 Jesus said to His disciples before He ascended to heaven that God will give you all another Comforter, (Who is the Holy Spirit), that He may abide with you forever.”   The Holy Spirit abides within Christians and brings healing comfort to them all.

Deception:   Buddha discovered 

Four Noble Truths

1. Existence Brings Suffering  
2.  The cause of suffering is the craving desire for pleasure (happiness and prosperity).

Truth to Say:  In Ezekiel 36:26 says, “I will give you a new heart and I will give you new and right desires.”  Psalm 37:4: “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Deception:  The 3rd Noble Truth:  The way to escape from suffering is to get rid of the desire for pleasure.

Truth to Say:  So God sent His Son Jesus Christ who paid the price for our sins, satisfying the wrath of God through shedding His blood, and dying on the cross. You escape suffering in hell through praying to receive Jesus as Lord.

 Deception:  The 4th Noble Truth:  The way to be rid of desire is to discipline one’s mind and to live correctly, following the Eightfold path

Truth to Say:  God want us to have godly desires. Christians practice disciplining their minds through actively memorizing scriptures, not like Buddhists who passivelyblank out their minds through yoga, which can cause demons to enter in.  

Deception:  Buddhists believe to receive “salvation”, you must go through a series of reincarnations, a chain of rebirths, in which each soul, through mastering the Eight-fold Path, can rise to a higher state.  The deny the authority of the Vedas (that the Hindus believe in)

Truth to Say:  We are human, so we all sin.  Our sin separates us from God.  Hebrews 9:22 says without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins.  Jesus Christ paid the price for our sins through shedding His holy blood on the cross for all mankind, so that we could be forgiven and reconciled again to God.  Salvation from hell or eternal life in heaven is a free gift. You just believe and pray to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  After you are saved, then God does want you to do good works to help your fellow man (like the 8 fold path), but it is not how you receive salvation.

Deception:  The Eightfold Path consists of right – views, intention, speech, conduct, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and right meditation (through yoga). 

Truth to Say:  The Eight fold path reminds me of Matt. 22:37-40 which says the whole Law & the Prophets hang on these two commandments:  “To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. Second, to love your neighbor as yourself.” 

Deception:  Buddhists strive to do the Eight fold path in order to stop the reincarnation cycle and enter into the state of Nirvana – where they have finally reached the higher state forever

Truth to SayAnd yet, Christians are not saved through obeying these two commandments.  Ephesians 2:8-9 says we are not saved by works (like the 8-fold path), but by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Heaven is a free gift.   After you are born again, God certainly wants you to help your fellow man and do good works.

Deception:  Their idea of hell is being reincarnated into a lower state of being, like a bug.  Therefore they do not kill any living animals because they may be killing somebody – like perhaps an old friend or a loved or a relative.

Truth to Say:  Hell is full of pain, suffering, fire and brimstone. Many have gone there and come back with the same testimony, proving that hell exists. Americans kill our animals & spray pesticides, but if you receive Jesus as your Lord, you won’t have to worry.  So what were you before this life?  How do you know?  What bothers me is there is no proof for reincarnation. But proof is in the Bible for all that Jesus said & did.

 

 

 

     
































































Would you like to Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Have Eternal Life in Heaven?  Then Pray this Salvation Prayer:  “Heavenly Father, I believe You love me and that Your Son Jesus Christ died for me on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead.  Jesus, I repent for all of my sins. I repent for all the wrong things I have done.  I repent for believing those lies and now I believe the truth.  Now I ask You, Jesus,  to come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. I want to live for You.  Holy Spirit, come fill me with Your power.  Thank You for loving and forgiving me, for saving me from hell, and giving me eternal life in heaven.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

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