The god Of Buddhism

Buddha is the god of Buddhism! I know that many Buddhists will not freely admit this. If Buddha is not a god, then why does the Buddhist worship, Buddha?

“There are different types of worship. When someone worships a god, they praise him or her, making offerings and ask for favors, believing that the god will hear their praise, receive their offerings and answer their prayers. Buddhists do not indulge in this kind of worship. The other kind of worship is when we show respect to someone or something we admire. When a teacher walks into a room, we stand up, when we meet a dignitary we shake hands, when the national anthem is played we salute. These are all gestures of respect and worship and indicate our admiration for persons and things. This is the type of worship Buddhist practice. A statue of the Buddha with its hands rested gently in its la, and its compassionate smile reminds us to strive to develop peace and love within ourselves. The perfume of incense reminds us of the pervading influence of virtue; the lamp reminds us of light of knowledge and the flowers which soon fade and die, reminds us of impermanence. When we bow, we express our gratitude to the Buddha for what his teachings have given us. This is the nature of Buddhist worship.”

http://www.buddhanet.net/ans6.htm

Is that true?

“Though Buddhists claim that they do not serve a god, another fact contradicts their denial of serving a god. They have their version of a “Bible”: “The Dhammapada, an anthology of 423 verses, has long been recognized as one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature. From ancient times to the present, the Dhammapada has been regarded as the most succinct expression of the Buddha’s teaching found in the Theravada Pali Canon of scriptures known as the Khuddaka Nikaya (‘Minor Collection’) of the Sutta Pitaka.”

(http://www.thebigview.com/buddhism/dhammapada.html).

Buddhism is pure idolatry! Bowing down to statues of a dead spiritual leader is strictly forbidden in the Holy Bible!

Gal 5: 16-21

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Buddhism is a false religion bowing and praying to a false god. Pleas, Christian, pray for the Buddhist. Pray that the Holy Spirit comes upon these people.

Christianity is the true religion and the only religion that can be historically verified. Buddhism and Hinduism are not true faiths, as they do not have any central claims of events in the spectrum of time or space, so believers cannot investigate such claims.

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God Bless

Brian Mason

Is It Unbiblical To Pray To The Saints, as Roman Catholics Do?

Are the Roman Catholics in error to pray to the Saints? Roman Catholic doctrines state it is alright to pray to creatures such as Mary, Joseph and a plethora of others whom have supposedly entered the gates of Heaven!

The Christian position on this is that it is ABSOLUTELY UNBIBLICAL to do so! See Revelation 19: 10

10 When I heard this, I fell at his feet to worship him.
But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I serve God, just as you do. I am God’s servant, just like other believers who hold firmly to what Jesus has taught. Worship God! What Jesus taught is the very heart of prophecy.”

When John wanted to bow down and worship the Angel, the Angel told him to not do so as the Angel is a fellow creature! This worship embodies prayer.

The Bible is crystal clear that prayer is always offered to God, and not the created things. Prayer is being timorous to the Lord, and NOT to anyone or anything else. If we creatures pray to other creatures it is plain IDOLITRY!

The Roman Catholic Church should re-consider this position on praying to the Saints! It is leading their own followers to Hell!

“You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them.” Exodus 20:4-5

Is this why the Pope deleted the 2nd of the 10 commandments? Is it so they could use statues & images and pray to the Saints they worship?

God Bless!

Brian Mason