Category: False Religion

Iran Claims Discovery of Ancient “Gospel” Will Prove Islam And Destroy Christianity

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The Shia Muslim leaders of Iran are trying desperately to stamp out the explosive growth of Christianity inside Iran and the Muslim world. They are killing pastors and house church leaders, arresting and persecuting rank-and-file followers of Jesus, and declaring that the Twelfth Imam — their so-called ”messiah” — is going to be revealed soon. Now the mullahs are claiming they have a document that will destroy Christianity.

“Iran’s Basij Press is claiming that a version of the Gospel of Barnabas, found in 2000, will prove that Islam is the final and righteous religion and the revelation will cause the collapse worldwide of Christianity,” reports Reza Kahlili, a former Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps officer who became a double agent for the CIA and eventually an American citizen. “Turkey confiscated a leather-bound text, written on animal hide, in an anti-smuggling operation in 2000. Turkish authorities believe the text could be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesus’ apostles and an associate of the apostle Paul.

Yoga

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Question: Recently I joined a yoga class for fitness and relaxation. During the class, mantras are used. The teacher explained the meanings such as "all is truth." Is it wrong to participate in these mantras? Can I just substitute Christian words such as "Jesus"? Or should I not participate in the class at all? Everyone I have asked seems to think there is no problem with this but I feel uncomfortable and do not know why.

Response: I am glad that you feel uncomfortable about being involved in yoga. Drop the class immediately! Yoga is the very heart of Hinduism. It is sold in the West as science but in fact is religion. It is promoted in the West as beneficial to health, but in the East it is a technique for dying. The goal is to reach moksha, allegedly escaping the world of illusion (maya) of time and sense into liberation from the endless cycle of birth and death and rebirth through reincarnation.