It is a trend, that is spreading all over the earth; buddha statues. Under the cloak of peace, calm energy, positive energy, happiness, hope, harmony, many people take these buddha statues into their homes. These buddha statues supposed to bring peace, harmony, health, wealth, happiness, positivity, prosperity, etc.
People say, that only by looking at buddha statues, it should already give you some kind of peace. Maybe someone has given you a buddha statue, and you have given it a nice place in your home. But do you know, what you have brought into your home? Are you aware what these buddha statues will cause in your life?
‘Many people don’t know what they bring into their home’
Many people don’t know what they bring into their home, or in their garden. They received a buddha statue from someone, or bought it in a store, or have bought a buddha statue or several buddha statues during their travel in Asia (although according to the rule, you may never purchase a buddha for yourself), and have given it a nice place in their home, or garden. They think these buddha statues looks exotic, and really fits into the Asian trend for homes.
That an unbeliever (the world) brings buddha statues into his/her home is bad, but that some Christians also follow this trend, and bring buddha statues into their home is unbelievable to me.
How can a Christian, that believes in Jesus Christ, and follows Him, bring a statue of a dead man, who founded and represents buddhism, into his/her home? How is this possible?
The name Christian
It is possible, because most Christians, are nothing more than ‘name Christians’. They are not born-again Christians; born of the Spirit of God. But they are carnal, and therefore they cannot comprehend the Spiritual world, nor the things of the Spirit. They walk after the flesh and are ruled by their senses, emotions, feelings, thoughts etc.
A born-again Christian would never do something, or bring something into his/her house, that would offend the Lord.
(S)he would never bring a statue(s), or an image(s), of a dead person into his/her home, that represent a dead religion; a human philosophy, that denies Jesus Christ.
Because buddhism says: “There is no God.”
But these so called Christians, do these things, because they don’t know the Word; Jesus Christ.
Through ignorance, and a lack of knowledge of Gods word, they bring a lot of sorrow upon themselves. Because these statues, that look so innocent and calm, can cause you a lot of sorrow, problems, and harm.
What does the Word say about idols?
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the Lord your God! (Lev 19:4)
The Lord has given commandments and instructions in His Word, because of His great love towards man. He wants to have a relationship with man and doesn’t want anything bad to happen to them. He wants them to keep them from harm.
Therefore, when the Lord gives us an instruction, that we must turn away from idols, and to not get involved, then why won’t we listen, and obey His instruction?
Buddha is an idol, he has been exalted by people, and has been elevated to a god, he is the founder of buddhism. People worship his earthly wisdom, and apply it into their lives.
Who was Buddha?
Gautama Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama was his real name) was the founder of buddhism. Siddhartha Gautama was born between 490 en 410 B.C. and was the son of a king. He grew up in Nepal, and was a hindu. He observed the many contradictions, and problems in life. After many years, he left the palace, his wife, and child, because he didn’t want to live, as a fortune man anymore. He went away, looking for the truth of life.
After seven years, of wandering, meditating, inquiring, and searching, he found (according to him) the true path, and great enlightenment under the legendary Bo tree; the tree of wisdom. He attained nirvana.
The teachings of buddha, are concerned with the ramifications of the four noble truths, and the eightfold path.
This philosophy, or religion has nothing in common with the Christian faith.
When you bring a buddha into your home, you not only take an idol (statue) into your house, but you also bring the spirit behind this idol; the devil, his demons and the death, into your house.
Because as I wrote before, there are only two kingdoms; the Kingdom of God, and the kingdom of the devil. If buddhism doesn’t belong to the Kingdom of God, it belongs to the kingdom of the devil.
Maybe you are laughing right know, or maybe you think “what a nonsense!” But this is no nonsense, this is reality. The spiritual world is no-nonsense, it is real! And it’s about time, that the believers of Jesus Christ wake up in the spirit, because many are blinded and are living in spiritual darkness.
The demonic spirit
I once heard a story of a person, who entered a temple. In that temple, there was a room with an enormous buddha statue. At certain times, the priest of that temple entered the room, kneeled down in front of the statue, and placed food, flowers, incense oil, etc. The person asked the priest, if he really believed, that the statue would eat his food. The priest answered: “of course not, but the spirit behind that statue will manifest“. Every time the priest put food before this statue, the demonic spirit came forth, and manifested himself in the room.
In Revelation 13:15, we read about the image of the beast, and that the beast has power to give life; a spirit, to the image of the beast, so that the image will be able to speak. That image is not able to speak, but the demonic spirit, that will be given to the image, will speak.
The danger of buddha statues
This also happens in your home; buddha statues have no power and life, but the demonic spirit behind these buddha statues, have power and will manifest themselves.
This demonic spirit can cause a lot of hurt in a family. Because this demonic spirit is a representative of the devil. And you know, that the devil only wants one thing, and that’s to destroy every person upon this earth.
This demonic spirit can cause (mental)illness, sickness, fights, divorces, rebellion against parents, violence, abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, negative feelings, poverty etc. All these things happen, because of a lack of knowledge.
Because of ignorance, and a lack of knowledge, people open their doors, for evil to enter their homes, and their lives.
They think these buddha statues will bring calm energy, peace, harmony, luck, prosperity, wealth, etc.. But the truth is, that these buddha statues will only bring disaster and will cause a lot of harm in someone’s life.
I once heard about a person, who had a tumor, a form of cancer. During prayer I saw this buddha statue. I called the person, and asked if the person had a buddha statue. The person confirmed, that they had a buddha statue. I advised them to throw the buddha away. The person obeyed, and in a short time the pain and tumor disappeared.
The spiritual world
The spiritual world is real. It is the world behind this visible world. All visible things, and everything that’s created, have their origin in the spiritual world. God is Spirit, and He created everything out of the Spirit.
When we become born-again, our spirit becomes alive. Our lives will be changed, and we shall no longer live after the flesh. But we shall be seated in Jesus Christ; the Word, in this spiritual world, and shall walk after the Spirit.
When you enter the spiritual realm out of your soul, that’s a very dangerous thing to do. Because in no time, these demon spirits will enter your life, and will cause manifestations in your flesh (shaking, moving like a snake, falling etc).
But when we are seated in Jesus Christ, we can operate in the spiritual realm, and be protected. Because we enter out of the spirit the spiritual realm in His authority.
When we become born-again, we will no longer walk after the flesh; after our senses, thoughts, emotions, will, desires, lusts etc. anymore, but we will walk after the Spirit. Therefore, we shall able to discern the things that are of God, and the things that are of the devil.
We must not underestimate the power of the devil and demonic spirits, who will often try to imitate the Holy Spirit. But if you have the Spirit of Christ, you will be able to discern the spirits.
Buddha statues are a hype
Buddhism belongs to the four largest religions in the world. It is the religion of the East, and it becomes more and more popular in the West. Although many people consider Buddhism not a religion, because buddhists don’t believe in God, the Creator, and therefore they consider Buddhism a philosophy. But Buddhism has a lot of religious aspects, and therefore it is overall considered a religion.
He even uses celebrities; actors, actresses, models, singers, idols, you name it. Because he knows, that these people (idols) have many followers. And these followers want to copy them, and want to be like them, therefore they will copy their lifestyle.
When they see, that their idol is into buddhism, having buddha statues, practising yoga etc. they also want to do that.
They bring buddha statues into their homes, and do yoga, and without knowing, they have opened the door for demonic forces and invited them to come into their lives.
People, who are still carnal and walk after the flesh, are always interested in human philosophies, and other religions. Especially the eastern philosophy has become very popular. There are many people, who are interested in the spiritual world, and the spiritual things, but they often look in the wrong places.
Faith of the senses and a lack of knowledge
The reason why so many unbelievers are getting involved in the spiritual world and the occult, is because most Christians stay carnal and keep living after the flesh (ruled by their senses, feelings, thoughts, emotions etc.), and make the faith, a faith of the senses, instead of the Spirit.
There are many people, who are wandering and looking for the meaning of life. They are looking for the truth and spiritual things, and many find them in buddhism.
For those people buddhism seems trustworthy. They get clear answers at their questions, and they do understand the many wisdom quotes from buddha.
In contrary to the Christian faith, where most Christians don’t know, or don’t understand the Bible themselves. Therefore when someone approaches them, with certain questions about life, they cannot answer these questions. How can the unbeliever be won for Jesus Christ, if a believer is not able to provide answers to the questions of the unbeliever?
It’s a shame, because of the lack of knowledge of Gods Word, and because most Christians don’t walk after the Spirit, with signs and wonders following them, many people will be lost forever.
The only true destination of man
Many people are looking and searching for their true destination, that can only be found in Jesus Christ. There is only one way, and that way is Jesus.
He is the only One that can give eternal life. There is no other way to come to God, than through Jesus.
Only the blood of Jesus Christ can cleanse you, from all your sins and iniquities, and can bring you into a place of holiness and righteousness.
Only by the blood of Jesus you are reconciled with God; your Creator, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and all hosts. And by the power of the blood, and the power of the Holy Spirit, you will become born again in the spirit. There is no other way to become born again.
Buddhists believe, they have to get born again many times. But they shall never find, what they are looking for.
There is only one rebirth, and that is through Jesus Christ. Through Him it is possible to become a new creation.
You can only become that new creation by believing in Jesus Christ, accept Him as your Saviour and Lord, to lay down your old life in the water baptism, and become born again in the spirit, by the power of the Holy Spirit. When you become a new creation, you become a son of God.
Jesus is the only Savior and Lord
Let us serve Jesus, and obey Him (obey His commandments), instead of an idol; a statue of a dead man, that denies Jesus Christ. When you bring buddha statues into your home, you bring buddha into your home and open the door, for destruction and the death to enter.
Jesus is risen from the death! He has conquered death, and lives for ever more!
If you have buddha statues in your house, and want to follow Jesus, then throw these buddha statues away. Destroy them, and ask forgiveness to God, and cleanse your house, by commanding these evil spirits to leave your house in the Name of Jesus.
This also applies to African statues and sculptures, African masks, Indonesian statues, Indonesian masks, Mexican statues, Peruvian statues, Roman statues, Greek statues etc. that also represent idols.
Dedicate your life and house to Jesus Christ, and you shall experience true peace. The peace of God, that no buddha statue can give you, not even if you have 10 buddha statues, or 100 buddha statues in your house.
Only Jesus can give you this peace, that passes all human understanding.
‘Be the salt of the earth’