Pastor's Post for September
There are many today that believe in the concept of “karma”. Often it is used to mean, what you give to this world will ultimately come back to you. If you are a mean person, someone will be mean to you. If you are nice to someone, someone will be nice to you. This principle originated the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Karma referred to someone doing better than they did before once they died and came back in a reincarnated state.
As believers in Jesus Christ and His Word, we know that reincarnation is not supported. It is appointed for a man or woman to be born then die. However, Jesus said in John 3, if a person wants eternal life they must be born again. Meaning, one admits they are a sinner, accept Jesus’ death for the forgiveness of their sins and lives life as a “new creature”. While you physically will not become a new person, your soul and your spirit will be renewed. It will be a start over or a reboot so to speak.
Though believers do not believe in karma, we do believe the Bible when it states, “You will always harvest what you plant.” (Galatians 6:7)
When we seek God first, He promises us that everything that happens to us will be given the purpose of making us more like Jesus.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. (Romans 8:28)
Your fate is not placed into this world and the false hope it gives. If you believe in Jesus, every step you take, even the wrong ones will eventually lead you to a greater knowledge of Him.
It’s Not Karma, It’s Christ!