Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 18, 2002
THE ACTION OF KARMA
The teaching of karma (literally translated the word means “action”) indicates that karma is something negative, the acting is wrong. Karma is something you must be released from. Karma is the reason for the poverty of the beggar; the illness of the sick, and the hopeless
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 20, 2006
Karma - More and more people are relying on Karma to get them blessed here and to heaven.
In NBC new show "My Names Earl" the main character has a list of all the things he has done wrong, and in order to get Karma to smile on him he has to undo all the bad he has done. There are those who really
Contributed by James Snyder on Oct 2, 2021
Some people believe in karma, but I don’t. Some people believe what you do will come back on you some way or the other.
I do believe that everything you do does have consequences. Sometimes those consequences are small and insignificant and sometimes rather large and unbearing.
Recently, my truck
Contributed by Peter Loughman on Nov 18, 2008
On August 16, 1987, a group of people tried to apply this concept (karma) with what they called the Harmonic Convergence. Thousands of people gathered at Mount Tamalpais just north of San Francisco and other designated religious hot spots around the world, such as
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
"It’s a powerful idea, grace. It really is," the U2 lead
singer Bono tells Launch.com. "And, you know, we hear so much of
karma and so little of grace. Every religion teaches us
about karma and, well, what you put out you will receive.
And even Christianity, which is
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 23, 2009
Philip Yancey wrote, "The notion of God's love coming to us free of charge, no strings attached, seems to go against every instinct of humanity. The Buddhist eight-fold path, the Hindu doctrine of Karma, the Jewish covenant, and the Muslim code of law—-each of
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 11, 2015
Krister Sairsingh, a former Hindu from Trinidad who is now the Chaplain to international students at Harvard. Let me read you some excerpts from his story. After making great progress in the Hindu spiritual disciplines something happened that unsettled him deeply.
During my final year of high
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 28, 2008
You may or may not be familiar with Earl, so for those of you who have never watched it, you can find Earl on NBC. He’s been on TV for about 2 years now. In each and every episode he goes through and tries to right some wrong that he had committed earlier in his life. This has led him to do such
Contributed by Mark Busch on Apr 20, 2006
Bono, lead singer of U2
You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth . . . And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that “as you reap, so you will sow” stuff. Grace defies reason
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 28, 2012
EASTERN RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ABOUT HELL
Buddhists believe in 7 "hot hells" which await the evildoers - each flanked by 4 torture chambers that include a fiery pit and a quagmire.
Tibetan Buddhists also speak of eight cold hells and certain "Frontier" hells for those guilty of lesser
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2002
MAIN TENENTS OF JAINISM
Jains reject belief in a creator god and seek release from endless reincarnation through a life of strict self-denial. The title of Jina is given to those who are believed to have triumphed over all material existence. As all human activity accumulates karma, the force
Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 28, 2008
You remember the story. Paul was riding along the road to Damascus, where he had papers that would allow him to lock up and possibly kill any Christians when he got there. When all of the sudden, a bright light shone down on Paul and Jesus spoke to him in a disembodied voice, "Saul, Saul, why do
Contributed by James Wallace on Nov 12, 2009
The Eternal Creator has ultimately revealed himself by becoming one incredible man, Jesus Christ, who demonstrated the truth about God---that He is gracious & willing to save us from our sins.
Now that is incredibly great news for us. Of all possible core realities behind this vast universe in
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 21, 2002
Dull as dirt You can’t assert
the kind of light that might persuade a strict dictator to retire, fire the army, teach the poor origami.
The truth is in the proof is when you hear your heart start asking, "What’s my motivation?"
And try as you may, there isn’t a way to explain
Story: At a comparative religions conference, the wise and the scholarly were in a spirited debate about what is unique about Christianity.
Someone suggested what set Christianity apart from other religions was the concept of incarnation, the idea that God took human form in Jesus. But someone