Michael Prabhu, Chennai
Pranic Healing is very dangerous to Christian Faith. The source of the Power in this healing system is Satan. May this article become an eyeopener to those Christians who practice this Alternative system of treatment.
What is Pranic Healing?
It is a no-touch, no-drug therapy that uses "etheric" or "cosmic" "energy" (Prana in Sanskrit, KI in Japanese) for effecting healing.Pranic Healing books prepare one for "Holistc healing - an emotional & spiritual experience that is often accompanied by ecstatic phenomena when the "visible physical body" is healed. Healing of the physical body is done through the medium of the alleged "energy body" that envelops man, & through "health rays", the "aura", the phsychic "chakras" etc.
What or who is the origin of the power behind the Healing?
Medical books refute the claim that the therapy has any scientific basis. Like Reiki & other New Age alternative medicines it claims to be "spiritual", including rituals of "prayer" to "God". Christians know that Satan can offer counterfeit "religious" experiences (2 Cor.11:14). We are required by the Word of God to test everything... and not trust every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God (1 Thess.5:21, 1 Jn.4:1) & to examine all things like the Bereans did (Acts 17:11) to see if they stand the test of God's Word in the Scriptures & Church teaching.
Reiki, Pranic healing etc deny that man is endowed with an individual eternal spirit.
2. Their philosophies are monistic, teaching that "all is one" as in Hinduism. They are also pantheistic, "everything is god" & panentheistic, "god is in everything". Our God is personal & transcendent, distinct from His creation. They insist that man has emanated from a cosmic "Absolute" & can expect nothing more than ultimate union and oblivion with & in this energy source after a series of deaths and purgative rebirths.
Re-incarnation & Christianity
3. Pranic healing (Reiki too) rests on a firm belief in the Hindu doctrines of the Law of Karma, & Reincarnation. Negative karma causes physiological & psychological diseases. One may be healed by using various techniques to cancel the negative & to acumulate positive karma. They quote "what you sow, so shall you reap" ( Gal.6:7) to justify karmic action. The Bible accepts karma, but independent of reincarnation ie man will live once, die once, be judged by God & be rewarded or punished for eternity according to how he had lived (Heb.9:27).
4. The "modern founder" of Pranic Healing is Choa Kok Sui, a Chinese Filipino who by his own admission was engaged in clairvoyancy, telepathy, ancient Eastern mysticism, Taoist Yoga, psychic phenomena, faith healing, Chinese Ki-kung, hypnosis, Freemasonry, Theosophy, assimilation of beliefs & ideas and meditational practices from Eastern religions etc. All these are occult practices. (The founder of Reiki, Dr.Usui was a Japanese 'Christian' who attempted to work the miracles that Jesus performed & allegedly found this power after a long quest in Hindu, Buddhist & Zen 'sacred' writings & meditative practices).
Denial of Sin & forgiveness
8. They use occult techniques like thought-projection, hypnosis, "Twin Hearts" Meditation, visualization, affirmation etc.
Mind-manipulation of this sort clears the way for intrusion by demons
The believer is exhorted to be sober, alert, to renew his mind in Christ Jesus (1 Pet.1:13, 1 Cor.14:15, 2 Cor.10:5, Rom.12:2, 1 Cor.2:16, Mk.12:30 etc.)
Deification of the self
(v) In "Self-Healing" one must affirm or repeat endlessly "I am a divine being. I am that I am". The latter is Yahweh's revelation of Himself to Moses. (Ex. 3:14) Choa uses a capital 'T' in the affirmation & says: All these statements simply mean that you are the divine self within your body. In other words, you are a divine being. The practice of most Alternative Medicine leads to eventual deification of the self.
10. Many practitioners say that though they have attended only the training courses & workshops & have hardly read the books they can testify to experiencing power & healing. The books say that if we tithe to pranic healing or pay the healer generously & in advance, healing may occur even before one goes for the therapy. This in itself is sufficient evidence that there is at work here a power that permits healing to take place independent of the practitioners full acceptance, understanding or involvement in the philosophies or methodologies of the practices.
Master Choa admits that: It is a common occurrence (for the healers) to be contaminated with the patient's psychological ailments & they too soon become... psychologically imbalanced; and there are healers who have become very sick or have died at a young age due to practising pranic healing to excessiveness (5 or 6 days a week). What power is this that effects healing but claims the mental health & even the life of the healing practitioner?
The source of the power in pranic (& Reiki) healing is Lucifer. It is the counterfeit of the genuine wholistic healing that Jesus Christ brings. Lucifer himself is behind this latest assult on the Body of Christ. Christian practitioners of Pranic (& Reiki) healing commit spiritual adultery. They must repent, confess their sin, destroy their literature & tapes & witness the truth to others. I believe that the seductive influence of thesae practices is being greatly under estimated & such persons may often need councelling & pastoral care. Some may even have to be ministered to for deliverance from evil.....
One nun moves out of her educational institution to a cancer hospital offering treatment for a fee Another meets parents who comes to pick up their children at school & offers either to practise healing on their families or to train them to become healers, again for a consideration. A nun is the Trustee of the Pranic Healing Foundation of Kerala. I know a priest who received pranic treatment from a nun in his room & who took a fellow religious to a reputed hospital for more of the same. I also know a priest, once prominent in the Charismatic Renewal who was introduced to pranic healing by a layperson; he now solicits disciples, offering to demonstrate a power greater than which one experiences in 'charismatic' prayer.
. Another priest who is prominent in several Catholic apostolates is a 'Master' reiki as well as pranic healer & kept releasing 'cosmic power' into the room while we interviewed him. I have met a nun in charge of a St. Pauls bookstore who believes that these 'therapies' are harmless, even highly beneficial; & nuns who report that entire convents have been trained in these practices. At least two priests have called me a 'fundamentalist' after reading my articles. I met an eminent theologian who came to lecture at a Catholic Bible college, who said that reiki & pranic healing may be used 'after applying the Gospel to them' At a retreat centre, a counsellor claimed to be a highly trained pranic healer & conducted a demonstration of pranic power which was witnessed by several persons.
The Harmful Health Action
The Witness of the Thief
Dr. V.J. Antony
|Like the good thief you too can steal the kingdom of God if you let the rays of Grace that proceed from Jesus to penetrate your heart!|
|He was called the Good Thief. From that day on millions of people have been listening silently to that powerful witness and speech from Golgotha- "Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!" (Luke 23:42) What was he saying? A seasoned criminal! He, too, was reviling Jesus with so may others (Matthew 27:44). But, when the redemptive moment allowed by God arrived, the heavenly gift of faith began to work effectively in the heart of that thief. He began to concentrate on the face of Jesus. The other thief was busy reviling Jesus so that the rays of grace that proceeded from Jesus could not penetrate his eyes to reach his heart. But the good thief believed in the heart and proclaimed with the lips. That witness and prayer has given to generations the clear message of redemption "The Word is near you, on your lips and in your heart, that is the word of faith we preach." (Rom. 10:8)
The Word of God was hanging on the cross at his side in the image of man. He saw Jesus and his heart was filled with light. When the heart was full, lips spoke - Words of deep faith that have since inspired thieves and sinners with hope! Jesus dying on the cross is everliving and the Lord of eternal life (Rom.10:9)
Jesus heard the prayer of the good thief, full of real faith. He answered: "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in paradise." (Luke 23:43)
Let us learn from the good thief. Love and redemption are close to the sinners. Only they have to receive it with open eyes and open heart. They must believe and proclaim their faith. They must pray with hope. Most important of all, they must wait for His answer. The labourer who comes in the eleventh hour is also promised the great reward (Mathew 20/9)
Jesus, remember me when you are in your Kingdom.
Hold My Hands Lord
Lead Me On
|Our Loving Father has beautiful plans about our lives. We can lead a meaningful life only when we seek His will and live according to it.|
"I want my son to be an Engineer! I want my daughter to become a Doctor!"
Dear parents, do you think these children would have been so unsuccessful in their lives, had they been taught to ask for the will of God in their lives? We parents should understand ourselves and let our children know that, "Our God is a God who never forgets his people, He has carved each one's name on the palm of His hand, He will never leave us alone, He is a God of love unconditional!"
Let us teach our growing children to ask Him, "Lord, what should I learn after completing my tenth standard? What do you want me to become? What state of life should I choose to be useful to you, my loving God?"
Twelve years ago, when I got through my Entrance examination, in the depth of my heart, I was sad that God didn't get me an admission to the 'Regional Engineering college, Calicut'. I was unhappy about not being able to get, the 'Electronics and Communication' branch. Deeply disappointed, I had to content myself with the choice of Engineering college, Kothamangalam. Half way through my B.Tech, when my parents got a proposal for me, only because I was doing 'Electrical Engineering', I realised how beautifully God had planned everything for me. God knew that the partner he had chosen for me needed an Electrical Engineer. The young man from Ernakulam, whom the Lord had brought up so carefully for me, had an 'Electrical Service Industry.' And as my college was not too far from Ernakulam, I was able to continue my studies and complete my course in the next two years. The Lord so beautifully guided me and helped me pass out at the right time. And today, God has called me in a way I could never have thought possible to train many future Engineers!
So amid the conflicts, whether great or small, do not be discouraged, God is over all; count your many blessings, angels will attend, help and comfort give you to your journey's end!''
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