It is becoming increasing difficult in these crazy days to lampoon what Christian leaders get up to. Take for example this missive from Rick Warren where we read about a fairly innocuous sounding health plan for 2011…
… except that among the doctors guiding this process are Dr. Daniel Amen who has the dubious credentials of co-authoring Hindu mystic tantric sex training with TJ Bartel a “Taoist, Vedic and Tantric” trainer. He also promotes Kriya Kirtan Yoga meditation in his book Making a Good Brain Great.
And then we have Dr. Mark Hyman who advocates Buddhist meditation in his book The Ultramind Solution, followed by Dr. Mehmet Oz who is a leading Reiki proponent and a transcendental meditation practitioner. [Reiki is Really Bad Stuff(tm) just in case you didn't know.]
Where does he find these people? Ironically the health plan is called the Daniel Plan (probably because of Daniel’s holy diet as recorded in Daniel 1:8-16). Ironic because Daniel kept himself pure and worshipped only the one true and living God even when surrounded by rampant idolatry and witchcraft in Babylon (Daniel 1:20, 2:2). But Daniel would recommend a burger & chips and the worship of the one true God, rather than vegetables, vitamins and demons. That is the point, no?
But alas, here we have promotion, by a respected Christian leader, of non-Christians who promote, between them: Hindu/Vedic tantric sex, Buddhist meditation and Reiki and thus including chakras and kundalini yoga! He is leading people to demons and telling them to have fellowship (1 Corinthians 10:20-22), all in the interests of health and wellness… People are being saved out of this dark stuff, delivered and filled with the Holy Spirit and then… Rick Warren leads them back!? Words fail, how do you even begin to lampoon this?
Makes me want to cry… Lord Jesus have mercy on your little ones! (Matthew 18:1-14)
– HT: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=5580… (Worth a read with extra info about this and tantra and reiki and more)
– PS: our family is also a bit health-nut like in some ways, but God first! That’s the point, no?