THE ONE RELIGION
Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore
March 3, 2019
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 23:2: “A bastard [mixed-breed] shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to the tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord.”
In the last part of this message, entitled In the Beginning, I talked about the fact that I was not a Roman Catholic or a Judeo-Christian. I didn’t mention that the Roman Catholic Church is at the head of the caste system that lays claim to most of the land and owns one-half of all the money in the nations of the West.
Roman Catholicism is a spiritual guardian of the souls of the individuals who are members of their church and they tell them that when they die their souls would go to a place called Purgatory. This place is located in “Neverland” somewhere between heaven and hell. A soul stays there for a length of time depending on the enormity of one’s sins while alive on earth. A soul could remain in Purgatory for centuries.
Their members are also told that the prayers offered up by their Catholic family, members and/or friends could help get these souls out of this “middle of road” place, but these prayers might take many years. To make sure the prayers work, many of the devout agree to surrender their claim to their estates to the church upon their deaths. In this manner, the Church guarantees the prayers so that the souls can be released from Purgatory. The church receives much property in return.
Next in the caste system are:
(2) The warriors and the kings;
(3) Followed by the merchants and farmers;
(4) Followed by the peasants and laborers;
(5) The last being the “untouchables”, those who occupation requires them to handle unclean objects.
I am also not a member of any Judeo-Christian church. These churches are the most successful foreign mission churches in the West in the last several hundred years. They were created by the “unholy seed,” who also make up the International Trade Cartel, and they made this religious movement an ecumenical Christian sect. Its purpose was to dissolve Christian religious objections to the presence of the international merchant. This was accomplished by giving media-access, and its accompanying riches to Judeo-Christian ministers who favor International Trade Cartel policy.
Because of this anti-Christian movement, the Judeo-Christian churches have been persuaded to not oppose the International Trade Cartel. As a result, the Christian West has crumbled into a nation having many gods. They also believe:
That they have free will to choose God for their salvation,
That all races have the same opportunity to choose their salvation,
That once they have chosen salvation, it is possible for them to lose it,
That usury on loans is permitted,
That America is the melting pot of the world,
That its people should be taxed,
That all religions should not be criticized,
That the Jews (Ashkenazi’s, Sephardic, Hassidic, Reformed, etc.) are God’s chosen people and are under another plan for salvation,
Judeo-Christianity is a recent movement that has taken over most of the Christian churches in America. Jews are accepted and can be members of these churches, but how many Christians are invited to join the local synagogue? Jews are welcome to even speak at the Judeo-Christian churches, or serve on the board of deacons, or to be an usher, or even be its pastor; but are Christians welcomed to speak, or serve in leadership roles, or even usher in a synagogue?
Now for today’s lesson.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.
I am not a Hindu-Christian or a Buddhist-Christian. What is so surprising about this statement—aren’t all Christians unbelievers in the pagan religions of Hinduism or Buddhism? Hinduism’s and Buddhism’s doctrines have crept into Christianity, much like Judeo-Christianity has, making many churches Hindu-Judeo-Christian churches.
Most churches in America are, therefore, a combination of all three religions: Hindu-Judeo-Christian. These churches think that they are “Christian” churches, but they believe doctrines which originated from the Hindu and Judaic “holy” books and not from the Word of the Bible.
For example, I do not believe in Dharma or reincarnation, two of the most important doctrines in Hinduism. Do many Christians today believe in these two ancient doctrines?
Dharma only asks that its followers adopt two simple beliefs:
All gods are basically the same, and
Since all gods are basically the same, there is no reason not to tolerate all religions without regard to race, creed, or national origin.
True Christianity teaches that there is only one capital “G” God. Hinduism boast that it believes in all the gods of the world—Allah, Jesus, Thor, Mohammed, Buddha, Odin, Shiva, etc.—for they believe that all gods are just the reincarnation of their basic gods. The “one- world” belief that “all gods are basically the same” is a basic Hindu doctrine.
“Surveys show that most Protestants…along with the Pope and liberal Roman Catholics…maintain that members of other religions, such as Islam and Judaism, all worship the same God Christians worship but call Him by a different name” Christian News, Vol. 30, No. 20, May 18, 1992, page 1).
But true Christianity, for example, Christian Identity, is marked for destruction. These Christian people have always rejected other gods. They are either Christian or nothing else. This racial trait is the reason they have been condemned to death or ostracized.
Exodus 20:2, 3:
2) “I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Thou shall have only one God, the God that brought the Hebrews out of Egypt; the God that was your husband, the God that was your king; the God that was your kinsman Redeemer; the God that is your mediator, the God that is your racial brother; the God that is your Savior; the God that loves you; the God that punishes you when you ignore His Holy Laws; the God that divorced you; the risen God that is your husband.
Hinduism says to tolerate all religions and all their gods. They reason all religions are telling people different ways to get to the same place, so, why should there be any criticism of them? Why don’t all religions and individuals just tolerate and coexist with all the religions and gods that they encounter?
But how many Judeo-Christian church members would put this sign on their car bumper? Very few of them would object. In fact, I’ve seen many bumpers with this sticker attached. Would the God of the Bible be pleased with this open display of this doctrine? Does the first commandment say that we are to worship one God only? “Coexist” just tells everyone whose god you are obeying.
A man approached me at work and identified himself as being a Hindu. His name was Raj and he was an Indian, a person from the country of India. He started the conversation by asking me how my company determined who was off on the Christmas holidays. I answered that it all depended on what days you were regularly off. If it fell on the day Christmas was celebrated, then you were off; in not, then you were working that day.
He then said something that was unusual for our short conversation. He said, “I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe that he was God’s prophet.” That statement didn’t shock me in the least as Hindu’s believe in everyone’s god, for they believe that all other gods are the reincarnation of their basic gods. I just answered, “You believe in reincarnation.”
The Hindu was shocked. The expression on his face was one of fascination, as he didn’t expect such an answer. He replied, “You know that we believe in reincarnation?” He then told me that he was a professor at the University of Cincinnati and that he and his family were going to Florida for a vacation.
A little while later I saw him and his family in the gates. He was there with his wife, children and his brother, who lives in India, and his parents. They were going to Sarasota, Florida to spend some vacation time over the Christmas holidays. His body reactions revealed to me that he wanted to talk some more to find out what more I knew about the Hindus. But he didn’t have the opportunity.
Hinduism and Buddhism also teach that each person is on a journey to godhood. Same concept as Mormonism! Same concept as the lie that the serpent told and convinced Eve in the Garden!
How they live their lives determines in what form or status they will be reincarnated after their death. If they improve themselves and get closer to Brahma (their creator god), they will be born in a higher caste family; but if they commit evil while they are alive, they will be born in a lower caste family and might even be born in an animal or insect family.
But they will be reincarnated. Most Hindus alive today have been reincarnated over 100 times already. That is why Hindus do not kill any animals, unless it is by accident; for they might step on “evil” grandpa, who might have been reincarnated as a roach, or if it was not him, it certainly would be someone else. Everyone’s main goal in Hinduism is to reach a state of godhood.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INDIA?
What country lies midway between the world’s two principal markets—China and the West? Historically, this country occupies the most strategically important trading area in the world. That country is India.
Products transported by Indian merchants journeying to and from China and to and from the West use the overland spice-route and the sea routes. India is the most important point of the East/West trade.
Could the country of India trade with a true Christian “separatist” nation? (Could China?) No. True Christianity teaches that a Christian nation is forbidden to make any covenant with the “unholy seed” countries. They are banned from having any trade with them. Why? If they begin to trade with them, they will begin to learn their ways. They will, for example, become in favor of being an integrationist and not a separatist. They will ignore the Laws of God. But we are now trading with them (China, India, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Israeli, etc.) so we are learning the ways of their god(s).
Judaism has only been in existence for a little more than 2000 years. What religion did the Kenites, the father of the Canaanites, and other enemies of ancient Israel have, who were living up to 6000 years ago?
Israel only began around 4000 years ago when Jacob’s name was changed to Israel. Christianity is only around 2000 years old. What did the Kenites believe that was so different from what the people of God believed?
The first world age was destroyed by the waters of the flood during the days of Noah. The first age lasted less than 1700 years. What happened? The people of God had committed the terrible sin of race-mixing, plus a host of other kinds of sins. They were almost wiped out—only eight people left of the pure “seed of the woman”. And it wasn’t just God’s people who mixed their seed, but many of the animals and plants became hybrid too.
The whole period from the creation of Adam till the flood of Noah is discussed in only the first nine chapters in the Bible. There is a lot of information that is not explained in the Bible. How advanced were they in their technology? Did they have the ability to fly in air planes? I do not know, but we could surmise that the Kenites taught race-mixing; God’s Law taught being separatist, i.e. marrying only a person of another gender who is in your own seed line.
What is the oldest religion of the world since the creation of Adam?
It is not Christianity, for it is only around 2000 years old. It is the New Covenant, not the Old Covenant, of God’s holy people (descendants of Jacob/Isreal).
It is not Judaism, for it is only around 2200 years old. It was the descendants of Esau who became the first Jews.
It is not Islam, for it is only around 1300 years old.
Neither Cain nor Abel were any one of these three; a Christian, or a Jew or a Muslim. Even Abram (Abraham) wasn’t any one of these three. But Abraham was the beginning of a special people of God. Because Abram kept God’s Holy Laws, God made an unconditional, everlasting covenant with him (Hebrews 13:20) and his grandson Jacob’s seed. The Bible is the story of this group of people.
But what is the oldest religion in the world, besides God’s Holy Ways? It is Hinduism. Hinduism is how old? It is one of, if not the oldest, religion in the world—about 6000 years old. What? Almost 6000 years old? How long ago was the flood of Noah? About 4500 years ago. So, Hinduism is older than the flood of Noah!
Who was alive when Hinduism was in its infancy? Adam, Seth, Methuselah and even Noah! Adam live 930 years, Methuselah lived 969 years, Noah was 600 years old when the flood occurred. These four people were the faithful of God’s seed line. None of them, all the faithful progenitors of God’s family, believed what Hinduism teaches. So, who believed it?
No one knows who originated this religion. Could Cain have been one of its initiators, or did he join in the worship of the Hindu gods? Cain lived 730 years according to the Book of Jubilees.
The Bible says that the creator put a mark on Cain, a sign, so that everyone would recognize him and would not hurt him. Some ancient jewish legends say that this sign was a horn on his forehead. A horn on the forehead signifies power, power that comes from the Spirit, power that distinguishes him from other men. This callous on his forehead signifies that the Spirit has freed Itself and has taken possession of the body, hardening it, spiritualizing it.
But was Cain really turned into a two-legged “unicorn”? Maybe the LORD put a red dot on Cain’s forehead. For the Hindus believe in two basic doctrines that would keep Cain safe from punishment for his recent murder.
The Hindus believe that they are on a journey to godhood,
They do not believe in capital punishment for murder, rape and kidnapping.
They don’t believe in capital punishment as the penalty for anything—murder, rape, kidnapping, etc. Why? Because they believe that they are on a journey to godhood--reincarnation. If they execute anyone, the deceased would have no chance to perform good deeds so that he could be reincarnated in a higher form. The red dot (the Bindu) would signify that the people that Cain went to, did not believe in capital punishment, so he wouldn’t be killed for murdering his half-brother. Their immortality would continue, as they would be reincarnated as someone else or something else, until they reached the state of godhood.
Hindu worship is represented by the “serpent.” The snake sheds his skin and is “reborn.” The Hindu sees it as reincarnation, an example of immortality. Eve was deceived by a serpent. Did the serpent teach her this false doctrine? The “serpent” is always presented as the enemy of the WORD.
All the main gods of India have a serpent or serpents near them. Why is that? Are there pictures of Jesus the Christ that have serpents crawling all over Him? No. Why? Is the serpent being near you a good thing or a bad thing? It should be a warning sign to the Bible reader.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott all taught Hindu themes in their writings. We all read some of the books written by these authors in high school. As early as the 1820s, Emerson wrote of India in his journals. By the 1830s he had copies of Hindu sacred texts. He was especially attracted to the books that taught the unity of spirit linking the human soul and the Transcendent. Thus, Emerson and his circle came to be called Transcendentalists, because of their emphasis on this transcendent oneness of spirit. By the 1840s, Emerson began to publish excerpts from what he called the “Ethical Scriptures” in the transcendentalist journal, The Dial.
Hinduism believes that a person is the sum of his past lives; and when he dies he will be reborn as another human or animal to continue his odyssey until he gets life right. This is his “karma.” The result is a veneration of all living things and an absolute refusal to kill the smallest animal if possible. There are cases where people starved while cows grew fat.
It is difficult not to attach too much importance to reincarnation. The caste system (feudalism) and reincarnation permeates Indian life. A devout Indian will have his body burnt at death rather than have it placed in the ground where worms will feed upon it, and after having consumed it—starve. The starvation death of the worms will rest on the head of the departed who did not decide to have his body cremated.
In America, have “Christians” switched from burial to cremation? In 1960 there was only 3% of all Americas who practiced cremation, and about 60 years later, almost half of the “Christian” population has opted for this last choice in their life--cremation. One reason is economics—it is cheaper to have one’s body cremated rather than buried. The other is the hidden teachings of Hinduism. God warned His people to be separate or they would learn the way of their enemies. Hindus always cremate their bodies, Christians for centuries never did until recently.
What does the Bible say?
Joshua 7:25: “And Joshua said, Why hast thou [Achan] troubled us? The LORD shall trouble thee [Achan] this day. And all Israel stoned him [Achan] with stones, and burned them [Achan and his family] with fire, after they [Achan and his family] had stoned them with stones.”
Joshua, the leader of Israel, solved the case of Achan, (the one who disobeyed God’s command and stole the Babylonian garment), with the help of God, and gave the judgement upon him and his accomplishes—his family. They stoned Achan and his family and then burned them. This is one case where Israelites burned other Israelites.
But even though they burned Achan and his family after they were first stoned (it wasn’t really cremation, because the fire that burnt the bodies was not hot enough to turn the bodies into ashes), they demonstrated to their God that they were displeased with the sin of Achan that he had committed and hid. Their action turned the LORD from the fierceness of His anger (Joshua 7:26). All other references are where they buried their dead, many times in the same place where their fathers had been buried.
Joseph, when he was the leader of God’s people in Egypt, didn’t want to reside there forever. He gave instructions to the future leaders of Israel that when they were to be freed from Egypt, to take his corpse with them and bury him with his fathers. They did this 144 years after they had made the oath.
Genesis 50:25, 26:
25) “And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26) So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old; and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.”
Exodus 13:19: “And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.”
Moses obeyed what Joseph had commanded the Israelite leaders to do when they had the opportunity to leave Egypt—don’t forget to take him with them. Joseph had died, was embalmed, and was taken with the Israelites to be buried with his fathers.
Hindus believe in reincarnation; immediately after death they are reborn into another human being or animal. Their old body will not be resurrected. So it is best, they think, if it is destroyed. Christians believe that their body will be resurrected in the same manner as their Savior was—thus, their body is important, even when dead.
Transcendental meditation is also very old—well over 5000 years. It also is Hindu in origin. It is the heart of the Yoga system, and an important part of the ‘Science of Life’, the world’s most ancient system of natural healthcare and personal development (besides God’s Holy Commands to His people.)
In the 1950’s, however, a major revival of interest in meditation began when Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, travelled throughout India and around the world several times to re-establish the original understanding of meditation as a simple, effortless flow of the mind towards happiness.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, one of the leaders of Transcendental Meditation, a revolutionary in the world of yoga teaching, described himself as “an engineer, sent to repair a road”. People’s experience of the mind’s natural tendency to be active had been leading them into efforts to control it, forgetting that it is also the nature of the mind to be still when given the opportunity.
Since 1958, millions of people have discovered learning Transcendental Meditation, that the most advanced meditation (meaning the most effective) is actually the simplest and can be practiced by anybody. Did our God fail to tell us about this method? “Learn not the ways of the heathen.”
While I was teaching high school in the greater Cincinnati area in the 1990s, our whole school system—faculty, administrators and aides had at their annual meeting a representative come and lead all the members of the school system in a display of Transcendental Meditation. The representative said that there were many companies and schools that were having periods of Transcendental Meditations planned throughout the day. They set aside a certain time of the day where their laborers or students all practiced this form of meditation. He told of all the benefits that one could receive from doing it, and then he had everyone at the meeting practice the procedure.
He instructed us (everyone who attended the meeting) to close our eyes and think of a good time that we had in our past, or to think of a beautiful location that we had seen, or something that we wished to do and just empty all other thoughts. He talked in a very calming, soothing voice that almost put us to sleep. We did this for about 20 minutes.
Thankfully this practice did not catch on at this school system. For Hinduism’s fundamental goal is to escape the cycle of reincarnation, and thereby to erase the illusion of personal existence, eventually becoming one with Brahman (God). How many Hindus have reached this goal? How many are now gods?
Transcendental meditation helps the Hindu become a god! What need would a Christian need of this ritual? We don’t believe in reincarnation. Christianity believes in death, followed by the resurrection.
Actions committed in past lifetimes result in present events (Karma). Release from the cycle of death and rebirth is accomplished by practices called Yoga. Liberation from the cycle is the core of Indian philosophy. Yoga practices are supposed to subdue, and train mind and body to the end that the individual no longer needs to be reincarnated and can merge with the Brahma (god).
Swami Vivekananda was a key figure in introducing Vedanta and Yoga in Europe and the United States, raising interfaith awareness and making Hinduism a world religion. Most of its practices are practical. Some, in fact, are quite beneficial. It devotees may sit and hum “om” in unison to develop close attention and harmony. Oma is the name of the spouse of Shiva, the mother goddess, whose other name is Kali, the goddess of death.
To reach the Divine Spirit one must have a perfect Master to lead and teach him. There is no direct communication with a god. One must reach him through a mediator. Yoga helps the Hindu reach his journey’s end—he becomes a god! Jesus the Christ is our mediator.
Accepting an earthly Master to direct one to “the way,” forces one to accept the teachings of the Master as revelations from god. Any type of divination is also forbidden to Christians because it, too, can become a Master.
Deuteronomy 18:10, 11:
10) “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination [ouija boards, tarot cards, fortune telling], or an observer of times [horoscopes], or an enchanter [hex, voodoo], or a witch [witches, witchcraft],
11) Or a charmer [potions], or a consulter with familiar spirits [fortune teller], or a wizard, or a necromancer [contact with the dead].”
The Beatles are one of the groups that brought more than just sex, drugs and rock & roll to the United States. They brought the old religion that maybe even Cain believed, but they snuck it into Christianity. They changed mainstream American society to a more Hindu society. Didn’t they say that they were more popular than “Jesus.”
Lennon and his bandmates arrived in India in February 1968, (51 years ago) with their wives, girlfriends, assistants and several reporters. They stayed in the Maharishi’s ashram (a place of religious retreat for Hindus), though not longer than two-three months, and the time spent there is credited to be their most productive phase. Lennon and McCartney co-created several of their songs there, and so did Harrison. Starr created his first song during this stay. The band claimed to have created 48 songs in this phase! Lennon, who was accompanied by his first wife, Cynthia, indulged in communal dining, vegetarian meals, and yoga.
Later, John Lennon, divorced Cynthia and married his second wife, Yoko Ono, who was Japanese. It was a mixed marriage. A couple of years after the Beatles returned from their trip from India which they spent with the “guru”, he wrote this song with the help of his wife. It is figured to be one of the top songs of all of rock and roll history.
Exodus 23:32, 33:
32) “Thou shalt make no covenant with them [racial strangers], nor with their gods.
33) They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me; for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.”
By John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace,
You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people sharing all the world,
You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one.
If you believe this song, would you be classified as a Hindu-Christian? You wouldn’t be a Bible believing Christian.
Cain was alive and was living in the area where Hinduism was practiced. Was Cain a Hindu? I do not know for sure. But if he lived with the Hindus, they would not put him to death for murder and would support him in his journey to godhood.
But isn’t it strange, that in these last days, the religions of the East are swallowing up the religions of the West. But if you say that you do not believe like the pagan Hindu does, and yet you do some of the following:
Practice transcendental meditation,
Practice tolerance towards all other gods,
Practice tolerance towards all other religions,
Practice usury on bank loans,
Practice that the Church or the State owns your property,
Practice that the Church or the States receive your taxes,
Practice that the land can be bought and sold forever,
Practice the belief that there is no heaven or hell,
Practice the belief that there are no countries,
Practice the belief in the third eye. In Egypt it is known as the Eye of Horus. In Freemasonry, it is the All-seeing Eye. In India, it is known as the third eye chakra (the Bindu or red dot is the point or dot around which the mandala is created).
Practice the belief in the Brotherhood of Man. All races are brothers; there are no racial strangers.
Practice the belief that all murderers, rapist, kidnappers, etc. are not guilty of a capital crime. No death penalty at all.
Practice the belief that homosexuality is just a living style and is to be tolerated.
Practice the belief that there is no such thing as “sin.”
But all these practices and beliefs: Transcendental Meditation, cremation, yoga, tolerance to all religions, all gods are the same, reincarnation, integration, homosexuality, miscegenation, usury, etc. are opposite of the Laws given us by our LORD. They are the commands of another god. These practices and beliefs have made giant strides in America over my life time as they have become more and more prominent.
The love of the Hindu is uncritical and total. Opposed to that is Christian love which is one kind only:
John 14:15: “If you love me, keep My commandments.”
I am not a Hindu-Christian.
Next, I am not a Calvinist.
To be continued.
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel.