During the past century, Christianity has once again tried to incorporate Buddhism into its teachings in order to survive as a religion. It is easy to deceive Christians in this way because “if it’s not about Jesus” they won’t even smell it.
Christianity’s use of Buddhism as means of survival began centuries ago. Even the word “god” owes its origins to Buddhism. This is a subject covered thoroughly in The Moabitess Stone by Warlock Asylum. Daniel Hopkins, in a book entitled, Father and Son, East is West, illustrates this same history:
“Did Jesus call God, Jehovah? Or Yahweh? Or Elohem (Gods)? Jesus called God “the Father” and he told the people that they don’t know the father that he speaks of, nor have they seen his form (John 5:37). Also, Jesus said, “You know me, and where I am from, but he who sent me is true, and you do not know him.” (John 7:28). Jesus refers to God as Alaha, obviously referring to the Arabic title for the Buddha, which is Araha…….
The Etymology of the word “God” is ancient and altogether missing from Judaic scripts. The Buddha’s family name was Got-ama (Ox-Great) and after his paranirvana parts of his clan the Sakas (Shakya) began migrating north and northwest. The Sakas were known to the Romans as Scythians and began to populate Europe via Buddhist Afghanistan throughout the first millennia A.D. They mixed with Druids (Celts) and Gothic tribes. One mix of people identified more with their Indo roots and named themselves Saxons (Sons of Saka). One tribe chose the name Budi and could have founded the ancient city Buda in the place known today as Budapest. It would be reasonable to suggest that they inserted their “Goatama” as “God” in Gothic texts to spite the Christian torrent that deemed them heretical.”
Hopkins makes it very clear that the term God is not found in Judaic scripts. It is not a Hebrew word. He also illustrates that the term God was brought into Europe via Buddhist Afghanistan by the Scythians near the first millennia A.D.
Now the new age Christian community is promoting the use of affirmations as a way of getting around Biblical contradictions in order to appeal to the millennials of the present-day generation, a practice adopted from Buddhism. Much of this information can be found in the work of Florence Scovel Shinn, and Dr. Wayne Dyer. This isn’t to say that the method of affirmation isn’t effective as much as it is to point out that Christianity is not based on the use of affirmations and even opposes such. For example in a book entitled, The Game of Life by Florence Scovel Shinn, it states the following:
“Nothing stands between man and his highest ideals and every desire of his heart, but doubt and fear. When man can”wish without worrying,” every desire will be instantly fulfilled.”
The book goes on to describe how this is accomplished and the use of affirmations which speak in the first person, or “I am” as key to directing one’s thoughts in the subconscious mind. Yet, the Bible is opposed to such Luciferian philosophy.
Many Christians are aware that Moses is one of the Bible’s most revered prophets. He was the first author to attribute writings that would be later become known as the first five books of the Bible. Moses is the greatest miracle-worker that the Bible has to offer. He delivered the Israelites out of the hands of the Egyptians. Yet, Moses was not allowed to go to the “promised land” because he tried to use the “I am” philosophy that Florence Shinn promotes. In Numbers chapter 20, we learn of a situation where the Israelites were without water. Moses and his brother Aaron entreat the “Lord,” who instructs them to strike a rock. Moses and Aaron follow the instructions of their deity but put themselves as the “first person” reason for making the water come out of the rock. What was the result?
“So Moses did as he was told. He took the staff from the place where it was kept before the Lord. Then he and Aaron summoned the people to come and gather at the rock. “Listen, you rebels!” he shouted. “Must we bring you water from this rock?” Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with the staff, and water gushed out. So the entire community and their livestock drank their fill. But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to demonstrate my holiness to the people of Israel, you will not lead them into the land I am giving them!”
Since Moses and Aaron used the “first person” philosophy instead of saying it was the Lord was the cause of creating a fresh water supply for the Israelites, Moses could not go into the promised land. So much for any Biblical support for the use of affirmations.