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    Default Holy Yoga??

    We left our last church of 12 years now nearly two years ago and found a great church that I would say is very grounded in the Bible. We haven't actually become members yet. Not for any reason, just haven't yet. I haven't said anything to the leadership when the worship team would have us sing 'Reckless Love'. Now, as I was scrolling through Facebook last night I see that a lady in the church is offering Holy Yoga tomorrow night. It was never brought up in the announcements. I find it ironic that just yesterday after church I and a member were talking about things and this actually came up, as in how can Christians participate in it.
    I suppose I should talk to someone, but I'm sure I have no leverage since I'm not a member. I don't want to leave another church and start over. How bad is this really? Am I overacting?

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    My comment may be unqualified but here's my reaction. I think Yoga entertains the philosophy of "emptying" one's mind while performing the movements or positions of Yoga. I would think this notion contrary to scripture telling us that we should constantly be prayerful. I realize we are not "always" praying, but it is something we should be doing when we have moments not taken up with other things.

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    agreed...tough to separate the mind portion from the physical exercise. It can be done but.... prep and pray the end has arrived.

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    As someone who attends this church does this effect me? I know my wife won't attend the classes ever. This might be a one time event, that, was canceled do to a blizzard. How much heresy or apostasy makes a church too tainted to attend? It seems like our region is becoming a Hot Bed for NAR stuff as of late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpwillis View Post
    How much heresy or apostasy...
    Do yourself a favor and do a word search on the word "apostasia" in the NT. It's a quick study since the word is only used TWICE. The context is unmistakable.
    1Jn 2:6 The one who says he stays in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked.

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    Maybe bring it up with the pastor. He is the leader of the flock and i would want to know what his view is
    Yoga is a religion. It is not innocent
    Each pose is a form of worship to a diety so it is not something to be ignored
    But maybe the pastor doesn't know it is taking place
    I will make man scarcer than pure gold. more rare than the gold of Ophir
    Isaiah 13.12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hpwillis View Post
    As someone who attends this church does this effect me? I know my wife won't attend the classes ever. This might be a one time event, that, was canceled do to a blizzard. How much heresy or apostasy makes a church too tainted to attend? It seems like our region is becoming a Hot Bed for NAR stuff as of late.
    Well, Jesus said to beware the leaven of the pHARISEES, and a little of it leavens the whole loaf....the apostasy referred by Off-Grid...a falling away from the faith?

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