Folks Get Bent Out of Shape Easily

According to Albert Mohler:

“… count the cost when you talk about yoga. These people get bent out of shape fast.”

Yahoo, Yoga, and Your’s Truly

We are in worse shape than we thought. I have heard from a myriad of souls who have called me insane, incompetent, stupid, vile, fundamentalist, and perverted. Some others are best left unrepeated. These souls claim to be Christian, but offer no biblical argument nor do they even acknowledge the basic fact that yoga, as a spiritual practice, runs directly counter to the spiritual counsel of the Bible. Instead, I have been treated to arguments like these. From a “devoted Southern Baptist church member who resents your ignorance”: I get much more out of yoga and meditation than I ever get out of a sermon in church. From “a Christian who goes to church every service”: My favorite image I use in yoga is that of Jesus assuming a perfect yoga position in the garden of Gethsemane as he prays. And, to cap it all off: How do we know that the apostles and early Christian guys did not use yoga to commune with Jesus after he left?

It appears that many folks got their toes stepped on.

I’ve noticed the same kind of things with other issues.  Sad commentary on those who claim to be “Christians”. 🙁


5 thoughts on “Folks Get Bent Out of Shape Easily

  1. The unfortuante statement is that most if not all of these dear folks don’t spend time emerging themselves in the Living Word of God. They are not growing. As Alistair Begg said this morning “You are still in your diapers” or even worse not even saved.

    The statement about getting more out of yoga than a sermon at church is very sad. I am not perfect and every time I step into God’s house, I come expecting something from Him. I desire very deeply to hear from Him. I want to change more into the likeness of His Son.

    Berean Wife Reply:


    There are plenty of babies out there, but there are also plenty of pastors that actually want their flock to remain babies. Once a believer matures they may begin to ask hard questions.

    If a believer doesn’t desire to hear a sermon than they should question themselves and their salvation. Now granted there are bad preachers and bad sermons out there, but there are plenty of good sermons available at no cost. Yoga and meditation will not lead to growth in Christ-likeness. 🙁

    Berean Wife

  2. Wow. That is truly sad that someone who calls themselves a Christian can get more out of an eastern religious practice than a sermon in their church. What people do not get about yoga is that it IS a religious practice, not “just a way to work out”. If these people were putting as much time, energy, and focus into reading the Bible to see just what it is that God commands of them, they would not feel the need to defend a pagan practice.

    Berean Wife Reply:


    It amazes me how adamantly some defend their choices, even when confronted with clear truth against them. It is a shame that so many attack and very few are willing to clearly look at all the information. If you compare yoga ideology with the Bible I don’t see how you could possibly say that the Lord would have one to participate in yoga.

    Berean Wife

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