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Bring It On-Line: Is Yoga Wrong

Is yoga wrong? I am paralyzed on my left side from a stroke. Is it okay to ask God to help me walk on my cane a little faster and better? My sister and I disagree. She said if God is a loving God He would forgive those who got the "mark of the ... Read Transcript


Terry: WE INVITE YOU TO

SEND IN YOUR E-MAIL

QUESTIONS, AND A NUMBER OF

YOU HAVE DONE THAT.

THE FIRST ONE IS FROM

JESSICA, WHO SAYS, "IN THE

PAST I DID YOGA AS PART OF

MY WORKOUT.

I NEVER THOUGHT IT WAS WRONG

UNTIL ONE OF THE INSTRUCTORS

STRESSED MAKING IT QUOTE A

SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE.

AT THAT POINT I STOPPED

GOING.

I REALLY MISS IT, BUT I

DON'T WANT DEMONIC FORCES IN

MY LIFE.

IS IT WRONG?"

Pat: HERE IS THE DEAL,

THERE ARE REALLY GOOD

STRETCHING EXERCISES

CONNECTED WITH YOGA.

YOU STRETCH AND GET YOUR

MUSCLES ALL LIMBER.

AND THEN YOU CAN DO SOME

HEAVY WORKOUT.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH

THAT.

BUT IF YOU DO IT ACCORDING

TO MANY OF THEM, THEY INSIST

ON YOU HAVING WHAT IS CALLED

A MANTRA.

AND SO YOU SAY THINGS, AND

YOU'RE NOT REALIZING YOU'RE

SPEAKING IN HINDI, AND

YOU'RE SPEAKING TO SOME

HINDU GOD.

YOU DON'T WANT TO GET

INVOLVED IN SOME SORT OF

MYSTIC RELATIONSHIP.

AS FAR AS TAKING YOUR HANDS

OVER YOUR HEAD, THERE IS

NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.

BUT BEING INTO THE OCCULT,

YOU DON'T WANT IT.

Terry: SARAH SAYS, "I

AM PARALYZED ON MY LEFT SIDE

FROM A STROKE.

I HAVE ACCEPTED THE FACT

THAT IT IS NOT TIME FOR A

COMPLETE RECOVERY.

BUT IS IT WRONG FOR ME TO

ASK GOD TO WALK BETTER

BECAUSE I HAVE A FEAR OF

FALLING.

I AM THANKFUL FOR THE

PROGRESS I HAVE MADE SO

FAR."

Pat: YOU ARE SO SWEET

AND LOVELY.

GOD REALLY WANTS YOU

HEALED.

BROTHERS, I PRAY THAT YOU

MAY PROSPER AND BE IN HEALTH

AS YOUR SOUL PROSPERS, IS

WHAT JOHN WROTE.

GOD WANTS US ALL TO BE

PAIN-FREE.

HE DOESN'T VISIT PAIN ON

PEOPLE.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH

ASKING.

OF COURSE YOU DON'T WANT

TOTAL HEALING, BUT IF YOU

ARE RESIGNED OF PART OF THE

STROKE IS THERE, BUT YOU

WANT TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE

WITH WHAT IS LEFT, BY ALL

MEANS ASK HIM.

GOD LOVES THAT TYPE OF

PRAYER.

Terry: KENNETH WRITES,

"OUR CHURCH IS ON ITS THIRD

MINISTER IN FOUR YEARS.

RECENTLY THE HYMNAL MUSIC IS

GETTING SLOWER AND SLOWER.

I'VE MENTIONED MY CONCERN TO

SOME OF THE OLDER ELDERS,

BUT THEY AREN'T CONCERN

BECAUSE THEY LIKE IT.

THE YOUNGER PEOPLE WANT A

MORE CONTEMPORARY SONG.

SHOULD I TRY TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE THERE OR JUST

MOVE TO ANOTHER CHURCH?"

Pat: I DON'T ENOUGH TO

TELL YOU, BUT IT IS THE

CLASSES THAT ARE TAKING

PLACE.

I LOVE THE OLD HYMNS.

THERE ARE SOME HYMNS THAT

ARE JUST MAJESTIC, AND THEY

CARRY YOU INTO THE HANDS OF

GOD AND THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL.

AND SOME OF THE CONTEMPORARY

MUSIC IS CACOPHONY AND I

CAN'T STAND IT.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE

PRAISE AND WORSHIP MUSIC

THAT COMES OUT OF THE RECORD

COMPANIES AND SOME OF THE

MUSICIANS IS JUST FANTASTIC,

AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT TO

RESPOND TO IT.

MOST CHURCHES FACED WITH THE

DILEMMA YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

SAY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A

SERVICE FOR THE YOUNG

PEOPLE, WITH THE

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC, AND THEN

A SERVICE FOR THE ELDERS.

IF PEOPLE HAVE ANY SENSE,

THAT'S WHAT THEY'LL DO.

OTHER THAN THAT, YOU WANT SO

SAY, I WANT TO BE

COMFORTABLE.

YOU DON'T WANT TO SIT THERE

AND WHILE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO

WORSHIPPING GOD, SAY IF THEY

JUST STOP THIS ORGAN.

Terry: AND FOR THOSE

CHURCHES THAT DON'T HAVE

ENOUGH TO HAVE TWO SERVICES,

COMBINE THE TWO.

Pat: THE OLDER PEOPLE

GET OFFENDED.

AND THEY DON'T WANT THE

YOUNGER MUSIC.

PROBABLY -- IT IS LIKE JESUS

PARABLE THAT YOU DON'T PUT

NEW WINE IN OLD SKINS.

THESE ARE OLD SKINS.

AND IF YOU PUT NEW WINE IN,

THE SKINS WILL BE TORN AND

YOU LOSE IT ALL.

DON'T FIGHT.

YOU MAY HAVE TO GO SOME

PLACE ELSE.

MAYBE YOU COULD HAVE A YOUTH

CHURCH OR SOMETHING.

IF THE OLD PEOPLE WON'T

ACCOMMODATE, YOU PROBABLY

WANT TO GO SOME PLACE WHERE

YOU'RE MORE HAPPY.

Terry: GRACE SAYS, "MY

SISTER AND I HAD A

DISAGREEMENT.

SHE SAID IF GOD IS A LOVING

GOD, HE WOULD FORGIVE THOSE

WHO GOT THE MARK OF THE

BEAST.

I THOUGHT SOMEONE WHO GOT

THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS

PERMANENT.

WHICH IS TRUE?"

Pat: I DON'T THINK IT

IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD BE

ARGUING ABOUT.

THE TRUTH IS GOD WILL

FORGIVE ANYTHING.

I'M SURE THE SOMEBODY COULD

COME BACK AND SAY I'M

SORRY.

WE HAVE IN THE BIBLE A

SEEMING FEELING THAT ONCE

SOMEBODY SUBMITS TO THE

ANTI-CHRIST SYSTEM, THEY

HAVE TURNED THEIR BACK ON

JESUS AND THERE IS NO COMING

BACK.

I WOULDN'T SPEND YOUR TIME

ARGUE BE ABOUT THAT.

YOU SHOULD SPEND YOUR TIME

SAYING, HOW CAN I PLEASE THE

LORD.

Terry: ANNA SAYS, "HOW

CAN YOU KEEP A SERVANT'S

HEART FROM BECOMING A USED

HEART.

I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE, BUT I

DON'T WANT TO BE TAKEN

ADVANTAGE OF?"

Pat: JESUS CHRIST SET

THE EXAMPLE.

HE TOOK AN OUTER GARMENT

DOWN AND WASHED THE PEOPLE

OF THE DISCIPLES.

IT WAS AN ACT OF HUMILITY.

HE ALSO FOUND EVIL IN THE

TEMPLE, AND HE MADE A WHIP

WITH ROPES, AND WHIPPED THE

MONEY CHANGERS, OVERTURNED

THEIR TABLES, AND DROVE THEM

OUT OF THE TEMPLE.

BOTH OF THEM, JESUS.

SO HE WAS NOT A DOOR MAT.

AND WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE

DOOR MATS.

THERE ARE TIMES WE STAND UP

TO EVIL, AND WE STAND UP TO

OPPRESSION, AND WE TAKE A

STAND.

OTHER TIMES WE'RE YIELDING

SERVANTS FILLED WITH

HUMILITY.

AND JESUS REFLECTED BOTH OF

THEM.

Terry: THIS IS FROM

WANDA WHO SAYS, "I FEEL IT

IS IMPORTANT IN GENERAL FOR

MEN AS WELL AS WOMAN TO WEAR

A WEDDING RING.

SO WHY DOESN'T PAT WEAR

ONE?

I CAN FEEL WHY MECHANICS

MIGHT NOT WANT TO WEAR ONE.

BUT WHY DOESN'T PAT WEAR

ONE?"

Pat: MY DEAR

GRANDFATHER DIDN'T WEAR A

WEDDING RING.

MY WIFE'S FATHER, WHO WAS

MARRIED TO HER MOTHER FOR

DECADES, DIDN'T WEAR A

WEDDING RING.

WE DIDN'T WEAR WEDDING RIN.

RING.

THE TWO-RING CEREMONY

STARTED SOMEWHERE ALONG THE

WAY.

THERE IS NOTHING IN THE

BIBLE THAT TALKS ABOUT A MAN

WEARING A WEDDING RING.

THIS IS CUSTOM.

I CAME FROM A BRANCH OF

CHRISTIANITY WHERE THE

CUSTOM DIDN'T APPLY.

TERRY, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT

THAT?

Terry: MY DAD WORE A

WEDDING RING, BUT I DON'T

KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

Pat: WE HAVE THIS THING

ABOUT THE GUY WHO TAKES HIS

RING OFF AND HE IS GOING TO

TIE UP WITH A HOOKER HE MET

IN A BAR.

A WEDDING RING IS NOT WHAT

KEEPS ME IN LOVE WITH MY

WIFE.

WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 58

YEARS, AND I NEVER HAVE WORN

A WEDDING RING --

Terry: YOU HAVE NEVER

WORN ONE?

Pat: NO.

BECAUSE WE DIDN'T START OUT

WITH THAT.

IT IS A DOUBLE-RING

CEREMONY, AND WE DIDN'T

START OUT THAT.

WHY DIDN'T I WEAR IT?

BECAUSE MY DADDY DIDN'T WEAR

IT.

MY DADDY SET THE OTHER.

I'M THE DADDY OF FOUR OTHERS

AND I DON'T KNOW IF THEY

WEAR A WEDDING RING.

IT IS UP TO THEM.

IT IS A NICE LITTLE

CEREMONY.

THE WOMAN PUTS THE RING ON

THE HUSBAND, AND THE HUSBAND

PUTS IT ON THE WIFE.

IT IS A RECENT ACCRETION TO

THE CEREMONY.

A RECENT ACCRETION.

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