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The most dangerous lie in the world is that the Devil does not exist. His favorite deception is the one we see right before the fall in to sin is the one that questions the authority of Gods Word. “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1) This is still the same lie he uses in the world today. Do did God really say that? So often this questions is put in front of people by false teachers trying to lead people astray. Two of the human vessels of this are Deepok Chopra and Yoganada. Deepok Chopra is a successful author from India who moved to America to practice medicine but found success in writing about Hinduism by taking The Bible out of context a practice called Exegesis. Yogananda was an Indian yogi and guru who was world renowned for his practice of Kriya Yoga. Both of these men took what they wanted out of the Bible and used it in the attempt to teach Hinduism.
The first idea that is taken out of context is that from Luke 17:20-21 “Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you” Deepok and Yogananda use the phrase kingdom of God is with in you and says that this verse is in line with the Hindu belief of the Atman or literally “the god with in you”. This puts the emphasis on the person and no longer relies on salvation in Jesus. “Only inner transformation could bring about Christ’s vision of the Kingdom of God on Earth, which was the Messiah’s ultimate mission.” (Chopra 3...

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...e with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true faith. In the same way He calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith. In this Christian Church He daily and fully forgives all sins to me and all believers. On the Last Day, He will raise me and all the dead and give eternal life to me and all believers in Christ. This is most certainly true.” It is sad that the Word of God is used in such a deceiving way but it is the job of a Christen to do away with these lies and bring those misled by them to true faith in Jesus.

Works Cited

Chopra, Deepak. The Third Jesus. New York: Harmony Books, 2008. pp. 36-43.

Yogananda, Paramahansa. “The Kingdom of God is Within You.” The Second Coming of Christ. Vol. 11. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 2005, pp. 1176-91.
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