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What Does The Bible Say About The Third Eye?

What does the Bible say about the third eye?


For so long, people have been fascinated by the idea of seeing beyond the physical world or tapping into their abilities to experience a spiritual world that their five physical senses cannot perceive.

This has birthed the concept called the third eye.

The third eye is an invisible eye that sees what the physical eyes cannot see.

The Bible makes different references to the eyes.

This article will discuss what the Bible says about the third eye.

We shall also answer one of the most asked questions about the third eye: Does the Bible support Christians to open the third, or is it against it?

What is the third eye?third eye in the bible

Different religious and spiritual groups have different interpretations of the third eye. But they all arrive at the same point: seeing beyond the physical world using a spiritual eye.

The metaphysical tradition believes the “third eye” refers to an inner, spiritual eye or perception that allows individuals to see beyond the physical world and gain insight into higher realms of consciousness using intuition, psychic abilities, and heightened awareness.

Also, Hinduism sometimes depicts the third eye as a symbol or an actual eye located on the forehead, between the two physical eyes.

It is associated with Lord Shiva and represents wisdom, insight, and enlightenment.

Opening the third eye allows people to see and communicate with spirits, see the dead, and have other spiritual encounters.did jesus teach about the third eye

Did Jesus teach about the third eye?

There’s no place in the Bible or during Jesus’ earthly ministry that He mentioned the third eye.

However, Jesus referenced an “eye” during one of His teachings in Matthew 6:22-23, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” 

Many people believe that the eye Jesus mentioned in this passage is the third eye because He used the singular form to discuss it. However, considering the life of Jesus and His pattern of teachings, which involves using everyday events that people could relate to, He was referring to the physical eyes.

For example, Jesus’ parables involved people and activities an ordinary person could relate to.

Jesus used this method to demystify spiritual concepts and explain them in a way that an ordinary person could understand; that was why He used the analogy of a farmer and seeds to teach about the word of God and the conditions of our hearts (Matthew 13:1-9).

He also used the shepherd and the lost sheep to help us have a full grasp of the magnitude of His love for us (Matthew 18:10-14).

Therefore, Jesus saying the eye is the lamp of the body is Him drawing our attention to what we pay attention to as a people.

The eyes are a doorway to the human spirit. Therefore, what we pay attention to can significantly impact us spiritually.

In other words, the more we look upon evil, the more we become evil and fall deep into sin and darkness.

On the other hand, the more we look upon holy things, the more we become righteous and radiate the light of God in us.

As believers, we must be conscious of our environment.

The world is full of evil and sin.

Our streets, movies, and the internet are full of lust and pervasion. But we must turn our eyes away from these things and focus on God’s Word and Jesus.

Doing this illuminates our lives with God’s light.

Evil corrupts the eyes and the soul, while holiness purges the eyes and the soul.third eye in the bible kjv

Is it wrong for Christians to open the third eye?

Yes. Firstly, opening the third eye is not biblical. It involves using mediums and channels that are not recognized by the Bible. God’s Word terms opening the third eye an occult practice (Deuteronomy 18:9-14).

The Bible strongly warns us against using mediums or spiritists to gain knowledge beyond the physical world and communicate with the dead because they defile our spirits and open up to demonic possession and oppression (Leviticus 19:31).

Saul, the rejected king of Israel, went against God’s Word to consult a medium to conjure the prophet Samuel (1 Samuel 28). This act, amongst many others, led to his destruction and death.

The only eyes a believer must open are the eyes of our understanding.

In his prayer for the Ephesian Christians, the apostle Paul says, “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18)

The enlightenment of the eyes of our understanding is done by the Holy Spirit of the living God.

He gives us insight into God’s Word and His purpose for our lives.

Those filled with God’s Spirit are His children and are led by this same Spirit to please God and do His will.Dangers of opening the third eye

Dangers of opening the third eye?

Demonic possession and oppression

Those who have opened their third eyes confess to seeing and communicating with spirits, seeing past lives and future events, becoming sensitive to light and sound, becoming super intuitive, seeing the dead, etc.

All these are activities of demonic spirits of the devil sent to deceive and torture us.

The third eye opens the channel to the spirit world, not the holy spirit.

It opens the channel to the land of the dead.

What is the use of seeing those who are gone?

It’s a distraction of the enemy to keep us occupied with things that do not matter while ignoring crucial things like building a solid relationship with God and living people as God loves us.

Not making heaven

Opening the third eye is a blatant disobedience to God’s Word. Revelation 22:15 says those who open the third eye will not see the kingdom of heaven.What does the Catholic Church say about chakras

What does the Catholic Church say about chakras?

Chakras are primarily a concept rooted in Eastern spiritual and philosophical traditions, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism.

Chakras are energy centers or focal points within the human body believed to play a crucial role in physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

The most commonly discussed chakras are typically seven in number, aligned along the spine from the base to the crown of the head.

They are the Root Chakra (Muladhara), Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana), Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura), Heart Chakra (Anahata), Throat Chakra (Vishuddha), Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) and Crown Chakra (Sahasrara).

Chakras involve yoga, meditation, and energy healing techniques to cleanse, balance, and activate energy centers.

The doctrine and teachings of the catholic church do not align with chakras and its practices because they are primarily based on Christian theology and doctrine.

Chakras are rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism, both considered idol worship according to the Catholic faith that focuses on worshiping the Sovereign God.

Yoga, a pillar in the chakra’s practice and belief, believes in the focus on the inner self through meditation, leading to physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. On the other hand, Catholicism believes in God as the ultimate source of power, love, healing, and grace.

Yoga and Christianity have varying beliefs. However, those in the catholic faith who practice Yoga are believed to do so according to their personal convictions and not on the teachings and doctrine of Christianity.

Here are a couple of reasons why Chakras and the Bible are not related.did jesus teach about the third eye

  • We have the spirit of God

As Christians, the Bible encourages us to be filled with only one spirit – the Holy Spirit. There are several scriptures that illustrate this, but here is one of them;

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18

We should, therefore, be cautious not to allow anything that has spiritual undertones and is not permitted in the word of God.

As we have mentioned, Chakras is a Hindu and Buddhist ideology, so we cannot import it into Christianity.

Doing so would be akin to putting old wine in new wineskins, and as the scripture records, that would ruin the new wineskins (Luke 5:37-39). 

  • The word standard vs. the world standard

Some people argue that the Bible actually supports chakras because the Bible is not against good energy. But we must be careful not to embrace what the world teaches.chakras in the bible kjv

The Bible should always remain to be our final authority. Paul aptly warns;

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will. Romans 12:2

  • God is our only energy

The whole concept of the chakras is actually unbiblical.

The Bible teaches us to focus on God, who is our only source of energy.

The Psalmist reminds us that God is our sun and our shield (Psalms 84:11).

This means he is our source of life and energy.

Prophet Malachi makes it even clearer when he explains that God is the sun that has healing. Check it out;

But unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth and grow up as calves from the stall. Malachi 4:2

Suffice it to say that we do not need any other energy – God is our energy.


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