What does the Bible say about the 7 chakras?
Human beings are naturally inquisitive.
They love exploring uncharted territories, asking questions, and discovering new truths and realities.
That is why spirituality is significant to the human mind, as we love to go beyond the physical and connect to the deepest part of our soul.
One way people want to connect with their souls or spirits is through chakras, a form of spirituality rooted in Eastern religions like Hinduism and Buddhism.
As chakras are gaining more recognition and adoption, many believers want to know if the Bible supports them, as it is widely believed to promote balance in physical and mental health.
Firstly, the Bible is silent about chakras. But it has lots to say about other forms of spiritualities other than the ones centered on God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
This article seeks to answer some of the questions in the minds of Christian chakra enthusiasts.
What is chakras?
Chakras are energy centers within the subtle body or the soul of a person connecting to the nerves and organs.
This energy flows through the spinal column.
To maintain physical and mental health, the energy must be balanced through activities like yoga, breath control, etc. However, an unbalanced or blocked energy can lead to physical ailments, emotional disturbances, or spiritual disconnectedness.
The significant principle in chakras is that the flow of life force energy must be regulated in the body to create a balance in one’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Origin of chakras
To understand something fully, you must know its origin and core beliefs.
Chakras have roots in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Hinduism and Buddhism involve idol worship.
Hindu deities or gods include Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and others.
On the other hand, Buddhists worship Guanyin, Maitreya, Samantabhadra, Manjushri, and Ksitigarbha, among numerous other gods.
Yoga is the most significant mode of worship or spiritual practice in these two religions.
Although yoga positions have been proven to promote physical and mental health, the fact that it is linked to idol worship or pagan gods cannot be erased from their core.
Are chakras biblical?
Unlike some religions that practice extremism, including killing, maiming, or enforcing corporal punishments on people who blaspheme, Christianity believes in mercy, grace, and God’s vengeance.
The need to fight for God or kill anyone who defiles His name in any way, shape, or form is not practiced in Christianity.
This is one of the blessings of Christianity, as an individual is offered grace and the opportunity to grow, learn, and repent.
For example, the Apostle Paul in the Bible was a rugged atheist and sworn enemy of God.
He went about killing Christians and incarcerating them. However, the Christian community did not resist him violently or ganged up against him and his cohort.
After several years of his wickedness against the church, he encountered God, repented, and became one of the most powerful apostles of Christ.
Although this leniency is beautiful, it has created room for Christians to openly embrace beliefs contrary to the Bible, using logic and science to back their actions.
If not, why would a believer publicly and confidently embrace chakras, a religious practice deeply rooted in Hinduism and Buddhism? This is a clear example of frustrating the grace of God.
Because we believe God is merciful and patient, we intentionally test Him by deliberately sinning to see if He will react.
We take the first step toward step and wait to see if there will be any implications.
We take the next step.
We keep moving until we plunge into sin and destruction.
The Bible warns us not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers. However, that’s not all.
The Bible asked: “For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-16)
What is the relationship between chakras and the Bible or God?
God is the ultimate source of life.
In Him, we have redemption and salvation.
Salvation comes with lots of gifts, including physical, mental, and emotional healing (Acts 17:28).
2 Peter 1:3 says, “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.” Those who believe in God do not need to engage in strange spiritual practices for any reason.
Therefore, chakras are not biblical. There is no trace of the act in the Bible.
Jesus Christ did not teach His disciples to engage in spiritual activities like yoga to maintain life energy.
The only teaching of the Bible related to a life-giving force or energy is the Holy Spirit, represented as the breath of God during creation in the book of Genesis.
The Bible says God made man from the dust of the earth and breathed His life-giving breath into Him, bringing man to life (Genesis 2:7).
Are chakras the same as the Holy Spirit?
Some Christians who believe in chakras attempt to link or equate it to the Holy Spirit.
These same people describe the charas as divine energy. However, the Bible warns us not to conform to the patterns of this world and to beware of false doctrines and prophets who disguise themselves as people with good intentions but are agents of the devil.
The Bible warns us about the devil, who masquerades as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Therefore, we must be vigilant not to mix demonic doctrines without any biblical basis with God’s ways.
The Holy Spirit was promised by Jesus Christ.
“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” (John 14:15-17)
According to John 14:15-17, only those who believe in Jesus Christ will receive the Holy Spirit, not those willing to engage in yoga or practice breathing control.
The Holy Spirit comes from above and is a gift given, not invoked, by those who want to maintain physical, mental, and emotional balance.
That is why the Bible records in Acts 2 that God sent the Holy Spirit to descend on the disciples as tongues of fire on the day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit was not in them, but it was given.
This contradicts the belief that chakras are an energy in us to be regulated and controlled to create balance.
1 John 4:1 says, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
Not everyone who proclaims to be working under the Spirit of God should be taken seriously.
Instead, we must test such spirit by returning to the Bible to find the connection between such practices and spirit with the Holy Spirit.
For example, chakras have no link with the Word of God. Hinduism and Buddhism can never be in the same sentence with God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
1 John 4:2-3 tells us how to know God’s Spirit and differentiates it from evil spirits.
“By this you know the Spirit of God: “Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.”
What does the Bible say about Christians practicing spiritual activities like chakras?
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.” (Ephesians 5:11)
Chakras is an unfruitful work of darkness.
No believer should engage in it. Instead, they should expose it. Light and darkness can never mix.
One must give way.
We are the light of the world.
We must shine our light to chase away the increasing darkness in this world (Matthew 5:14-16).
The fact that you are getting positive results from practicing the regulation of energy in the body to attain balance and all-around well-being does mean you are on the right track.
The devil can give gifts. But his gifts attract greater sacrifices from you.
The devil can give you a finger and take your arm.
There’s always a price to pay.
That was why he gave Jesus a series of conditions, including turning stone to bread, jumping from the mountain top, and bowing to him so he could bless him when he tempted Him (Matthew 4:1-11)
Therefore, Christians are supposed to expose the lies in chakras and not engage in them or even promote or encourage them in any way.
They have a form of godliness.
“Having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Timothy 3:5)
Many so-called believers are not genuine.
Their hearts are far from God, and their ways are wicked.
They are only religious, attending church services and engaging in activities that will deceive people into believing they are saved, but they are not redeemed.
Their garments are stained with sin.
These are the people the Bible describes as having a form of godliness.
They only look like Christians from afar, but when you know them personally, you will realize they are sinners and agents of darkness.
Those who claim to be believers yet believe and practice chakras have a form of godliness but deny God’s power of salvation, sanctification, and redemption from working in their lives.
Take a position
“Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.” (1 Corinthians 10:20-21)
You can not serve two masters at the same time.
You are either for God or on the devil’s side.
No middle ground.
You cannot claim to love Jesus and engage in idolatry at the same time.
Chakras is against God’s Word. Therefore, anyone who practices it has already signed a pact with the devil.
Believers today want to hold on to Jesus with their right hands but still play with the devil and engage in worldliness with their left hands.
God spoke against the lukewarm Christians Revelation 3:15-16.
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” Do not be a lukewarm Christian.
A sign of the end times
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1)
According to the Bible, Christians believe in chakras, which are a sign of the end times.
The Bible says people will embrace deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.
Our mission is to spread the Good News of Christ (Matthew 28:19-20).
We are not meant to submit to false doctrines, believe them, and then become their evangelists.
This means some believers are operating under the influence of the Anti-Christ spirit. If you practice chakras as a believer, know that you are a recruited soldier in the wrong group.
A group that defeats is sure.
Therefore, as believers, we should tighten our prayer belts.
We must pray for the salvation of Christians who have embraced chakras because they have lost their ways.
We should pray that they find the right path again.