The direct yet contradictory relationship between the Holy Bible of Christianity and the Vedas of Hinduism, part sixty-one.
“We are continuing our study of the issues we have discovered as we worked through the Vedas and Upanishads of Hinduism,” explained Dr. D. James, President and teacher of The Lay School in Clinton, Tennessee, as he continued his presentation before The Lay School faculty on the direct yet contradictory relationship between the Holy Bible of Christianity and the Vedas of Hinduism. “We are currently looking at references that pose some sort of problem with interpretation whether it be questioning the identity of ‘the wise one’, or questioning how Agni who is identified over and over again the Vedas and Upanishads as ‘fire’ yet is also identified as the germ or source of the waters, or questioning the identity of ‘the evil one’; all three which we considered in our last session.
In the Yajur Veda, Kanda v, Prapathaka 4. section 5, we read:
‘May he be set free slowly from evil‘ , [REFERENCE: Why would anyone convicted of evil in their lives want to be set free ‘slowly’?]
The question which arises in our minds concerning this reference is, as is stated in the ‘REFERENCE’ note, why would anyone wish to be set free from ‘evil’ or ‘sin’ SLOWLY? The Judeo-Christian tradition teaches that once an individual confesses sin to Almighty God asking forgiveness, not only is that individual forgiven of their sins, BUT, the Bible teaches that God removes their sin away from them as far as the East is from the West; it is an instantaneous event! It is not an event that happens s-l-o-w-l-y! And when one considers the New Testament understanding of the doctrine of justification by faith, we come to understand that God forgets our sins, never to remembered against us again, and because of and through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the accursed cross of Calvary, God sees us JUST IF I never sinned. Justification is a legal term with that meaning. How sad it would be to have evil or sin removed from us s-l-o-w-l-y.
In the Yajur Veda, Kanda v. Prapathaka 6. section 8, we find:
e After piling the fire he should not have intercourse with a woman of pleasure, [REFERENCE: Such action is condemned in the Holy Bible as sin!] thinking, ‘I shall deposit seed in that which is no womb’; nor after piling for the second time should he have intercourse with the wife of another , [REFERENCE: Such action is condemned in the Holy Bible as sin!] nor after piling for a third time should he have intercourse with any woman whatever. [REFERENCE: Such action is condemned in the Holy Bible as sin!]
As the ‘REFERENCE’ notes placed in this passage by Sterling Ministries state, having sexual intercourse with a woman of pleasure (a harlot, whore, or prostitute), OR, the wife of another, OR, any woman whatever are ALL condemned as sin in the Bible. Therefore, from a Judeo-Christian point of view it is unconscionable that a believer would even consider such actions, let alone have their sacred holy writings encourage or demand it! Such actions are not only considered sinful and against God’s commandments, but are immoral in the very least.”
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