yin yang

A lot of folks are talking about how there’s “truth” in every religion and philosophy.  I reckon in a way that is so, because why would someone follow a belief system if nothing about it was true.

Keep in mind though, would you drink water from a bottle that was 99% pure and 1% sewage?

In the same way, it doesn’t take much lie to poison the truth.  Lies and sin are often characterized as “leaven” or yeast in the Bible; and, it doesn’t take much leaven to spoil the whole lump. (Gal 5:9, Col 2:8)

Many vain philosophies, traditions of men, and doctrines of demons have crept their way into the  “christian” church.

These concepts go by many names, variations, and schools of thought.  Here, I’ll address a simplified example of the school of eastern thought, the concept of there being some cosmic balance between “good” and “evil” or Yin and Yang.

The thing is, God didn’t create a universe in a balance between good and evil.  He created everything good.  Evil is basically the corruption of something good.

In any case, the Bible does not teach dualism, in fact it teaches quite the opposite:

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Isaiah 5:20




Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turningJames 1:17

think positive?

where is the concept of positive and negative in the Bible?

the terms positive and negative are products of new age and eastern mysticism, and they reduce God to a ‘god of forces’, an impersonal energy that can be manipulated by our will…  a ying yang dualism where everything has a good side and bad side…

positive and negative are subjective and we tend to identify things as positive if it is something that we like and negative if something uncomfortable… we like it because it places us in the judgement seat to determine what is good and what is bad…

The Bible on the other hand endorses the Truth as defined by God and speaking the Truth motivated by Love.

Truth is not positive or negative.  Truth just is…

God determines what is good and bad, and He created everything good, but many things have been corrupted by sin and rebellion…

Balance

There is a widespread belief that ‘balance’ means mixing a little bad in with the good. There are religions, philosophies, and even doctrines taught in some Christian circles that teach everything good is balanced by something evil. Light is balanced by dark, yin-yang, and so forth.

According to the Bible, God created everything, and everything He created was Good. Evil was introduced later through the rebellion of satan and man. Evil is not an agent of balance, but a disease, a blemish, an abberation, an agent of rebellion.

God intended that Love provide the balance and bridge between His goodness and our badness.