Julia Roberts Converts to Pagan Hinduism
By David J. Stewart
“But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.” —1st Corinthians 10:20
Holywood actor Julia Roberts announced to the world in 2010 that she is now a devout member of Hinduism. This is so sad. Hinduism is one of thousands of false religions, and one of the biggest religious frauds in history.
"Hinduism has grown to become the world's third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam. It claims about 950 million followers -- about 14% of the world's population. It is the dominant religion in India, Nepal, and among the Tamils in Sri Lanka."
From a Biblical viewpoint, Hinduism's thousands of gods and goddesses are demons. Hinduism is reminiscent of Greek mythology, teaching folklore and superstition for its beliefs (fairytales). It must strongly be noted that the concept of sin does not exist in Hinduism; but rather, karma (which Hindus believe determines reincarnation). Of course, reincarnation doesn't exist and is a lie of Satan.
Hinduism allows members to invent their own form of worship...
"The doctrine of the chosen deity gives a person the freedom to choose (or invent) a form of Brahman that satisfies his spiritual cravings and to make it the object of his worship."
SOURCE: Too Many Gods: Why do Hindus have so many deities?
The Bible calls this the sin of IDOLATRY! (Exodus 20:1-5). God wrote the Bible so we would obey it and worship Him alone; not invent our own form of worship. Worship Jesus Christ! John 9:38, “And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.” Colossians 2:18, “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.”
Julie Roberts has chosen Hinduism. She gets to make up her own form of worship that fits her wicked lifestyle...
Why Julia Roberts Became a Hindu
The Hollywood actress embraced Hinduism in the true sense
By Subhamoy Das, About.com Guide | November 15, 2010
Academy Award winning Hollywood actor Julia Roberts, who recently converted to Hinduism, reconfirmed her faith in Hinduism while commenting that her "opting for Hinduism is not a religious gimmick".
In an interview to The Hindu, "India's National Newspaper" dated November 13, 2010, Roberts said: "It is similar to Patsy of Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham. We share a common aspect of finding peace and tranquility of mind in Hinduism, one of the oldest and respected religions of civilization".
Clarifying that actual spiritual satisfaction was the real reason behind her converting to Hinduism, Julia Roberts said: "I have no intention of demeaning any other religion simply because of my fondness for Hinduism. I don't believe in comparing religions or human beings. A comparison is a very mean thing to do. I have received real spiritual satisfaction through Hinduism."
Roberts, who grew up with a Catholic mother and Baptist father, reportedly became interested in Hinduism after seeing a picture of the deity Hanuman and the Hindu guru Neem Karoli Baba, who died in 1973 and whom she never met. She revealed in the past that the entire Roberts-Moder family went to temple together to "chant and pray and celebrate." She then announced, "I'm definitely a practicing Hindu."
SOURCE: Why Julia Roberts Became a Hindu
It is sad that so many celebrates today are embracing false religions, because millions of fans will follow their favorite celebrity into the fires of Hell. People are listening to their favorite actor, singer and musician these days instead of the man of God who preaches from the Bible. Scientology is a demonic religion, which is based upon the works of Satanist Aleister Crowley.
Since there is no concept of sin to the Hindu, Aleister Crowley's infamous teaching of “DO AS THOU WILT SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW” is acceptable in Hinduism. Surprisingly, that statement actually originated from Benjamin Franklin (who was an unsaved occultist and member of the notorious Hellfire Club). With all the false religions in the world, it's a wonder that anybody is saved anymore. But if a person wants THE TRUTH, God has provided it in His holy Word.
Biblical Repentance Unto Salvation
Hinduism is of the Devil, allowing a person to invent their own form of idolatrous worship. This makes Hinduism very alluring to people who desire to control their own lives instead of Christ if they become a Christian. Although God doesn't require any changes on the part of a sinner to receive the gift of eternal life, once a person gets saved God's Holy Spirit will begin to work on that individual to conform them into the image of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29; 12:2). Unrepentant wicked sinners don't want their sinful life changed nor even refuted (John 3:20). No repentance is required to join Hinduism. Julie Roberts has chosen Hinduism, which allows her to continue along her dark path without making any changes once she joins the false religion.
Biblical repentance concerning salvation is “a change of mind.” Biblical repentance is turning by faith toward God to be forgiven of one's sins (Acts 10:43). It is acknowledging one's sinnership for violating God's Laws, confessing that I am as guilty a sinner as God hath declared in His Word (Romans 3:!9).
Biblical repentance is synonymous with believing on Jesus as the Christ for salvation. The man who repents has believed, and the man who believes has repented. This is why the words “believe” and “believed” are found 85 times in the Gospel of John, but the word “repent” isn't found even once. The two are inseparable. Some people errantly think that you repent first and then believing follows; but that is not Scriptural. Salvation is not a process as Dr. John MacArthur falsely teaches, where the life we live determines our eternal destiny. That is the heresy of Seventh Day Adventism and Churches of Christ.
Biblical salvation (that is, being born-again) is instantaneous, irreversible and forever. Repentance and belief, although two separate things occur simultaneously. Dr. John R. Rice (1895-1980) explains this doctrine well.
Biblical repentance is NOT, I repeat NOT, turning over a new life, amending one's sinful ways, surrendering all to Christ, making a commitment to God, determining to do better, forsaking the world, nor is it praying a sinner's prayer. Repentance unto salvation is simply admitting that you are a guilty sinner and receiving Christ's death, burial and resurrection (the gospel) as payment for your sins. That's it! Believe and the work is done! John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
A Wicked Generation That Rejects the Truth
Most people aren't downloading Bible sermons on their iPod; their downloading MP3 music, smutty Katy Perry videos, brainwashing trash from the mainstream newsmedia and slanderous gossip. Very few people care about the truth these days. Instead people are texting each other, spreading bad news and hatred, snitching on their neighbor. The world has become a hostile place to live and it's only going to get much worse. America hasn't seen anything yet compared to the afflictions that are coming. Money will be blowing worthless in the streets someday.
America is headed for destruction because of our love for false gods. More than anything else, our nation is going to be destroyed because of our IDOLATRY! Over half of America is Roman Catholic—a Satanic religion based upon self-righteousness and worship of Mary (the Queen Of Heaven that the Babylonians worshipped in Jeremiah 7:18). Millions of Americans are worshippers of Buddha, followers of the gods of Hinduism, and adherents of all forms of false cults.
The Bible is the Inspired Word of God
Only the Bible has a solid foundation upon which a reasonable person can base their eternal hopes. Any reasonable person can see that Hinduism is a fairytale. Any reasonable person considers the source of a religion before basing their eternal destiny upon it. Hinduism has no logical beginnings. It's alleged to be the world's oldest religion; but there's nothing to document those claims. In sharp contrast, the Bible is thoroughly documented. The 66 Books of the Bible have much information to support them—teaching us who, where, when, how and why.
The Koran was written by one false prophet, Muhammad in the 8th century A.D.! Muhammad is still lying in his grave, as is Buddha and all of Hinduism's great leaders. The tomb of Jesus Christ is empty!!! Amen! Jesus is in Heaven, seated on the right-hand of the Father, interceding on behalf of all believers (Romans 8:34; Colossians 3:1-2; Hebrews 4:15-16). The Bible can easily be verified. The Bible is correct scientifically, historically, archaeologically, medically, biologically, astronomically and in every other manner as well.
In sharp contrast there are no prophecies in Hinduism. The Muslim Koran contains NO prophecy. The Bible is full of prophecy. Many of the Bible's prophesizes have already been fulfilled, which by itself proves that the Bible is God's Word.
Hinduism is a New World Order Religion
Like the Baha'i Faith, Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, and many other mainstream religions today, Hinduism tolerates other faiths as being legitimate...
Hinduism is a religion of freedom. It allows the widest freedom in matters of faith and worship. It allows absolute freedom to the human reason and heart with regard to questions such as the nature of God, soul, creation, form of worship, and goal of life. It does not force anybody to accept particular dogmas or forms of worship. It allows everybody to reflect, investigate, enquire and cogitate. Hence, all sorts of religious faiths, various forms of worship or Sadhana, diverse kinds of rituals and customs, have found their honourable place side by side within Hinduism, and are cultured and developed in harmonious relationship with one another.
Hinduism, unlike other religions, does not dogmatically assert that the final emancipation is possible only through its means and not through any other. It is only a means to an end, and all means which will ultimately lead to the end are equally approved.
As you've just read, Hinduism is a New World Order religion, promoting unity between all denominations and faiths. Only Biblical Christianity is INTOLERANT of other faiths. The reason is because religion is not God's plan of salvation. The world's religions are saturated with false prophets who teach self-righteousness instead of the Word of God from the Bible.
The Bible is dogmatic, like it or lump it, it's God's way or the highway. God gave us His Words without apology. Many spoiled and arrogant people today criticize the Bible, because they don't understand the real world. The Bible is brutally honest about matters. Thus, the Bible is the most offensive Book on the planet. I love the Bible because it is THE TRUTH. A man once asked me to sum up the Bible in as few words as possible. That's easy I said, just one word... TRUTH! Jesus said in John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
Any religion which accepts other religions is a New World Order [NWO] religion. Their ultimate goal is World Religion, which will be the Beast System of the coming man of sin, the Antichrist (2nd Thessalonians 2:10). The Bible doesn't teach religion. All religions are manmade. Jesus never founded a religion. The Bible teaches local New Testament churches, where two or more believers gather together in Jesus precious name. Religion is the worst thing that has ever happened to this world!!!
In order to indoctrinate the masses with lies and deceit when the Antichrist comes, the Devil's religious crowd must now begin to get everybody onto the same page thinking the same way in terms of religion. This is why all of the apostate New York Times Bestseller books are wishy-washy, teaching general religious principles that would be embraced and approved of by most mainstream religions.
In particular, the Doctrine of Christ is avoided at great lengths; which includes Christ's deity, the virgin birth, Christ's bodily resurrection, the Godhead, Jesus' sinless life, Christ's literal blood sacrifice, et cetera. Modern NWO-sponsored authors like Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen and Max Lucado are all wishy-washy, drawing the masses of the population into a global one-world religion that fails to define its terms, is acceptant of all faiths and doesn't take a stand for anything. Satan wants people to think that all religions are the same... whatever it takes to blind you from the TRUTH of the Word of God and Christianity. Jesus said, Ye must be born again (John 3:5).
Increasingly we are hearing and reading about the Christ force, soul force, the power behind the universe, and other mumbo-jumbo keywords for the New Age religion of the NWO. The coming Antichrist will worship the God of forces (New Age). Daniel 11:38, “But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.” It is popular on television these days to hear people speak of spiritual matters in vague, undefined terms. According to Hinduism, there are no wrong paths to the light, just so long as that light is not Jesus Christ.
Celebrities Being Recruited to Promote Sinister NWO Agendas
Hinduism fits the wishy-washy, ambiguous, undefined, one-sized god fits all heresy that is popular in the one-world religious movement these days. It's called the Ecumenical Movement, or Ecumenism, which preaches a message of unity, compromise and cooperation to promote world religion.
Singers are powerful influences on the public, which is why celebrities are increasingly being recruited as world icons to promote sinister UN agendas: like humanitarian aid in the form of war, population control in the form of food and medical, and the theft of natural resources in the form of loan-agreements to other countries. Kony 2012 Hoax Exposed! (genocidal UN being sold as 'humanitarian' military aid). The United Nations is a front organization created by and for The Council On Foreign Relations (CFR).
Beware of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Bible is Brutally Honest and In Your Face
In sharp contrast, the Bible is exact, to-the-point, clearly defined and brutally honest. The Bible says what it says. God makes no apologies for the truth and neither should we. There are so many wonderful and awesome things about the Bible that I love. One of those things is that God originally gave His Words to men in the Hebrew and Greek languages. The Hebrew was eventually translated into Greek by 70 scholars (known as the Septuagint). The Greek language, specifically the KOINE Greek was invented by Alexander The Great to be used by the military, so there was no misunderstanding of exactly what was being spoken on the battle field. Neither Hinduism, nor Buddhism, nor Islam, nor any world religion today can make such a claim. God has told us EXACTLY what He wants us to know.
Studying the Greek is VERY beneficial. For example...
Colossians 3:19, “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
This is a very interesting Scripture. It means the exact opposite of what most people think it says. The Greek word for “bitter” here is pikraino, which means “to embitter.” It means to make your wife bitter against you. The Bible is teaching husbands to love their wives and don't cause them to become bitter against you through mistreatment. 1st Corinthians 7:3 teaches to show kindness and good will one toward another in marriage.
When a person says to me that they don't understand why all the religions of the world fight with each other, I KNOW they are not saved. I know because a genuine Christian knows exactly why there is so much fighting... the Devil is blinding people to the truth. Christianity plainly teaches that eternal life is a free gift, but you MUST receive it on the basis of the cross of Jesus Christ. Jesus died, was buried and rose again. That's the good news (gospel) of Jesus Christ (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). If you receive what Christ did to pay your sin debt, then you are saved. There is no other way to be saved.
So when Roman Catholics teach that a person must keep seven sacraments to get to Heaven, then we know Biblically that is a Satanic doctrine and no plan of salvation at all.
When Hinduism teaches that a person can go to Heaven by sincerity, generosity and goodness, then we know that is a false doctrine of devils. The Bible teaches adamantly that salvation only comes through faith in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10-12). That is why there is so much fighting amongst religious groups, because Satan is behind most of them and they all hate Christianity.
Seventh Day Adventism perverts the meaning of faith, teaching that the life a person lives determines their eternal destiny and not their faith in Christ's finished work of redemption. This is the exact false teaching of heretic John MacArthur.
Any false religion is a NWO religion, because it's followers do not have the Spirit of God to guide them (John 14:17; 16:13). They are vulnerable to Satanic influence, that spirit which worketh in the children of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2). The Devil is at work in the world today, more than ever before. Technology has allowed Satan once again to unity humanity together in rebellion against God as he did at the city and tower of Babel (Genesis 11:7-9).
Julia Roberts is a foolish woman to join Hinduism. Although the religion may give her a false sense if serenity in the eye of the hurricane, she'll learn the horrifying truth the moment that she breathes her last breath and enters into eternity.
Ecclesiastes 12:7, “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
Hebrews 9:27 and 10:31, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment... It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
Ecclesiastes 12:14, “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
Revelation 20:14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
John 1:10-13, “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
I sometimes hear people foolishly say that they won't become a Christian because of all the bigotry and hatred, and all the fighting between various denominations. However, if you truly understood 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15 and Matthew 7:13-15, then you'd realize that we are at war with Satan, who is a woeful deceiver, liar and murderer!!! Since Satan masquerades himself as an angel of light (the seers of Hinduism for example), the unsaved world is easily deceived by the Devil. Satan deceived Eve.
The Devil tried, but failed to deceive Jesus in Matthew 4:1-10). The Devil has deceived billions of people, and to no surprise, for the Bible teaches in 2nd Corinthians 4:4 that Satan is the god of this sinful world and he BLINDS THE MIND of them who believe not on Christ, to hinder them from being truly saved.
2nd Corinthians 4:3-5, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.”
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