Do you ever get messages or emails talking about karma and how you should forward the message in order to receive something good? The message states that if you forward it, you will receive good “karma” and if you don’t, something bad will happen to you. Often times, the senders of these messages proclaim to be Christians.
The truth is karma is not of Christ. In fact, Christ taught the contradiction of grace. Christ never said to anyone He was healing, “Sorry buddy, looks like you got what you deserved. Can’t heal you.” Christ, in fact, did the opposite of what the world believed at that time and what the world still believes. Christ gave undeserved Grace to those who came into contact with Him.
Grace is given freely. Karma is earned. Grace is undeserved. Karma says you have to work under your own power to get what is owed you. Grace is freedom, everlasting life, and wonderful salvation. Karma keeps us enslaved in a never-ending cycle of working towards what can never be obtained.
There are two questions we should ask ourselves. Do we want to live under Grace or under Karma? Do we really want to follow Christ and be free, or do we want to be enslaved by sin? When we choose to live under karma, we are choosing to be enslaved by sin. Karma demands more work and keeps us sick with the belief that we have some sort of power outside of Jesus to change ourselves. Christ is offering a way out of the sickness of karma. We are meant to be a free people because Christ has paid the price for our freedom. There is nothing more to earn.
Written by Jackell