Today, we’re talking about worldviews. “Karma” has become a catch phrase we hear more and more in pop culture. But what does it mean? 

Well, karma is the Eastern religious idea that one’s present actions determine his future consequences. So, being good will result in “good karma” and being bad will result in “bad karma,” i.e. good or bad consequences down the road. 

Although this sounds like the biblical principle of “sowing and reaping,” karma is inflexibly deterministic. In other words, since all suffering in life is deserved, no forgiveness or redemption is ever possible from the impersonal fate that passes judgement. Karma is an ideology without grace … and without grace, sinful man has no hope. But as Titus 2:11 reminds us, it’s “the grace of God that brings salvation.” A personal God gave His Son so we wouldn’t get what we deserve.

Tied to karma is the idea of reincarnation, but we’ll need to discuss that at another time. For more information, go to  Stay bold!

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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