He’s the 5th richest man in the world with a net worth of $50 billion, but apparently, he still can’t get no satisfaction. Raised a Jew, he became an atheist. Now he’s come back around to say that “religion is very important.” But Zuckerberg isn’t returning to Judaism. He is leaning toward the religion of his wife, who’s a Buddhist. Zuckerberg calls the ancient faith of six hundred years before Christ, “an amazing religion and philosophy.” Really? He wants to trade in the Ten Commandments for the Four Noble Truths? The resurrection for reincarnation? Moses for a man who left his own wife and family to pursue mindless meditation and declare truth by sitting under a bodhi tree?
If you aren’t aware, Buddhism and eastern mysticism is invading corporate America. “Forbes” magazine ran a recent article, “Why You Should be Practicing Buddhism Business.” Instead of recommending the Ten Commandments as a way to success, the article extols Buddhism’s Eightfold Path of Right View, Right Intention, Right Action, Right Speech, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration. Well, isn’t that special. No sense in messing up business culture with ideas of not lying, stealing, or committing adultery per the Decalogue. A “Wall Street Journal” article this week asks the question, “Can Mark Zuckerberg Find Enlightenment?” The article argues that one can’t succeed in the “outer” world if they haven’t mastered the “inner” world. And is that inner word a heart that is “desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9) and in need of a Savior? No, according to the Journal, all that’s needed is meditation to “remove all cognitive and emotional errors . . . to achieve a state of lasting happiness.”
There you have it. No need of repentance, sanctification, consecration, sacrifice, humility, or being born again.” Zuckerberg can be a reincarnation-spouting Buddhist and get born again, and again, and again, and again . . .He may find enlightenment, but he won’t find eternal life, and he’s at risk for finding eternity in hell.
An encouraging word: HALLOW YOUR HOME.
Deuteronomy 20:5 is an interesting verse. Among the ancient Hebrews it was considered mandatory that when a new house was built it had to be properly dedicated. This verse commands that even a soldier had to leave the field of battle to return home and consecrate his new dwelling. We should all hallow our homes as a place where God is welcome. The opposite of this may be having a haunted house, filled with the presence of evil. Have you hallowed the place where you live? If not, pray over it and dedicate it today.
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