Hinduism, the idolatrous, pagan religion of India and faith of many in America, has gone upscale with marketing that would put a New York, Madison Street maven to shame. Traditional Hindu deities, such as Shiva, pictured above, have undergone visual changes. Instead of the traditional pale, passive, contemplative depiction of the past, modern Hindus are going for a flashy, masculine makeover. Comic books and graphic novels in India now depict the pantheon of gods and goddess in Hinduism with flare. The idea is to connect these ancient deities to a new generation of youth. An India company called Holy Cow Entertainment (Hindus worship the cow as a god, get it?) says, “We’re trying to give cutting-edge art to the same old mythological stories.”
As an exorcist, I recognize these deities as demons. The Apostle Paul said, in First Corinthians 10:20, “The sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God.” Shiva, for example, is part of the Hindu trinity of main gods: Brahma (creator), Vishnu (preserver), and Shiva (destroyer). In Revelation 9:11, John calls this demon, Shiva, Abaddon (in Hebrew) and Apollyon (in Greek). I’ve done hundreds of exorcisms on people whose ancestors were Hindu and inherited generational curses from this cruel and violent evil spirit. What a clever strategy of Satan to take his most hideous demon gods and revise how they appear to a generation raised on Marvel Comic heroes. But Shiva is no Master of the Universe, he is a demon from Hell no matter what kind of transformation he makes to the comic book crowd.
Colossians 3:2 tells us to set our minds on “things above, not earthly things.” What exactly does that mean? Humans waste so much time “setting” their attention on things that are not eternal. Kids set their attention on mindless video games which profit nothing. Teenagers set their minds on the latest band or hottest trend. Adults focus on the coolest car or the bigger house. These things aren’t wrong in themselves, but a preoccupation with things temporal can become a big block to our relationship with God. Ask yourself, “What is the biggest ‘setter’ in my life, the thing that occupies my most energy and time?” If it isn’t godly, or is too obsessive, consider setting your mind more on the things that are eternal.
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