Martial Arts is Demonic
Before we start on this study, boxing is incredibly violent and is great sin. God’s own soul hates those who participate in or condone anything violent:
Psalm 11:5 “The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and HIM THAT LOVETH VIOLENCE HIS SOUL HATETH.”
Also, organized sports is a reproach to a Holy God. See here.
OK, on to the study at hand. Is the LORD delighted with those who practice martial arts? Does he love those that train in Kung Fu or Karate or Krav Maga, Taekwondo, Tai Chi or any of the many martial arts? Surely, defending yourself is not only biblical, but commanded so what’s the problem? Martial Arts, just like Yoga, does not originate from God (Jesus) or His word. It is deceptive and will damn one’s soul right to hell, let’s see why below. (See our teaching rebuking “pacifism” here.)
What is Martial Arts?
Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, physical, mental and (secular/demonic) spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural heritage. Although the term martial art has become associated with the fighting arts of East Asia, it originally referred to the combat systems of Europe as early as the 1550s. The term is derived from Latin and means “arts of Mars”, the Roman god of war. Some authors have argued that fighting arts or fighting systems would be more appropriate on the basis that many martial arts were never “martial” in the sense of being used or created by professional warriors.” [WIKI]
It’s very clear, just by it’s definition, that martial arts is of “another spirit” (another god) and takes your attention away from the One True God (Jesus) and puts it on SELF, physical strength and ability, & what you can do – coupled with the spirit of competition, worldly perfection, and pride. All sins that send one directly to hell. It also says you can develop spiritually with martial arts, which suggests that there are some things that you can do during this practice that open doors to forces other than the one true God, Jesus Christ.
Martial Arts Roots
The martial arts of the Chinese, Japanese, Aleut peoples, and Mongolian wrestling all have roots in the demonic realm. The lord (or king of dance) with a Martial Arts Pose is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for the god Brahma to start the process of creation (Encyclopedia). The central point of these poses and images depict fight, struggle & self-defense. Clearly, Martial Arts and the “likes” are rooted in the worship of idols, particularly the hindu god shiva. This is very similar to yoga and other such practices.
When confronted by unjust threats, martial artist will fight back with an absolute resolve with the aid of another spirit as taught. By doing this, you use demonic spirits which is against GOD. If deadly power is needed to defend yourself or someone else righteously, so be it. Just don’t use martial arts as taught by “masters” as your “defense”.
To use the body to reach and learn to master the mind (this is demonic because we can never use the body to master the mind). The spirit is supposed to have authority over the mind and not the other way round. This is the devilish, contrary to God’s will.
Meditation is the foundation of all true martial arts (When you meditate outside of God’s word, you pull energy from demonic forces).
As we can see, in no instance does Martial Arts point you to God. It points to SELF, another spirit. Besides, any form of meditation that is not rooted in God’s word is demonically influenced.
7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Practice Martial Arts ( Amongst Others)
1) Any aspect of Kung Fu or Karate or Krav Maga, Taekwondo, Tai Chi or any of the many martial arts that requires you to open your mind to forces unknown is spiritual adultery against God.
2) The root of these arts are not rooted in Christ
3) If you truly check your heart, you will see that as you practice these arts, your confidence will be in SELF and your physical strength.
4) Focus & Trust in “SELF” is the beginning of pride, the same sin that brought Lucifer down.
5) Opening your mind to demonic forces and drawing energy from them puts you in spiritual bondage – whether you know it or not.
6) The ruling demonic force for such arts of meditation is the devil himself, in the form of a serpent.
7) The most dangerous part about this art is “meditation” & trying to use the body to control the mind.
Are There Any Exceptions?
NO! ALL martial arts is of another spirit and demonic. Surely there is nothing wrong with learning how to defend yourself, just stay far away from any resemblance of martial arts, period.
Acts 17:30-31 “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but NOW commandeth all men every where to REPENT”
God hates those who practice Martial Arts. Why?
God has created everything for His glory…however, Satan has found ways to pervert those things God has made in an attempt to spite God and to deceive souls to hell. Martial Arts was first practiced by men who wanted to learn to defend themselves and inspired by demonic forces, ideologies and idols. Thus, Martial arts and any form of such arts is “tradition” and is of another spirit (demonic); and for this reason, you are making the word of God of non-effect in your life by practicing such arts.
Mark 7:13 “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
God’s wrath is not only upon the sin:
Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all (SIN) ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness”
But also the sinner:
John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not (MEANING DOES NOT OBEY) the Son shall not see life; but the WRATH (ANGER/CONDEMNATION) of God abideth on him.”
You must be perfect biblically, not striving to be perfect in Martial arts:
Matthew 5:48 “Be ye therefore PERFECT, even as your Father which is in heaven is PERFECT.”
Jesus is only the author of your salvation if you obey him:
Hebrews 5:9 “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation UNTO ALL THEM THAT OBEY HIM.”
Martial Arts, being of another (demonic) spirit it as unholy as you can get:
1st Peter 1:15-16 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
God loves those who love Him:
Proverbs 8:17 “I love them that love me; and those that SEEK ME EARLY (DILIGENTLY) shall find me.”
John 14:21 “He that hath my commandments, AND KEEPETH THEM, HE IS IS THAT LOVETH ME: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I willlove him, and will manifest myself to him.”
John 15:14 “Ye are my friends, IF ye do whatsoever I command you.”
John 14:15 “IF ye love me, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.”
John 15:10 “IF YE KEEP MY COMANDMENTS, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”
You must trust and obey the One True God (Jesus):
Psalm 34:21-22 “Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. 22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.”