Hare Krishnas’ (ISCKON) False Gospel


“In 1965, the Hare Krishna movement came to America by the means of Swami Prabhupada. He founded ISKCON which is a wealthy organization today. Becoming a member involves choosing a guru and becoming his disciple. This guru is so critical that it is said, “Without (the guru) the cultivation of Krishna consciousness is impossible.” From the devotee’s side, “initiation means that he accepts the guru as his spiritual master and agrees to worship him as God.” Their belief in God is pantheistic, meaning they believe God is all and in all, or God is everything and everything is God. Therefore, man is ultimately identical to God which is a faint deceptive whisper dating back to Eden when the serpent said “you will be as God.” Like all false religions and cults, salvation is attained by works. Chant more, dance more, and always work harder lest one retain some bit of karmic debt and fail to enter into Krishna consciousness. They also believe in Karma and reincarnation, which is anti-Biblical. The Bible is clear that salvation is by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8-9). “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21). No amount of good deeds can ever achieve salvation for anyone. Hare Krishnas, like all humanity, have only one hope for eternal life: The eternal God Jesus Christ, crucified, resurrected and exalted forever. All other paths lead to destruction. Jesus Himself said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by Me” (John 14:6).”

If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.

If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):

“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”

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