Miracles usually bring Christians together, but a Las Vegas church was recently divided by one because some members didn’t agree with the source of the miracle. The Church Abundant Living Las Vegas recently saw a miracle when Mike Persi, who had been unable to walk without assistance for 33 years, was finally able to take his first steps.
How did he do it? He claims Yoga was the answer.
While many members of the Abundant Living Las Vegas congregation, including Pastor Bob Perry, are thrilled and feel that this is a miracle, others are not so sure, and have left the church as a result, writes Buzzfeed.
The story of one man’s healing brings to light a national controversy that exists among Christians as to whether yoga is something that Christian’s should partake in, writes Buzzfeed.
Many believers are at best skeptical of yoga, based on yoga’s roots in Eastern religion. As Mike Persi is beginning to walk again, many feel this miracle is not of God, but rather of a different, potentially evil, source.
Pastor Bob Perry continues to support Mike and his path to recovery. When Mike came to him with questions about yoga, Perry says “I told Mike to pray, to hear from God, and to be led by peace.”
Perry says he’s been very impressed with how Mike has handled this controversy and not let him sway him from his goals.
3 thoughts on “Is Yoga Controversial?”
I’m a recent “convert” to yoga. I think it can do wonderful things for your body and mind. But miracles? Well, you know, I’m just not a believer in those. But, ultimately, what I find fascinating is this opposition to yoga. I have a friend who taught at a charter school for a few years. She started introducing extremely basic yoga concepts to her 4th and 5th graders as a means to clam them and help them focus at the start of the day. She had to justify this to her administrators.
I (and my sources) use the term “miracle” somewhat figuratively…Yoga uses a lot of stretching and tightening of muscles….it makes sense to me…