Karma, Economics, and Salvation-Rest

As Rushdoony illustrates, there is no salvation in karma, only slavery and the rule of the dead hand of the past. In Christ, there is both Justice and Mercy, Joy and a Future.

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FKarma, Debt, and the SabbathA

By Rev. R.J. Rushdoony

The doctrine of Karma is one of the most important religious doctrines invented by man. Its origins are Brahmanic, but its great development is Buddhist. Perhaps no other non-Biblical doctrine is more important and more perceptive, however deadly. Karma is the law of cause and effect as it regulates the present and future life of man. Karma says that what a man sows, that shall he also reap; every man inherits his own burden of sin and guilt, and no man can inherit the good or evil acts of another man. Karma holds that sin cannot be destroyed by sacrifice, penance, or repentance, but only by self-expiation. A man thus spends his life (and future reincarnations, according to this doctrine) working out the atonement for sin. The important fact about Karma is that this doctrine does justice to the reality…

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