Did Jesus go to India to learn how to do miracles?

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Jesus’ Source of Miracle Power

Some wonder: Did Jesus go to India to learn how to perform miracles from Hindu Gurus? The Scriptures clearly teach that Jesus did not receive his power to do miracles from India because:

1-Jesus never believed in Pantheism of the Hindu faith that teaches that God consists of everyone and everything. Jesus taught that God created everything, not that He is everything (Revelation 4:11; Genesis 1:1; Nehemiah 9:6).

2-Jesus taught the belief of one God: “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29). The Hindus believe that there are 330 million gods. The first commandment stated, “You shall have no other gods before Me” (Exodus 20:3).

Dependence upon something else other than the one God, whether it be Hindu gods or strange deities, places people in peril. The Lord wants to us to put Him before all else, to put Him first in our minds and in our lives, and live in harmony with His truths. Humans owe full loyalty and devotion to the Creator as a personal Being whom it is their privilege to know, to love, and trust, and with whom they may have a relationship.

2-Jesus upheld the truths of the Ten Commandments which forbade the making of images, idols, and statues as held in the Hindu faith.  The second commandment states,

“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me” (Exodus 20:2-3 also 34:14; Deuteronomy 6:14; 13:10; 2 Kings 17:35).

Idols are not only not to be worshiped, they are not even to be made. The sin of idolatry lies in the fact that idols are simply the work of human skill, and therefore they are nothing in themselves (Hosea 8:6).

3-Jesus taught the Old Testament’ beliefs of the Creator, Judgment Day, the plan of redemption, Heaven, Hell, and the fact that there was no reincarnation. All these are clearly contrary to Hindu beliefs.

4-Jesus teachings revolved around the teachings of the prophets of God (Luke 24:27) not the gurus of the Hindu religion.

5-Jesus did not give reference to the Hindu Vedas in His teachings but He quoted the Old Testament Jewish books. He said, “Search the scriptures…” and “it is written” (John 5:39; Matthew 4:4-6).

6-Jesus was recognized by all as a local Jewish resident: “all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, ‘Is this not Joseph’s son?’” (Luke 4:22). Jesus was brought up in the city of Nazareth in Israel not India.

7-Jesus’ custom was to visit the synagogues, not the Hindu temples. “And he came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read” (Luke 4:16).

Conclusion

Christ didn’t obtain the power to perform miracles from Indian Gurus. But God Almighty gave Him the ability to perform miracles. The Bible declares, “Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God … by miracles and wonders and signs” (Acts 2:22).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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