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What is karma? What does the Bible say about karma? Should Christians believe in karma? These are some of the questions Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley discuss in today’s Bible study. This episode was prompted by a listener named Jonathan.

Buddhism and Hinduism teach karma in connection with reincarnation. These religions believe your current life circumstances were determined by your actions in a previous life. If you had acted better in that previous life, perhaps you would find yourself in a better situation today.

But most people do not have reincarnation in mind when they talk about karma. Most people simply mean something like, things generally go well for good people and poorly for bad people. In this sense, what does the Bible say about karma? Should we believe the trials we are enduring now are punishment for bad things we did years ago? Should we believe fortunate things that happen are a reward for doing good things years ago?

We hope this is an encouraging Bible study.

Bible Passages Discussed:

  • Galatians 6:7-10
  • John 9:1-7
  • Matthew 5:45
  • The Book of Job

Links and Resources:

Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube

Podcast: Is Stoicism Compatible with Christianity?

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