What is the Christian view of Tai Chi (TaiChi)?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini Faith Buckner

I just want to share the story of an friend of mine with whom I have since lost touch.

He is an older Chinese man. He is a confessed Christian who was born in China and raised in a Daoist family and culture. He teaches Tai Chi, and practices Acupuncture, Acupressure, and the application of other traditional Eastern forms of medicine.

When he came to faith in Christ, he recognized that it is Christ, who is the Dao...the Way...and the Holy Spirit living in us is the Chi...the power and life force that God sends through us. The Yin and the Yang...God and Sin...they cannot exist together in harmony. When one starts to "win" the other wages spiritual battle to "win back". His view seems to be that this is only the case because sin entered the world...before that there was no such struggle. There are many other interesting ways that this man has seen the true Triune God in terms of Daoist philosophy, but I think you may agree that it is, at the very least, an interesting way of looking at and reconciling these two world views.

I do not understand Daoism, but I do know that Christ was sent to redeem all...including those of other faiths. This may just be one of His method of meeting Daoists "where they are". It is at least common ground from which to begin a conversation with a Daoist.

May Christ bless us all in the work which He has prepared for us. Let us share the hope that he has given to us, and share His Word, so that we may help Him to reach and baptize all nations into His glorious resurrection.


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