Explaining need for a Savior to someone who practices Qi gong

(from TR 3/01) Practitioners of qigong do not recognize God as a person. They understand only a general state of being with which they desire to become one, losing themselves in that state. If one were to focus the discussion on humanities problem and the solution that God has provided in Christ there might be a bridge in at least an agreement that man does have a problem. The practitioner of qigong looks to discipline and his own work to take care of that problem. (McGee w/Chow p. xiii)

Sharing Christ with someone who has these views must keep in the forefront the common ground of man’s problem of not being right with the world. Focus on relationships and the difficulty in always making and keeping things right. Share that the way for this to be done has been taken care of for everyone in the perfect life of Jesus.

XN You have shared that when you practice Qigong you are trying to get things right inside of you so your energy flows freely. Is that right?

QG Yes, when my qi flows freely I am at peace.

XN In my religion there is a teaching that promises peace through a person. Would you like me to tell you about it?


Another conversation might be

XN When you practice qigong are you trying to get rid of bad things and focus on good?

QG Not exactly, in qigong I am trying to focus on the flow of qi.

Sometimes when I have done bad that gets in the way, the yin and yang are out of balance and I must make up for it.

XN I have felt that way, too. But I don’t think I could ever be good enough and resist bad thoughts and feelings completely so there would always be more to make up. I don’t think it’s possible to do enough good to balance out the bad. But there is a force that is greater than either the yin or the yang. May I tell you about that?



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