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Why Amma The Hugging Saint Is On Her Way To Hell

Posted by Job on August 1, 2007

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Why Amma, the “hugging saint,” is heading to hell!  I already know that I am
going to get hammered by some people today for being so cold to even suggest
that this dear woman who the world loves and reveres could possibly die and
go to hell.  Many are going to say that there is no way God would allow a
kind, gentle, giving, loving soul like Amma to end up in the fires of hell.
The fact is, this 54-year-old Indian woman follows the false religion of
Hinduism, has rejected Jesus Christ as her Savior, and unless she repents of
her sins and gives her heart and life to Jesus by faith, she will die and
spend all eternity in hell.


M?t? Amritanandamay? Devi is an Indian born spiritual leader who has been
teaching people “spirituality” since 1981.  She is revered by her followers
as a saint, and is called Amma, derived from Ammachi or holy mother.
Amma is best know as the “hugging saint.”  Over 3 decades she has given hugs
to over 27 million people around the world.  People claim miracles happen as
Amma hugs them.  Many see her as a deity.  Everywhere she goes tens of
thousands of people line up for hours to receive a hug from her.  She hugs
to spread the idea of motherly love and compassion “felt not only towards
one’s own children, but all people, animals and plants, rocks and rivers – a
love extended to all of nature, all beings.”

Amma has addressed the United Nations and has also gained worldwide
recognition for her humanitarian and philanthropic efforts.  She has raised
tens of millions of dollars for homes for the poor, hospitals, orphanages,
hospices, women’s shelters, pension disbursements for widows, community aid
centers, homes for the aged, eye clinics, and speech therapy centers in her
native India,  for “Mother’s Kitchen” in the U.S. where volunteers prepare
and serve meals to the poor and needy, as well as for international
disasters like the 2004 tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.

So what could possibly be wrong with a woman who lives her life to serve
others, who seeks to love people, to bring peace and comfort into people’s
lives through her hugs?  What could possibly be wrong with a woman who
selflessly uses her fame to raise tens of millions of dollars to help the
poor and needy and those whose lives have been devastated by natural
disasters.  If there was ever a person worthy of Heaven, surely Amma would
have to be that person, right?

Let me ask you a question.  What about your Uncle Harry?  Everyone has an
“Uncle Harry” in their family.  He is the guy who is your favorite uncle.
He is the nicest, sweetest, most loving and gentle man you have ever known.
He works hard, is a great husband and father, would never cheat on his
taxes, always helps everyone out, doesn’t kick the dog, and gives money
every year to Jerry’s Kids.  The only problem with Uncle Harry is that he
doesn’t go to church or believe in Jesus, but he is a good man.  Nobody is
more deserving of being in Heaven than Uncle Harry, right?

Here is the problem Amma and Uncle Harry have.  You see, the Bible declares
that “there is no one who does good, not even one.”  It goes on to say that
“all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  As “good” as Amma may
appear on the outside, as “good” as Uncle Harry may appear on the outside,
God sees the INSIDE.  We are all born with the sin we inherited from Adam.
We all sin during our life.  The book of 1 John tells us that if we say we
are without sin we are a liar.  For all the good they may do in her lives,
Amma and Uncle Harry are still sinners like we all are and it is our sin
that separates us from a holy and righteous God.

The Bible teaches us in Ephesians 2, verses 8 and 9 that we are saved by our
faith in Jesus Christ and God’s grace, period.  You can’t buy you way into
Heaven, you can’t do enough good works to get into Heaven, there is only one
way to be saved and that is through faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone!
Amma can’t hug enough people or raise and give enough money away to earn her
way into Heaven.  Uncle Harry can’t live a good enough life to ever make it
to Heaven.  The only way Amma and Uncle Harry will get to Heaven is the same
way anyone gets there, and that is by putting their faith in Jesus Christ!!!

I love you and care about you so much.  I know this message today is going
to upset many people.  Thinking about your favorite uncle or family member
who has rejected Jesus, dying and going to hell for all eternity is
difficult.  Now maybe you understand my passion.  People like your unsaved
family members are dying and going to hell for all eternity every day!  The
news media LOVES these “spiritual” people like Amma the “hugging saint.”
She loves everybody,  never talks about sin or holding people accountable
for their choices, and claims to have the answer for the universal need all
people have to fill the “spiritual hole” in their life created by sin.  The
fact is the only thing that can really fill that spiritual hole is a
relationship with Jesus Christ since He is the only way we can be connected
back to God our Creator.

The truth is, Amma is actually no better than Joey Smith, L. Ron Hubbard,
Mohammed, or any other cult/false religion leader.  This “hugging saint” is
actually a tool of satan since she is leading those who follow her to the
flames of the very same hell she is going to.  People have a need to be
loved, to be held, to be comforted.  The church does a poor job of
ministering to people’s individual needs and that is why the masses flock to
someone like Amma.  It makes me sad to watch the masses lined up like
lemmings waiting for her to hug them.  There is only one name by which men
can be saved, and that is the name of JESUS!  He is the only road to God.
There are no other roads to God!

Pray for this woman since if she would turn from the lies of Hinduism and
turn to the Truth of God’s Word and faith in Christ, she could be an
incredible instrument in God’s hands to lead many souls to the saving
knowledge of Jesus Christ.  She is giving people nothing more than the
temporary love of this world instead of the everlasting love of God.  She
offers them hope in a sinful person of flesh and blood instead of the hope
we have in Jesus for this life and all eternity.  She comforts people for a
moment with a hug from earthly arms when what people need most of all is the
everlasting comfort of a hug from God’s heavenly arms!!!

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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18 Responses to “Why Amma The Hugging Saint Is On Her Way To Hell”

  1. hari said

    ‘ she would turn from the lies of Hinduism ‘ -the most foolish thing you can think about.

    Dear Paster,
    Before mentioning about any Great person,kindly spent some time to understand their life, messages, and their actions. Christ taught us to love your neighbour as you love yourself. Love is the Universal Religion. It is the nature of God. and God is only one just as there is only one pure love. May Jesus bless you to understand Amma.


  2. Dave B said

    Yes what you say is true. There is no one righteous, not even one. Her ashram and organization are known to be quite money centered and also strong handed at times. The most loving thing to do for Amma is to pray for her and help her become aware that her and her teachings are false.

  3. sajeev said

    When a born christian does not understand the Bible,
    he or she will make this big blunder to accuse everyone and everything as false.

    So, please spent some time reading the Bible, and mediate on the meaning and you will come to realise that God had planned everything right….but we have
    confused the whole thing under the name of Religion.

    The Spirit is one & the same it is our false notion that one religion is superior to another that is causing all this pain.

    Amma is like Jesus …… they have the same spirit… the spirt to Love & Serve humanity.

    When we think shallow, we see that is difference… but it is the false notion that makes us think in this way.

    Try reading all the Holy books in this world…. and you will realise that they are saying the same thing. The same message to all humans to go forward in Life.

    Mediate and see the Truth of this World.
    All wars and bloodshed will come to an end.
    That is the Truth of the Spirit…. we need tostart thinking onthese lines.
    May there beace in this world.
    That is Victory to Us.

  4. krishna said

    with your mindset, u cannot understand christianity even, forget about any other religion… so leave Amma alone… she can take care of herself.. she doesnt need anybodys help…and personally speaking, who is bothered about heaven or hell… i’d rather be in hell with Amma than in heaven without her

  5. lekha said

    As different streams go join the huge ocean ,so does the different paths of god join him in the end.
    Hell is alltogether a different matter when all that you can see in your life is heaven and hell,how
    can you understand god. God is someone who treats all his devotees in the same manner no matter be it
    Jesus,Krishna or Allah.Acceptance is the path to God.As in the Baghvad Gita Lord Krishna says
    “Think of me in whatever form you please and you will come to me”.

  6. There is only ONE path to God.

    John 14:6 (New American Standard Bible)

    6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

    The “many paths” doctrine is a false demon doctrine, that all leads to hell.

    Matthew 7:13-14 (New American Standard Bible)

    13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

    14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

    Call on the Name of the Lord Jesus and be saved, all other roads lead to destruction.

  7. Pete said

    There is something wrong with the world or wrong with God if Amma, the most loving person in the world will be sent to hell. I believe God is love, and that God will take us all in his loving arms when we die. We are his children for God’s sake!!!

  8. Devon said

    Wow..this is really interesting..Check this out…the Woman that boards with us downstairs, originally from Montreal and was a Hare Krishna and now wonderfully saved…HER daughter is assistant to this cult of amma, the so called hugging saint…

    Incredible really….she is in India right now with Amma..and travels the world with her…

    Sad..she left Hare Krishna and found another cult…the cult of amma…

    Reminds one of the scripture, ‘Satan appears as an Angel of Light’…

    Amma is pure evil masked in bright light…


  9. Let me say this…
    It’s all OK…

    As long as you can’t save 18,000 children from dying… on this planet… you have no right to judge people…

    God is more powerful then any satan….
    And for Jesus to come on earth was planned by GOd…
    She is also planned by GOd… for crying out loud… she is the broom of rough hair that is pushing souls tormented on earth to a higher realm… You may be the fine haired broom that takes them (souls) to heaven; she is needed too… (i’m saying this with reincarnation in mind)

    Personally… i never touch women… as a man following the Swaminarayan Religion… so in a way.. i completely disapprove of what she does… but as i said… 18,000 children die EVERYDAY… EvErYdAy… !!! on this planet… don’t give me that bull (actually bull shit is good in hindu terms… ha ha )don’t give me that bull that those children deserve to die…

    No one should judge… just do… do you best… and leave everything else to God…

    I think that i saw an episode of Joel Austin..
    “With GOd… all things are possible…” some sentence like that exists in the bible, right ?

    Stop the worrying Mr. !!!
    “There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever”. Mahatma Gandhi

  10. Jenny said

    Jesus said, ” I am the way, the truth and the life”

  11. Frank said

    Please be so kind to have a look at this movie, with a great speech about unity in religion.

  12. Arun said

    Alas, another one of those who hijacked Jesus the christ and his teachings. You are no better than the Pharisees that Jesus warned people about. So Mr know it all…answer me this..have you yet healed a single leper ? Have you made wine from water yet? Have you fed a thousand hungry yet? Have donated 53 million dollars to a tsunami yet ?
    What have you done that makes you qualified for heaven other than “beleiving”..and denouncing other faiths ?
    Talking about heaven..”It is easier to pass a camel through the eye of a needle…” He once said…Sounds like you know better,,all it takes is to “believe my version of jesus is right” and trash other faiths…Heaven is assured,,indeed!

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  14. vismaya said

    much compassion my dear brother
    for let me simple remind you my brother

    judge not for thou might be judged

    in regarding to amma ,
    simple suggestion is to be in mothers presence as opposed to the easy judgement you have chosen

    for your fear as well of what others will do think etc. is just your mind playing tricks on you
    as well as your judgements on Amma

    As a child of god respect for you is immense for heart of love stems in service and joy
    peace and love

    for heaven or hell right here right now
    blessings of love and light

    News flash
    wonder twins activate
    form of giant amma hug
    toooo world

  15. l said

    I find it interesting that you’ve quoted passages from the bible that suit your needs, but not others that tell the opposite side of the story. Many evangelical and extremist Christians seem to do this…I wonder why? I can’t imagine why a religion that is supposed to be welcoming and reflect the teachings of a humble man can be rife with ignorance and intolerance. In addition, the catholic church is the largest business in the world – all that real estate and all those donations from folks who have been brainwashed into thinking that they will not go to heaven if they don’t donate as much money as they can to an already over-inflated industry. Sigh…it’s frightening and unbelievable to me that more people don’t wake up and realize they are being taken for a ride. It may sound like I’m anti-catholic, but I’m not. I’m more against organized religions in general that prey on the weak and poor and brainwash them into believing that they will be saved by dressing up nicely on Sundays. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been cut off by a car with a pretty little fish sticker on it. Practice what you preach, folks.

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