Does God lie? Two headings there at that site with scripture for each First header is "No, God cannot and does not lie." and the second header is "Yes, God lies by proxy; He sends prophets or lying spirits to deceive." with scriptures for that.God explicitly says that He lies and deceives on occasions.
Yet He was crucified for that reason by saying He is God. He was almost stoned to death a couple of times before that moment for saying He is God.If, as Christians say, Jesus is God, then Jesus is not being consistent.
What I am saying is that God punishes false teachings i.e. heresy, so that those who shall dwell with Him, will do so in sincerity and in truth.If "private interpretation" is not allowed, then do we follow the Pope on Rome or the Patriarch in Istanbul? Or do we follow Ken Ham perhaps? There are a lot of public interpretations available. The Archbishop of Canterbury maybe? Jerry Falwell Jr?
God allows different interpretations and thus cannot avoid falsehood. Either Lutheran, Calvinist or both must be wrong. Either pre-trib, post-trib or both must be wrong. Has God eliminated all Christian denominations except one? No, He allows false interpretations to carry on regardless.
Buddhism came from Hinduism and so the rudiments and methodology regarding meditation and yoga are the same; just different results as claimed by those doing those things as we find in other new age theologies where it has entered into Christianity in thinking in error that one can receive the Holy Spirit again apart from salvation by a sign. God will permit this falling away from the faith when they believe that lie for why strong delusions befall those going astray.Kundalini is Hindu, not Buddhist. If your friend has problems then he needs to find a better teacher.
As it is, I apologize to you & the Lord Jesus Christ for saying "It seems all I can say is this, " when I am relying on the Lord Jesus Christ in me to speak to you.
I hope in Jesus Christ in you to remind you to call on Him to be saved when the evil arises whether it be demons or being left behind when that fiery calamity falls on a third of the earth; the western hemisphere for why the rest of the world is entering the great tribulation..
I know pride can get in the way of applying your skepticism to Buddhism just as your lack of forgiveness towards Christians turning you away from Christ by how they judge. This is why you need Jesus Christ to help you to forgive them for they know not what they do. Just as you need to go before that throne of grace and ask Him the questions for why you turn away from Him and expect an answer.. even before you ask too.