Christianity and Reincarnation

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  1. Marc Ross

    Marc Ross Senior Registered

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    Another event in world history / at about the time reincarnation was rejected.


    Hello,


    The global climate cooled greatly as a result of a volcanic eruption in 535 AD that added enough volcanic-ash to the atmosphere to block-out sunlight.


    Have any scholars made the connections amongst sixth-century climate change, and the condemation of Reincarnation by the Christian Church?


    LINK: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_weather_events_of_535%E2%80%93536
     
  2. paneagle

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    Thanks for the thread. The subject is deep. The christians deny RCN because it denies Jesus was born of Mary (immaculate) and other things (levels of heaven/hell/purgatory/dimensions for example). It also implies psychism, which is not true spirituality or soulfulness or that Souls are most often reborn. However, being in the forum for children of past lives, may I say fallen is a term implying rebirth which is constant in most, but not always a 'given" >and I feel humans as lost children are only those who do not recognize themselves as Soul, and past life/karma. Soul is a child of God so the doctrine of Justinian was official removal of Soul as a concept.
     
  3. SMurphy

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    Happy Easter Monday!


    Yes it is tragic that modern Christianity has lost its way and does not recognize the preexistence of the soul, nor recognize the reason for reincarnation. Jesus could not explain these concepts to people of his time and therefore promised to send the Spirt of Truth to explain His words in all detail (John 15:26). Origen of Alexandria was one of these teachers. If you read his works, you will see that he fulfilled the promise of Jesus, but the world destroyed most his teachings. Since "My Word will never die", others have come to set straight the Christian teachings (when humanity was open to listen). Huldrych Zwingli and Matin Luther were two such reformists who attempted to restore early Christian teaching. Most recently Beatrice Brunner served as a vessel for two Teachers, Josef and Lene to fill in the many missing teachings that the world had destroyed (burned/transcribed).


    The message has been consistent across all of the teachers, but the world (and the king of this world) has attempted to destroy the Truth. Why? Because it takes away their power! How can you have power over men on Earth if they believe in the story below?


    The story is quite simple. In my opinion God created the Spiritual World a very, very long time ago. He created His Son (Jesus) out of Himself, with the same powers of creation. God lived with Jesus for a very long time before They decided to populate Heaven. God chose Jesus for this purpose. All of His children were created through Jesus. God gave each one the Spark of Life, but their (our) spiritual bodies came from Jesus. Jesus's first born was the Light Bearer (Lucifer) and this small family again lived a long time together before the next Angel was born. Then came the other 5 Archangels, completing the three pairs of Archangels (Lucifer-Raphael, Gabriel-Oholah, Michael-Oholibah). Over time, these families grew to 24 princes/princesses who head the 12 tribes of Heaven. (This spiritual family tree is well depicted in the Manorah given to Moses.)


    The Heavenly families grew to an unimaginable quantity and at some point, Lucifer got the idea that he too could be a king in Heaven. For he too had lived alone together with God like Jesus. God had made Jesus alone the King of Heaven, but He had also given us all the Gift of Free Will. God and Jesus saw what Lucifer was doing, but They sat back and let Their children decide for themselves to either 1) accept Jesus is the only King of Heaven or 2) to consider allowing Lucifer to have his own kingdom. When every angel of Heaven had made their choice, God gave the order. Michael and his army purged Heaven of all who did not actively support Jesus as the sole King of Heaven. The battle that followed was the greatest and most tragic battle ever fought. Divine families were torn apart as 1/3 of the Angels were cast into Hell. Some of the visions that Jesus revealed to John have been passed on to us, but the the extent of the armageddon is truly lost to us. Every Archangel family was torn apart as Oholah and Oholibah followed Lucifer. Ten of the 24 princes of Heaven also fell. (Read Revelations 12).


    In the aftermath, God and Jesus devised a plan to restore all the fallen to Heaven that respects individual Free Will. The physical world was created (out of nothing as the Big Bang theory tells us) as a foolproof way for the all the fallen to prove their/our loyalty to Jesus. It was disloyalty that got us here in the first place. We find ourselves in the middle of this plan,
     
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  4. josedasjesus

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    thats the funny thing, catholic church do accept reincarnation (of Elijah) but as a radical told me "it was an exception"
     
  5. josedasjesus

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    one good thing about living in Brazil is that here we have Spiritism, Brazil was the biggest catholic country in the world with about 90% of population, now they are down to about 60% with the rise of new protestants,


    but spiritism is really big here, spiritsm is a christian religion that is based on reincarnation and has about 20 million followers (2x jewish followers worldwide) and almost 10% of brazils population of about 200M, the most famous spiritist medium have recently been elected from popular vote on a major tv network "the biggest brazilian of all times"


    so here we have just like in many countries a big part of the population believing in reincarnation, but most of they are christians and are not afraid of openly accepting both things
     
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    30% is still pretty good! It used to be like 20-25% so we're making progress!
     
  7. Mr. Mike

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    My wife is moderately religious (Catholic) and we got married in her church. Without boring anyone with details, as a non-religious person I needed special permission to get married in the church and it was quickly granted to me, with the Deacon even commenting on how while these types of marriages can be tricky, ours will not be one of them (he was right:)). All they asked was that we attend a religious course with an open mind, which I agreed to. One thing I found fascinating about the course was that many, if not most of the regulars at church were VERY similar to me in their spiritual views. In fact, I believe I even mentioned the word reincarnation and nobody batted an eye: in fact many seemed to accept it as a very real possibility. That was quite a surprise to me!

    She has even told me once she suspects it is a strong possibility she lived in Victorian era London and given she is an authority on this subject I would say that's a very likely possibility. At times, it's like she never left that era it resonates so strongly with her. I have never discussed with her my beliefs on this subject except to say I am open to it so she wasn't just saying it to make me feel comfortable.
     
  8. RamaRaksha

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    Well the "problem" with Reincarnation, as some others have already alluded to, is that a religion cannot retain its hold over a person. In this life I am born a Hindu, but in my next life, who knows? Maybe a Christian or a Muslim - in this life i am a man, maybe I will change my gender next time. The idea behind Reincarnation is to instill in us that we are ALL brothers and sisters - God made us ALL - we are all equal in Her eyes

    But for proselytizing religions intent on conversions that simply will not do - they retain control and power only by setting people apart based on religion. "Our God", "Their God" etc - "Only Our God will get us heaven" and of course the usual threats of Hell railed against non-members. To read posts from people, today in the 21st century, expressing a fear of Hell simply because they do not believe in God or changed religions is, frankly, very disappointing. It says God doesn't care for us as human beings, as individuals - all God cares about is one's religion, and rewards and punishes accordingly. Hitler did that - He did not see the Jew as a human being, all he was religion. ISIS has done the same - convert to Islam or else! While both the above have been called evil by almost everyone, the church slides by without any condemnation

    The 2nd "problem" with Reincarnation is that it is simply not sexy. So many are tired of life, they find life too harsh, too difficult and the appeal of going away to some magic land in the sky where the living will be easy - no more pain or suffering, joy forever, eternal life - is hard to beat. Few, and again this frustrates me so much, stop and ask is that what God wants? Billions of people rolling about in Heaven doing nothing? Just enjoying the easy good life and that too just because they joined the "right" religion?

    For me, Reincarnation means Life - that Life is a Gift - this is a Gift that God is giving us and is ready to give us as long as we want it. I don't believe life is forced on us and so those who choose to leave for Heaven will simply cease to exist or come back as a lower life form - i just don't believe that there is some magic land in the sky where billions get to snore away eternity
     
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    Y'shua bar Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph) taught reincarnation in Matthew 11:14-15, John 8:58, etc. The term 'reincarnation' didn't begin to appear until c. 1800 AD. In the 1st century, it was known as rebirth, transmigration-of-the-soul, metempsychosis (Greek), and resurrection. Of course, the definition 'resurrection' changed with the Easter Story.

    'Death' is final for the human body. The Messiah/Christ miraculously had a near-death experience and may have lived another 40 years before dying and being buried in the Jesus Family Tomb in Talpiot. The Ascension Story in Acts is a myth that helped give Jesus God-incarnate status and protected him and his family from any further persecution by the Romans and Jewish leaders.
     
  10. ArturSm

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    As far as I know early christian believed in reincarnation. But that was removed from the actual religion.
     
  11. SeekerOfKnowledge

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    Ironically, it was my past life memories in combination with wise words of the Dalai Lama and Ancient Greek philosophers what got me back to Jesus in the end.
    Sounds totally crazy, doesn't it?

    I do not like to call myself "Christian". Too much has been done in the name of organized religions. I'd rather stay open-minded. All the different religions, personally I see them as different ways to find God/Source inside your own heart.
    When I got my most disturbing memories, at the same time I seemed to get the message that I must forgive. Myself as well as others. And that I should strive to live with the people around me in a peaceful and tolerant manner. No judgement. Unconditional love. Such things.

    Anyway, I do not see why it shouldn't be possible to believe in Jesus and reincarnation at the same time.
     
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    Yes. Especially when Jesus implies he was reincarnated, himself. I find it humorous that some Christians find it easier to believe certain individuals are transported through time and dropped into the future for certain prophecies or come up with complicated alternative explanations for flat out statements that "this person is that historic individual" ... just to avoid the hint that reincarnation is possible. *shrug*
     

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