Is it possible that Christian beliefs and the belief that Reincarnation can coexist? Can both of them be true. Like maybe God directs reincarnation and then someday all souls of those who have lived through many different lifetimes will go to heaven and we'll finally understand? I'm just looking for opinions, please be openminded. I've never been able to fully understand religion. I'm a Christian and I'm watching something about reincarnation and it just seems so real. So, I was wondering if it is possible to believe that both can be true.
A belief in reincarnation is implied in the Bible. How else do you explain the disciple's question to Jesus: "Master, who did sin, this man or his parents in order that he was BORN blind?" For the man to have sinned and been born blind means he had to be reincarnated from a previous life where he sinned.
"God and Reincarnation?"
I believe that God is a Creative Entity, Energy or Force that is found in a state of awareness outside of the universe and time.
I believe that God chose to morph part of Itself into minute particles of Itself described as entities or spirits and gave them the purpose to go forth and experience, gain knowledge and eventually return into the Oneness of God.
I believe that those collective entities created the universe and, utilizing evolution as a tool, created that that is life so that they could inhabit various bodies in order to gain experience and knowledge.
Prior to incarnating into a physical body the entity chooses what it wants to accomplish and what the probable circumstances involving that body and its environment will be. When the situation is right the entity then begins to dwell within the physical body, probably around the time of its birth.
When the body dies the entity dwells in a state of awareness where it can see whether it met its goals and what gains and losses it may have attached to its being. It then, again, decides what future goals it wants to achieve and reincarnates when the conditions are appropriate.
Ultimately, after incarnating as many times as necessary to attain its goals, the entity gravitates back into the Oneness of God adding to the fulfillment thereof.
I chose to be born, to live or die, Even the sex, that would be I; I chose the race, from which to appear, Also my wealth, my health and my fear.
I chose my trials and stumbling blocks, And the legs I would use, in all of those walks; I chose my sadness, my joy and my love, I chose to serve and not be above.
I chose this life with all of its dues, And with each dawn, again I choose; The experiences for me that wait ahead, To be alive, or be claimed dead.
And of the future lives I've yet, It is my choice that I begat; All the things, however pleasin', That shall befall me in those seasons.
The above is my opinion which is expounded upon in my treatise A Search For Truth:
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From my chosen path I stray, Yet my God any'er turns away; For I have learned -- and understand, That where God is -- is where I am!
I think they can't co-exist. Reincarnation in terms of one soul being born into many bodies at different times doesn't match with Biblical teaching (although Ethmer's point is interesting but by no means conclusive). I believe our souls live a bodily life once and then go to heaven or hell, and the examples of Jesus calling a soul back into its body aren't the same as a soul being born into a new body. A lot of people do seem to believe they've been reincarnated, though, and as I don't believe they're right I would be interested to know what is actually going on in them!
funny, it is the opposite in judaism... the orthodox (conversative) believe in it while the reformed (liberal) don't. there are orthodox prayers that refer to being forgiven for your sins in this life and in a previous life...
You believe in whatever works for you. Maybe you have to keep living different lives over and over until you really make it right, or really mess it up. Like that movie Groundhogs Day. Who knows. I think it's a possibility.
reincarnation- by definition IS IN FACT IN THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE. defined as - rebirth of the soul. it is all through the bible, lazarus, christ, even the concept of being born again- ritualized reincarnation.
Of course it's possible to believe both, since you are obviously doing it.
Reincarnation conflicts with fundamentalist Christians ideas, but not so much with more liberal Christian ideas.
I don't know everything that's in the bible but I have never read anything about reincarnation, so I'm thinking it's not off God. and a false teaching.
no just stick to christianity I promise on my life it is the only true good route
Reincarnation is not in the Bible - man-made.