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Christians with past-lives? That goes against their religion?

http://www.theview.tv/schedule
On The View this morning, Aug. 17, the ladies were talking with psychics.
One man who does past life regressions said 40% of Americans under 30 believe in past lives. With older Americans it goes down to 30% and 20%.
Now I heard a couple of years ago that 75% of Americans are Christian.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_United_States#Main_religious_preferences_of_Americans
So I’m not a mathematician. And we don’t know what % of under 30s are Christian. But it would appear many Christians don’t understand their own religion.
I mean, they say you die and are judged, and go to heaven or hell. On which life are Christians going to be judged?
My feeling is that many “Christians” aren’t true believers. They are mostly secular Christians who stay with religion for cultural and family reasons.
How do you explain this phenomenon?

3 COMMENTS

  1. I believe that God is just and fair, and that He judges us on what we have done in THIS LIFE.
    But I have no doubt that He knows if we have had past lives or not.
    I am 27, a Born Again Christian, and yes, I do believe in past lives. Because I have seen visions of them, and have had dreams of which I was different people, in different times. And I know for a fact that no movies, books, or advertising has to do with it. (I’ve already searched all possible factors.)
    For many reasons, I do not mention anything about reincarnation with many Christians, having done so once and got reprimanded by more then one person.
    My faith in Christ is new, but I have no doubt that He is the Son of God, and the only salvation this world has.
    My faith is strengthened by the words of God, not the words of men.

  2. I agree with you on the point that most Christians don’t understand Christianity. If they did they would all accept reincarnation as a basic truth.
    From its beginning Judaism has traditionally accepted reincarnation as fact: “Behold, all these things does God do — twice, even three times with a man — to bring his soul back from the pit that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.” (Job 33:29)
    Proverbs 8:22-31 is *not* King Solomon channeling Jesus as Christians absurdly claim; it is Solomon’s celebration of eternal life through reincarnation. Psalms 90:3-6 speaks of reincarnation: Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, “Turn back, O children of men!” For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed in the morning: in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers. So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
    There are numerous NT biblical reference for reincarnation. Besides the most obvious (Truly, literally, you must be born again… no one goes up to heaven but he who came down from heaven), there is “Who sinned, THIS MAN or his parents, that he was BORN BLIND?” which is a clear indication that past-life karma was accepted as real by his disciples. Jesus did not correct them, because according to historical fact, Jesus believed in reincarnation and karma.
    According to the bible Jesus’s answer was that the man was born blind so that he could be healed by him. Now it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this answer applied to only this particular blind man whose path crossed that of Jesus.
    The old standby “it is appointed that man dies once and then face judgment” that the unaware continue to drag out and throw at every question about reincarnation makes no sense as an argument against reincarnation. Reincarnationists do not believe that bodies are reanimated, or that “the man” returns after death. Reincarnationists know that it is the spiritual energy of man that returns, inhabiting a new “man” (new body). Jews knew that; Jesus knew that. You have to wonder what do the critics think survives death to “face judgment”? The soul of course: the spiritual energy of the person who died. And it is the soul that reincarnates, not “the man.”
    This judgment is Judaism’s Gehenna, the original biblical concept of after-death residence of souls, where the soul of the individual faces and contemplates his past life, the mistakes he made, the good things he did, the things he achieved and did not achieve. It is a place of judgment and introspection, which is completed before the individual moves on.
    Reincarnationists (at least those not bound by the superstitions of eastern dogma) believe that the dynamic of reincarnation is free will (yours and those around you) and that we learn by the choices we make and in contemplating the choices we have made.
    “Be ye therefore perfect even as your father in heaven is perfect,” Jesus instructed his followers. He didn’t say ‘hey, do your best,’ or ‘if you just believe I existed that’s enough…’ He said BE AS PERFECT AS GOD IS. Jesus indicated, according to the bible, that absolute perfection is within the reach of every human when he made the statement, YE ARE GODS.
    Anyone not brainwashed to be fearful of truth should be able to comprehend that perfection and godliness cannot be attained in a single lifetime, and that unbiased examination of historical fact is evidence that both the Old and New Testaments do support the validity of reincarnation.
    Early Christianity fully embraced the truth of reincarnation. The emperor Constantine fashioned a type of Christianity to suit his purposes, which included conquering all he considered his enemies. He redesigned the concept of Jesus as a type of soldier figurehead who would help him gain greater military powers and defeat his enemies, claiming to have had visions of that sort. Although Constantine’s Christian bishops refused to accept this new, revised Christianity, the emperor had his way through brute force and established the corrupted Christian church we have today.
    To powerful early “Christians” like Constantine, reincarnation gave too much power to the individual and made salvation a personal thing between the individual and “God.” Constantine and those who followed him wanted the church to have absolute control over every person’s salvation and become the middleman who would edit, translate and dictate Jesus’s teachings into things they never were.
    Jesus was a Reincarnationist, and reincarnation is truth.

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