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Do Christians believe in reincarnation? How else can we explain people who claim to have lived before?

There are several accounts of rebirth of children and adults who can trace back the location of their previous lives. I am a Christian and I’m facinated with reincarnation but I don’t find it in Christian teachings…..)(

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  1. Most Christians do not believe in it. We can explain it that they can’t actually prove they lived before. They can SAY they are reborn, but it doesn’t make it fact. I can say I am immortal, but that doesn’t make it fact.

  2. you can’t find reincarnation in the Bible or other christian teachings, because it’s not there. the bible does talk about once a person dies, the he/she faces judgment. there is no second chance, or coming back as someone else.

  3. Of course you can find it in the Bible, although they tried to erase most of it. When John the Baptist from his jail cell says ” Ask if He is Elijah come back”. Easy

  4. Kathleen, people expect Jesus to come back and not believe in reincarnation, now imagine may be this is the reason they are not able to find him, he is already here and doing his work.

  5. please avoid blanket generalizations such as “do Christians believe…” as though they are all the same.
    The important question here is, “do YOU believe in reincarnation?”
    You have faculties of your own that are just as capable as anyone elses… Think for yourself, please. Else you will lose your mind!!

  6. some do some dont . we have no proofs or facts to balance it .
    Reincarnation, literally “to be made flesh again”, as a doctrine or mystical belief, holds the notion that some essential part of a living being (or in some variations, only human beings) can survive death in some form, with its integrity partly or wholly retained, to be reborn in a new body. This part is often referred to as the Spirit or Soul, the ‘Higher or True Self’, ‘Divine Spark’, ‘I’ or the ‘Ego’ (not to be confused with the ego as defined by psychology).
    In such beliefs, a new personality is developed during each life in the physical world, based upon past integrated experience and new acquired experiences, but some part of the being remains constantly present throughout these successive lives as well. It is usually believed that there is interaction between predeterminism of certain experiences, or lessons intended to happen during the physical life, and the free-will action of the individual as they live that life.

  7. Genesis 1:27
    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    Jeremiah 1:4-5
    Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, [5] Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
    1. God already knew you before you were formed in the womb
    2. Bible says, a man once to die, then judgment. Reincarnation is the belief that you are reincarnated until “you get it right.” How you lived the previous life exemplifies your next life. Bible to does not support this. Once you die, your destination is sealed between heaven or hell. This Scripture supports the creation of God:
    Psalm 139:14
    I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

  8. I’m a Reincarnationist. With an open mind and common sense you can find reincarnation in all things.
    http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen03.html
    http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen06.html
    http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen09.html
    http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen04.html
    And please read “Many Mansions”, about the life of Edgar Cayce, who was a devout Christian and a Reincarnationist.
    Don’t listen to the noise. Listen to what you sense inside is true.

  9. I am definitely a Christian as defined by someone who follows and tries to exemplify Jesus. Guess who taught us about reincarnation…hold on to your seats…Jesus!
    He did come back to life as himself….and said….”This and many things will you do”.
    Believe this or not. You won’t find this in the books because reincarnation throws a monkey wrench in the whole idea about paying your dues here on earth, die, and wait in judgement hope it all goes well. ha!ha! what a joke!

  10. OK THE GUY ABOVE ME I THINK YOUR POSSESSED BY A DEMON BUT IM NOT GONNA GO THERE THE BIBLE SAYS THAT ONCE YOU GO BACK TO THE EARTH YOU WILL REMAIN THERE UNTIL THE RAPTURE IF ITWERE TRUE WHY DID HE NOT SEND MOSES AND JACOB AND PROPHETS SUCH AS THEM BACK AND WHAT ABOUT JOB HE WAS A PERFECT AND UPRIGHT MAN WHY NOT SEND BACK THE PEOPLE WHO COULD TRULY MAKE ADIFFERENCE AND WHY WOULD THERE BE SO MANY FALSE PROPHETS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS THING FROM ALL ANGLES IT DONT ADD UP NOR DOES IT MAKE ANY SENSE

  11. Reincarnation is not real. I would be curious how people could trace back the location of their previous lives, since there is no definite way to connect them other than their own personal claim and the claim of anyone who wants to support it. Scripture is very clear on the matter, and Hebrews 9 deals with this very specific issue even.
    Here is Hebrews 9:24-27
    24For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; 25nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own. 26Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment
    Verse 27 is the clear on the issue. It is appointed for a man to die once and then face judgment. Reincarnation is a lie that has been spread by the enemies of God to try to avoid the truth that they will be under judgment when they die. It sounds better to believe that you get another chance. Satan wants us to put off surrendering to God, and will do it by any means that he can get people to listen to. If we do not surrender in this life, we do not get another shot at it. It’s over. The same applies to the theory of ghosts. I believe in spirits, but there is no “ghosts walking the earth with unfinished business. There is demons who may pose as such, and they are good at it, they’ve been doing it for thousands of years. There is only one time when a ghost was recorded to actually have come up from the grave in the Bible which I am familiar with, and that was when God sent Samuel back to tell Saul his sentence for committing his faith to soothsayers rather than God.
    Long story short, Scripture does not support, and quite clearly disagrees with the concept of reincarnation. It may be facinating, but it is a lie.

  12. I haven’t read anything in the Bible that would suggest that reincarnation exists.But on the other hand there are portions of the Bible that have been removed and other things that have been added to it. It’s another mystery to be revealed when God determines it is time for us to know! If reincarnation isn’t real,how would one explain those who somehow know they have been there done that before? Who can say without any doubt what is and what isn’t?

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