The other day, I watched Oprah's show on "Past Life Regression". Have you guys watched it? ?
I think its quite shocking but do you think it is true? And is it wrong (against religion) to believe in such things?
What religion is she? She never wants to say does she? We don't have past lives.
I think Dr. Weiss is making a lot of money with hypnotherapy 😉
1. know, i don't believe it is true
2. how could it be "against religion" when that IS their religion?
Past life regression is not true.
No I did not watch it but I have had regressions done with interesting results.
it's as real as angels and devils
not it's not true. and personally I'm more than a little sick of the know it all preachy Oprah Winfrey.
Reincarnation belief... humph... it's a reoccurring punishment. You could never remember what you did in a past life but somehow you keep getting punished for it? Til you get life right?
Nope. I believe we get one shot here. This is The Great Love Experiment.
Interesting I seldom watch Oprah or TV but that might have been pretty interesting to catch. Sorry I missed it .
But I think you have got the Atheists and the "so called Christians up in arms a bit .
They are both a lot alike but can not see it.
What is ridiculous is someone saying they were king so and so and did this and that, and others have said same thing. How many king tuts were there? Or Marilyn Monroes? I believe there are familiar spirits and not so familiar that put thoughts in peoples minds- esp when they have unknowingly invited them in or opened a door to them and the person can be influenced by that or even a big imagination. The spirits have been around for ages and seen and heard a lot. So, they can impress some facts.
Here's a weird idea.
What if our Souls know everything because they are from God? So it is not that people remember past lives, but that they catch glimpses of Soul memories.
God's Word tells us that "we die once and then face judgment". So, we don't have multiple lives on earth. The idea of reincarnation or karma are not Biblical, not Truth, and not to be believed. Go to God's Word to know the Truth.
Question: "What does the Bible say about reincarnation?"
Answer: The concept of reincarnation is completely without foundation in the Bible, which clearly tells us that we die once and then face judgment (Hebrews 9:27). The Bible never mentions people having a second chance at life or coming back as different people or animals. Jesus told the criminal on the cross, "Today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43), not "You will have another chance to live a life on this earth." Matthew 25:46 specifically tells us that believers go on to eternal life while unbelievers go onto eternal punishment. Reincarnation has been a popular belief for thousands of years, but it has never been accepted by Christians or followers of Judaism because it is contradictory to Scripture.
The one passage that some point to as evidence for reincarnation is Matthew 17:10-12 which links John the Baptist with Elijah. However, the passage does not say that John the Baptist was Elijah reincarnated but that he would have fulfilled the prophecy of Elijah's coming if the people had believed his words and thereby believed in Jesus as the Messiah (Matthew 17:12). The people specifically asked John the Baptist if he was Elijah, and he said, "No, I am not" (John 1:21).
Belief in reincarnation is an ancient phenomenon and is a central tenet within the majority of Indian religious traditions, such as Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Many modern pagans also believe in reincarnation as do some New Age movements, along with followers of spiritism. For the Christian, however, there can be no doubt: reincarnation is unbiblical and must be rejected as false.
Question: "What does the Bible say about karma?"
Answer: Karma is a theological concept found in the Buddhist and Hindu religions. It is the idea that how one lives one’s life will determine the quality of life one will have when one is reincarnated. In other words, if one is unselfish, kind, and holy during their lifetime, one will be rewarded by being reincarnated (reborn into a new earthly body) into a pleasant life. However, if one lives a life of selfishness and evil, one will be reincarnated into a less than pleasant lifestyle. In other words, we reap in the next life what we sow in this one. Karma is based on the theological belief in reincarnation. The Bible does not agree with the idea of reincarnation, so therefore, it does not support the idea of karma.
Hebrews 9:27 states, “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…” This Bible verse makes clear two important points which, for Christians, negate the possibility of reincarnation and karma. First, it states that we are “destined to die once,” meaning that humans are only born once and only die once. There is no endless cycle of life and death and rebirth that is inherent in the reincarnation theory. Second, it states that after death we face judgment, meaning that there is no second chance, like there is in reincarnation and karma, to live a better life. You get one shot at life and living it according to God’s plan, and that’s it.
The Bible talks a lot about reaping and sowing. Job 4:8 says, “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.” Psalm 126:5 says, “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.” And Luke 12:24 says, “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”
In each of these instances, as well as all the other references to reaping and sowing, the act of receiving the rewards of one’s actions takes place in this life, not in some future life. It is a present-day activity and the references make it clear that the fruit one reaps will be commensurate with the actions one has performed. In addition, the actions or sowing one performs in this life will affect one’s reward or punishment in the afterlife.
This afterlife is not a rebirth or a reincarnation into another body here on earth. It is either eternal suffering in hell (Matthew 25:46) or eternal life in Heaven with Jesus, who died so that we might live eternally with Him. This should be the focus of our life on earth. The Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 6:8-9, “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Finally, we must always remember that it was Jesus whose death on the cross resulted in the reaping of eternal life for us, and that it is faith in Jesus that will gain for us this eternal life. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Therefore, we see that the concept of reincarnation and karma is incompatible with what the Bible teaches about life, death, and the sowing and reaping of eternal life.