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Is there any evidence of reincarnation in the Bible?

Can you give me chapter and verse references please?

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  1. On the contrary. Centuries after their death, Moses and Elijah appeared on the mountain with Jesus… they were still Moses and Elijah.
    The witch of Endor called up the spirit of the late Samuel… who was still Samuel.
    Scripture states that it’s appointed unto men ONCE to die, and after that, judgment.

  2. No.
    Bible only deals with resurrection. That means the same person coming back to life……not the ‘spirit’ of someone in someone else’s body.

  3. Hello.
    The Bible says “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Hebrews 9:27)
    There is no reincarnation.
    The Bible says that as a result of sin, you are condemned to death (Romans 6:23) followed by Judgment (Hebrews 9:27) God’s wrath (John 3:36) and the second death (Revelation 21:8).
    Salvation, spending an eternity with God, only comes by receiving Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord and Saviour (Romans 10:9,10). He knocks at your heart (Revelation 3:20).
    Be sure to check out this link about reincarnation in the Bible,
    http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/death.htm
    May the Lord bless you,
    Alex

  4. None whatsoever. Nobody has ever reincarneted, and nobody will ever be allowed to
    The truth is that death brings IMMEDIATE heaven or hell, depending ONLY on whether you believe in Jesus alone for salvation or not.
    Heaven is eternal joy with the Lord! 😀
    Hell is eternal torment. Nobody has to be sent to hell. So to be in heaven and not hell, believe in Jesus alone for salvation now! 🙂
    Jesus is God, and Jesus loves you so very much! 😀
    The truth about Jesus is that the only way to be saved and to get into heaven and avoid being sent to eternal hell, is by believing in faith alone that Jesus, who is God, died for our sins on the cross as FULL PAYMENT for all our sins, and then Jesus rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Believe this and you will be in heaven, no matter what!

  5. There are some cases in the New Testament that seem to indicate that it was taken as normal in Jesus’ day, even though there are no direct references to it. I don’t have my Bible with me at the moment, so I will not hazzard the specific locations, but they are listed in a post called “Reincarnation” in my Yahoo group:AlphaOmegaChurch. You are welcome to go look it up there.
    There are a couple of spots in which Jesus’ disciples are talking to Him about people returning and He never bothers to correct them on it. In Luke 9, I believe, He and a few others pass a blind beggar, for instance, who was supposed to have been blind from birth, yet they ask Him if he was blind as a punishment for some sin he did. Should Jesus have not said something like, “What sin could he have committed before birth?”
    I know that Hebrews says “it is appointed unto man once to die” but that must not be referring to the physical death, since we also know that Lazarus had to have died twice, and Elijah never did die.
    We also know that the body is not our true identity. It is merely a vehicle for moving around in the physical realm. It is no more than a car for the soul. If you lose a body part, does your soul lose anything?
    The Bible does not come out and say that we reincarnate, but it doesn’t say that we don’t, either.

    • It doesn’t say jumping out of plane without a parachute will kill you either, so should you believe it won’t and do you do it. Hm?

  6. Of course there is. From the beginning reincarnation has been an integral part of Judaism, seen as a divine gift. The first century historian Flavius Josephus (who Christians are quick to claim verified the existence of Jesus) wrote matter-of-factly of reincarnation as a widely accepted truth in Judaism: “Do you not know that those who depart out of this life according to the law of nature…obtain a most holy place in heaven from whence in the revolution of ages they are again sent into pure bodies?” (Quoted from “The Jewish War”) The beliefs of Josephus and other Jews of this time were taken from the holy scriptures.
    “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 in pre-existence/reincarnation. It begins: “The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world. I was there when he set the heavens in place …”
    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.
    Early Jews believed that their prophets would return: e.g., Adam as Seth, Noah, Abraham and Moses. The NT continues this theme when Jesus ascertains to the disciples the reincarnation of Elijah as John the Baptist. (Of course hardheads who follow the edits, rewrites and changes to Christianity from the Emperor Constantine centuries after the death of the disciples have come up with ways to misinterpret these things into something other than what they historically and clearly are, but if you want truth, study unbiased factual history on the subject.)
    Even Paul was a believer, as evidenced by his reference to Jesus as Adam. As a Jew Paul definitely knew the importance of this reference in the literal sense: “So it is written: ‘The first man Adam became a living being’; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.” (1 Cor 15:45)
    There are numerous 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” makes no sense as an argument against reincarnation and is contradicted by other verses, e.g. “I die daily” from Paul and “the second death” mentioned elsewhere in the NT. And of course reincarnationists do not believe that “the man” returns after death, anyway. Reincarnationists know that it is the spiritual energy of man that returns to inhabit 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. 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 not bound by the superstitions of either eastern dogma or revisionist Christianity from Constantine 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 with a functioning mind should be able to comprehend that perfection and godliness cannot be attained in a single lifetime.
    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. All this is *factual history* which can’t be denied other than by manipulating the truth.
    Christian Gnostics were all reincarnationists. History scholars not poisoned by church revisionists consider Gnostics to have been the descendants of the original Christians who were grossly slandered and later persecuted by corrupted Christianity. Gnostics were the true inheritors of the teachings of Jesus. One of these teachings was the secret doctrine Jesus referred to in Mark (4:11 and 4:33-34).
    “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.”
    “And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples.”
    The bible records only the parables, not the actual secrets of these “mysteries” referred to by Jesus.
    Not everyone is ready to understand that reincarnation is really and truly a reality.

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