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What Christian denomination accepts the essential teachings about Jesus but also accepts reincarnation ?

By essentials I mean the Virgin birth, His sinless life, Deity, Resurrection, Second Coming, etc.

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  1. Reincarnation is that idea that people after death return to a second, third, fourth, etc life.
    The Virgin Birth, God making Mary pregnant without human involvement has nothing to do with multiple lives (reincarnation)
    Living sinless has nothing to do with multiple lives – he did that in only one lifetime
    Being God has nothing to do with multiple lives.
    Raising from the dead has nothing to do with multiple lives
    Return to earth at a future date has nothing to do with multiple lives.
    Not a single one of those doctrines has anything to do with the cycle of multiple lives that is called reincarnation.

  2. Reincarnation is “works” teaching. Christianity teaches salvation by grace alone, through faith alone.
    “It is appointed to man to die once, then face judgment,” is what the Bible says.
    No Christian church teaches reincarnation. Any church that teaches reincarnation is not Christian, by definition.

  3. The only “re-birth” you will find in Christianity is that from “above” by the Spirit of God.
    “3In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
    4″How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”
    5Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. 6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. 7You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.” John 3:3-7

  4. To answerers, could you provide an explicit reference to re-incarnation from the Bible? I don’t believe its there.
    Sherry, you might want to ask your question on BeliefNet

  5. The earlier Christian church absolutely fit that description, until those less knowledgeable and a bit greedier edited and retranslated the original teachings.
    Nazarenes fall into this category, per http://www.thenazareneway.com/index_reincarnation.htm.
    Theosophy: http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/theos/v12n06p280_why-i-believe-in-reincarnation.htm
    Many clergy privately believe reincarnation is true and part of Jesus’s “mystery” message to the wise, but likewise believe that the typical Christian cannot or will not accept this particular truth (as is obvious by the answers here).

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