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What is the stance of the Christian religion on reincarnation?

Does Christianity believe that we are given one life, be it one day or 100 years, and that how we will spend eternity is determined by what we do or believe in that lifetime?
No Bible verses please. Think for yourself as much as possible.
So you’re saying that a child who dies in infancy is sh*t out of luck?

13 COMMENTS

  1. One life.
    But as you ask for opinions, – yet exclude the Bible as a relevant source of truth, – then what are you really getting?
    And that’s a cute one
    “Think for yourself as much as possible”
    I spend my time thinking about the application of the truth, – not defining the truth for myself, by myself. I reach my greatest heights, – standing on the shoulders of great apostles.
    Edit:
    As far as babies are concerned, – the judgment of God is righteous. Trusting our God for that baby’s soul is the best place for our confidence.
    If man’s sweat, or some type of religion-like ritual were needed for salvation, – then I’d worry for those babies.

  2. God the Son reincarnated in Jesus… then Jesus resurrects and re-incarnates into God the Son to be known as God the Son Jesus Christ!

  3. we only get one life and if we screw it up we will pay for it after we die either if it’s purgatory or hell it doesnt matter.

  4. Yes, one life. Eternal life is available only as a gift from the Savior YAHOSHUA. Thus only those who haved accepted Him will spend an eternity. The rest will die, with their sins, in the lake of fire.

  5. No verses, but the Bible says it is appointed for man once to die and then the judgment. So Christians do not believe in reincarnation. Christian believe what Jesus said -that to change your ways and believe the gospel is the only way.

  6. 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 rather that he would have fulfilled the prophesy of Elijah 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.
    http://www.gotquestions.org/reincarnation.html
    http://www.seekfind.org/search.cgi?zoom_query=reincarnation&zoom_per_page=10&zoom_and=0&zoom_sort=0
    These two sites are truly a blessing when doing research.
    God Bless You.

  7. We have one life, and then we are resurrected when Christ returns for final judgement. I will not presume to say how you or I or anybody else will spend eternity, because that is God’s decision and God’s alone.
    By the way, why are you asking for answers without Bible verses? The stance of the Christian religion is based on the Bible, not what individuals think. It’s called using source material.

  8. Man is given once to live then the Judgment. All of eternity depends on rather a person accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior and live to OBEY Him or if the follow Satan and obey him. There is no in between. A person is a servant to Satan until they repent and accept Jesus.

  9. One life and then the judgment.
    http://www.readytobefree.com
    http://www.endtime.com
    There is being raised from the dead by the power of Jesus name but who would want to come back to this life once they are in the presence of Jesus Christ before His throne unless Jesus sends them back to their body to continue their ministry that was unfinished or they needed a second chance to miss Hell. Being born in another body to start all over again, NO WAY.

  10. Jesus set the standard…He died, and was resurrected with a new body but with his same personality.
    When we die we go back to the dust….on the last day we will come forth to live again …the resurrection of the righteous ( those who know and obey Jehovah) and the unrighteous ( those who don’t know Jehovah) and some will be judged and some will be already counted worthy to live forever.
    Reincarnation states that we could come back as a frog or some lower life form….that is NOT what the bible says.
    When we die the memory of us goes back to God. In the resurrection he remembers to bring us to life with a perfect body and the same personality, same thoughts. Then the teaching begins…
    Each person will be taught Jehovah’s ways…if you are grateful to be alive you will obey and live. If you are determined to be bad then you will go back to sleep and will be destroyed…no more chances.
    Satan started a lie in the Garden of evil that if men sinned they would positively not die…where is Adam and Eve now?
    Where are the people from the flood?
    Satan now will pull any trick on you and tell you any lie so you will follow him into oblivion.
    Wake up! Start today serving Jehovah…Time is short..hurry and call the nearest Kingdom Hall….and ask the ones there to teach you God’s way to be preserved alive so you too can live in paradise.

  11. I love these “no Bible verses” questions of Christians.
    Do you understand what the Bible means to a Christian? It is God’s word. It’s our sole source of doctrine, (unless you’re a Catholic) we subject our opinions and our beliefs to it—not it to our beliefs, and for you to strike it from the conversation seems utterly ridiculous to us. Your “Think for yourself as much as possible” comment only insults you. Considering that any thinking person would prefer sources of information over personal opinions regarding the subject, I’d say you were are the one who needs to be encouraged to think.
    Your question implies that once our lives are over, God weighs the good against the bad, and then decides where we will spend eternity. This is a classic misunderstanding, and it is not based on any teaching within the book you excluded from this conversation. The Biblical account is much different. It tells us that every single one of us is destined for Hell, and that there’s nothing we can do to change it—except for one thing—to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. According to the Scriptures, He is the Son of God. He was born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life, He was crucifed, and He rose again. As Christians, we take comfort in these facts. His death was the payment for our sins, and His resurrection shows the power of God over the grave, and it gives us hope—knowing that the grave is not the end for us either. Jesus lives and He sits today at the right hand of God the Father in heaven, and all of those who belong to him are promised eternal life.
    Where we spend eternity isn’t determined by what we do or don’t do—it is determined by who we know.

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