When the Bible so clearly contradicts it, why believe in reincarnation?

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The Bible states: “It’s appointed once for a man to die and after that the judgement.”

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  1. The Bible never talks about reincarnation in the form of “You die, then come back to life as something else, never know about your past, and repeat”
    There are some cases of reincarnation in the Bible – for example, when Jesus was alive, he rose people from the dead, and he himself rose from the dead.
    However, in this Bible verse (although you haven’t told me where it says this, or the entire verse – I’m assuming there’s more, it cuts off rather abruptly), you’re talking about being judged after you die.
    So then I assume you’re using this verse to show there is no reincarnation. Which is true, but many people choose not to believe the Bible, and so are free to believe in reincarnation. Unfortunately, lots of people don’t believe something just because the Bible says it.

  2. Uh-huh……then what would you call Jesus’ return to earth after he died?
    No mater what name you give – it still happened. According to the Bible.

  3. Did Jesus Christ actually rise from the dead?
    Dr. Greenleaf, the Royal Professor of Law at Harvard University, was one of the greatest legal minds that ever lived. He wrote the famous legal volume entitled, A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, considered by many the greatest legal volume ever written. Dr. Simon Greenleaf believed the Resurrection of Jesus Christ was a hoax. And he determined, once and for all, to expose the “myth” of the Resurrection. After thoroughly examining the evidence for the resurrection ? Dr. Greenleaf came to the exact opposite conclusion! He wrote a book entitled, An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelists by the Rules of Evidence Administered in the Courts of Justice. In which he emphatically stated: “it was IMPOSSIBLE that the apostles could have persisted in affirming the truths they had narrated, had not JESUS CHRIST ACTUALLY RISEN FROM THE DEAD, . . .” Greenleaf concluded that according to the jurisdiction of legal evidence the resurrection of Jesus Christ was the best supported event in all of history! And not only that, Dr. Greenleaf was so convinced by the overwhelming evidence, he committed his life to Jesus Christ! What changed his mind? What evidence did Dr. Greenleaf encounter that so drastically turned him around? What facts did he discover that he could not rationally ignore? In order to answer that, let’s go back to that scene nearly 2,000 years ago. That eery night in the garden of Gethsemene, as a blood-thirsty mob came and arrested Jesus Christ. He was brought before Pilate, and there in plain view, Jesus Christ was spit upon, cursed, he was laughed at, whipped, beaten. He was branded a blasphemer. And He was sentenced to die by the most extreme, shameful form of capital punishment ever devised ? crucifixion. Galatians 3:13 reads, “Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”. Jesus Christ died a curse. He died as a criminal. He died in open shame and disgrace. In the eyes of the world, Jesus Christ died a total disgrace! And there stood His apostles ? in stunned unbelief. Here was their hope. Here were 11 men that had forsaken all and followed this man. They believed in this man for 3 years. Can you imagine what was going on in their minds? Didn’t He heal the sick? Didn’t we see Him walk on water? Didn’t we see Him raise people from the dead? Didn’t we see Him still the raging storm? And to end like this? THAT NIGHT, THERE STOOD 11 DEFEATED AND CONFUSED MEN! They had given up everything for naught. And then to die like He did. Beaten. Smitten. Humiliated. Guilty. Blasphemer. A complete disgrace! And Mark 14:50, says, “And they all forsook him, and fled”. There was the apostle Peter, the one who boasted, just days earlier, “Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.” (Matthew 26:35) There he was that night, standing in the mob, defeated, confused, and hurt. Jesus was dead! He was crucified as a blasphemer! One of the women saw Peter and said, “you were one of them, you was with Jesus of Nazareth”. The Bible says “he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.” (Mark 14:71) Three times Peter denied the Lord, cursing and swearing, “I know not this man”.”And they all forsook him, and fled!” BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED Something happened to that small band of frightened and humiliated men. . . Less than two months later ? they went back into Jerusalem boldly preaching, at the threat of death, that ? JESUS CHRIST WAS ALIVE!
    !
    .

  4. Reincarnation is a lie from Satan, intended to convince people that they don’t need to worry about Hell, they’ll just keep coming back as different people until they “get it right”.

  5. Easy answer – a true Christian can not believe in reincarnation – it goes against everything that the plan of Salvation is. But hey….people believe what they want all the time regardless of the contradictions etc. Some people put contradictory things together and accept both… I can’t do that myself.

  6. Except for Enoch who walked with God and was no more and Elijah went up and was taken up by the chariots of God.
    When Peter was asked who Jesus was…
    Why did Peter say “some say Jeremiah or One of the prophets.?” Why didn’t Jesus asked him why anyone would think a crazy thing like that? Some thought this in this era, Of course Peter said he was the Son of God and was told that the Holy Spirit had revealed this to him and that upon this rock the church would be build.( the rock of revelation by the Spirit.. not Peter himself.)
    As an aside, Jesus also did not say the church would be built on the King James Bible.
    It would have been a good time to put in a plug for Bible worship.
    Jesus also said that John the Baptist was a prophet and more than a prophet and implied he was Elijah. Jesus came back and we are little Christs.
    Remember when he was cooking fish and the disciples didn’t recognize him and said ‘didn’t our hearts burn within us wh en he spoke?” What about greater works done because Jesus went to the Father?
    Now, I never talk about this consideration to other believers because I feel we must live as if there is not reincarnation.There is not proof beyond a doubt.
    Lastly, why did the disciples refer to Peter’s angel when he was released from prison suddenly. They did not assume it was him at the door.

  7. No Christian believes in reincarnation. If they do, they are not a Christian. So that can only mean your question is directed at non-Christians in which case, your reference to the Bible makes no sense since they don’t believe in the Bible.

  8. Why is the bible filled with useless stuff… If god really wanted to help out he would have inspired men to write about how to build an irrigation system or how to establish fair government…

  9. Because I am a medium aware of Angels, and they tell us that reincarnation was one of Jesus*s original teachings before Rome erased it when it took over the church in 325 AD..I can also recall some details of several previous lives!
    Jesus also taught that we are ALL Sons and Daughters of God, *made in His image*, but one can imagine why Rome could not let that one go by, for that makes us, NOT grovelling sinners as religion would have us believe, but very special and magical Beings, having God within us, which is why we were advised to listen to the *still small voice (of God) within*!
    Many of the scriptures have been erased and changed since originally they were written down by MEN, ALWAYS by MEN, hence the bias against women, and always for the benefit of those men of religion and NOT God!

  10. Jesus was more than “a man”.
    Jesus is/was the Son of God, who took on the form of a man. But, He was far from being simply “a man”.

  11. The Bible says that there will be a Judgement Day, where all will be judged at the end of days. So where do you think the souls go in between death and Judgement Day? There are MANY different opinions of this. Purgatory, ghosts, reincarnation…among others.

  12. you refer to the christian scriptures as if they were the only scriptures written by humankind, which they are so obviously are not, nor are they the oldest, the most complete nor the least contradictory.
    Even in the christian scriptures reincarnation is referred to as when jesus ask his closest followers who men are saying he is and then ask them who they say he is. some say elijah, some say john the baptist returned from the dead…that is reincarnation or, at least, the transmigration of souls.
    The scriptures of the oldest organized faith that inspired all others and from which the myths of all others arose. the vedic literature from hinduism, especially the bhagavad gita, tells us that reincarnation is the oldest belief of humankind.
    broaden your limited horizons in your spiritual journey.
    namaste

  13. Because the bible is a top seller and some people believe in things a little to much.
    Im not sure whats gonna happen when i die. ill just rot in the ground.

  14. Reincarnation is being born again.
    The Bible states: “It’s appointed once for a man to die and after that the judgment.”
    See ? After that means there is a continuance of life………..

  15. Jesus claimed John the Baptizer was Elijah returned. Revelation states it will be your spirit in a New Body – the basic definition of reincarnation. And that verse “It’s appointed once for a man to die and after that the judgement” Kind of defeats the whole Judgement Day where everyone is supposedly judged at once. Not right after they die. Several other verses show that when you die, you go nowhere… you are “asleep in the grave” until the resurrection.
    Contradictions like these are why people do not take the Bible literally. Or, like myself, see no reason to place faith in something that can’t seem to give a straight answer on a simple topic.

  16. That verse in Hebrews (attributed to Paul) does not contradict reincarnation. What survives to face judgment? The dead man buried in the ground, or the soul of the man? The soul. And what is reincarnated, the corpse in the ground or the soul? The soul.
    The body does die. The soul does not. The soul faces a judgment (Gehenna) before moving on to its next existence. This is what Jesus’ religion ? the religion he was born of, the religion he was master of, the religion according to Christians he was to fulfill the promise of ? taught: REINCARNATION. Judaism and reincarnation? Yes. Absolutely. See this video by a Jewish rabbi explaining reincarnation, and be sure to watch all of it for the whole historical truth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM8dn68vgD8
    Medical science in recent years has been able to bring back the “clinically” dead, so we know that even a physical body (“the man”) can absolutely die more than once.
    Looking closer at the bible’s reference to dying only once:
    Paul, who wrote in Hebrews that a man dies once, also wrote: “I die daily.” http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2015:31&version=KJV
    “This is the second death” comes from Revelation: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+21:8&version=NIV If a man (including his soul) can die only once, if the bible is accurate, there could not be a “second death”.
    As for Jesus, he seems to have strongly disagreed with the Hebrews verse attributed to Paul: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2011:43-44&version=KJV “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And HE THAT WAS DEAD came forth…”
    From The Book of Job:
    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)
    In other words, God will allow a person to come back to the world “of the living” from “the pit” (which is a classic biblical term for Gehenna, the Jewish version of “purgatory” — there is no “Hell” in Judaism) a second or third time, or a multitude of times.
    “Be ye therefore perfect even as your father in heaven is perfect,” Jesus instructed his followers. He didn’t say ‘okay, well, just do your best,’ or ‘if you just believe in me 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.
    Any religious person with a rational mind should be able to comprehend that perfection and godliness could never be attained in a single lifetime.

  17. While I don’t exactly believe in it (although there are a few intriguing cases that are difficult to explain otherwise), I hardly accept the bible as an absolute source of what is or is not possible.

  18. Some individual Christians might believe in reincarnation, there are many different ways of thinking, but I don’t know of any of the mainstream, biblical type churches that would teach it as some kind of doctrine.
    As for the millions who do, like Buddhists, and Hindus and others, they don’t believe in the Bible as Scripture, anyway (some may have read parts of the Bible, but not as scripture) so it would not make any difference what the Bible says on the subject.

  19. When history and science so clearly contradict the bible why do you believe it ? Obviously it is nothing but stories made up to impress and scare the Dweebles into submission 😉

  20. Are you addressing your question to the 2 billion people who believe that the bible is the word of God or to the 4 and a half billion people who don’t?

  21. yes, that’s sound teaching, brother. but some do not believe the Bible to be God’s word. some do not even believe He is. this life is our only chance to get it right, but the devil continues to blind most people. remember, there is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end, leads to death.
    without Jesus, we are blind. we must pray for those without faith.

  22. I feel you’re mistaken. I recall to mind passages wherein people questioned Jesus as the “return” of a few people. If they didn’t believe in such things, why would one ponder it at all?
    _()_

  23. My argument: What about all the people that never got the chance to live since they were killed off before birth or died before enjoying/living life to a certain age?

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