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Why was reincarnation been taken out from the bible?

Why did the romans took the doctrine of reincarnation out from the bible? Why did they think it was an excuse? What kind of particular place do they teach that? I know some still have the doctrines today so please specify that place. Anyone who believes in this subject, please give an open answer. Thanks

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  • (1) Reincarnation is not actually in the Bible. Jesus did say John the Baptist was Elijah, but Elijah did not Die, he was taken up to heaven.
    Luke 9:19
    They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”
    2 Kings 2:11
    As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind.
    (2) The only way to be Saved is to Ask God to Save Us.
    Psalm 80:3
    Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.
    God has provided Salvation for us, in the person of His Son Jesus.
    Romans 10:9
    That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

  • Because the Romans are the founder of the Roman Catholic Church. They do this out of their own greed from people’s donations, but that is just my theory.

    It could be that there are some emperor’s plans to control the people’s faith, so Rome’s Citizens will support the empire somehow.

    I wish I know the reason why.

  • Beliefs about the dead. Strikingly prominent in Egyptian religion was the concern for the dead and the preoccupation with ensuring one’s welfare and happiness after the “change” of death. The belief in reincarnation or the transmigration of the soul was an all-pervading doctrine. The soul was believed to be immortal; nevertheless, it was believed that the human body must also be preserved so that the soul might return and use it on occasion. Because of this belief, the Egyptians embalmed their dead. The tomb in which the mummified body was placed was considered the deceased’s “home.” The pyramids were colossal residences for the royal dead. The necessities and luxuries of life, including jewelry, clothing, furniture, and supplies of food, were stored away in the tombs for future use by the deceased, along with written spells and charms (such as the “Book of the Dead”) to provide the departed with protection from evil spirits. (PICTURE, Vol. 1, p. 533) However, these spells did not even protect them from the human tomb robbers who eventually ransacked virtually every major tomb.
    While the bodies of Jacob and Joseph were embalmed, in Jacob’s case this was doubtless largely for the purpose of preservation until his body could be transferred to a burial place in the Promised Land as an expression of their faith. Particularly in Joseph’s case, the embalming may have been done by the Egyptians as an expression of respect and honor.–Ge 47:29-31; 50:2-14, 24-26.
    (Acts 24:14-16) . . .; 15 and I have hope toward God, which hope these [men] themselves also entertain, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. 16 In this respect, indeed, I am exercising myself continually to have a consciousness of committing no offense against God and men.

  • Good question, I heard of this before. There have been a lot of ancient books excluded from the modern Christian bible. I call this censorship.

  • It hasn’t been. It’s still IN the Bible.

    Don’t you mean to ask why the Church (as in, the Catholic Church) took the concept of reincarnation out of religion, since it IS in the Bible?

    And the reason is simple…the “flocks” went around thinking: “If I have many lives to get it right, before eternal rewards are doled out, I’m just gonna enjoy myself for this life, and leave it up to my future self to do the repenting and confessing and penitence.” So people were running around, living hedonistic lives, living for the moment, which the Church leaders viewed as evil and depraved, so they had to put a stop to it somehow…remove the extra chances.

  • I’m not sure why they removed it, but hopefully someone will. I also don’t know of any Christian denomination that believes in reincarnation.

  • I don’t know anything about the Romans talking about reincarnation if they ever believed in it.

    However, the Bible doesn’t refer to reincarnation they way the modern world understands it. That definition is made up by man.

    The Bible does talk about resurrection.

    See below:

  • It didn’t go along with their teachings. The Roman Catholic church used the Bible as an object to fear…either do everything they said, or burn eternally. They didn’t want their slaves to get their hopes up that they’d be coming back again.

  • Was it? i dont think it was but really, reincarnation makes sense godwise, in some cases though it just does not makes sense to me.

  • Reincarnation isn’t part of the Christian faith. You have one life on earth, and then eternity in either Heaven or Hell. That’s it.

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