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Should We Believe In Re-incarnation?

Can Somebody Die and still Come back to earth again?

In my opinon, I truly believe that there is Re-incarnation.

Re-incarnation is the coming back of ones' spirit after Transition(physical death).

In Re-incarnation,[/b]former male body can take up a female body on new life.

However, Nobody knows/knew how many times he had been on earth as

this is could be your last chance of Re-incarnating;Do not be carried away that you may come back to life again, Live your life as if this is your last 'life Chance' for Salvation

Humans re not gifted to know their past life( Live in the present) Just as you may not recall your activities when you re in tender age.

One Earthlife is/may not be enough to experience or mature in spirit to enter the paradise.

[b]Re-incarnation is mention and suported in the bible (eg)

1. Malachi 4;5 (but before  the great day and terrible day,I will send you Elijah)

   compare Mattew 11 vs14 ( Jesus Christ said  ''John is

   Elijah whose coming was predicted'' J

2. Jesus did not deny Re-incarnation Matt 16 vs 13-19 : mark 8 27-28 ( when  he asked who do you think I am, ''some said you re prophet that come back to life = [Re-incarnation) When peter said '' you re de messiah'' Christ still did not say there is no Re-incarnation like when he rejected Marriage in heaven Mark 12 vs 18-27

                  Argument point

1. It's appointed unto man to die once after whic comes Judgement

    ( the Death mentioned is not physical death but Spirtual death, Lazarus and others that was raised of physical death,Transition or sleeping as Christ called it)

2. ''John the baptist denied that he was Elijah '' JOHN 1 vs 19- 23

  ( he denied because he is not permitted to his past life; but Christ knew when he said John the baptist is Elijah is to come)

          Readers please read & react without prejudice and biasness!

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I AM GUILTY OF WAR WHEN I BELIEVE THE WAY I WORSHIP AND SERVE MY GOD IS THE WAY EVERY OTHER PERSON SHOULD.

RELIGION IS A PERSONAL THING.TWO PEOPLE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT IDEAS ABOUT AN ISSUE WHO KNOWS THEY MAY BOTH BE RIGHT AND THEY MAY BOTH BE WRONG.

LET PEACE REIGN. RE-INCARNATION OR NOT.

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if u want to beliveve u can

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@ la_vivi,

Let's have some real woman talk, dearie.

In the Christian faith, there is nothing like re-incarnation; though some other religions and philosophies (like Bhuddism) believe in it. Re-incarnation (coming back in another body) is different from resurrection from the dead. Of course, resurrection speaks of being raised from the dead in glorified bodies (Phil. 3:21); but that will happen only once for all at the coming back of the Lord Jesus Christ. Further, resurrection is not the same thing as re-incarnation because Christ's resurrection is called the "firstfruits of them that slept" (1 Cor. 15:20), and those who believe in Him are waiting for the redemption of their body when He returns (Rom. 8:23).

Now to your question: "Can Somebody Die and still Come back to earth again?" Certainly, for the dead have been raised by the power of prayer (Acts 9:40; 20:9-10). The question is not simply if the dead can come back to earth, but how do they come? Reincarnation believes they come in some other person's body than theirs; but resurrection says we come back to life in our own very bodies, rather than in someone else's. If you read through the Bible you find that all those who were raised to life came back in their own bodies rather than in other people's bodies or in other bodies than theirs.

Your advice that one should "Live your life as if this is your last 'life Chance' for Salvation" may sound good, but it does not sound anything like Christian salvation. When someone trusts Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and lives for Him, all self-effort ceases immediately because one is no longer living as if things may go wrong and a re-incarnation process starts all over again; rather, the believer who lives in the power of the Holy Spirit knows that all's well and settled in Jesus already.

Re-incarnation is mention and suported in the bible - NOT!

John the Baptist was not the re-incarnation of Elijah. When the Jews asked John if he was Elijah, his emphatic answer was: "I am not." (John 1:21). So why then did Jesus say in Matt. 11:14, "And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come" in reference to John? The problem is cleared in Luke 1:17, which explains that John would carry out his ministry "in the spirit and power of Elias" (KJV, or "Elijah", NIV). The references in the Bible about John the Baptist and Elijah were not about re-incarnation. Rather, in their prophetic significance they simply pointed to the fact that God was prophetically speaking in symbolism in Malachi 4:5 and the significance is explained in Luke 1:17.

Another thing to note is that the disciples knew John the Baptist; but on the mount of transfiguration when they saw Elijah (appearing with Moses) they did not mistake him for John the Baptist (Matt.17:3-4). Elijah did not resemble John the Baptist, and that's because they were clearly two individuals. When the Bible speaks of John going in "the spirit and power of Elias" our attention is being drawn to the typology of their ministry, not re-incarnation.

Jesus Did Not Teach Re-incarnation in Matt. 16 and Mark 8

The verses there do not teach that Jesus consented in anyway to re-incarnation. When He asked His disciples what people thought of who He was, their answers were merely opinions - some said John the Baptist, others said Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets (Matt. 16:14). This does not mean that Jesus was the re-incarnation of any or all of these; neither were the people supposing a re-incarnation had occured. They knew of the rising from the dead (Mark 6:16), so they could not have been thinking about re-incarnation. Of course, "Christ still did not say there is no Re-incarnation" simply because there was no need to discuss that since no one was thinking about incarnation at all. It would have been an off-topic if He had mentioned anything about re-incarnation.

Lazarus: Physical Death or Spiritual Death?

Lazarus' death was physical - that's why he was put in the grave like a corpse and was supposed to have been decomposing after four days there (read the narative in John 11) Jesus clearly mentioned that Lazarus was dead (verse 14), so the "sleep" He referred to in vs. 11 was not a stage of transition as in the belief in re-incarnation; but was rather pointing to a state of the blessed departed - for the New Testament does not speak of the dying of a believer, but rather the sleeping of those in Christ (see 1 Cor. 11:30 & 1 Thes. 4:13-14). John 11: 13 clearly explains that Jesus was speaking of Lazarus death.

Hebrews 9:27 - "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."

This immediately rules out re-incarnation, because this verse does not promote the idea that when a person dies, he/she may come back many times to achieve perfection. Christianity and the Law of Karma are two different things, because the Bible says that men die once and there's no second chance or re-incarnation before the judgement.

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No, Re-incarnation and the Resurrection are not the same things. Biblical Christianity says "that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust" (Acts 24:15) so that each person will stand before the Judge in that Day to receive for whatever each person has done in their lives on earth. This resurrection is only once, not several times like re-incarnation; and it will happen when Jesus returns.

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