Reincarnation in Christianity

Reincarnation in Christianity

Author: Geddes MacGregor

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835605019

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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In this exciting landmark work, MacGregor delves into the annals of Christian history to demonstrate that Christian doctrine and reincarnation are not mutually exclusive belief systems.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation

Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 9780922729272

Category: Religion

Page: 437

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A long time ago Christians believed in reincarnation. This groundbreaking work makes the case that Jesus taught reincarnation. Elizabeth Clare Prophet traces the history of reincarnation in Christianity--from Jesus and early Christians through Church councils and the persecution of so-called heretics. Using the latest scholarship and evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic texts, she also argues persuasively that Jesus was a mystic who taught that our destiny is to unite with the God within. Your view of Jesus--and of Christianity--will never be the same.

On Christianity, New Age and Reincarnation

On Christianity, New Age and Reincarnation

Author: Jaime T. Licauco

Publisher: Anvil Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9786214200511

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 219

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“Reading this book requires an open and questioning mind, not a mind that has already accepted just one answer. I, for one, have benefited greatly by reading his words and listening to his lectures.” — From the foreword by Sir Jason Winters, KGSJ Licauco, in this book, boldly discourses topics that might be unconventional for most people, but very thought-provoking. Such topics might be disturbing, but they will satiate the intellectually curious and those who don’t settle only in a single point of view.

Christianity and Reincarnation

Christianity and Reincarnation

Author: Rudolf Frieling

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015011005561

Category: Reincarnation

Page: 134

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The idea of reincarnation can be compatible with Christianity if it is accepted in a new form, placing emphasis on encountering Christ in repeated lives.

The Mosaic of Christian Belief

The Mosaic of Christian Belief

Author: Roger E. Olson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830899708

Category: Religion

Page: 399

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In this second edition of Roger E. Olson's classic work, he thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. He finds a consensus of teaching that is both unitive and able to incorporate a faithful diversity when not forced into the molds of false either-or alternatives.

Christians Remember Your Past Lives Learn How

Christians Remember Your Past Lives Learn How

Author: Douglas Casimiri

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491800218

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 165

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This book teaches you how to become a Certified Past life Regression Facilitator. Where your interest is for fun, self improvement, a new career or practice, you will find the information contained in this book fascinating and life changing. Who were you in your past life? What personality traits did you bring forward into this lifetime? Christians will especially find this book fascinating, as it allows them to follow Jesus and his belief in reincarnation. Did you know? Reincarnation was part of the early Christian belief system for almost 300 years, until the Church removed reincarnation from the Bible, then eliminated anyone who didn't follow this strict, revised doctrine, as set forth by the Church. Interesting note, some Biblical scholars believe that Jesus is the reincarnate of Buddha, who was the reincarnate of Kristina. Backed up with indisputable historical assumptions. A must read for anyone who strives for the truth about Christianity's original teachings.

Nothing Merciful Than Reincarnation

Nothing Merciful Than Reincarnation

Author: Kevin R Williams

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1070158720

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Page: 240

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Part 1 is an introduction to reincarnation in Christian history including the biblical evidence of John the Baptist as the reincarnation of Elijah the Prophet. The religious concept of the "Resurrection of the Dead" - a massive worldwide reanimation of corpses at the end of time - is a foreign concept originating from ancient Persia - not Judaism or Christianity. Part 2 describes more biblical reincarnating prophets and other holy people; also Jesus' teachings on bodily and spiritual rebirth. Jesus taught Nicodemus that, "You must be born again," which has a literal meaning of bodily "rebirth" (reincarnation), but is also used metaphorically to mean spiritual "rebirth" (regeneration) by the Holy Spirit. Part 3 proves it is God's will that everyone is saved which can only realistically occur through reincarnation. Part 3 also describes how God's law of divine justice (also known universally as "karma") is the same as the law of reincarnation. Universal salvation, like preexistence and reincarnation, was widely believed by Christians and Jews during the first 500 years of Christianity and was championed by the early Church Father Origen. Part 4 describes the biblical case of how God's demand for human perfection and holiness can only realistically occur through reincarnation. Part 4 also describes how God's salvation and judgment "according to works" also can only realistically occur through reincarnation. The belief in the soul "resting in peace" until a final corpse resurrection at the end times makes any personal identity of the soul, salvation, and personal spiritual growth after death impossible. Part 5 describes the biblical doctrines of the preexistence of the soul and the Christian "mystery" of God within human beings as important principles involving Christian reincarnation. The nature of an eternal, immortal, and indestructible human soul/spirit shows that all human beings partake in the divine spirit as Jesus did. Jesus taught, "the Kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21) which implies divinity within humanity. An immortal human soul/spirit makes reincarnation a necessity. The Bible describes a "Trinity" (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), three parts of Christ (the Mind of Christ, the Body of Christ, and the Spirit of Christ), and three dimensions of God (light, life, and love) which the three-dimensional enlightened Christian shares (mind, body, and spirit). Part 6 describes more reincarnating biblical personalities including fallen angels as reincarnating human beings. Fallen angels reincarnating as human beings, including Satan and the "fallen" human soul, are described in the Bible, the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees, and the New Testament Apocrypha. Part 7 describes the biblical case for the past lives of Jesus Christ as King David, Melchizedek, Joseph, and Adam. Part 7 includes a final summary of this the book and a final conclusion by the author. Both David and Jesus share titles such as: the anointed one (Messiah), the Holy One, only begotten son, firstborn, Root of Jesse, priest of Melchizedek, and most exalted king of the Earth. The Bible clearly states that David himself will be reincarnated in the Last Days (Hosea 3:4-5; Ezekiel 34:13-24; Ezekiel 37:22-24; Jeremiah 30:1-9). In Acts 15:12-19, the apostle Peter equated rebuilding "David's fallen tent" with the resurrection of Jesus' body. In the Bible, "tent" is a metaphor for the human body (2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Peter 1:12-13). Part 8 provides references, resources, and links related to reincarnation and Christian reincarnation in particular. Internet links to websites provided include reincarnation main websites and researchers references.

Inner Christianity

Inner Christianity

Author: Richard Smoley

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834824409

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Inner Christianity is the first introduction to mystical and esoteric Christianity for the general reader. It speaks from a nonsectarian point of view, unearthing insights from the whole of the Christian tradition, orthodox and heretical, famous and obscure. The esoteric tradition has traditionally searched for meanings that would yield a deeper inner knowledge of the divine. While traditional Christianity draws a timeline from Adam's Fall to the Day of Judgment, the esoteric often sees time as folding in on itself, bringing every point to the here and now. While the Church fought bitterly over dogma, the esoteric borrowed freely from other traditions—Kabbalah, astrology, and alchemy—in their search for metaphors of inner truth. Rather than basing his book around exponents of esoteric doctrine, scholar Richard Smoley concentrates on the questions that are of interest to every searching Christian. How can one attain direct spiritual experience? What does "the Fall" really tell us about coming to terms with the world we live in? Can we find salvation in everyday life? How can we ascend, spiritually, through the various levels of existence? What was Christ's true message to humankind? From the Gospel of Thomas to A Course in Miracles, from the Jesus Prayer to alchemy and Tarot, from Origen to Dante to Jung, Richard Smoley sheds the light of an alternative Christianity on these issues and more.