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.

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.

Nothing Merciful Than Reincarnation

Nothing Merciful Than Reincarnation

Author: Kevin R Williams

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1070158720

Category:

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.

Reincarnation in the Bible?

Reincarnation in the Bible?

Author: Dan Carlton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491810996

Category: Self-Help

Page: 211

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In my early twenties I read a book that started me in a completely different direction. Up to that time I had been taught to be agnostic and believed the Bible to be the result of ignorant men trying to explain what they did not understand with superstition, fables, exaggerated history, etc. The book is There is a River by Thomas Sugrue. A few years ago I started writing down my conclusions in order to clarify to myself just what I did believe. I could not accept the idea that I could be right when everyone I talked to disagreed with me. And yet my conclusions do seem to me to agree with Scripture, including my belief in reincarnation, which I believe is not only a fact revealed in the Bible but is a necessary part of Gods plan of salvation. A motivating factor in my desire to share my understanding of truth is my belief that all of the problems in the world can be traced to erroneous beliefs. If everyone correctly understood and applied truth, I believe our problems would vanish. God says we become what we think (Pr. 23:7). My belief that the Bible teaches that reincarnation is a fact hasnt endeared me to those who not only reject such an idea but also sincerely believe such a belief comes from the pit of hell and smells of smoke. After reading Reincarnation in the Bible? perhaps you can show me where I am in error, if you disagree with me. Or who knows, perhaps you will agree with me. At any rate I hope you find my book interesting and enjoyable, if not enlightening.

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 Case for Heaven

The Case for Heaven

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310358435

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Bestselling and award-winning author Lee Strobel interviews experts about the evidence for the afterlife and offers credible answers to the most provocative questions about what happens when we die, near-death experiences, heaven, and hell. We all want to know what awaits us on the other side of death, but is there any reliable evidence that there is life after death? Investigative author Lee Strobel offers a lively and compelling study into one of the most provocative topics of our day. Through fascinating conversations with respected scholars and experts--a neuroscientist from Cambridge University, a researcher who analyzed a thousand accounts of near-death experiences, and an atheist-turned-Christian-philosopher--Strobel offers compelling reasons for why death is not the end of our existence but a transition to an exciting world to come. Looking at biblical accounts, Strobel unfolds what awaits us after we take our last breath and answers questions like: Is there an afterlife? What is heaven like? How will we spend our time there? And what does it mean to see God face to face? With a balanced approach, Strobel examines the alternative of Hell and the logic of damnation, and gives a careful look at reincarnation, universalism, the exclusivity claims of Christ, and other issues related to the topic of life after death. With vulnerability, Strobel shares the experience of how he nearly died years ago and how the reality of death can shape our lives and faith. Follow Strobel on this journey of discovery of the entirely credible, believable, and exhilarating life to come.

The Last Things

The Last Things

Author: Donald G. Bloesch

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830814175

Category: Religion

Page: 342

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In The Last Things Donald G. Bloesch takes up difficult and sometimes controversial themes such as the coming of the kingdom of God, the return of Jesus Christ, the life hereafter, the millennial hope, the final judgment, hell, heaven, purgatory and paradise. Wrestling with biblical texts that often take metaphorical form, Bloesch avoids rationalistic reductionism as well as timid agnosticism. While he acknowledges mystery and even paradox, Bloesch finds biblical revelation much more than sufficient to illuminate the central truths of a Christian hope articulated throughout the history of the church. The Last Things is not just a review of past Christian eschatology but a fresh articulation of the grace and glory of God yet to be consummated. The triumph of the grace of Jesus Christ and the dawning of hope beckon us to reach out in the power of the Spirit to receive that blessed future and the promise to renew the life of the church universal today.

The Western Doctrine of Reincarnation. A Critique From the Point of View of Catholic Theology

The Western Doctrine of Reincarnation. A Critique From the Point of View of Catholic Theology

Author: Frank Drescher

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668367203

Category: Religion

Page: 10

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject Theology - Comparative Religion Studies, grade: 1,0, RWTH Aachen University (Philosophisches Institut), course: “Über die Seele III: Weltseele - Seelenwanderung - Parapsychologie”, language: English, abstract: In this contribution I am not looking for confrontation with those who believe in a doctrine of reincarnation. Nor do I want to be a dogmatic know-all or the kind of person who superciliously dismisses the faith-context of two world religions (i.e., Hinduism and Buddhism). Explicity, what I am offering is a clear, positive statement of the Christian faith itself, which has been increasingly called into question in our society in recent decades. Unfortunately this questioning goes hand-in-hand with a (by now) widespread religious indifference on the part even of those of our fellow-citizens who regard themselves – in the broadest sense – as adherents of the Christian religion. My critique is therefore quite deliberately addressed to those within the Christian fold who would attempt to fabricate a western-style syncretizing version of the doctrine of reincarnation and amalgamate it with Christian convictions.