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Can You Be A Christian AND Believe In Reincarnation ?

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“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#1 May 12, 2009
I am a devout Protestant and attend church each Sunday. I was born and raised Lutheran for more than 40 years, but changed denominations to The United Church Of Christ 13 years ago.

So can you be a Christian AND believe in reincarnation ? I don't think this is allowable in Christian theology. But over the years, I have had experiences, deja vu, dreams, etc., which leads me to believe that reincarnation is true. But this upsets me because it conflicts with my Christianity.

I was born in 1956. I recently had a dream that I was killed in World War II.

Anybody have any thoughts on this ?

PEACE !

:)
true liberty

Medford, MA

#3 May 13, 2009
When I became a believer in Christ, I had accepted reincarnation. But as I looked through the Bible with my new found faith, I realized I could not reconcile reincarnation with the salvation of Christ.
With reincarnation, the death of Christ has no meaning and purpose. We do not hope in a cycle of endless trips back to earth. We hope in the resurrection of the soul-spirit-body to the likeness of Christ.
If one's sins are forgiven with a trust in Christ's finished work on the cross, why be forced to live life again on the earth? Is not heaven infinitely better than earth?
There are many instances in the Bible that show that this life is the one chance we have to trust Christ (of course, many chances are given to trust Christ within this life)

Hebrews 9:27 "It is appointed to man to die once, and after that the judgment" (Must mean you live once)

We also must make the Bible the authority in our beliefs, not our dreams or experiences. It comes down to what are you trusting in?

“Religion is for stupid people”

Since: May 08

Anytown, USA

#4 May 13, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
I am a devout Protestant and attend church each Sunday. I was born and raised Lutheran for more than 40 years, but changed denominations to The United Church Of Christ 13 years ago.
So can you be a Christian AND believe in reincarnation ? I don't think this is allowable in Christian theology. But over the years, I have had experiences, deja vu, dreams, etc., which leads me to believe that reincarnation is true. But this upsets me because it conflicts with my Christianity.
I was born in 1956. I recently had a dream that I was killed in World War II.
Anybody have any thoughts on this ?
PEACE !
:)
You can believe whatever you want. All religious beliefs are man-made nonsense anyway, it makes no difference if you believe in contradictory things. We all rot in the ground when we die.
Fact

Chandigarh, India

#5 May 21, 2009
Everybody should beleive in reincarnation because there is lots of scientific evidence for reincarnation.

PAST LIFE REGRESSION

Past life regression simply involves placing a person under hypnosis and asking them to go back through their childhood to a time before they were born. In many cases the person begins talking about his or her life or lives before the present lifetime, about their previous death and about the time between lives including the planning of the present lifetime.

The main reasons why at least some of these claims must be considered as evidence are:

· The regression frequently leads to a cure of a physical illness.

· In some cases the person regressed begins to speak an unlearned foreign language.

· In some cases the person being regressed remembers details of astonishing accuracy which when checked out are verified by the top historians.

· The emotional intensity of the experience is such that it convinces many formerly skeptical psychiatrists who are used to dealing with fantasy and imagined regressions

· In some cases the alleged cause of death in an immediate past life is reflected by a birthmark in the present life.

By 1950 past life regression was being accepted by doctors who had previously been total skeptics because it worked. As Dr Alexander Cannon wrote:

“For years the theory of reincarnation was a nightmare to me and I did my best to disprove it. Yet as the years went by one subject after another told me the same story in spite of different and varied conscious beliefs. Now well over a thousand cases have been investigated and I have to admit that there is such a thing as reincarnation.”
(cited Fisher 1986: 65)

Psychiatrists all over the world have found that regression works. Dr Gerald Edelstein, psychologist wrote:

“These experiences (past life regressions), for reasons I cannot explain, almost always lead to rapid improvements in the patient.”
(cited Fisher 1986: 65)

The very well known clinical psychologist, Dr Edith Fiore of the United States, says:

”If someone's phobia is eliminated instantly and permanently by his remembrance of an event from the past (life), it makes logical sense that the event must have happened.”
(cited Fisher 1986: 65)
fed up with the mess

United States

#6 May 21, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
I am a devout Protestant and attend church each Sunday. I was born and raised Lutheran for more than 40 years, but changed denominations to The United Church Of Christ 13 years ago.
So can you be a Christian AND believe in reincarnation ? I don't think this is allowable in Christian theology. But over the years, I have had experiences, deja vu, dreams, etc., which leads me to believe that reincarnation is true. But this upsets me because it conflicts with my Christianity.
I was born in 1956. I recently had a dream that I was killed in World War II.
Anybody have any thoughts on this ?
PEACE !
:)
You follow a church that is man made up with its teachings. A true christian does not believe in such fairy tales. You are wrong in your beliefs. You are confused.
fed up with the mess

United States

#7 May 21, 2009
true liberty wrote:
When I became a believer in Christ, I had accepted reincarnation. But as I looked through the Bible with my new found faith, I realized I could not reconcile reincarnation with the salvation of Christ.
With reincarnation, the death of Christ has no meaning and purpose. We do not hope in a cycle of endless trips back to earth. We hope in the resurrection of the soul-spirit-body to the likeness of Christ.
If one's sins are forgiven with a trust in Christ's finished work on the cross, why be forced to live life again on the earth? Is not heaven infinitely better than earth?
There are many instances in the Bible that show that this life is the one chance we have to trust Christ (of course, many chances are given to trust Christ within this life)
Hebrews 9:27 "It is appointed to man to die once, and after that the judgment" (Must mean you live once)
We also must make the Bible the authority in our beliefs, not our dreams or experiences. It comes down to what are you trusting in?
Now this is correct.
fed up with the mess

United States

#8 May 21, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
I am a devout Protestant and attend church each Sunday. I was born and raised Lutheran for more than 40 years, but changed denominations to The United Church Of Christ 13 years ago.
So can you be a Christian AND believe in reincarnation ? I don't think this is allowable in Christian theology. But over the years, I have had experiences, deja vu, dreams, etc., which leads me to believe that reincarnation is true. But this upsets me because it conflicts with my Christianity.
I was born in 1956. I recently had a dream that I was killed in World War II.
Anybody have any thoughts on this ?
PEACE !
:)
You have some serious issues. Be careful not to follow false prophets and teachings. Luthern is false teachings.

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#9 May 21, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
I am a devout Protestant and attend church each Sunday. I was born and raised Lutheran for more than 40 years, but changed denominations to The United Church Of Christ 13 years ago.
So can you be a Christian AND believe in reincarnation ? I don't think this is allowable in Christian theology. But over the years, I have had experiences, deja vu, dreams, etc., which leads me to believe that reincarnation is true. But this upsets me because it conflicts with my Christianity.
I was born in 1956. I recently had a dream that I was killed in World War II.
Anybody have any thoughts on this ?
PEACE !
:)
According to the Christian book of mythology/bible you have:

# John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

# John 3:7
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Now I know the Christians have been brainwashed with differing beliefs on what they were TOLD these verses mean, but they could very well pertain to reincarnation.

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#10 May 21, 2009
Seen Is Awesome wrote:
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According to the Christian book of mythology/bible you have:
# John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
# John 3:7
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Now I know the Christians have been brainwashed with differing beliefs on what they were TOLD these verses mean, but they could very well pertain to reincarnation.
No. I am familiar with those passages obviously.

I have been taught, and I believe, that those passages mean to be "Spiritually Reborn" so that although your soul was born in sin, it is "Reborn" in Spirit by belief in Christ as your Savior.

But I cannot explain the existence of ghosts (there are some ghosts n my hose), nor can I completely exclude the possibility of reincarnation, although I know it doesn't square with traditional Christianity.

It's a mystery....

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#11 May 21, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
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No. I am familiar with those passages obviously.
I have been taught, and I believe, that those passages mean to be "Spiritually Reborn" so that although your soul was born in sin, it is "Reborn" in Spirit by belief in Christ as your Savior.
But I cannot explain the existence of ghosts (there are some ghosts n my hose), nor can I completely exclude the possibility of reincarnation, although I know it doesn't square with traditional Christianity.
It's a mystery....
Ah, but you see, that's what I stated in my previous post, that while they TOLD you what they WANTED you to believe those verses meant, doesn't mean it's true. As I used to be a Christian, until I researched the history of the bible and religion, and found it to be all based upon lies. So they are probably lying about those verses also.

And no, they don't want you to know anything truly spiritual, as they depend upon controlling you followers. And if anyone found out that reincarnation is what happens whenever someone, a soul, doesn't spiritually evolve enough to pass judgment. They get sent back to earth until they do spiritually evolve enough to pass. Now that spiritual truth blows their whole fear mongering brainwashing system out of the water. So naturally they are against, and condemn it.

But reincarnation was revealed to me the first time my soul crossed over into Heaven. So I know that it's PART of God's plan for ALL souls.
fed up with the mess

United States

#12 May 22, 2009
Believing in reincarnation is totally against Christian beliefs. Its stupid.

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#13 May 22, 2009
fed up with the mess wrote:
Believing in reincarnation is totally against Christian beliefs. Its stupid.
As a Christian, I agree. But I cannot explain certain things that I have expereinced and know are true.

It's a mystery....
poster

UK

#14 May 22, 2009
fed up with the mess wrote:
Believing in reincarnation is totally against Christian beliefs. Its stupid.
Gnostics believe in reincarnation.
fedupwiththemess

United States

#15 May 22, 2009
poster wrote:
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Gnostics believe in reincarnation.
Who???

“Religion is for stupid people”

Since: May 08

Anytown, USA

#16 May 22, 2009
fed up with the mess wrote:
Believing in reincarnation is totally against Christian beliefs. Its stupid.
Let's just put it this way......christian beliefs are just as stupid as believing in reincarnation. They're both equal on the stupidity scale.

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#17 May 23, 2009
fed up with the mess wrote:
Believing in reincarnation is totally against Christian beliefs. Its stupid.
Nope, your primitive superstitions and myths do not apply, reincarnation is a necessary part of the REAL God's plan for ALL souls.
Pampero

San Jose, CA

#18 May 23, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
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As a Christian, I agree. But I cannot explain certain things that I have expereinced and know are true.
It's a mystery....
You're making the right choice when judging it according to scripture.

The Bible states that the Earth will pass away. Even from a strictly scientific viewpoint, we know that the Earth can come to an end fairly soon. Many of the teachings involving reincarnation can really only be supported by a notion that the Earth will continue on. If not, there's no way of reaching whatever is supposedly to be ultimately attained through a continual reincarnation cycle.

In terms of deja vu and ghost experiences, realize that there is one who is an angel of light. Namely, Satan.
janeebananee

United States

#19 May 23, 2009
Can a Christian believe in reincarnation?
Well, they can believe they justify their own bogotry, arrogance and hatred. They can be Christian and go to war, They can be Christian and believe others are denied God's Love...
As far as I can see, they can be Christian and believe any damn thing they want to!!!
janeebananee

United States

#20 May 23, 2009
Seen Is Awesome wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the Christian book of mythology/bible you have:
# John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
# John 3:7
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Now I know the Christians have been brainwashed with differing beliefs on what they were TOLD these verses mean, but they could very well pertain to reincarnation.
OHHHHH.!! That was SO perfect ....

“Invisible Pink Unicorn”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#21 May 23, 2009
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>You have some serious issues. Be careful not to follow false prophets and teachings. Luthern is false teachings.
Lutherans hold the holy Bible of the Old and New testaments to be the only divinely inspired book and the only source of divinely revealed knowledge. Scripture alone is the formal principle of the faith, the final authority for all matters of faith and morals because of its inspiration, authority, clarity, effectiveness, and sufficiency.

What ever you are following most be the false teachings.

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