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  1. 1. No One Can See the Kingdom of God Unless His Is Born AgainExcept a Man Be Born Again He Cannot See the Kingdom of God<br />Gospel According to Spiritism – Chapter 4<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Historical Background<br />Reincarnation Concepts<br />Anti-reincarnation Doctrines<br />Acceptance of Reincarnation<br />The Four Alternatives<br />Limits of Incarnation<br />The Need for Incarnation<br />God’s Justice<br />Analogy<br />
  3. 3. Chapter 4 Historical Background<br />
  4. 4. Historical Background<br /><ul><li>Jews believed in Reincarnation but called it mistakenly Resurrection
  5. 5. You must be born again
  6. 6. Born of water and Spirit
  7. 7. Water = Essence of matter</li></li></ul><li>the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters<br />Chapter 12<br />Six Days – Paradise Lost<br />Six Days – Chapter 1<br /> 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. <br /> 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. <br /> 9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.     11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. <br /> 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. <br /> 20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. <br /> 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.     26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” <br /> 27 So God created mankind in his own image,    in the image of God he created them;    male and female he created them. <br /> 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”     29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.     31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. <br />
  8. 8. Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.<br />Chapter 12<br />Six Days – Paradise Lost<br />Six Days – Chapter 1<br /> 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. <br /> 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. <br /> 9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.     11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. <br /> 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. <br /> 20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. <br /> 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.     26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” <br /> 27 So God created mankind in his own image,    in the image of God he created them;    male and female he created them. <br /> 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”     29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.     31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. <br />
  9. 9. Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky<br />Chapter 12<br />Six Days – Paradise Lost<br />Six Days – Chapter 1<br /> 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.  3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. <br /> 6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. <br /> 9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.     11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. <br /> 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. <br /> 20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day. <br /> 24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.     26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” <br /> 27 So God created mankind in his own image,    in the image of God he created them;    male and female he created them. <br /> 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”     29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.     31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. <br />`<br />
  10. 10. Historical Background cont.<br /><ul><li>Flesh gives birth to Flesh, but Spirit gives birth to Spirit. - Jesus
  11. 11. We have all led many lives
  12. 12. Jesus is the Elijah, who was to come.
  13. 13. Anyone who has ears should listen!</li></li></ul><li>Reincarnation is the one doctrine through which we can find out<br />where we came from,<br />where we are going,<br />and why we are here on Earth.<br />
  14. 14. Reincarnation Strengthens Family TiesA Single Life Would Destroy Them<br />
  15. 15. Reincarnation Concepts<br />
  16. 16. Reincarnation Concepts<br /><ul><li>Family ties are not destroyed by reincarnation.
  17. 17. They become stronger and closer.
  18. 18. A single life would certainly destroy the family ties.</li></li></ul><li>Reincarnation Concepts (cont)<br /><ul><li>Affection, feelings and empathy bind spirit groups or families.
  19. 19. Spirits are united in families by affinity and love.
  20. 20. These groups seek each other out because being together brings them joy, creating strong spiritual ties.</li></li></ul><li>Reincarnation Concepts (cont)<br /><ul><li>Spiritual families help each other progress.
  21. 21. Those who are free as Spirit watch over those who are incarnated.
  22. 22. Each lifetime is a step forward toward perfection.</li></li></ul><li>Reincarnation Concepts (cont)<br /><ul><li>Feelings become more sublime
  23. 23. Soul to soul affection
  24. 24. Love that survive after destruction of the body.</li></li></ul><li>Reincarnation Concepts (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Physical attraction will have no motive to look for each other in the Spirit World.
  25. 25. The sense of unity = feelings of empathy
  26. 26. Non spiritual group members incarnate within families for tests or progress.</li></li></ul><li>Reincarnation Concepts (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Less Enlightened Spirits have a chance to improve.
  27. 27. Character grow milder
  28. 28. Disposition become more refined
  29. 29. Hostility disappears</li></li></ul><li>Reincarnation Concepts (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Solidarity amongst different Spirits groups.
  30. 30. Ever-expanding circles of relationships
  31. 31. We will meet in the Spirit World the loved ones we knew on Earth.</li></li></ul><li>Anti-reincarnationist Doctrines<br />
  32. 32. Anti-reincarnationist Doctrines<br /><ul><li>Rejects any previous existence of the soul
  33. 33. Soul is created with the body
  34. 34. People are complete strangers to each other.</li></li></ul><li>Anti-reincarnationist Doctrines<br /><ul><li>No Spiritual links whatsoever
  35. 35. No honor in ancestors
  36. 36. By contrast
  37. 37. Ancestors and descendants may be a part of their Spirit Group. Strengthening the Spirit Group Ties.</li></li></ul><li>Anti-reincarnationist Doctrines (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Destiny of every soul is permanently determined after only one lifetime.
  38. 38. Ends individual Progress
  39. 39. Good Life = Home of the blessed</li></li></ul><li>Anti-reincarnationist Doctrines (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Bad Life = Eternal Hell
  40. 40. Separation of Spiritual Groups
  41. 41. Rupturing the family ties</li></li></ul><li>Acceptance of Reincarnation<br />
  42. 42. Acceptance of Reincarnation<br /><ul><li>Continued Progress
  43. 43. All loved ones will meet on Earth and in the Spirit World.
  44. 44. All souls move together in the direction of God</li></li></ul><li>Acceptance of Reincarnation<br /><ul><li>Some may weaken but never loss of hope.
  45. 45. Helped, encouraged, and sustained by loved ones.</li></li></ul><li>The Four Alternatives<br />
  46. 46. The Four Alternatives<br />Nothingness – Materialist Doctrine<br />Absorption in the Universal Whole – Pantheistic Idea<br />Individual Existence (fixed destiny) – Traditional Churches<br />Individual Existence (progress) – Spiritist Doctrine<br />
  47. 47. Limits of Incarnation<br />
  48. 48. Limits of Incarnation<br /><ul><li>What are the limits of incarnation?
  49. 49. No defined limits
  50. 50. Limits = Spirit’s experience in the physical real
  51. 51. Material Covering = Body</li></li></ul><li>Limits of Incarnation (Cont)<br /><ul><li>More subtle and refined in more advanced worlds.
  52. 52. Less Body Density more Fluids = more Elevated
  53. 53. Spirit is re-clothed according with it’s present environment.</li></li></ul><li>Limits of Incarnation (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Perispirit transforms
  54. 54. Perispirit etherealizes as Spirit Purifies
  55. 55. Pure Spirits Not bound to physical environment</li></li></ul><li>Limits of Incarnation (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Earth incarnation is a characteristic of less evolved planets
  56. 56. Each Spirit, in the spirit world, reflects their own level of progress.</li></li></ul><li>The Need for Incarnation<br />
  57. 57. The Need for Incarnation<br /><ul><li>Is incarnation a punishment?
  58. 58. Is the Case that only guilty Spirits are subject to incarnation?
  59. 59. Physical body allows spirit to function in the physical world.
  60. 60. Incarnate Spirits can fulfill their part in the designs of Providence.
  61. 61. Required to develop intelligence.</li></li></ul><li>God’s Justice or Divine Justice<br />
  62. 62. God’s Justice<br /><ul><li>Everyone has the same conditions
  63. 63. Every Spirit starts from the same point
  64. 64. Aptitudes
  65. 65. Obligations to fulfill
  66. 66. Freedom of Action
  67. 67. No Privileges = No Favoritism</li></li></ul><li>Incarnation is a Transitional State for all Spirits<br />
  68. 68. God’s Justice (Cont)<br /><ul><li>Free Will
  69. 69. Allows the soul to accelerate or delay the reincarnation progress
  70. 70. Reincarnation is NOT a punishment</li></li></ul><li>Progress<br />Reincarnation is an opportunity to progress.<br />
  71. 71. Final Analogy<br />
  72. 72. Analogy<br /><ul><li>Scuba diver can only stay under water after:
  73. 73. Determining if you are physically able to scuba
  74. 74. Learn how to use the equipment
  75. 75. Learn safety strategies
  76. 76. Taking practical lessons
  77. 77. Learning never to dive alone
  78. 78. Passing Certification Tests
  79. 79. Practicing Over and Over again</li></li></ul><li>Books to Read<br /><ul><li>Genesis – chapter XI Topic 34, Chapter XII
  80. 80. Illuminating Messages From the Beyond – Jussara Korngold & M. Levinson
  81. 81. Life and Destiny– Leon Denis
  82. 82. The Pathway – Text 110 – Successive lives
  83. 83. The Spirits Book – Q 59, 132, 136, 110, 166, 204, 205, 215, 267, 325, 330, 338, 517, 521, 568, 582, 690, 773, 806, and 1010</li></li></ul><li>WEDNESDAYS - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PMStudy of The Spirit’s Book<br />
  84. 84. http://kardecradio.com/<br />Saturday @ 11am EST<br />Live on Kardec Radio<br />
  85. 85. Claudia Nunes<br />Bezerra de Menezes Spiritist Center in Miami, FL<br />www.spiritist.com<br />

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