Reincarnation what in tarnation is itDocument Transcript
Reincarnation? What in Tarnation is It?Reincarnation means "to be made flesh again." As a doctrine or mystical belief it suggests that someessential part of a living being can survive death and be reborn in a new body. This part is often referredto as the Spirit or Soul, the Higher or True Self, or the Divine Spark.I was raised in a Southern Baptist home and continued in a fundamental religion until I was forty yearsold. You may be wondering how someone who was raised in such a dogmatic environment ever came tobelieve in reincarnation. I have to admit I was adamantly opposed to the idea when a friend of mine firstmentioned it. She recommended a book by Elizabeth Clare Prophet entitled Reincarnation: The missingLink in Christianity. After reading the book, I saw with new eyes, the many references to reincarnationthroughout the Bible and became even more curious. Reincarnation was a common belief of theRomans during the time of Christ. Some people even asked Jesus if he was Elijah reincarnated. Jesus wassiad to have told Niccodemos that he could not see the kingdom of God unless he was "born again" asign that Jesus also believed in reincarnation.Christianity has gone through many transformations over the years. The religion people in the U.S.practice today is not at all like it was in the beginning. Christianity began with the gentle, non-violentteachings of Jesus Christ for whom the religion is named. Jesus teachings were in alignment withBuddhist, Tibetan and Eastern thought that did not adhere to religious or political authority but rathersupported an individualistic, anti-materialist, non-political lifestyle. Jews who followed the teachings ofChrist were just beginning to adapt the principles into their culture when non-Jews (Greek and Roman)began to adopt the religion as their own. The Gospels which give account of the life of Christ werewritten at least 30 years after the death of Jesus of Nazareth. Paul of Tarsus is one of the earliestfounders of the Greek/Roman version of Christianity who penned parts of the New Testament. Paulswritings which espouse subjection of women and pay homage to pastors and church leaders actuallyoppose the early teachings of Jesus.The compassionate and tender principles contained in the early history of true Christianity, started tofade as the Orthodox Church of Rome continued to develop a doctrine that would enable political rulersto enslave citizens and force the congregation to materially support pastors and obey them withoutquestion. The Nicene Council under the rule of Constantine compiled the New Testament whichincluded Judaic-style works such as the letters of Jude and John. The New Testament excluded theGospel of Philip because it exposed dishonesty and supported reincarnation. Many people today believethe Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, but as you can see here it clearly is has been altered.During the evolution of the text we now call the Bible, the teaching and belief in reincarnation was lost.If you need more information you could find Best Reincarnation book here.