Why Is The Doctrine of Reincarnation Rejected by Most Christians
In today’s Christianity, the law of the reincarnation of the spirit is widely taken as a heresy. But this wasn’t always so.
In fact, in the era of Jesus and the apostles, this notion was common and widely accepted among the people of Israel and the early followers of Christ.
So, where then did this rejection to that divine law of love came from?
Historic documents prove beyond any shadow of doubt that were the power and greed of the Roman emperor Justinian, pleasing the whim of the frivolous empress Theodora, women of questionable morality -do not confound her with the Catholic saint bearing the same name which lived almost 200 years after-, the ones that put good faith Christians in an authentic dilemma.
You see, by rejecting reincarnation, those brothers of us, unwittingly deny that Jesus could be the Messiah, the Christ so eagerly expected by the people of Israel.
And why is this?
Because before the arrival of the Christ, Elijah should came first, as the Scriptures prophesied… but in fact, he did… but the detractors of reincarnation seem not to have any problem with refusing to accept that the spirit and the power of Elijah actually reincarnated in John the Baptist, thus denying in this way that Elijah was once more in Earth and that Isaiah and Malachia prophesies were fulfilled.
And inadvertently, they join the Jewish people, who in their beliefs are still waiting for the arrival of Elijah since for them, Jesus was not the Christ, sustaining their belief precisely over this point.
If you are a Christian, you have to make a decision: Either you believe Jesus Himself in His own saying, which is that John the Baptist WAS Elijah -not methaporically or figuratively but in reality, in the flesh-, or you continue to obey a Roman Emperor command, as explained in the videoclip above.
Is The Reincarnation of the Spirit an Oriental Doctrine?
Although many people thinks that reincarnation is an idea from India or China, in fact it is an universal notion that emanates from God, and that concept resides in the spirit and heart of Humanity since the very beginning.
In part 2 and 3 of these series of videos, soon to be posted here, are included the proofs and facts that show that the reincarnation of the spirit, since the more ancient books of the Bible up until the most recent scientific research, is something to be taken very seriously.
Due to the natural evolution of the human race, now we are able to understand, beyond metaphors and parables, the true meaning of this doctrine that was delivered by the prophets since remote times, just as Jesus did with His disciples.
Is There Any Reference to Reincarnation in the Bible?
Of course there is… though not under the term ‘reincarnation’. But since ancient times, in all cultures of the world, men have had the intuition of the existence of that concept. And the biblical writers were not the exception.
Could Jesus Lie?
Obviously, in order to have an informed opinion upon reincarnation from a biblical stand point, is indispensable to take the Bible… and start to re-reading it, without prejudice or pre-established notions, in search of the truth.
The main problem arised from the denial of Christians to accept the concept of reincarnation is that, inadvertently, without realizing the full extent of its consequences, GOOD FAITH CHRISTIANS DENY THE POSSIBILITY OF JESUS BEING THE PROMISED MESIAH OF ISRAEL
Because the most relevant and important event that signaled the arrival of the Messiah, was delivered in the prophecy that announced that before He came, Elijah was to be sent..
And the proof that Jesus’ disciples definitely knew this, is in Mark’s Gospel:
And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come?
And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him.
And as if this wasn’t enough, Matthew narrates this same passage, but he goes even further: He describes what was it that the apostles understood from the words of the Divine Master.
Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Thus, the question for those who deny the possibiity of reincarnation is:
Did Jesus lie to His disciples?
Because if we believe that Jesus was the Messiah, then it must be a true fact that Elijah did came again to the world, and he did it in John the Baptist.
In short: He reincarnated.
Are Christians, just as Jews still do, continue to refuse to accept that Elijah did came back, thus fulfilling the prophecy that he was to came first before the Christ?
And you, as a Christian, will you still keep on setting him at nought?
In the third part of “By The Emperor’s Command” we will show you the documented and irrefutable scientic evidences that reincarnation is a verifiable and proven fact, beyond false supositions and fanatism fueled by a Roman emperor’s political decisions.
Reincarnation, Science and the Children
The Third Testament
Certainly, the children are speaking… about reincarnation, and with it, perplexing the minds of their parents, the ministers of religions and the men of science.
This is something that cannot be disregarded so easily by human science.
Ian Stevenson, from the University of Virginia
Under the lead of Dr. Ian Stevenson, psychiatrist and professor, the Division of Personality Studies initiated, some 50 years ago, the research of the many reports from chldren all over the world that claimed that they had reincarnated, research that took more than 40 years.
With the most rigorous methodology, Dr. Stevenson registered the data, questioned, recorded in tape and analysed closely what the children claimed to be memories of a past life, and after pondering carefully the data, he arrived to the conclusion that there were very defined patterns emerging from most of that cases.
Stevenson later on published the a few of the most significant case studies in his now famous book “Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation” (1966).
The abundant and thorough serious documentation contained in the book sent ripples of astonishment to the scientific world, and attracted the interest and attention of many more researchers whom have taken these studies further, just as happened with the famous Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the visionary discoverer of what is known as Clarke’s orbit, used by the communication satellites to circulate the earth in geostationary trajectories.
Reincarnation as Seen By a True Skeptic
Clarke, a British science anticipation author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for the novel “The Sentinel” from where the Oscar winning movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, written in collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick was based, has been considered, along with Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov as the “Big Three” of science anticipation.
Clarke, a free thinker, a extremely skeptic and analytic man, after knowing and examining closely the data about children’s claims of reincarnation both of England and Sri Lanka -where he lived most of his adult life-, finally surrendered to the evidence and was one of the first leading scientific writers who asserted that to refuse to accept the possibility of the reincarnation of the spirit was irrational, and along with other scientistds, defied those who denied to accept his conclusions, to offer a better and more sound explanation. Obviously, no one came forward.
Children Reincarnation’s Testimonies, Today.
Today, is such the amount of little children that have started to remember precise events of their previous lives, that there are already several books which deal with the information of these numerous cases, like Carol Bowman’s “Return From Heaven”, Thomas Shroder’s “Old Souls: Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past Lives”, Dr. Brian Weiss’s “Same Soul, Many Bodies”, etc.
And the number of these children keeps growing every day.
Reincarnation: What Christianity Has Ommited
These cases are occurring even within Christian communities, many of which, unknowingly, blindly obey the dictates which Emperor Justinian imposed at the Council of Constantinople, and continue to deny, based only on false assumptions and arguable interpretations of very few passages of the Bible, that reincarnation could exist.
Some of these children’s cases can be found even among the families of the very ministers and pastors of the diverse sects and religions, which as expected, are shocked and puzzled by the evidence coming from the mouths of their own children, and therefore, hide these facts from their communities as much as possible.
So far, some of them have succesfully avoided these cases reaching the mass media, but there are so many of them and so overwhelming, that the information has began to leak, and it is just a matter of time for the general public to get to know the indisputable fact that there are many children that claim and prove that they are spirits who have been born again.
“Ye must be
Jesus of Nazareth