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originally posted by: FlyersFan
originally posted by: IndependentOpinion
Reincarnation removes accountability from yourself...
I would think that the blanket and all encompassing forgiveness of Christianity removes accountability from the person .. but with reincarnation you have to pay for your own karmic debt ... with reincarnation you are responsible for your own sin debt and everyone else is responsible for their own.
5 Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: BELIEVERpriest
If you didn't have the Spirit from birth, you would have been stillborn. The Holy Spirit is what animates the flesh and gives it life.
First they took your Spirit away from you through their teachings then sold you a counterfeit one in its place. You WERE alive but now you're dead with Jesus on the cross.
I would say "sin is going against love"
Bringing harm to another living being purposefully is a sin... be it physical or mental
...My question is, just because they didn't do harm purposefully, they ended a life just the same. It would seem to me those souls need more instruction about the value of human life (since they thought it a righteous act-- hell in some cultures it was an honor to be selected for sacrifice!)
something like murder is not forgivable
I came to this conclusion myself about a year ago, which is what sparked the confusion over what I posted above!
Personally I believe harming another living being is what Jesus called "blasphemy of the spirit" which is not forgivable in this life or the next...
Personally I believe it was a teaching that was removed, perhaps not even written about because the idea removes the authority of the church and relies on the individual and the way he/she acts in this life. Though im sure it was taught by Jesus in my own humble opinion... but the concept pretty much removes the "faith alone" idea... so Paul's teaching is out the window for the most part... heaven forbid!
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
What about the soul? You are omitting that. Spirit and soul are different. So is a child born with a soul, or with a spirit?