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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Akragon
How about the works of God is his creation instead of his judgement? Then the man just is.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: WarminIndy
Cop out answer. You don't understand "resurrection". There's no reason why modern Christians need to resist reincarnation.
If Christian saints are still in their graves, waiting for the resurrection of their dead rotten corpses, molecules that have long since shape shifted through life after endless life, then Jesus lied about his believers never tasting death, never dying but having everlasting life. The catch is, everlasting life doesn't happen until after the destruction of the world.
This isn't the venue for your silly debate. The question for the third time is.......
Name one religion that doesn't believe in reincarnation and the answer is Christianity.
Chemicals in the environment, genetic anomalies passed down from generation to generation. You already know how this works dont you?
Except that Jesus asked Mary and Martha if their brother would live again, their answer was "Yes, in the resurrection of the dead". Not as another baby, not as another life form, because the resurrection was for the end time.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: funkadeliaaaa
Christianity believes in resurrection, not reincarnation.
"Incarnation" means receiving a physical body (from the Latin for "flesh"), and so "Re-incarnation" means receiving a second physical body.
There is no second physical body in Christian teaching.
Also "reincarnation"" theories normally involve an endless succession of physical bodies, and that certainly isn't in Christian teaching either.
One death, followed by "judgement".
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: AutumnWitch657
Christianity has a habit of missing the mark...
True there is no reincarnation in Christianity... but the people who lived at the time of Jesus knew of it, and believed it happened
As I've said previously a few pages back, the doctrine of reincarnation was removed from the religion because it gives power to the individual instead of the church... the church holds the power to save your soul, and reincarnation gives that power back to the people...