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originally posted by: DeathSlayer
a reply to: Peeple
The question of reincarnation was answered in the 1st century by Polycarp (a disciple of Apostle John) for 22 years and many other ancient church fathers....
There is no such thing as reincarnation.
This was being preached as part of the Gospel, after death and ascension of Jesus, by Simon Magus, Simon the Sorcerer or Simon the Magician which spread throughout the Roman territory, which a large cult had started and spread throughout the world that originally started the gnostics and mystic teachings that are mixed with original bible teachings from where famous cult teachers such as Valentinus Invents "Christian" Gnosticism in 1st century and many more.
Why did orthodox leaders oppose Gnosticism? First and foremost, Gnosticism did not square with what they had been taught or with the accepted writings of either the Old Testament or of the apostolic period. Gnostic gospels, coming, as they did, decades-- if not centuries-- after the original Christian Scriptures, were not more likely to contain truth than the received apostolic writings, but instead more likely to be inaccurate because of their longer reliance on oral transmission (assuming they attempted to base their thought on any kind of tradition, which is doubtful). Secondly, orthodox leaders feared that Gnostic cults would deceive members of their flocks and lead them to hell. Having examined Gnostic teachings, they were convinced that Gnostics were employing the old deception used by Satan in the Garden of Eden: that by knowledge one can become like God. In their opposition to Gnosticism they appealed to the older scriptures, to history, to tradition and to their own authority as properly appointed Christian leaders. The resultant battles helped remake the church.
EDIT LATER: Maybe this might help to understand.... so John dies and is reincarnated as Julie with the same spirit that John had..... and so on and so on... So my question is ..... at the resurrection which body does the original spirit of John take for he can pick only one? And where do the other bodies go since they USED John's spirit......?
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: visitedbythem
There shouldn't be anything. No planets, no big bang. Nothing.
We are playing as "avatars" from another reality? Do tell......