posted on Dec, 16 2008 @ 11:14 AM
I am a Christian and I'm completely open to the possibility of reincarnation in Christianity.
The verse that says it is appointed/destined for man to live once to me can simply mean that it was originally appointed/destined for man to live
once, but throw in sin, free will, attachments, and so on and it would be easy to say that most souls are trapped in a cycle of birth & death. Just
like it is appointed/destined for us to live by the 10 commandments, but do we??
It also says in the Bible, I believe in revelations God saying "to those that overcome, I will make you a pillar in my house, and you shall go out no
Implying that the soul was originally a part of God, or was previously in God's house and had to go out, perhaps to take part in the earthly human
experience. And by overcoming the ways of the world and becoming Spiritually Enlightened, a soul will return to God's house and wont have to
Many early Christian groups in the first 3-4 centuries believed in reincarnation and that Jesus was sent to die for our sins freeing us from
reincarnating and allowing us to be Spiritually Enlightened. These groups considered "Gnostics", also displayed characteristics of having the Holy
Spirit, Spiritual Enlightenment, selflessness, Love and other Christ like aspects.
Also, if everyone knew we reincarnate, people would get lazy and say, oh I'll just deal with the whole God thing and take responsibility for myself
next time around.
Not only that, if its true that you can enter to Heaven only through Jesus, it would make sense and it would be fair for God to allow those that
didn't make it to reincarnate and try again to become Christians.
Completely compatible if you ask me, and I myself am on the fence about whether or not reincarnation exists. I do believe in pre-existence though.
plus the evidence is mounting to suggest so. Most religions believe in it, children are coming out and saying they are smeone else, hypnotism suggests
so, near death experiencers report so, psychics report so, and so on