reply to post by anilater
I have my own belief on reincarnation. When Satan was speaking with God about killing Job's family, Satan said this to God:
Job 2:3 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who
fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.”
4 “Skin for skin!” Satan replied.
Satan, if you recall, is a snake. A snake sheds its skin for another. Satan had just killed Jobs children. He was telling God, Skin for skin.
There is a double meaning on this.
Then turn to John 3 where Jesus speaks to Nicodemus about being born again. "You must be born again", Jesus says. This indicates to me that there is
no other option. He gives two types of birth. One is in the water and one is in the spirit. The water is obviously an illusion to the water of the
material world (Baptism into reality). Water is the Ancient Hebrew pictograph for blood in the root morphology of the Hebrew lexicon. Rebirth into
the spirit requires love for God and others (Luke 10).
The only verse quoted in the Bible that really discounts transmigration of the soul is Hebrews 9:27 and is often quoted apart from 9:28. If you read
them together, you need to ask yourself this question: Who is waiting and when is salvation come to the believer? Also, if the person lives once,
does this mean the soul as well? From my perspective, the soul cannot die. It can only separate itself from God through pride. A final judgment by
God after the 1000 years of peace on earth indicates previous judgments.
27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he
will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Now go back to v. 23-26 and read.
23 It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better
sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself,
now to appear for us in God’s presence. 25 Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy
Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has
appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.
There are nearly 7 billion souls on earth. This leads me to believe that ALL eyes will see Christ return--literally!
Revelation 1:7 ....' Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall
wail because of him. Even so, Amen.' ... At the second coming of Christ Jesus, EVERY EYE will see Him.
For me, transmigration answers divine justice and God's long-suffering for us. The Bible is the central message to man from the one true God.
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