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Faulty Premise #1: John the Baptist was a reincarnation of Elijah When Jesus asked Peter who people said he was, he answered that some people thought that Jesus was Elijah come back. Peter knew better and said Jesus was the Christ. In any event, John the Baptist himself directly denied the claim (see John 1:19-21). What Jesus more likely was saying in ...


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No. Jesus may not be considered Adam re-incarnate. Yet it's not hard to figure out where somebody might have gotten that idea. This is just a case of not understanding the terminology being used. Somebody got some of the words cross-wired┬╣ without understanding the concept. In Christianity Jesus is known as the "Second Adam" or "Last Adam" but the naming ...


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In addition to Affable Geek's answer, I would like to add this verse clearly showing that reincarnation is incompatible with Christianity, Hebrews 9:27: ... man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment...


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There's nothing in scripture that supports the idea of reincarnation, meaning that the soul of a deceased person begins anew in the body of another. Jesus is referred to as a "new Adam" here, which may be what you heard: 1 Corinthians 15:45 The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. Though this is plainly read as ...


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Jesus is called "Israel" (Isa. 49:3) and "David" (Ezek.37:24), both notable patriarchs. Would you also think that Jesus is a reincarnation of both Israel and David? John was prophetically referred to as "Elijah." It has nothing to do with reincarnation. John 1:21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith , I am not. Art thou that ...


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Source: Morse, D. R. (2006, April). Reincarnation: Yes, No or Maybe!. Journal of Spirituality & Paranormal Studies. p. 61. Although some sects of Christianity accept reincarnation, for some people (e.g., innocent infants, murder victims), generally, Christianity does not support reincarnation, because no matter how evil you might have been, if ...


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The Church Fathers referred to Jesus as the New Adam And one who is very bold might venture even to come to the New Adam, my God and Lord Jesus Christ, Who is counted the Seventy-seventh from the old Adam who fell under sin, in the backward genealogy according to Luke St. Gregory of Nanianzus (AD 325-389) - Oration 41 So the idea has been around ...


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"I logically, instinctively and intuitively get the feeling that souls are reincarnated and purified to be more like the light of Christ, through each human experience they occupy. " "The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9) Just a warning, you're instincts and feelings can betray you ...


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In addition to David Stratton's great answer, reincarnation has a very different idea of the nature of the soul and spirit. As you can see in the word's form, it is based on incarnation, when a spirit takes on flesh. The Eastern religions which believe in reincarnation believe that the soul or spirit is eternal and just temporarily takes on a body. This is ...


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Reincarnation involves living again, but having another life in a new body, as a new person/being. On this one, Wikipedia is as good a source as any. Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral ...


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In this article Metempsychosis | New Advent (Metempsychosis, in other words the doctrine of the transmigration of souls, teaches that the same soul inhabits in succession the bodies of different beings, both men and animals) this seems to be the relevant passage to the question: Christian ages St. Jerome tells us that metempsychosis was a secret ...


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Yes and no, depending on what you mean by "active". According to orthordox Christian teachings, there will be no re-incarnation of Jesus. His next appearance will be in glory and judgement when nobody on earth will be in a position to question the description given of Jesus current position: Philippians 2:9-11 (ESV) 9  Therefore God has highly ...


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this sounds a lot like the Nature Vs. Nurture argument to me. just because someone has wisdom beyond their years doesn't mean that they magically got it from a previous life. I believe that they did sort of get it from a previous life, from their upbringing. I am good with logic and Mathematics, but that is because of the way that my Father talked to me ...


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No, I think that It would instead means that It would be at the affected time a prophet like Elijah, not that Elijah himself will born again and walk on earth another time.


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Yes, I personally have warned others about the false return and / or reincarnation of Jesus. The Bible itself warns us about this (at least in reference to the tribulation), and this is the passage I point to: [Mat 24:23-27 NKJV] 23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here [is] the Christ!' or 'There!' do not believe [it]. 24 "For false christs and ...


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Several different religions have various teachings on reincarnation, including Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Taoism, among others. Their teachings differ slightly, but all of them are in opposition to the tenets of the Christian resurrection. Here are some of the similarities and differences. In reincarnation, an individual dies and comes back to life ...


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I suppose if you read those couple of verses in isolation, you could interpret it as reincarnation. But we must ask, In what sense would Elijah return? As Elijah never died but was taken up bodily into Heaven, he could return by coming back from Heaven. Presumably he could be reincarnated, as you mention. Or this might be meant in a non-literal sense, that ...



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