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The belief that souls can, after biological death, begin lives again in new bodies

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How do Christian denominations interpret scriptures where Jesus said John is Elijah as anything other than indicating reincarnation? [duplicate]

Considering: Matthew 11:13-15 (King James Version): 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. 15 He that hath ears ...
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Does Jesus Christ explicitly deny transmigration or explicitly state there's only one birth?

Mainstream Christianity does not subscribe to the belief of transmigration or rebirth as a real phenomenon. And the popular reference to this is Hebrews 9:27 English Standard Version 27. And just as ...
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At the second coming, will Jesus descend in the same body or will he be reborn again?

All of us know that Jesus had ascended to God the father after he had resurrected, we know that he will come again at the end of time to judge the people and found the kingdom of God on earth. The ...
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What does St. Augustine allude to when he writes in 'Confessions'?

In Book 1 of St. Augustine's 'Confessions', we read "Tell me, O God, I beg you; in your mercy tell me, pitiable creature that I am, did my infancy come after some other period of my existence which is ...
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How do Seventh Day Adventists understand "a form of [a] God" in Philippians 2:6?

SDA is Trinitarian and believe that Jesus in his preexistence was Michael the archangel. Do they then believe that Jesus' preexistent form was that of an angel all the time or that Michael was a form ...
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Why does Roman Catholicism reject reincarnation?

In Christianity when we have lived well we go to Heaven. But in some religions as Hinduism you will reincarnate into another body to get e.g a better karma. According to the Roman Catholic Church, ...
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Does Christianity believe in reincarnation? [closed]

Most religions of the East believe in the transmigration of the soul from a dead body to a newborn body. For example let us say a person called Dheeraj dies, then if immediately he is born into ...
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Is there any substance to the claim that Origen supported reincarnation?

Origen of Alexandria is considered one of Christianity's greatest systematic theologians, and it is said that he was a believer in reincarnation. Is there any substance (textual evidence) to the ...
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Is Jesus the reincarnation of Adam? [closed]

Somewhere in my travels, I read that Jesus can be considered as Adam reincarnated. Is that a possibility? "First Adam flops, second Adam triumphs" - is that an idea some of you know?
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Fake Jesus reincarnations [closed]

Is the Church (Body of Christ) active in any way, to expose fake Jesus reincarnations? For clarification: are there any missions that include reaching the victims of false Jesus reincarnations that ...
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What is the Christian take on reincarnation?

What does the Bible say about reincarnation? (as in after making mistakes in this life you are given another chance in the next life). As far as I know it is not a Biblical thing(since the dead are ...
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What's the difference between resurrection and reincarnation?

I'm pretty sure resurrection is vastly different from reincarnation, even though both describe living again. So what is the difference between them? And is one doctrine more typical of Christian ...
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Do any denominations believe in reincarnation? [closed]

In discussion with others about God's will in situations that don't have any answers (i.e. - difficult prolonged situations) I hear a lot of (as also mentioned in this question and answer) that God is ...
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Isn't reincarnation affirmed by the Bible?

Malachi 4:5: I will send you the prophet Elijah. He will come before the day of the Lord arrives. It will be a great and terrifying day Jesus says in Matthew 11:14 "and if you are willing to ...
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Is the biblical idea of being "born again" compatible with eastern religious ideas of reincarnation?

Just a simple question: is the biblical idea of being born again compatible with eastern religious ideas of reincarnation?
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