Bible Studies/Bible references
learning wrote at 2010-02-02 04:13:05
There are 14 books (so far) that I've studied that have reference to reincarnation. Almost the entire book of Matthew is on the subject. Pray for understanding, then read it with the premise and know that they ARE speaking of it and the entire book comes to life. Lamentations 3:31-32 say men are NOT cast out by the Lord FOREVER and though he brings greif he shows compassion. Either there is reincarnation or God is a liar and many verses prove it. My LORD and GOD is the truth the light and the way!!!!!!!!!!!
Learning wrote at 2010-02-02 04:24:42
Jesus is the second Adam because he was also the first. There are 3 new testament references to this. How awesome is my god in his infinite wisdom that the one to cause the fall of mankind should be the one to come back and redeem them all. We all reap what we sow. The sin of manknd was on his shoulders, because it truly was on his shoulders!! God gave his only begotten son. Then who was Adam? The first and the last........
Jayen11 wrote at 2011-11-04 22:58:22
Just because reincarnation means you come back in a differnt body, that does not mean "you" change. You're still "you" and specific and unique to god. You said, "You, as an individual person, matter a great deal to the Father. You were uniquely created, crafted and gifted to do missions and tasks only you can complete while you live on this earth." This is all very true, but the "you" that is unique is not your body, but your soul. Our bodies are just a vessel, they do not define us. The Bible DOES actually reference reincarnation in multiple references. The reason why our souls reincarnate is to learn and experience for God. Life is like school. The more advanced our soul is, the more difficult our life is. Ie...born good looking and rich you're probably on an earlier life and chose to make it not too hard yet. Born paralyzed, you wanted to learn to experience something more difficult...you've probably lived many lives already. This is God's creation, why would he only give us one opportunity to experience life? I was born Catholic...but have also done much research into religious studies. Many things have been twisted by man and rewritten for power and gain. It's a shame.
Zhanna wrote at 2013-04-05 19:58:59
First and foremost, I must state that the following do not reflect my personal views. I am not advocating the reincarnation is valid or invalid, the purpose of my response is to raise awareness of the fact that we must not take one reading or study at face value. Humans are natural sinner with selfish reasons and constantly make mistakes, whether on purpose or not. Thus, in order to know the truth we must endlessly search and compare, for this world is completely based on ‘human’ writings, accounts and beliefs that all have been translated and rewritten time and time again. Just think of the phone game, when the one person whispers a sentence or even a world into the person next to them, what comes out at the very end from the last person is far from the original message of the person who began the game. This, you must consider, is only with 10-20 people playing the game in the same language and just a mere sentence or world. Just imagine when thousands of cultures and generations have lived passing along teachings and writing with varying and evolving languages. Thus again, I urge you to always remember, today’s Bible is nothing like the original account of those who wrote the original stories. In addition, those stories were written by ‘humans’. In conclusion, if you are really interested in the answer to life, reason, various religions and their existence today, or what ever the reason for your search, the Bible is the last thing to reference. You must look at the forgotten texts (like the dead sea scrolls) that were not diluted by the Church. In addition, if you would like to know more about “God” the closest religious text would be the Koran, not the Bible. Koran is the only religious text that has been written in Arabic and never translated into any other forms of Arabic, thus the language is in its most purest form. However, also remember it was written by a ‘human’.
Throughout history it has been taught that the bible is the "Word of God." And many people believe that it IS the Word of God! The words, "Word of God" imply that the bible has NOT been edited in any way shape or form. Many who study the bible do not realize that it has been EDITED.
Much of the Old Testament is in many places a greatly altered version of the original accounts on which it is based. The same can be said about the New Testament. In addition to that, around less than 5% of what Christ and His followers taught is in the Bible.
Special church councils were responsible for many of the changes and deletions to the New Testament. This process began as early as 325 A.D. during the First Council of Nicaea, and continued well into the 12th century. A tenet was added to the Bible that was NEVER taught by Jesus: the concept of the "Holy Trinity." This was the work of the Lateran Councils of the 12th century. In 553 A.D. the Second Synod of Constantinople deleted from the Bible Jesus' references to reincarnation.
The concept of reincarnation has been taught throughout the ages. The greatest philosophers of the Western world such as Socrates, Plato, Plotinus, Pythagoras, St. Augustine St. Clement, Origen and Jesus accepted and taught its understandings.
Catholicism's Second Council of Church Fathers, in Constantinople in 553 A.D., deleted many direct references to reincarnation from the Bible. The dogma of Christianity conflicted with its principles concerning the following:
(a)Pre-existence of the soul before physical birth.
(b)Eternal damnation, blood salvation, and vicarious atonement.
(c)Resurrection of the physical body.
(d)Christ as a personal savior .
(e)Grace and Atonement.
(f)Original sin and being born a sinner .
(g)God is separate, and all action is outside of self .
(h)God should control all. God's will is paramount.
(i)Good works are not enough, for man is boastful.
(j)Only through faith can man be saved.
(k)Only Jesus Christ can pardon sins.
(l)Satan is a constant harassment.
After the council it became sacrilegious to question of the Lord's business or inquire as to where we have come from or to where we are going. After the council it became sacrilegious to question of the Lord's business or inquire as to where we have come from or to where we are going. The following citations from the Bible must be considered when referenced in the context of reincarnation. The reference citations are:
 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Below are more references that are still currently in the Bible, you must look in more ancient texts that never made it to the Bible at the Council of Nicea for more understanding of reincarnation.
 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
 And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;
 (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)
 It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
Thank you and good luck on your search for truth.