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Magdalen, it is so strange that the Christian denominations reject the idea of reincarnation when this teaching was a major part of Christ's teachings. According to the Bible, Christ said, "Except a man be born again, he shall never see the kingdom of heaven." Yet, I have listened to people insist that Christ did not really mean this when he said it. How can a person claim to be a "fundamentalist" and still reject Christ's "fundamentalist" teachings simultaneously?

Not only did Christ preach the doctrine of reincarnation, but like the Buddhists, he also preached that it takes three days for the spirit to disengage itself completely from the physical body. As we are taught, Christ rose "on the third day."

Christ gives us numerous references to reincarnation in The Gospel of Thomas:

"where the beginning it, there the end will be...."

..."What you look forward to has already come, but you do not recognize it..."

"...the kingdom is spread out upon the earth, but men do not see it."

My favorite is, "The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many of us who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same."

The above saying explains why all of us are born with an Ego. It seems that for the first few days of its life, a newly born baby identifies with its prior reincarnation until it can identify with its new family and environment. In short, what we call "instinct" is not so much "instinct" but prior memory.

The Buddhists say that it is extremely difficult for a being to be reborn as a human. If people could come to realize this, perhaps they'd think before they act.

Gene

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reincarnation 526 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
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Re: reincarnation 138 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 144 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 128 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 125 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 149 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 155 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 119 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 143 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 137 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 139 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 156 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 109 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 133 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 132 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 115 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 131 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 129 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 132 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 149 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 146 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 139 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 140 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 128 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 138 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 170 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 141 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 144 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 158 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 154 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 137 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 139 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
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Re: reincarnation 146 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
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Re: reincarnation 130 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 152 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 144 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 125 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
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Re: reincarnation 102 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 148 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 142 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 108 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 162 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 144 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 260 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 139 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 134 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 120 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 131 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
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Re: reincarnation 132 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 114 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 112 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 125 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 175 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 118 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 143 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 130 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 111 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 135 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 132 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 110 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 136 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 128 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 116 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 115 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 129 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 137 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 119 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 131 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 149 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 106 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 126 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 183 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 142 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 125 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 153 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 120 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 138 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 124 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 132 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 116 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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