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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 393 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
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Master of your own ship 194 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
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Re: reincarnation 109 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 90 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
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Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 106 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
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Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 101 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
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Planetary Consciousness 77 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
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Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 127 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 112 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
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King or pauper 93 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
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