If so, who or what were you and what did you do?
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Aww thanks a horseback, my smile just got bigger!!!
Thank you Brinafr3sh. I agree with you also - we live once and have the chance to accept God into our life and follow His way. It's up to us what we do with the gift of "free will."
Interesting, but Jesus talks of reincarnation. Yes, the true self (soul) lives only once (forever), and the body lives only once (finite lifetime). But God created us in His image and likeness at the beginning.
Thank you for your comment lone77star. I will make sure I go back and read those specific instances in the Bible. I love this site -so many different views and you learn so much.
thank you for your comment - sicne you believe the energy never goes away from the body - when one is buried - what happens?
What if the children of God were created in His image and likeness, as it says in Genesis?
That would mean that we are inherently not "energy," but spirit -- immortal, non-physical and sources of creation. Ego is our problem
I do believe that the energy/spirit leaves the body upon death but what happens next are assumptions of the unknown.
Thank you edhan. Do you believe those who reach enlightenment live on this earth as spirits or in heaven or another realm?
When I studied Buddhism, I felt that there was a striking resemblance between Enlightenment and Christ's "everlasting life." Both talk of the reawakening of the true self, the child of God, within. This is what Jesus said to Nicodemus
I believe those who had reached enlightenment are spirits or guardian angels for people like us.
Thanks for your comment jThomp42. My 14 year old nephew wanted to know what people thought.
You are very welcome Renee.
Born with one soul? So many treat their true selves as an "appendage." The child of God, within, was created in the image and likeness of the Father -- at the beginning! Human bodies came much later
I believe God creates us once - we get this life to learn, grow and get it right. When we meet Him He decides where our soul goes - heaven or hell
I'm sure the programming on a website isn't going to have spiritual insights. But I do remember being an ignorant slave on more than one occasion. Once with resentment. The other with apathy. Neither with blessed humility.