Why was reincarnation taken out of the original Bible wisdom?

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  1. Darrell Roberts profile image74
    Darrell Robertsposted 6 years ago

    Why was reincarnation taken out of the original Bible wisdom?

  2. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    I've heard, but never checked, that some is still in the New Testement.  Something along the lines , someone asked Jesus if He was Elisha returned and He replied, no,Elisha came back as someone else.

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image74
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Mick, I will have to check that out.

  3. whonunuwho profile image76
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    A good question and the scriptures in the Bible indicate that man will live only one life in the flesh, as opposed to some religious beliefs of reincarnation and many lives beyond the present one. There are those who experience events that they somehow know that they have lived in another life in the past. Books have been written on the subject and movies have been made on such accounts. In my opinion the times experienced by some may be actual genetically linked events from their heirs and some how programmed into their DNA. It may seem that they lived another life and in another time, yet I do not believe that it is possible. As for as the future, we are all a part of the earth from which we all got our start, the soil and single celled organisms that were created and became what we see about us. We are still children of God, no matter how we look and think. A part and parcel of the cosmos and all one and the same.

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image74
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank your for your answer.  I have been studying different ancient traditions as well and reincarnation is a big part of those traditions specifically Hinduism, and Ancient Egyptian thought, also most Chinese believe in reincarnation.  Best wishes.

  4. Freeway Flyer profile image90
    Freeway Flyerposted 6 years ago

    What evidence do you have that the concept of reincarnation was taken out of the Bible? From what I remember, the Old Testament hardly makes mention of any sort of afterlife. And the New Testament talks about some sort of resurrection of the body that would occur when Jesus returned. But the heaven concept gained traction when Jesus did not come back as soon as expected.

  5. MilesArmbruster profile image61
    MilesArmbrusterposted 6 years ago

    It wasn't. There is no reference anywhere in the Bible that could even remotely be construed as supporting or even implying the concept of reincarnation.
    Better be careful about looking into Elisha - He was not reincarnated, he never died, but instead was taken up into heaven.

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