Why was reincarnation taken out of the original Bible wisdom?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (7 posts)
  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.

Closed to reply

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)