First and second century Christianity and reincarnation?

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Was belief in reincarnation part of first century Messianic Judaism?

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  2. No

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  3. I am not sure.. .but this has got me wondering about some scriptures in the Christian Bible.

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  1. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Could the first and second century Messianic Jewish movement have taught some variation of reincarnation somewhat like Buddhism teaches?

    I am wide open to this possibility and part of my reasoning is based on the view of near death expereincer Bruce F. MacDonald Ph. D.

    http://www.thomastwin.com/7 A Thomas samples.html

     
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    The same near death experiencer gave an explanation as to why Christianity eventually abandoned their early teachings on reincarnation.

    www.thomastwin.com/
     
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  5. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I don’t believe we can be taught reincarnation.
    Either you accept it, or you don’t.
    The same with God.
     
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  7. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I don’t believe reincarnation was/is part of early Christian or Messianic Judaism teachings.
     
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  8. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    Good point.....
    one near death experiencer was shown Rabbi Yeshua - Jesus teaching it to some of his disciples.

     
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  11. Dennis Tate Valued Senior Member

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    If more and more Muslims embraced some of the ideas of the Sufis , being Jewish in Israel... or being a minority in an Islamic nation.... might just become a lot less hazardous. From what I have read it looks as if some near death experience accounts have positively affected Sufi thought and philosophy.
     

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