- Jesus spoke of reincarnation. The entire bible did. Just look.
When Nicodemus came to warn Jesus in
John 3:3, 7. “Unless anyone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Do not marvel because I told you, You people must be born again.”
Malachi 4:5,6 Look! I am sending to you E·liʹjah the prophet before the coming of the great and awe-inspiring day of Jehovah And he will turn the hearts of fathers back toward sons and the hearts of sons back toward fathers, so that I may not come and strike the earth, devoting it to destruction.”
Matthew 11:13, 14.
For all, the Prophets and the Law, prophesied until John . . . He himself is ‘Elijah who is destined to come.’”
The idea that John the Baptist was Elijah, and the prophets could revive the earth, is in many passages of the Gospels, especially in out above (paragraph 1-3). If this belief was a mistake, Jesus would still fight it, as he did with so many others. Far from it, however, he signed with all their authority, and became a principle, making it necessary, when he said: No one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again. And he insisted, adding: Marvel not that I have said that it is necessary to be born again.
These words: "If you is born of water and the Spirit" were interpreted in the sense of regeneration by water baptism. But the original text simply says: Not born of water and of the Spirit, while in some translations, the term was replaced by the Spirit of the Holy Ghost, which does not correspond to the same thought. This point underscores the capital of the first comments made about the Gospel, as well as one day be found unequivocally possible. (1)
To understand the true meaning of these words, it is necessary to report the meaning of the word, which was not used in its specific sense. The ancients had imperfect knowledge about the physical sciences, and believed that the Earth was out of the water. Therefore, the water regarded as the absolute generating element. Thus we find in Genesis: "The Spirit of God was carried upon the waters", "floating on water", "the sky is in the midst of the waters," which the waters under the heaven come together in one place and that the element appears arid "," the waters produce living creatures that swim in the water, and birds flying over the earth and under the firmament. "
According to this belief, the water had become the symbol of material nature, as the Spirit was the intelligent nature. These words: "If a man born of water and the Spirit," or "water and Spirit", it means: "If a man be born again with the body and soul." In this sense it is understood they were in the beginning.
This interpretation is justified, moreover, by these other words: "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." Jesus makes a distinction here between the positive spirit and the body. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh," clearly indicates that the body carries only the body, and that the Spirit is independent of it.
"The Spirit blows where it wills, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes," is a passage that can be understood by the Spirit of God who gives life to whom he will, or the soul of man. In this last sense, the sequence: "but do not know where it comes from or where it goes," means that we do not know what was or what will be the Spirit. If, on the contrary, the spirit or soul, was created with the body, we would know where he comes from, because we would know its beginning. In any case, this passage is the consecration of the principle of the preexistence of the soul, and therefore of the plurality of existences.
Since the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven is taken by force, and those who do violence are those who snatch. For all the prophets and the law, until John prophesied. And if ye will ye understand well, he is Elijah who is to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. " (Matthew, XI: 12-15)
Did you also know that language in those days were so limited that words had different meanings. For instance
- Was / Is now
Camel / rope
Water / earth
Demon / genius/intelligence
Let me explain:
It is only in its modern acceptation that the word demon implies the idea of evil spirits, for the Greek work daimôn from which it is derived, signifies genius, intelligence, and is applied indiscriminately to all incorporeal beings, whether good or bad.
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