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Old 03-30-2001, 01:14 PM   #1
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Post New Age Jesus Christ?

I notice that some New Agers picture Jesus Christ as some sort of New Age guru. I'm not sure how well this fits the Bible, but it cannot be much more absurd than many other New Age beliefs.

Also, there are some New Agers that claim that the Bible supports reincarnation. Which is patently absurd.
 
Old 03-30-2001, 02:25 PM   #2
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I notice that some New Agers picture Jesus Christ as some sort of New Age guru. I'm not sure how well this fits the Bible, but it cannot be much more absurd than many other New Age beliefs.

Also, there are some New Agers that claim that the Bible supports reincarnation. Which is patently absurd.
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I've heard some of these cases. They claim that J the Baptist was a reincarnation or Elijah- which almost works. I've also seen them use the Micah passage about Christ being "one from the anceint days" or whathaveyou to try and prove reincarnation. Of course they always twist Jesus' words extremely: "When Jesus said 'I am the way', he was referring to the "IAM, the Christ consciousness, the Buddharific glow, that is within all of us." My cousin for one thinks Jesus was trained and taught in India, which explains why the teachings are "so similar." (hmmm...) When he told me that one I sighed a little bit.
OF course Jesus said you did have to be "born again"...

 
Old 03-31-2001, 08:02 AM   #3
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There may be some references to past lives in the Gosple of Thomas, I've read that some first cent. Christians believed this but can't find a reference, supposedly removed at the Council of Trent.
 
Old 04-03-2001, 11:34 AM   #4
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I was taught that reincarnation was against Christianity becuase it would prevent the 'bodily resurrection' (which is also why they can't be cremated).

When did the body ressurected thing come about?
 
Old 04-03-2001, 12:34 PM   #5
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Sorry, I thought you were talking about John Tesh.

[This message has been edited by hezekiahjones (edited April 03, 2001).]
 
 

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