Reincarnation in Your Religion

What world faiths have to say about whether you'll make a comeback.

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Most mainstream Christian denominations reject the concept of reincarnation, citing, among other Bible passages, Hebrews 9:27: "It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment."



In detail:Scripture scholar Ben Witherington III

explains that, for Christians, earthly life is a one-time-only affair.



Discuss:
Does the New Testament support reincarnation?
Reading the Elijah and "blind man" scripture passages
Really Born Again: Evangelicals who believe in reincarnation

Related links:
Debunking "support" for reincarnation in the New Testament
Origen and Beyond:

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Reincarnation in the history of the early church

Christian Denominations
CATHOLIC

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MORMON

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EASTERN ORTHODOX

Roman Catholicism

In a nutshell:

The Roman Catholic Church rejects reincarnation; its catechism states categorically that "Death is the end of man's earthly pilgrimage" and "There is no 'reincarnation' after death" (

read citation

).



Discuss:
Redemption, Purgatory, and reincarnation
Reincarnation, the early Christians, and body theology

Related link:
Come Again?
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