Post # 1
Hey bees! So I have an interesting question. Do you believe that you have had past lives?
This sprang my interest while watching Long Island Medium. On the show Theresa (the medium) is a Catholic and evidently believes she also has past lives. How does this play in her beliefs?
As a christian myself I am curious how all of this can work together. I personally believe in the supernatural and have personally experienced it all first hand (that is another story for another day), but anyways I understand her gift, but the past lives thing throws me off a bit.
Maybe some of you can enlighten me on how it might “work” in a christian faith like it does for Theresa on Long Island Medium.
I think it is important to be aware and knowledgeable on every faith, or lack there of so this interests me.
I also know that many people believe in Reincarnation, but I have never heard of this in a Christian faith.
So enlighten me. 🙂
Post # 2
I honestly don’t think reincarnation fits into Christianty at all, but that doesn’t mean that Christians can’t believe in it – most believers pick and choose what from the Bible to take away with them anyway.
Hebrews 9:27: ‘Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment’.
Recreation after death/judgement doesn’t fit with the Christian Bible, but that doesn’t mean Christians can’t find the idea attractive.
Leviticus 19:31 says “Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them”, but Leviticus also doesn’t want you to play football, wear polyester, eat shellfish, or not be a bigot and I personally don’t mind ignoring any of those.
Personally, I don’t believe in past lives or mediums and I think the idea is very “non-Christian”, but other people would find my LGBT-supporting, shellfish-eating, polyester-wearing ways “non-Christian”, so who am I to judge?
If past lives are real, does everyone get one? Is someone walking around right now who was once Jesus? Are they currently the Son of God? Does Jesus only get reincarnated once during the Second Coming?
Post # 3
Well, Gary Busey thinks he has been a lot of things in past lives…so it must be true!
I don’t think I believe in past lives, but I definitely do believe in “the other side,” spirits and mediums. I live about 10 minutes away from Lilydale, which is the largest psychic/medium community in the United States (maybe the world…not sure). I certainly do not live here because I love it/ so I can see them all the time, but I have been there a few times with friends/family over the years.
I also was fortunate enough to live in a haunted house for a few years growing up. I lot of people don’t believe in that either, but when we had our moving sale the old owners came and asked us if we had the same paranormal stuff happen to us that happened to them- very weird.
As far as mediums and god, they always start their sessions talking to God. I think where Christianity comes in is the whole thought that “well, that’s not OUR God!”
Post # 4
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I’ve read a lot of books on this subject. Even though so many of the stories are very compelling, I guess I’m still a skeptic, mostly because it’s something I don’t understand.
Check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgOBfCrxS3U
So many children who claim to have been reincarnated can get so many of the details right.. it’s really interesting to me and something I’ve always been fascinated with.
Post # 5
I don’t believe in past lives or haunted houses.
Post # 6
katy13: I’m pretty sure that I was Scarlett O’Hara in a past life lol
Post # 7
MOHlookingForIdeas: Thats is how I think. I really am just curious on the outlook. How can something like reincarnation fit in to what God has taught us.
When I say my experience with supernatural I am not talking about ghost I am talking about angels and demons. And I really have never really believed in ghosts or just unsure really. However I do think that in the Catholic faith believing in such things is easier. For instance, praying to saints, asking someone to be a gaurdian angel, etc. So I can see how that part can fit into a Catholic mediums beliefs, but reincarnation baffels me. So mediums are also something I am unsure about. Now with the gift that God has given me sounds crazy to many even most, so I can’t really judge someone else’s .
Post # 8
katy13: i have a completely irrational fear of water – to the point where in a pool i panic when water touches my neck. I am convinced i drowned in a past life.
I read Teresa’s book and it explained all through the book how she believes in God & is very religious & how that plays into her communicating with spirits. It was very interesting!
Post # 9
I don’t think that past lives are biblical. Even in the bible it says do not seek advice from mediums. I also don’t think those are really deceased loved ones the lady is talking to. Call me crazy but it makes more sense if those “spirits” she communicates with are evil spirits playing pretend acting like the deceased trying to dissuade the Living loved one from ever coming to the truth and believing in Jesus Christ. The devils been at this for a really long time and I don’t put it past him to do something that deceiving. As far as it working with Christianity it doesn’t. U can’t straddle the fence Or serve both masters. The master the Long Island lady is serving isn’t the god of the universe.
Post # 10
katy13: I find them fascinating! I have a completely irration fear of submerged ships (Titanic, any old maritime wrecks) and don’t even get me started on PARTIALLY submerged ships that are all rusty and sticking out of the water…. GAH!
I often wonder why I would ever be afraid of that and if it somehow plays into a past life.
Who knows?! I’m totally open minded for the most part – we don’t know everything.
Post # 11
MrsA1222: I have this same thought about my irrational fear. Possibly linked to a past life – who knows!? Why else would we be afraid of things that we have had no known issue with?