The Bible affirms Reincarnation - Opinion
I had an interaction with a Hindu sometime ago, and I must admit it was very enlightening. So much so that right after we finished our conversation, I was left with a lot of unanswered questions.
I am a devoted Christian, but I truly believe that there is more to religion than meets the eye.
We all have our way of understanding the Bible and its contents. Even the most popular biblical scholars had their own ways of interpreting God’s words, hence why there are so many versions of the Bible.
I found that difficult to believe until I came across a particular quotation in the Bible which seemed to affirm his statement.
In Luke 1:15-17, the Bible says “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb. And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
This was part of the message from an Angel of the Lord to Zechariah.
Fortifying on the statement the angel made, the line “He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah” also seemed to align with the teachings of Hinduism. Indeed, it is true that Elijah reincarnated into John the Baptist. If not, then what could the Bible mean by that statement? I would particularly love answers from our Bible scholars.
Furthermore, it becomes so evident that even the Jewish leaders started questioning if he Elijah the Prophet was in fact the John they spoke about in John 1:19-20: “Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”
They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.”
It was clear that John denied being Elijah the Prophet. However, no one will truly be able to tell if he reincarnated into the New Testament as John the Baptist. To be frank, this scenario continues to leave me with a lot of questions.
I would like your views on this particular scripture. As readers, we all have ways of interpreting things differently. Feel free to share this article and drop your views in the comment section as well.
By Elton Nana Amoah Jnr
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