Posted by: Jivani Lisa | December 14, 2013

Biblical Reincarnation

“How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!
Whose glory is equal to yours?…
You are destined, it is written, in time to come
to put an end to wrath before the day of the LORD.”
(Sirach 48:4, 10a)

“The disciples asked Jesus, ‘Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?’ He said in reply, ‘Elijah will indeed come and restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased’…. Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.”
(Matthew 17:10-13)

Now if this isn’t a perfect example of the teaching of reincarnation in the Bible, then I don’t know what is.  Of course, no orthodox, ultra-conservative Christian will admit to this.  But how else can this passage be explained?

Frankly, I don’t see a problem for Christians believing in reincarnation.  What are your thoughts?



  1. Yes, Matthew 17 v 10-13 is one of my favourite Bible passages too. I am a former Anglican Sunday school teacher but, since 1978, I’ve been on an altogether diffferent spiritual pathway. That journey has succeeded in strengthening my near life-long conviction that I’ve been here before, and more than just a couple of times. Yes, for me, reincarnation is a fact of lives (no pun intended). Indeed, I’ve written short stories, articles and poems on the subject and some of them have been published. Moreover, the plot of my debut novel “Redeeming Factor” pivots on the very concept of reincarnation, as does the sequel which is work in progress. God Bless You both for sharing your thoughts. I’m with you all the way! Kind Regards Lewis Adler (Torbay, UK)

    • Nice to see you here, Lewis!

      • Thank you for your warm welcome Lisa: It’s nice to have somewhere to visit: especially somewhere I know I’ll be in the company of like-minded fellow travellers. Indeed, I’ve had your site on my mind ever since I posted the above. I was once told to trust my intuition because “it will rarely – if ever – let you down”. So, I’m sending you another link to an article written by me titled “Come Again?” The article expands on the poem I sent to you a few days ago. I hope you’ll be able to follow it sometime because I think it will show you (if you’ll excuse the expression) where I’m coming from. Kind regards to you and John. Lewis

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