We do have provocative evidence for the existence of the belief reincarnation in a number of early Christian communities dating back as far as the 2nd century, and in a number of various gospels that did not make it into the canon. Many Christians found the belief in reincarnation compatible with the teachings of Jesus.
People also ask
Does the Bible support reincarnation?
The Bible’s answer. No, it does not. Neither the word “reincarnation” nor the idea appears in the Bible. Belief in reincarnation is based on the teaching of the immortality of the soul.* However, the Bible teaches that the soul is the entire person and is thus mortal.
Did the Catholic Church ever believe in reincarnation?
The Catholic Church has never believed in reincarnation. It is contrary to scripture and the tradition. 1. CCC# 1013 Death is the end of man’s earthly pilgrimage, of the time of grace and mercy which God offers him so as to work out his earthly life in keeping with the divine plan, and to decide his ultimate destiny.
Can I be a Catholic and believe in reincarnation?
A 2018 Pew Research Poll revealed that 36% of US Catholics believe in reincarnation, despite the fact that Church is completely opposed to it. Given that Christians believe that after death our bodies become transfigured just like Jesus’ did following the resurrection (LK 24:13-35), Catholics might be tempted to conflate this teaching as some form of reincarnation.
Did Jesus speak of reincarnation?
Jesus taught reincarnation , and it’s also in the Old Testament. For example, the last words of the Old Testament in the Book of Malachi read: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the L ORD .