TOPICS: The Catholic Church actively banned reincarnation as heresy – it was banned because it was part of early Christianity – why opposition to reincarnation? – the ego rejects all accountability – cause and effect – political reasons for rejecting reincarnation – reincarnation helps people escape control of a power elite – religion used by the power elite – the Catholic church manipulated people to give land to the church –
Question: Did Jesus teach reincarnation?
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
Let us begin by looking at the historical facts. Anyone who cares to dig into the historical records of the early church will see that between the third and the fifth century, the Roman Catholic church issued a number of documents that effectively banned the idea of reincarnation as heresy. This knowledge is available for anyone who cares to do a bit of research. In fact, some theologians are aware that the edict to ban reincarnation as heresy did not receive papal approval. Therefore, some argue that this edict is not official church doctrine. However, I do not desire to go into these arguments about the politicking of the church.
The fact that the church made a determined effort to ban reincarnation as heresy demonstrates that the concept of reincarnation was part of early Christianity. This is simply a historical fact which no one, at least no one who is willing to face reality, can deny.
If reincarnation was indeed part of early Christianity, then how could this idea possibly have been brought into the Christian faith? Is it possible that the idea was part of early Christianity because it was introduced by the very person who founded Christianity, namely myself?
Before I answer this question, let us consider why there is such opposition to the idea of reincarnation. As was the case with the idea of me being the only son of God, there is an inner and outer reason.
The inner reason for rejecting reincarnation is the dualistic mind and the ego’s complete refusal to take accountability for anything. As long as a person identifies with the dualistic mind, that person is constantly seeking for ways to justify his or her actions. This can be a rather difficult preposition.
You live in the universe that is guided by a natural law which modern science refers to as the law of cause and effect. In other words, you live in a universe where all of your actions have some form of consequences. Every religion found on this planet does, in one form or another, describe this universal law. The Bible is no exception, because it teaches that as a man sows, so will he also reap. I am sure you realize that this biblical statement also applies to women.
It is a fact of life that your actions produce consequences and that those consequences will affect you in some way. Therefore, when the dualistic mind seeks to justify a particular action, it has to find a way to deny or explain away the law of cause and effect. If you accept the idea that every act has consequences, then you simply cannot justify certain acts, because you realize that you cannot escape the consequences.
However, the dualistic mind does have a way out of this dilemma. Most people experience that they can indeed commit a wrong act and avoid suffering the consequences. If you commit a wrong act, and if no one finds out about it or can prove that the act was committed by you, then you can (seemingly) “get away with it.” The dualistic mind uses this common experience to make the argument that it is possible to commit a wrong act and escape the consequences of that act. In other words, if you are smart enough to avoid detection, then you can also avoid the consequences of your actions.
The dualistic mind thinks this is a perfectly logical and sound line of reasoning. Millions of lifestreams have been so consumed by the relativity of the dualistic mind that they seriously believed this line of reasoning. How does such a lifestream react when it is confronted with the idea of reincarnation?
The very essence of the idea of reincarnation is that you can never escape the consequences of your actions. You might be able to hide a wrong act from other human beings so that you do not suffer any consequences of that act in this lifetime. However, you can never hide anything from God, and therefore you will inevitably suffer the consequences of your actions. If you do not feel these consequences in this lifetime, you will feel them in a future lifetime.
NOTE: The rest of this answer is avbailable in the book: The Mystical Teachings of Jesus.
Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels