Friday, June 27, 2014

Benjamin Franklin on Reincarnation

Reincarnation/re-embodiment was suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church and largely edited out of the sacred text largely not over the issue of salvation via Jesus Christ, but rather the lie of eternal damnation for a lack of personal infallibility regarding religious doctrines in order to have people blindly follow the Roman Catholic Church.   Alas too many Protestants fall for this, not only denying reincarnation or re-embodiment, but accepting this Romish doctrine the eternal damnation over a lack of such personal infallibility.  I have heard this sort of cryto Romanism from a fellow Christian classmate at Hillsdale College who later transferred to a 'Baptist Bible College" refer to people he knew who would be so damned over some theological issue or another, even though such persons had received Jesus Christ as their Messiah!

The doctrine of eternal damnation for a lack of personal infallibility goes directly against that of salavation for accepting Jesus Christ as Messiah.



Dr. Franklin, a scientist of international renown, also believed in Reincarnation, of which he wrote:
"When I see nothing annihilated (in the works of God) and not a drop of water wasted, I cannot suspect the annihilation of souls, or believe that He will suffer the daily waste of millions of minds ready made that now exist, and put Himself to the continual trouble of making new ones. Thus, finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected."
At the age of twenty-two, having already be- come a Walk-in, he wrote his own epitaph, which Carl Van Doren has called "the most famous of American epitaphs."
The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an Old Book, Its Contents Torn Out And Stripped of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies Here Food for Worms, But the Work shall not be Lost, For it Will as He Believed Appear Once More In a New and more Elegant Edition Revised and Corrected By the Author.
And at the seasoned age of seventy-four, taking a long look into the as-yet-unturned pages of history, Ben Franklin wrote to Joseph Priestley, the Discoverer of oxygen, as follows:

"It is impossible to imagine the height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the power of man over matter. We may perhaps learn to deprive large masses of their gravity, and give them absolute levity, for the sake of easy transport. Agriculture may diminish its labour and double its produce; all diseases may by sure means be prevented or cured, not excepting even that of old age, and our lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian standard. 0 that moral science were in as fair a way of improvement, that men would cease to be wolves to one another, and that human beings would at length learn what they now improperly call humanity."


avles said...

This is a novelty for me, I believed millions of Christians murdered by the Vatican because they believed in the salvation alone from Faith and not in salvation in the works...

Христо Стилиянов said...

Well, you provided a good link about reincarnation before. That was the belief that was holding my wife back from being saved. Salvation is very easy, the Roman church has always tried to make it very hard.

Hebrews 9:27 - And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

2 Corinthians 5:8 - We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Matthew 25:46 - And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.


Христо Стилиянов said...

Forgot the scriptures to add:

Matthew 23:3 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye SHUT UP THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

2 Cor 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ.

Douglas Andrew Willinger said...

Hebrews 9:27 - And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

Men, Man = Body with Spirit.

Yes each Man and Woman dies once, though the Spirit Lives On.

Bible Believer said...

Are you saying you believe in reincarnation? Can you clarify? I may write about reincarnation soon. [I do not believe in it, and when I was UU, that one was sold across the board]

Douglas Andrew Willinger said...

Yes, I do.

Douglas Andrew Willinger said...

As one can see from links as this, Protestant Christianity has been seriously influenced by Romanism.

Brad Watson, Miami said...

Benjamin Franklin was reincarnated as Abraham Lincoln who returned as Albert Einstein who was reincarnated as ---. Google: Reincarnation Theory & its 26 Principles including Theory of Luck equation.