But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
The accounts/stories of children who can explain in detail things from “prior lives” knowing peoples names, where people who they say they were buried by their murders, etc
I very simply focused on the knowledge of accounts of individuals who are able to recount a theoretical previous life:
The man raised out of Elisha’s grave (2 Kings 13:20–21). Elisha is connected with another resurrection that occurred after his death. Sometime after Elisha had died and was buried, some men were burying another body in the same area. The grave diggers saw a band of Moabite raiders approaching, and, rather than risk an encounter with the Moabites, they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s grave. Scripture records that, “when the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet” (verse 21).
I would be ignorant if I did not previously mention this. Yes! It is documented. Theories and explanations abound.
The one challenge put forth is investing pending a future life. So that it is evidence that the individual was alive before.
Key point! We deal with supernatural powers in high places. There is the natural and there are occurences that are supernatural.
We (as humans) are 100% spirit in the bodies we inhabit. There are supernatural forces here on Earth that have been around since the creation of the universe. They have observed EVERYTHING that has occurred through ‘time.’
We while we sleep are ‘awake’ in the spiritual realm. So, this is a time when we can ‘learn’ or experience things in the spiritual realm.
Some New Age spiritual practices include astrology, Ouija boards, Tarot cards, the I Ching, and science fiction. A common practice of SBNRs is meditation, such as mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation.
And what was discussed yesterday: The literal definition of “atheist” is “a person who does not believe in the existence of a god or any gods,” according to Merriam-Webster. And the vast majority of U.S. atheists fit this description: 81% say they do not believe in God or a higher power or in a spiritual force of any kind.
Agnosticism is the view that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable. Another definition provided is the view that “human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist.”
The belief that God or gods exist is usually called theism. People who reject belief that God or any deities exist are called atheists.
I fully understand the need to know! But again, we are each responsible for our actions/activity in life.