Re: Reincarnation in the NT?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Grondin" <mwgrondin@...> wrote:
> But isn't it also possible that the thinking was that a pre-existingMike,
> soul never incarnated could sin? (I believe that angels were
> considered capable of sinning, so why not disembodied souls?)
Could a pre-existing soul sin? The Book of Wisdom suggests that it could:
"I was given a sound body to live in because I was already good" (Wis 8:19).
That is, if there is no previous incarnation, then it would have to be
the pre-incarnated body that could be good or could sin.
- Hi Tim,The RSV translation of Wis 8:19-20 gives a slightly different slant:"As a child I was by nature well endowed,and a good soul fell to my lot,or rather, being good, I entered into an undefiled body."Mike