Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you the reason for the hope that is in you, but do so with gentleness and reverence.”
cf. 1 Peter 3:15-16
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QUESTION OR COMMON OBJECTION:
Can I believe in reincarnation? What’s wrong with the idea that we keep coming back until we “get it right”?
The idea of reincarnation is false because each human person is a unique, unrepeatable unity of body and spirit. We do not keep coming back again and again.
Treat this body with care, I pray you, and understand that with this body you will rise from the dead to be judged.”
St. Cyril of Jerusalem
The Bible and the Church clearly teach that our mortal bodies will be rejoined with our souls at the end of time to live eternally with the risen Christ. Belief in the resurrection of the body is an essential doctrine of the Christian faith.
Other References: Eccl 12:1, 7; Jn 5:25-29; Heb 9:27; CCC 1013, 1007, 1017
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Let us pray.
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”
Saint John Paul II, pope
Jesus, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (cf. John 6:68).
Be not afraid! And may the peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones today and always. Holy Family, pray for us. Amen.