Whitney Houston's 'Gift' or 'Talent transfer'? Feb 18, 2012 19:45:21 GMT
Post by bradwatsonmiami on Feb 18, 2012 19:45:21 GMT
You can't spell 'Whitney' without 'hit'
Today (2/18/12) is the funeral of Whitney Houston - "The Voice" - who tragically died last Saturday. In the last seven days, many have commented on her 'gift'. Really? A gift?! 'Nippy' was certainly a child prodigy as she grew up being the daughter of an excellent singer and music teacher (Sissy Houston), niece of Dionne Warwick, and god-daughter of Aretha Franklin. She performed as a young girl at Franklin Elementary School**** and New Hope Baptist Church*. But let's use this tragedy as an opportunity to analyze whether: (a) no one has preexistence and a select few win a 'lottery run by God and receive a great gift' in this one life, or (b) there is reincarnation where the soul is eternal, information is transferred, and missions continue.
Reincarnation or the transmigration of the soul is not a new concept, far from it, it's very ancient and global. It and karma is the cornerstone of Hinduism and Buddhism. Kabbalistic Jews believe in it as do Muslim Sufis. Early Church fathers like Origen and Clement of Alexandria believed in it, taught it, and taught that Jesus taught it! The founders of the Unity Church - Charles & Myrtle Fillmore - believed in reincarnation and Charles Fillmore believed that he may have been St. Paul. Although the Indian word karma is not found in the Bible, the concept of it certainly is expressed through "You reap what you sow". The 'Old Testament God' certainly rewarded good/godly behavior while punishing bad/ungodly deeds.
Christianity is based on a strong belief in the afterlife. And until St. Augustine (354-430 AD) came along, it was believed by many Christians that afterlife was quite possibly another physical incarnation right here on Earth. It was Augustine who through his extensive writings, convinced the Church that "there was no preexistence of the soul" or karma and that "any physical handicap at birth or early childhood death was the result of 'original sin'". Yep, Augustine introduced the concept that everything bad was the fault of Eve disobeying God in the Garden of Eden. Wow! Do we really believe that today?
"Transition from the temporary to the eternal... Whitney had that special something... Her last live song (2/11/12): Jesus Loves Me" - Rev. Jesse Jackson**
How Will I Know?
How Will I Know?
The definition of 'eternity' is all of time: past, present, and future. Most Christians confuse eternity with 'perpetuity': picking a point in time and then continuing into the future forever. Many Christians also confuse 'heavens' with 'heaven'. Heavens are the sky, clouds, low-Earth-orbit, Moon, Sun, planets, and deep-space. Heaven is an idyllic frame-of-mind where one feels very close to God, loves and is loved, and everything is beautiful! And isn't that what Jesus taught? "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
The greatest Christian dogma is that "the Christ will return and there will be a resurrection of the dead". Ok, but exactly how is that going to happen? Most Christians haven't taken the time to think about the particulars. But it will be either: (a) Jesus' original body and billions of other decomposed skeletons, lost at sea, cremated, etc. will magically reappear in a glorious reconstruction that will now defy all natural laws and last for perpetuity in heaven (heavens?). Or, (b) Everybody's - including Jesus' - eternal soul is constantly reincarnated based on scientific conservation laws...
(1) Energy cannot be created or destroyed, although it can be transformed. (2) Consciousness cannot be created or destroyed, although it can be transferred. (3) Information can be created but not destroyed, although it can be transferred. Furthermore, life (like all matter & energy) is both waves & particles. The wave of the soul is its eternal life, while the particles are the individual incarnations. Nature constantly uses the cycle of birth-life-death-rebirth.
When we ask God, "Why would Whitney Houston die at this time?", one reason is that God and His 'chosen one' can take this very sad*** opportunity to correctly explain how the afterlife works. There are no 'gifts from God' that He randomly chooses, what kind of God would that be?! "Hide your treasures (talents) where robbers can not get to them" and you will 'take your luggage with you when you check out of the hotel'.
"What God gives is never a coincidence" - Stevie Wonder's version of Ribbon In The Sky at the funeral
- Brad Watson, Miami
author of There Are No Coincidences - there is synchronism, the "book/scroll" prophesied in The Revelation 5:10-10:10 with the "7 seals"/'beyond Einstein theories' on the cover
Google: Seal #7: Reincarnation Theory & its 23 Principles
*Non-coincidental synchronic reaction: 2/18/12 09:17 CNN interviews those who knew Whitney as a child. **09:42 *** "This sad day". ****10:54 "Aretha Franklin is ill and will not sing at the funeral". (I performed as percussionist with Aretha about 25 years ago in Trinidad. 'Coincidence'?) 11:11 Progressive Insurance ad "Who's Brad?" 2/19/12 13:27 "In surprise attacks, he shocks the people!" - The Revolution, Forging An Army on H2 Channel