Recently, I heard something in regards to human DNA, which immediately made me think of people who believe in “past lives”. I don’t believe anything is completely random, but what I heard was just in passing, so I decided to do some research into the matter.
Definition of Past Lives
In a nutshell, those that believe in past lives, believe they have lived before as something or someone else. Past Life Regression is a form of hypnosis that helps people “remember” bits and pieces of information from those lives.
Apparently, there are some scientists that believe information, such as memories from our ancestors can be passed on via DNA. Below are a few links you can check out, which should get you caught up to the point I want to make. There is a lot more that you can read, but these three should be fine for now.
I think there could be something to the first article on the list. What if those that believe in past lives aren’t as crazy as they may seem? What if they are actually misinterpreting the memories of their ancestors as past lives of their own? Many people have claimed to be King Arthur, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, etc. throughout history, but what if they are only just related in some way and simply have random access to those memories? Is it possible that genetic memory could provide an explanation as to why we sometimes experience Deja Vu?
This is just food for thought. The reason I brought up this topic is because its so easy for us as Christians to sometimes dismiss anything that doesn’t seem to fit into what we think we know about God, the Bible, and reality in general.
The Great Distraction
If the concept of genetic memory in humans pans out, I wonder if it is being used as a means to push the concept of reincarnation, which is what would be required in order for one to have lived a past life. The enemy has a history of trying to pervert God’s Word and God’s creation.
I haven’t come to a conclusion one way or the other, but feel free to post your thoughts, ideas, theories, or opinions on this subject.