I received three stories from visitors to the site,
all of them telling about pre-birth experiences. Getting
three similar stories in such a short time frame - two
of them the same day! - might suggest that we need to
take the whole idea of pre-existence more seriously.
Let me give you excerpts from the three letters:
26, 2004 - "My youngest boy is now thirteen,
but years ago when he was three, we were talking about
my dad who died in 1989. His name was Charlie and I
was saying how I wished Dad could have met his little
namesake. Young Charlie interrupted by saying, 'I met
papa in heaven.' I said 'Huh?!' He casually replied,
'Papa babysat me in heaven. Then God got a ladder and
I climbed down.'"
July 13, 2004 - "I had this dream many years
ago. I was in an undistinguishable place, full of light,
and feeling very ambivalent about being born. A woman
who looked to be middle-aged, 'spoke' to me. She told
me calmly not to be afraid, that my spirit would be
alright and that the physical body I would inhabit was
merely a temporary place, and that the true me was inside
13, 2004 - "I remember my birth, before my
birth, choosing my parents and siblings, the actual
delivery, etc. I've always been puzzled why everyone
doesn't remember this."
a teacher, I've asked class members how they understood
the idea that God never had a beginning and will never
have an end. It's something most believers accept on
faith, but admit is incomprehensible. But when I turn
the question around and ask them to describe themselves,
they have no problem at all stating that they will live
forever. They have been "saved," and the Bible
promises that those who live and believe in Jesus will
when I ask the other part of the question - can you
believe that you never had a beginning, that you have
always existed, the same as God - ninety percent say
an emphatic "No!" Life, in their opinion,
begins at conception. The thought that they have always
existed would make them like God, and they reject that
have pointed out, elsewhere on this site, the logical
problem with this belief. If something has a beginning,
it will have an end. If something will never end, it
cannot have begun. Eternity cannot be eternal on only
one end. To think that we begin our existence in the
womb but never have an ending is a logical impossibility.
It is mixing concepts of time and eternity.
are part of God. Being made in the image of God means
that the same essence which composes God also composes
us. When Jesus said that he and the Father were one,
he was describing the condition of every created thing.
We are eternal simply because there is only one thing,
and that one thing is God.
pre-birth stories, and thousands of others like them,
reveal that in this increasingly spiritual age, more
and more people are coming to terms with their true
nature. If you can remember making plans to be born
into your present life, you know for certain that you
were alive and conscious before your mother conceived
your physical body. And the moment you accept that fact,
your entire view of yourself is dramatically changed.
Posted Nov. 15, 2004
John W. Sloat 2004