(Old Testament | Deuteronomy 31:1 – 2):
1 AND Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.
2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in…
(New Testament | Matthew 16:13 – 14):
When Jesus came into the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
(The people of that time knew very well the truth of reincarnation. Of course, there are always those who do not fully understand that it takes some time between physical lives, as John the Baptist had just went through transition).
(New Testament | John 3:3 – 6):
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
(Here we have Christ telling us the necessity of being born again. Most only see the symbolism of the baptism. The mystic sees something more here – water (blood and the physical) and spirit (spirit of God)). Baptism is just symbolical of the rebirth process. Eventually, after enough lifetimes the soul would have experienced enough of the physical realm, and move on to higher existence. Why are we reborn again and again? To answer this, let us use an analogy. To become a manager of a restaurant, one would need to be trained in every job in the business – from dishwasher to busboy to prep-cook, to line cook, to chef, to waiter, host, bartender, assistant manager, to general manager. The same is with life: we must experience all realms of creation to be proficient as a contributing factor in God’s creation).
(New Testament | Revelation 3:12):
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
(Notice: “…and he shall go no more out”) This means that he had reached the precipice of spiritual development in the physical realm: to overcoming the beast (the lower physical body/mind), and had at last obtained Christ consciousness.
This is Rosicrucian ontology.