Ian Stevenson has recorded past life recall of children. In some of the cases he claims to have verified the details of the recall in the corresponding setup. Is there a biblical explanation for this?
ESV - 16 As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.
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Seeing that you're asking a Bible site about what the Bible teaches, the clear answer is that no, children aren't recalling past lives. The issue of how they could know details (assuming they weren't coached) is the same as for mediums: the demonic realm. Would God tell them things? It's possible, but making children think they used to be someone else is a deception, which God would never do.
My opinion is that a child which claims identity of a (dead) person is a case of one overpowered by an evil spirit. Even religions like Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism do not promote the view that a newborn carries memories of past lives. They will also consider abnormal claims of children (about their identities) as the work of evil entities.
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