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Homo sapiens sapiens (modern man with our brain) have been

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Homo sapiens sapiens (modern man with our brain) have been on earth for 100,000 years -- centuries before Jesus died for their sins on the cross. Where did those thousands of fellow humans before Christ go when they died? They couldn't have "believed in Him," because he wasn't around!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  Anna replied 6 years ago.

This is an interesting question. Various religions have different explanations. some deny that these humans ever existed, saying that science is wrong. Others say that their souls (if they were basically good people) went to a sort of holding place, similar to the Roman Catholic idea of limbo. It's not heaven, but it's a pleasant place to be. Bad people, of course, went to hell. Some religions say that when these people died, their souls went into a sort of dormant state, where they didn't experience anything, good or bad because no one could go to heaven until they believed.

Of course, not all religions are Christian, and those that believe in reincarnation would say that these souls would simply be born over and over again. Some Christians do believe in reincarnation, and they would say that these souls would have come back into bodies when they did have a chance to believe in Jesus.

There is no 'official' church statement that answers your question, so you cna choose the explanation that seems most sensible to you.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I guess I was kind of looking for a rundown of the different theological opinions and where they had problems and how they resolved them. It would be helpful if you could give some references or be more specific.
Like, what Christian denominations believe in reincarnation?
It is an interesting question, isn't it?