Laurie Idahosa, a cleric, believes it is unbiblical for parents to name their kid after a loved one who has died.
Laurie, who also lost her first kid, Ben, many years ago, said on her Instagram page that she had a conversation with a woman who had also lost her first child and is currently pregnant with her second. She said the woman told her that her dead child was resurrecting during her second pregnancy.
Laurie stated she heard something similar when she lost her kid as well. She reminded out that, while sharing the name of a departed child is comforting, it is not biblical. She claimed that no one who has died returns in human form, as stated in the Bible.
”Today, I spoke with a wonderful lady in my DM about the loss of her first child and the subsequent pregnancy that she is carrying now. She mentioned something that I have heard over and over again, most especially when I experienced the loss of my first son. People kept telling me that “Ben,” my son who lived for just 12 hours, was coming back again in my next pregnancy. I even had people encouraging me to name my 2nd son Ben since he had come back again. While it may seem to bring comfort….
This is NOT SCRIPTURAL.
Unless someone is raised from the dead, as in Lazarus or Jairus Daughter they do not come back in the human form as someone else.
Job 14:10-12 ESV
But a man dies and is laid low; man breathes his last, and where is he? As waters fail from a lake and a river wastes away and dries up, so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep.
Each of us have our own unique callings and appointments here on earth.
Be comforted that God will turn your story around by bringing fresh life and fresh healing. He will not turn it around by bringing back what He has already received to Himself.
Hebrews 9:27 ESV
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,
Your best days are ahead of you, not behind you.
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