|KFC, some parts of the Bible support reincarnation.|
There is nothing in scripture that supports reincarnation including the two you chose to list.
First of all Elijah never died. He was one of two (Enoch the other) that was brought up alive. So how does this fit with reincarnation? Also, as Xythe already said, John denied he was Elijah. The truth be told, John was like Elijah. He was a forerunner and from his description looked and dressed liked Elijah did.
The blind man? If you go to the Psalms you'll see that it says "In sin did my mother conceive me." We are conceived in sin. We are born with sin. Jesus in fact did, and I agree with Baker on this, create this man with this infirmity for such a time as this.
You may think it odd Jen but you are looking at it from an earthly perspective not a Godly one. See, by doing this, many came to a saving knowledge of Christ as a result of seeing these miracles, wether it be via a blind man, a lame man or a person with leprosy. So because of these people many, many, people were able to live for ever in eternity. Belief is all that is needed for eternal life and because of these people many more came to believe in the miracle worker (Jesus) believing he was God in the flesh as they saw him at work.
I would gladly suffer blindness if I knew that many would be in heaven as a result of my blindness.
As a matter of fact you may want to read Helen Keller who was blind, deaf and dumb. She said there is something worse than being blind. Those that are able to see but have no vision.
You may also want to check out a lady named Jennifer Rothschild who has been blind since the age of 15. She is amazing and is also bringing many people to Christ with her attitude and love for God. God is using her to touch people's lives. She says being blind on earth is nothing in comparison to living forever in eternity. I've seen her on stage and I swear she's actually glowing when she speaks.
Good job Xythe. Keep up the good work~~