How can I, or is there a way to, have some kind of contact with a loved one. I hear many things about out of body practices. Is this true? Is there a way where I can leave my body for a while to seek my loved family member? I once asked you a question, "Can a loved one come back?" You replied with a saying in the Bible. True, minister, but doesn't everything on this planet come from the ground? It's like when it rains; the rains make a small lake, then when summer comes the lakes dry going back to the clouds evaporating. I hear that as long as we have planet earth we live forever. The soul of one person can come back to the living taking a different form this time than before. I don't know what to think.
Can you please help? Thank you.
It appears to me that you do know what you want to think, but you are disappointed that God doesn't agree with you. In regards to reincarnation, the Bible tells us that it doesn't happen. For example, "For there is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender shoots will not cease. Though its root may grow old in the earth, and its stump may die in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud and bring forth branches like a plant. But man dies and is laid away; indeed he breathes his last and where is he? As water disappears from the sea, and a river becomes parched and dries up, so man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, they will not awake nor be roused from their sleep" (Job 14:7-12). See the sermon outline, "Reincarnation" for additional verses.
The Bible does speak of men leaving their bodies and going to other places in their spirit. Such as Ezekiel, Paul, and John. However, in each case the power behind the event was God and not man. It was God who brought the individual to a different place. Man, on his own, does not have this ability.
As stated before, those who are living have no direct contact with the dead. "But for him who is joined to all the living there is hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know that they will die; but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, their hatred, and their envy have now perished; nevermore will they have a share In anything done under the sun" (Ecclesiastes 9:4-6).