Those who believe in reincarnation, sometimes try to prove that the Bible also acknowledges the transformation. They cite the following references, which allegedly confirm this idea. 1. Christ's words in Matthew 11:14, where Jesus said that John the Baptist was the prophet Elijah who was to come. 2. The doctrine of king Melchizedek in Hebrews 7: 1-8, which seems to say that this king was Christ. 3. The conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus, recorded in John 3: 3, in which Christ told Nicodemus that he must be born again (English translation - NP.).