by A. Selin
Reincarnation is the belief that when people die, their spirit enters another body and is born as a baby in the world again. Many people believe this. The Hindu and Buddhist religions teach that if you lived a life of good deeds, will be born into a better life, and if you lived a life of evil deeds, you will become a pauper or lower creature, like an animal or insect. We know this belief is not true because the Bible clearly states:
It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
Reincarnation is a false belief. You only die once. You don't die and come back over and over again. We Christians should not believe in reincarnation, no matter what anybody says.
[Editor's note: As I understand it, real Hindus consider reincarnation a curse. They believe that the most desirable state for man is to become "one with the universe" never to live on earth anymore. They say that in order to obtain this goal, a person must work out their "karma" through their various "lives" until they reach a perfected state. In America, heathens want to believe in reincarnation so that they can live again, feeding their lusts and not have to face a holy and Just God. Hide their heads in the sand as they may, the judgment day that they deny will come the moment they take their last breath and are ushered into eternity.]