Reincarnation is a false doctrine. It is the belief that when people who have lived in this life physically die, their soul is put back into another body. It is reincarnated; that is, put back into the flesh once again to live. It is staggering to hear the statistics on how many Americans believe in reincarnation. One Harris Poll has found that about 23% of Americans firmly believe in reincarnation. The number climbs to 40% if you categorize those Americans between the ages of twenty-five and twenty-nine.
The main reason I suspect reincarnation has become so popular, these days, is that it gives a person another chance at life. Reincarnation teaches you can keep going through life until you move up the scale. This false theory says those who live worse the second time than the first time get demoted. If they don't do any better, they may even get demoted to an animal. The theory of reincarnation in this country is typically narrowed to say that reincarnation only occurs in human bodies. Regardless which reincarnation version a person believes, they are all refuted by the Bible. Hebrews 9:27 and 1 Corinthians 15:10 are two verses that correct the fallacy of reincarnation.
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