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 survey (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 think reincarnation has become so popular 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 implies 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 version a person believes the idea of reincarnation is refuted by the Bible. Like the name of the famous soap opera, we really have “One Life to Live” so let us live it to our fullest potential in Christ (Galatians 3:26-27). We all have fallen short of the grace of God, but His grace offers new life.