“What do you say to those who believe in reincarnation?”

Don’t get sidetracked into discussing it. I normally ask people what they think they will come back as and what they would like to be in the next life. I may ask what they did to merit coming back in this life as a human being, and who is in charge of dealing out all the new bodies…is it God? But I do it in a lighthearted way. Then I say, “If there is a place called heaven, do you think you are good enough to go there?” Then I take them through the Law. I also mention that the Bible says “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27).

Psalm 78:39 For He remembered that they were but flesh, A breath that passes away and does not come again.

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One Response to “What do you say to those who believe in reincarnation?”

  1. Ketan says:

    That’s a good way to deal with reincarnation believers! I have a Hindu background. Some Hindus believe in 7 lives and that we are living the 5th one. They say a cat has 9. Other Hindus believe there 8,400,000 lives. I have been tempted (and succumbed to it) in the past to argue that who is the cockroach – your ancestor who sinned in a past life – or your descendant who is a noble cockroach in its present life and which will be born as your grandchild!

    But that may not work. People may get stubbornly defensive – even if they know they are wrong. After all, who wants to be proven wrong! So your approach seems to be a good one. Maybe i will try it out. BTW…when I believed in reincarnation as a Hindu, i had no hope – I thought the only escape was to do great deeds in this life. But the prospect of confronting pain and suffering in the hereinafter as a human…that seemed too large a cup to drink. Thankfully, Jesus helped me remove that blindfold place by Satan. And I got saved. It’s like a whole new window or door opened up. As if the iron curtain was pulled away and the view was cleared up – revealed – unveiled by God. To Him be the glory.

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