THERE ANY EVIDENCE FOR REINCARNATION?
Many who believe in reincarnation openly admit that they are in contact with what they call "spirit guides" or "entities" that either speak to the dead for them or are the dead. They believe what these entities speak because they are experiencing their presence. Many believe these spirits are telling the truth because they are "clothed in light". Let's read who can clothe himself in light from God's word. "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). Satan has deceived millions of people this way! This is why God tells us in His word to not speak with familiar spirits (channeling) or practice necromancy (speaking to the dead). These things are clearly forbidden in the scriptures and are an atrocity to a holy God who hates these evil occult practices; "When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee" (Deuteronomy 18:9-12).
|These entities are in reality demons (devils) that speak deception. They twist the truth of God into a lie and oppose Him for all He is.|
WHAT DOES HINDUISM TEACH ABOUT REINCARNATION?
Traditional Hinduism also teaches the doctrine of a consecutive embodiment of the soul in a series of bodies that could consist of any form of life besides a human being. Erwin W. Lutzer and John F. DeVries write from their book "Satan's "Evangelistic" Strategy For This New Age:
|"Long before Charles Darwin, the Hindus had their own understanding of evolution, the notion of the gradual development of the soul to higher forms. This evolution can be illustrated by a series of continuous circles, gradually working up the scale. There is neither a beginning nor an end, but an endless process of refinement and perfection. The system slowly but surely purges out the weak, the unfit, the undesirable. . . . Reincarnationism also teaches a kind of devolution as well as evolution. This means that if you accumulate some bad karma you could regress in your journey toward the nothingness of nirvana. You could be a spider or a worm in the life to come. But this aspect of Hinduism is conveniently omitted when marketed for American audiences. The mood in the West is upbeat and optimistic. Everyone is making progress as they complete their cycles. With each round, a better form of life is reached." (2)|
One is terribly grieved when taking a look at a country like India. India is a country filled with much poverty and one that has been practicing Hinduism for centuries. Many children and adults are helplessly suffering and dying because it is believed that if someone helps another in need, they are actually interfering with their karma. It is believed that if a merciful person does try to help them, that person will get paid back with bad karma in their next life. This is nothing but cruel, selfish religion where no one looks out for anyone else but his or her own self. There is absolutely no conscience as a merciless rich person steps over a poor weeping child dying of sickness and starvation. In India, reincarnation is taught more than any other place, and they also suffer needlessly the most from this appalling theory.
In the law of
karma there is no forgiveness. How can someone learn from their
mistakes in the past if they can't even remember them? This is
an utterly absurd and satanic doctrine.
THE GOOD NEWS!!!
The good news is that we can be forgiven because Jesus has paid the debt of sin in full! There is no payment that is required of us. All we have to do is repent and receive His forgiveness and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.
|"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).||
|After Jesus death, He was buried and on the third day He rose from the dead! He overcame death! He lives again! "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)||All those who have died will also be raised from the dead. Those who have trusted Christ will be raised to everlasting life in heaven, and those who have rejected Christ will be raised to everlasting torment, destruction and separation from almighty God in hell.|
Lutzer and DeVries sum up the differences between Christianity and other religions;
|"What is the difference between the experience of the Eastern religions and the experience of the true God? One is self-centered, the other is people-centered; one seeks the experience itself, the other seeks the true God, and the emotional experience connected with it is secondary. Christian joy comes when we look away from ourselves-first to God, then to others". (3)|
1). Ervin W. Lutzer, John F. DeVries, Satan's "Evangelistic" Strategy For This New Age, SP Publications, Inc., 1989, p. 9,16-20.
2). Ibid., p. 74-75.
3). Ibid., p. 165-166