FAQ :: Is reincarnation possible?

No. But it is estimated that 23 percent of Americans think that reincarnation is possible. Many celebrities and prominent figures widely proclaim their belief in it. Notice that along with the belief in reincarnation come beliefs or practices in astrology, Eastern meditation and psychic phenomena.

Reincarnation means: “To come again in the flesh.” Because of that interpretation, many reincarnation proponents claim that Jesus taught the doctrine to Nicodemus when Jesus told him that he must be born again. If you study the entire conversation, however, it is clear that Jesus did not refer to reincarnation nor did Nicodemus misunderstand Him. Be sure to study John 3.

A Bible verse misused to support the idea of reincarnation is Galatians 6:7b, which says, “A man reaps what he sows.” This is considered to be “karma,” which supposedly determines the state of your next life. This is misapplied and is in direct conflict with Hebrews 9:27, which thoroughly refutes any possibility of reincarnation: “It is appointed unto man once to die and then comes the judgment.”