Shirley MacLaine and other new agers have been known to proclaim that
"reincarnation was originally written in the Bible, but it was taken out" --
they cite texts that mention Elijah coming back, etc., but we've already
covered the fact that the Pharisees and Sadducees held many UNBIBLICAL beliefs,
and the inspired writers of the Bible were merely recording what was said, not
necessarily agreeing with it.
Reincanation and Christianity are worlds apart. There is NO WAY they agree
together. [ 2 COR 6:14 ]
"Reincarnation" approves of committing ADULTERY, becuase it says that those
people were either LOVERS or MARRIED "in a previous life."
It also excuses homosexuality because these people just have retained "too
much of their previous life as a member of the other sex" -- and KILLING isn't
really all that bad, because those people will have other lives, you haven't
REALLY killed them. ( That includes abortions. )
Incidently, it has been recently discovered that for a majority of
homosexuals, there has been some strong kind of mental or physical abuse in the
past (usually relating to a sexual nature or abuse). When these problems are
surfaced and dealt with, the homosexual usually turns into a well adjusted
hetrosexual. Radical homosexuals are infuriated by this and have done quite
a bit to keep it under wraps. Homosexuals have long battled against
Christians who claimed that Christians hate them; according to scriptural
teachings the word "homosexual" is referenced only once in the Bible, and
that is to state that it is unrighteous. "Do you not know that the wicked
will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the
sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes,
nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, no
slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." [ 1 COR 6:9-10 ]
There are other references without the word explictly used: "If a man lies
with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is
detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own
hands." [ LEV 20:14 ] Thank goodness Christ offers a plan for forgiveness.
With a proper Christian attitude the correct response is that a Christian
disapproves of sin but is entirely capable of loving the sinner (as a person).
Speaking out against sin has nothing to do with the person, just their
actions -- although the sinner may think to take it personally, which is not
what is intended.
And the ultimate boast of reincarnation is that man already possesses a
version of "eternal life," so he doesn't need Jesus.
Reincarnation lets man commit grievous sins, "eternally." See, God is merely
some kind of giant energy gestalt, and Jesus was merely a good man, a "laerned
teacher" just like Buddah, or Confucius, or Mohammed .. but He's not God...
The only version of good and evil that comes into play in this reincarnation
scenario is the "Law of Karma," which ultimately motivates one to do "good" --
and then the energy-gestalt-that-is-God is appeased, and you can move on to
"higher levels of reality."
Many people are looking forward to a dawning new age, a beautiful
thousand-year "age of aquarius" that promises magnificent accomplishments for
mankind -- and the source of this material is psychics like Edgar Cayce,
channelers, astrologers, and disembodied spirit beings. Through many people
and many hands have come these writings, these messages, these "gems of
infinite wisdom" ...but don't be fooled. These are the lies of the fallen
This is the way it is with the workings of Satan. He doesn't need to have
you swallow a glass of straight poison to kill you spiritually, he only needs
you to drink a glass of oh-so-healthy fruit juice with his few drops of poison
in it. And THEN you're dead.
Satan's a master at mingling "truth" and "error" -- psychics and channelers
and the new age teachers sweeten their doctrines up with attractive
philosophies, healthful and helpful consultations, then the add in the errors.
"You are God." "You never die." "Reincarnation is true." Error. Error.
Error. One drop of poison after antoher goes into the glass they offer you.
Spitirtualism involves the REJECTION OF GOD, the Bible, and Jesus, the Son of
God -- to actively embrace New Age Spiritualism is to commit what the Bible
called "Spiritual Adultery." And in these last days it is going to be one of
Satan's strongest deceptions, and he hopes to fool even the elect.
[ MARK 13:22 ] Don't be fooled.