Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon
Reincarnation: do you believe in it?
My answer to this question is simply, No. I don’t believe in reincarnation because I only believe what the Bible tells us that we are a special creation of God, created on His own image, distinct and unique from other creatures- animals and angels alike. That we are created in material body but with immaterial soul and spirit. And according to the scriptures, that at death, while the human body decays and turns to dust, the spirit and soul continues to either the place of torments for those who rejects God, or to the place of paradise, in God’s holy presence, for those who believe and accept Him as Eternal Savior. Nowhere else, not on a certain reptile, an insect, or a dog, not even on a newborn baby.
For me, as a Christian, I do not believe that our soul and spirit after death, comes back in another form, as another person or animal in certain cases. I firmly believe that we are to live only once, and by that, we only have a single lifetime to live accordingly and be judged accordingly. As the Bible says in Hebrew 9:27 “just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (NIV).
Therefore I say, in my own view, that we have to choose wisely on the kind of life we want to live today. There’s the road to eternal loneliness, and another direction is the road to eternal bliss – heaven. YOLO (You Only Live Once) does make sense, so make the most out of it. Do not be fooled into a perception that there’s another chance for cleansing in another lifetime. Why don’t we take the chance right now? Why don’t we live as if we die tomorrow and never live again?