Can I Be Saved Through Reincarnation?

Reincarnation is False Theology

Thoughts of reincarnation as being the way to achieve salvation should be summarily rejected by seekers. The teachings of reincarnation attempt to replace the true hope of the Christian faith, that is, the resurrection. For the believer in Christ, the resurrection is the promise of eternal life with Jesus Christ.

The Bible gives clear assurance that upon death the soul of a Christian immediately goes to be in the presence of God.

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8

To leave this body is to be instantly in the presence of Jesus, and not floating around the realms of the spirit world waiting in line for another body to inhabit, as those who teach reincarnation would have you believe.

Trust God’s Word About False Teachings

God’s Word, the Bible, gives clear warnings about false teachers (2 Peter 2) and shows us we must reject the religious leaders – guru’s and others – who claim to be representatives of God’s truth, or to be God themselves. It would certainly include His command to reject false religions, such as Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, and other such religious groups who teach reincarnation. As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we must reject all religions which do not teach according to the Bible but rather hold up some other god or some other savior, or some other means of achieving eternal life.

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20

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Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school, and has developed over 20 resource packets for leadership education.His personal education includes a B.S. from Northwestern College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a M.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary also in Dallas, a MRE from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, and a D.Min. from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty’s existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus with 39,000 in the Distance Learning Program (now Liberty University Online), and he is the Dean of the School of Religion.Dr. Towns has given theological lectures and taught intensive seminars at over 50 theological seminaries in America and abroad. He holds visiting professorship rank in five seminaries. He has written over 2,000 reference and/or popular articles and received six honorary doctoral degrees. Four doctoral dissertations have analyzed his contribution to religious education and evangelism.

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