Question: Is it possible that I have lived another life on earth before this one? Could God keep sending me back as different people to live life over again and again until I finally get it right?
Answer: The idea of living multiple lives is called reincarnation. Hinduism, Buddhism, Scientology, and Transcendentalism all teach this old superstition. The ancient Egyptians believed that their dead ancestors could be reincarnated as cats! Other cultures, even today, believe animals are really their own relatives sent back to live in other forms.
The Bible, our unfailing truth, assures us that we live only once in a human body. Jesus taught us that He is the only one who came down to earth after living in heaven first (John 8:23). He explained that no man came back to earth from heaven or hell after he died (Luke 16:26-31, Luke 20:34-36). Later, the Holy Spirit of God inspired Paul to write:
…it is appointed for men to die once but after this, the judgment.
Does God expect us to get our lives together and act “right” in order to reach heaven when we die? No person is able to do that! Jesus lived the only perfect life ever. He came to earth to save us because we cannot save ourselves through cycles of birth, death, and rebirth.
Ask Jesus to come into your life now and be your master to help you know the right paths that He would have you walk during your time on earth. If you have done this already, help a friend to ask Jesus to enter his life also:
Jesus, please forgive my many sins. Thank you for taking the punishment on the cross for the wrong choices I have made. Come and be with me daily to show me the future you want me to have with you.