It would be easy to justify why Christians don’t believe reincarnation by saying “Well, there’s heaven, so how can we be born again?”
Actually, there’s a lot of underlying Christian Philosophy working that doesn’t reach the surface, partly because it was not needed at a time when theology was very strong and hence “belief in heaven” was good enough without bothering about knowing how many lives one has to spend to reach there. After all, Philosophy, though an independent and sovereign system in itself, serves as an instrument to better understand theology.
Today, when so many religions seem to compete to explain their conception of reality, it is perhaps important that Christians understand how it is that Christian Philosophy, drawing from the rich wealth of Greek Western Philosophy came to affirm our belief in a single birth.
The problem with multiple births is that everything in Christianity falls apart if…
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