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The Amorality of Reincarnation

The horrible truth is that, rather than offering a solution to evil, reincarnation perpetuates evil. Both Karma and reincarnation work according to the alleged “law of cause and effect.” Yes, the Bible, too, says, “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians:6:7). But that phrase is preceded by the words “God is not mocked,” indicating that it is man’s Creator—not an impersonal force—who causes him to reap what he sows.

Furthermore, according to the Bible, the “reaping” of the consequences of past deeds is not fatalistic as it is in reincarnation, but God offers an escape by way of his grace and forgiveness. The God of the Bible loves the sinner and has provided pardon from punishment, and He has done so on a righteous and judicially just basis.

Instead of leaving man to suffer under an impersonal law of Karma, God loves us so much that He came as a man through the virgin birth to where we were, in order to share in the trials of this life and to pay the penalty demanded by His own infinite justice for our rebellion. The Bible, therefore, is able to offer redemption and forgiveness of all sins to all who will receive God’s gracious pardon on His terms—something reincarnation does not and cannot do.

In contrast, according to the law of Karma, a man who beats his wife in this life must return in the next life as a wife beaten by her husband. But the husband who beats the former wife beater, who is now a wife, must himself come back in yet another life as a wife beaten by her husband, and so on. There is no escape from this karmic sentence. Thus, a thief or murderer must become the victim of the same crime. That the perpetrator of each crime must become the victim of the same crime means that there must be another perpetrator, who must become the victim of yet another perpetrator, ad infinitum, ad absurdum. Instead of solving the problem of evil, reincarnation perpetuates it and is therefore amoral.