The acid test for reincarnation
Aqua regia is used to test whether some questionable metal is gold or not. Pretty much, the only yellow metal that can withstand it is gold. This is what 'acid test' originally meant. Since then, we've applied it to other concepts meaning: if the concept is true/enduring, it will survive this test. How can this be applied to reincarnation? .. Many people reading this article will be Christians by default.. But I'm hoping some readers will be Hindus and Buddhists. Reincarnation is a concept that will either define the future of humanity on Earth or it will be discarded as 'demonic deception'.
Most Christians with any awareness will automatically choose the latter label. But I warn against that instant judgment. If you care, if you allow, I ask you at this moment to perform the acid test on reincarnation within yourself, within your framework of morals and belief system. It presupposes you believe in some kind of divine.. If you don't, please don't waste your time reading further.
Okay, if you believe in some kind of God, your acid test for reincarnation is the following: does the concept, in your life and experiences, pull you away from God or bring you closer to God? I'm talking about your experiences not analysis of others' experiences: your experiences in particular. If those experiences of reincarnation pull you away from God, then the concept is demonically inspired. If they bring you closer to God, the concept is part of Truth.
I believe the concept can only be tested by people with experiences specifically relating to reincarnation – not others. As a Christian, for instance, you have no right to 'sit in judgment' declaring all people who accept reincarnation as part of their belief system – to label them as demonically led. No right whatsoever. I've formally studied religions at Michigan State. That does not make me an authority on the concept, but allows me to see things from multiple perspectives. So.. I beg you: if your automatic reaction is to condemn and dismiss, please reconsider within the Holy Spirit and contemplate how these people who accept reincarnation – are your brothers and sisters on this planet.
We're all part of the human family.. My impression of the anecdotal evidence for reincarnation impels me to think/feel it's not a destructive concept. I believe Jesus never spoke against the concept in particular. So.. There's really no justification, other than church decree, why Christians should reject the concept.
The reason it could define the future of humanity is how reincarnation relates to spiritual evolution. My previous article is the most important article I've ever written. It's based on a perspective of life where spirits come to Earth to grow/mature.. There may be 'lines' of waiting spirits 'behind' all babies conceived for all we know.. Reading about people in contact with spirits seems to indicate this.. If there are millions of spirits 'waiting in line' for a chance to grow on Earth, reincarnation would seem to be a concept that 'goes along with' this perspective. Not a literal heaven nor hell. Those concepts become more figurative in this scenario. So I can only ask again: perform the acid test for reincarnation within yourself. Base the test on actual personal experiences. If you insist on judging others, please read some stories about people who've had 'reincarnation experiences'. Determine for yourself whether those experiences pulled them away from God or brought them closer to Him.
Our life is for growing and sharing experiences with those we love. The sooner we learn that, the better for humanity.. in True Love, sam