Finally, if reincarnation and the law of karma are so beneficial on a practical level, as reincarnationists claim, then how do they explain the immense and ever-worsening social and economic problems – including widespread poverty, starvation, disease, and horrible suffering – in India, where reincarnation has been systematically taught throughout its history?
Let no one believe that the teaching of reincarnation is an offer of a new, positive philosophy; on the contrary, it is a strong “no” to the love of God through Jesus Christ. For there are only two possibilities, and they are mutually exclusive. Either the teaching of reincarnation is true, and then each person must carry his karma life after life, or the Christian Gospel is true, maintaining that God became a man through Jesus Christ, so that he can bring remission of sins to all of us through his death and resurrection.
People who believe they have lived past lives as, say, Indian princesses or battlefield commanders are more likely to make certain types of memory errors, according to a new study.
The propensity to make these mistakes could, in part, explain why people cling to implausible reincarnation claims in the first place.
For the foreseeable future, there can be no absolute scientific proof of reincarnation, and none against it. It is up to the individual whether they take a personal stand or not on the issue. But for those interested in the subject, it is desirable to have as much information about the evidence to date and the various schools of thought.