The Bible has a reasoned explanation for all this seeming lack of fairness: the world is filled with sin and misery due to humanity’s rebellion against God in the garden of Eden (Gen. 3). We all must live in a world that God originally made good but now suffers from the effects of Adam’s fall. Yes, there is still goodness in life, but everything groans under the curse that will be lifted someday—but not yet.
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap” (Gal. 6:7).
If people reap what they sow, why do we see so many instances where justice is not carried out in this world? The principle of karma has an answer for this dilemma: people will eventually be paid back with good or evil in future reincarnations for the deeds they have done in the past.
The Bible also has a response to the injustice we see around us: God will enact perfect justice, but it won’t come about until the end of this present age (Rev. 20:11–15).
The Bible refutes the idea of reincarnation.
The author of Hebrews declares,
It is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.” (Heb. 9:27)
There is no evidence to be found in the Bible, or anywhere else for that matter, of dead people returning to the earth in a reincarnated form. Yes, there are various biblical accounts of people being raised from the dead, but with the single exception of Jesus, they all died again eventually—and stayed dead.