The critical truth is that God has a “door” to His house and a gate to His garden.
I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture.
Just as a person cannot simply eat anything that will fit into their mouth and expect good results or cannot enter anyone’s house without first knocking at the door, so it holds true spiritually as well.
(Mat 4:4) Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
Hebrews 9:27,28 maybe the most explicit statement in scripture indicating that reincarnation teaching represents spiritual deception.
(Heb 9:27) Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
(Heb 9:28) so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
The context of the passage emphasizes the ONE TIME nature of death by using the established understanding of the singular death experience destined for all men to illustrate how in God’s plan Christ sacrificial death can only occur ONCE.
(Heb 9:25) Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own.
(Heb 9:26) Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Psalm 78:39 – “For He remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
Many years ago when I was much younger I learned from an experience our family had of an undeniable supernatural origin that reincarnation is in fact what the scriptures call a “doctrine of devils”.
1 Tim 4:1
Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
I learned by a direct experience that occurred over a period of several weeks where spirits communicated to my father at the time and were teaching him spiritual “truths” all of which he thought to be coming from God.
During this time, a number of supernatural incidences were occurring in our home in Philadelphia including my father actually seeing spirits, something he had never done before.
I learned during this time just how false religions are spawned through leaders communicating indeed with spirits but the spirits are in fact malevolent while the person thinks they are communicating with God.
This can happen when a person seeks access into the spiritual world but does seek properly going through God’s authorized “door” and does not seek sincerely with motives to find God’s truth.
During this time my father begin getting spiritual inspirations and teaching in the form of “automatic writing” with other supporting manifestations. My father had never been a “spiritual” person before this nor was he after this period of weeks (during a 40 day fast) concluded.
These inspirations and “revelations” which were later confirmed to us to be demonic in origin, included the teaching of reincarnation.
John 16:2 (AMP)
1″Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber.
2″But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep.
This starts with deception and can end in very perverted forms of religion:
2 … but an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think and claim that he has offered service to God.
3 And they will do this because they have not known the Father or Me.
4 But I have told you these things now, so that when they occur you will remember that I told you of them.