So, What Is Reincarnation?

I am indebted to Dr. Chuck Missler for letting me know about this poem on reincarnation. I hope you find it amusing, as I did!

Cowboy Reincarnation by Wallace McRae

"What does re-incarnation mean?"
A cowpoke asked his friend.
His pal replied, "It happens 'Slim',
When life has reached its end.
They comb yer hair, and wash yer neck,
And clean yer fingernails,
And lay you in a padded box
Away from lifeís travails."

"The box and you goes in a hole,
Thatís been dug in the ground.
Re-incarnation starts in when
You're planted Ďneath a mound.
Them clods melt down, just like yer box,
And you who is inside.
And then you're just beginniní on
Yer transformation ride."

"In a while, the grassíll grow
Upon yer rendered mound.
Till some day on yer moldered grave
A lonely flower is found.
And say a hoss should wander by
And graze upon this flower
That once wuz you, but nowís become
Yer vegetative bower."

"The posy that the hoss done ate;
This with his other feed,
Makes bone, and fat, and muscle
Essential to the steed,
But some is left that he canít use
And so it passes through,
And finally lays on the ground
This thing, that once wuz you."

"Then say, by chance, I wanders by
And sees this on the ground,
And I ponders, and I wonders at,
This object that I found.
I thinks of reincarnation,
Of life and death, and such,
And come away concludiní: 'Slim',
You ainít changed, all that much!" 

"Wallace McRae"
Re-incarnation is not a doctrine of the bible. God's plan is for us to learn in one lifetime that we cannot live to a standard of holiness under our own power. Only Jesus has ever lived a perfect life and if we throw ourselves on His mercy and make Him our Lord then He will impute His righteousnes to us and take away our sin.

He will then empower us through His grace to say "no" to ungodliness and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, as Paul tells us (Tit_2:11-12). It's the only way we can live holy lives.

It's great when a God plan comes together. The true God of course! The God of the bible. He alone has the power to save us and give us eternal life.

Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.


Another thought....

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