Does Rebirth Exist?
Sacred Scripture testifies that CHRIST has risen. It testifies that JESUS CHRIST on the Cross affirmed to the robber on His right: “Amen, I say to you, this day you shall be with me in paradise!” (Luke 23,43) He, however, was a robber. But due to his repentance and his faith in CHRIST, he obtained forgiveness through the Blood of CHRIST. Surely, therefore, the much-debated subject of “rebirth” is swept aside. Because the robber on the right was a highwayman and, as a result, according to the teaching of rebirth, had not nearly attained his purity in order not to be forced to be born again one more time.
With this an appropriate Bible verse of Apostle Paul, Hebrews 9,27: “All people are destined to die; but they die only once, and after that comes judgement.”
What does “rebirth” in Christianity mean?
There are people who say that the first Christians believed in rebirth until approximately Constantine. That is a great error because these first Christians meant by rebirth something quite different, much higher. They saw in Baptism the spiritual rebirth to be a new human being in CHRIST. Through Baptism they were born again to childship to GOD, to eternal life.
John 3,1ff: “Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said: ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miracles you are doing if God were not with him.’ Jesus replied: ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.’ Nicodemus asked him: ‘How can someone be born again when they are old? Surely, they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!’ Jesus answered: ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Holy Spirit. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; but that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying: you must be born again. The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.’”
Whoever believes these words of JESUS will never believe in a rebirth into another body nor will he sympathise with this theory because the words of JESUS have everlasting value, which I cannot say of all those scribblers. Still, how many false doctrines are offered all around in books in order to turn people away from the sole aim, that is to believe in the true GOD, in His words in the Bible, in His teaching addressed to us men. How serious are the consequences when a person believes in rebirth and no longer goes out his way to live a GOD-pleasing life because he thinks: “Surely, I can make up for it in the next life …” Besides, I ask: who indeed of these scribblers would give his life for men in order to save them? CHRIST has done so for us men. – JESUS CHRIST need not have come to redeem us if man were able to do so himself.