For a Christian there can be no possibility of belief in reincarnation. The letter to
the Hebrews tells us, "it is appointed to man to die once and then the judgment"
(Heb 9:27). The Church has always taught that our life here on earth is a probation for
which we will be judged against the laws of God and the teachings of Christ and thereby
our eternal destiny determined (cf. Mt.13 & 25 on the judgement, and separation of
good from evil.)
The popularity of reincarnation is therefore easy to understand. It liberates one from
acknowledging a revealed moral law and, in fact, most new agers have a very eclectic moral
code that amounts to total self-judgment about what is good or evil. How liberating to
know that if one doesn't achieve "perfection," there's another go-around in
which to make the attempt. Or how depressing! In any case, it is simply not the truth, and
an obstacle to the real salvation and perfection offered through Jesus Christ.
Answered by Colin B. Donovan, STL