What Is Reincarnation?

How the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit understands the Law of Successive Lives

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The Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit sees reincarnation as a Universal Law. That’s why understanding this topic through the teachings of Jesus, conveyed in His Holy Gospel-Apocalypse, in the Light of the Love taught and experienced by the Divine Master, is a way to perceive the Celestial Plan’s Mercy present in this mechanism of spiritual reeducation and evolution.

We extend an invitation to those seeking insight or clarification on this subject to join us in exploring the following themes:

— Defining reincarnation;

— Unveiling the spiritual purpose of reincarnation;

— The certainty of God’s Love;

— Divine Support.

Our intention is not to impose beliefs on anyone. We respect both believers and non-believers in the Universal Law of Reincarnation and we seek to provide knowledge and insight into this topic from the perspective of the Religion of the Third Millennium.

We encourage you to read this article with an open mind, also making your reflections from a respectful and comprehensive standpoint.

Defining Reincarnation

For the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, Reincarnation stands as a Universal Law. Brother Paiva Netto states on his blog:

Reincarnation is not punishment, but an opportunity that God grants to all creatures.

It's fundamental to recognize that prior to our existence as human beings, we are spiritual entities (Genesis 1:27 and First Epistle of John 4:8). Our Spirit precedes our body. The realization of our Soul's full potential calls for individual self-improvement. For this reason, we reincarnate in many existences, in different bodies, as a Divine opportunity for new learning and spiritual development (read more about it in the next subtitle).

The doctrine of the Divine Religion enlightens us in the book Sacred Spiritual Guidelines of the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, volume 1, in the following subtitle “Paul the Apostle and Reincarnation”:

What is reincarnation, in its simplest and most straightforward terms? A Spirit needs to learn and do Good, progress, evolve, and rise so much, so much, that it reaches, as Paul says in the Epistle to the Ephesians, a state of equality with Jesus. Here are his words: “until we all reach unity in the Faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).

Now, is there a person on the face of the Earth who claims to be able to reach such a height in just one human life? Looking through the history of humanity, show us who has attained such a level, except Jesus Himself? However, Paul says: “until we all reach . . . .” Everyone! 

So, if the Spirit needs to evolve to this degree, evidently it will do so through many lives in the body, in this tabernacle in which we temporarily dwell, as Saint Peter says in his Second Epistle 1:13 and 14.

Therefore, for the Divine Religion, reincarnation is the process by which the Spirit returns to the flesh (the act of reincarnating) after having dwelled in the Spiritual World (our true Homeland).

Moreover, the need to reincarnate, to be born again for spiritual growth, becomes evident in the dialogue between the Master of masters and Nicodemus (found in the Gospel according to John 3:1-7):

1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.

2 He came to speak with Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that You are a Teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs You are doing if God were not with him.”

3 Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

6 “Flesh is born of flesh, but Spirit is born of the Spirit.

7 “Do not be amazed that I said, ‘You must be born again.’” [Emphasis added.]

Regarding verse 5, author Paiva Netto, a researcher and scholar of Jesus, explains in the book Jesus and the Citizenship of the Spirit, page 126:

To be born of water: ‘reincarnation,’ and of the Spirit: ‘inner reform,’ causes our Soul to progress throughout millennia until it attains the Fullness of God’s Wisdom. The comprehension and, above all, the acknowledgment of this transcendental fact will change for the better the history of peoples, who will learn the fundamental laws, namely the Divine ones, that guide us towards real happiness and that govern the Spiritual Citizens of all realms.”

In the spiritual dimension, each time we return, we participate in the planning of our next existence on Earth, starting with the contents of our Spiritual Agenda

In it, we encounter the assignments and obstacles awaiting us upon reincarnation, our family and other people who will be around us, and the characteristics of our personality designed to foster the optimal development of our Soul's capacities.

Therefore, the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit understands and proclaims Reincarnation as a profound manifestation of God’s Love for everyone. It is also a Divine strategy for us to attain ultimate happiness, based on our endeavors and on what we learn. 

Reincarnation is the dynamic process ordained by the Creator for the redemption of all of us. Through it, we engage in continuous self-reeducation across each existence, liberating ourselves from spiritual ignorance, the root cause of all suffering.

Hence it is never a punitive measure, as clarified by the President-Preacher of this Blessed House, José de Paiva Netto, in his book Apocalypse Without Fear, under the subtitle “Reincarnation, a New Opportunity”:

“Let us not forget what we have promised, in the Spiritual Sphere, to accomplish on Earth for others. Generally, we are paying for mistakes made in previous existences. I wish to reiterate: Reincarnation is not God’s punishment. On the contrary, it is His mercy granting us new chances. It is better than eternal damnation. How could a father desire that his child, no matter how much they have erred over a lifetime of 50, 60, 70, even 100 years, endure an Eternity of infernal suffering, in unquenchable flames?” [Emphasis added.]

The author continues with the explanation in the subtitle “God, Love, and Salvation”:

“Prophet Ezekiel, in his book of the Old Testament 33:11, clarifies the stance of the Heavenly Father: 'As I live,' says the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’”

Unveiling the spiritual purpose of Reincarnation

Reincarnation presents a great opportunity for the Spirit to confront and transcend the challenges it may have generated in its spiritual journey, thereby replacing ignorance with learning and virtuous deeds, according to the knowledge acquired from Universal Laws. 

Thus, the more one sows benevolent actions to alleviate or transform suffering into initiatives that yield positive outcomes in their spiritual evolution, on Earth and in Earth’s Heaven, the more they draw closer to the Creator. 

The purpose of reincarnation is to help us evolve. Therefore, we need to seize the opportunities in our lives, enabling the Spirit to progress in the knowledge and experience of divine solidary values, which are the lessons present in Jesus’ Holy Gospel-Apocalypse.

In line with this argument, author Paiva Netto teaches in his book Jesus, the Divine Prophet, page 60, in the subtitle “Breaking Barriers”:

“The number of successive lives is not enough; it is what we make of them that truly matters. There are those who spiritually mature faster than others. Many times, the Consciousness of God, that dazzling light that casts no shadow, while illuminating many, suffers the constraint of minds obscured by the tardy human conduct in the common thread of earthly existence. However, Truth always opens paths, breaks barriers, knocks down walls, since it is God’s Truth.”

The certainty of God’s Love

It is important to understand what reincarnation is from the perspective of the Supreme Order of the Planetary Christ, His New Commandment:

“Love one another, as I have loved you. Only by this shall all of you be recognized as my disciples, if you have the same Love for one another” (the Gospel according to John 13:34-35).

This is the New Commandment, brought by Jesus two thousand years ago, in His first visible visit to Earth. Let us comprehend the depth of this teaching as Brother Paiva further expounds this concept in the book The Dead Do Not Die, page 466:

“Acknowledging the reality of the mechanism of multiple lives is not enough. It is essential that we experience the Supreme Order of Christ—‘Love one another, as I have loved you. There is no greater Love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends’ (the Gospel according to John 13:34 and 15:13). . . .”

Let us consider the following: Learning about reincarnation is an important step, as it enlightens, liberates, and guides us towards better decisions. However, it is equally essential to experience it, for Love illuminates our choices, making them truly better for ourselves and for others.

This is the path we must tread. With each reincarnation, we are afforded the opportunity to improve our inner selves through the correction of our attitudes.

We need to learn how to love one another in accordance with Jesus’ New Commandment, to respect and live with honesty, for example, always seeking the example of the Christ of God as an inspiration. By doing so, we will be able to experience, within ourselves and with our fellow beings, the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:10), therefore the Kingdom of Love, Peace, Justice, Integrity, of all the most elevated Goodness.

For this reason, reincarnation becomes an important mechanism of Divine Justice (where there is no impunity), as it allows the transgressors of Heavenly Laws to correct their own mistakes.

Combined with the Justice of God, there is Love and Divine Mercy. The more the Spirit dedicates itself to do Good, the greater its evolutionary progress will be, until it fully integrates into the Will of the Heavenly Father, without losing its free will, just as we see in Jesus (the Gospel according to John 10:30).

Apostle Paul affirms in his Epistle to the Ephesians 4:13, as we read earlier, that everyone is destined for this spiritual conquest through the mechanism of successive lives.

Divine Support

In the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, we learn that no one is left unsupported in their evolutionary journey.

Divine Providence offers assistance in various ways, such as the opportunity to gain spiritual knowledge, the presence of friends from the Higher Spiritual World in our lives, as well as the help of people around us—family, friends, doctors, and psychologists—who spiritually uplift and motivate us to progress towards God, even in challenging moments of life.

Therefore, it is crucial to comprehend the significance of reincarnation and its role in our spiritual growth. This awareness guides us to act with prudence and wisdom throughout our life on Earth and in Earth’s Heaven.

Let us take advantage of all this support to find the strength to overcome addictions, navigate professional challenges, or address family issues that affect our well-being.

Through the daily experience of perseverance and determination in Goodness, we conclude with Brother Paiva Netto’s important statement: “While there is Life, there is a way. And Life is eternal.”

We emphasize: Before reincarnating on Earth, we get prepared to fulfill the tasks we have agreed upon in Heaven. We do not return (in any of these times) destined to fail, nor is it a joke from the Heavenly Father. God would never create a mechanism to offend or oppress us.

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