The doctrine that the soul is separate and distinct from the body and passes at death into another body or (metempsychosis) the re­birth of the soul at death in another body either of human or animal form. A false doctrine.


Based on Satan’s lie that the soul is immortal, stated to Eve in Eden, c.4025 B.C. (Genesis 3:4, 5) A pagan doctrine of the ancient Babylonians and Greeks. Believed by Hindus.

Souls Do Not Mix; They Repro­duce After Their Own Kind

Genesis 1:24 “God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so.”

Leviticus 18:23 “You shall not lie with any animal to defile yourself with it; neither shall any woman give herself to an animal, to lie down with it: it is a perversion.”

Souls of All Beasts on Earth Not Equivalent to One Human Soul

Matthew 12:12 “All considered, of how much more worth is a man than a sheep!”

Matthew 10:31 “You are worth more than many sparrows.”

Luke 12:23, 24 “The soul is worth more than food … Of how much more worth are you than birds?”

1 Corinthians 9:9, 10 “In the Law of Moses it is written: ‘You must not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.’ Is it oxen God is caring for? Or is it altogether for our sakes He says it? Really for our sakes it was written.”

Isaiah 49:16 “Lebanon is not suf­ficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-offering.”

Hebrews 9:13, 14 “For if the blood of goats and of bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who have been polluted sanctifies to the extent of clean­ness of the flesh, how much more will the blood of the Christ, who through an everlasting spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works?”

God’s Permitting Animal Souls to Be Slain by Man for Food, Clothing Denies that These May Be Transmigrated Human Souls

Genesis 9:3 “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you.”

2 Peter 2:12 “These men, like unreasoning animals born nat­urally to be caught and de­stroyed.”

Acts 28:4, 5 “The venomous creature … he shook the venom­ous creature off into the fire.”

No Metempsychosis; Not Trans­migrated by Being Born After Death to Other Parents

John 3:4 “Nicodemus said to Him: ‘How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter into the womb of his mother a second time and be born, can he?’ “

Deuteronomy 25:5, 6 “If brethren dwell together, and one of them dies, and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be married with­out to a stranger: her hus­band’s brother shall go in to her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of a hus­band’s brother unto her. And it shall be, that the first-born that she bears shall succeed in the name of his brother that is dead, that his name be not blotted out of Israel.” [Thus showing God recognizes the right of parents to have their own children and have them carry on their own name.]

Metempsychosis Would Make Husbands Unnecessary; All Could Then Be Virgin Births

Genesis 5:3 “And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image.”

Genesis 2:18 “And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him.”

1 Corinthians 11:3-11 “The head of a woman is the man; … the wom­an is man’s glory. For man is not out of woman, but woman out of man; and what is more, man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man… Besides, in con­nection with the Lord neither is woman without man nor man without woman.”

Transmigration Would Make It Impossible for All Souls to Be Sinners Through One Man: Would Not Make a Son Sub­ject to Inheritance of Good or Evil Tendencies from His Father or Suffer Be­cause of His Father’s Sins

Romans 5:12-19 “Just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because they had all sinned —… by one man’s trespass many died,… by the trespass of the one man death ruled as king through that one,… through one trespass the result to men of all kinds was condemnation.”

Exodus 20:5 “I Jehovah you God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and up­on the fourth generation of them that hate Me.”

Exodus 34:6, 7 “Jehovah,… that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fa­thers upon the children, and up­on the children’s children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation.”

Animal Souls Existed in Im­mense Numbers Thousands of Years Before Humans. Then No Human Souls Existed to Transmigrate

Genesis 1:20, 23, 26, 31 “And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures [Hebrew, “souls”]… a fifth day. Let us make man in Our image… the sixth day.”

Jesus’ Birth No Metempsychosis —His Life Pattern Not Super­imposed upon Seed of a Hus­band of Mary, nor a Resurrec­tion, but a Continuation of Existence

John 8:58 “Jesus said to them: ‘Most truly I say to you, Before Abraham came into existence, I have been.'”

John 1:1, 14 “Originally the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. So the Word became flesh and resided among us, and we had a view of His glory, a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father.”

Matthew 1:18-20, 23 “Now Jesus Christ was born this way. Dur­ing the time His mother Mary was promised in marriage to Jo­seph, she was found to be preg­nant by holy spirit before they were united. However, Joseph her husband, because he was right­eous and did not want to make her a public spectacle, intended to divorce her secretly. But after he had thought these things over, look! Jehovah’s angel appeared to him in a dream, saying: ‘Jo­seph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife home, for that which has been begotten in her is by holy spirit.’ ‘Look! the virgin will become pregnant and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name “Immanuel”.’ “

Jesus Poured Out His Soul to Death; It Did Not Transmigrate

Isaiah 53:12 “He poured out his soul unto death, and was num­bered with the transgressors.”

Acts 2:25-27 ” Because You will not leave My soul in hades, Neither will You allow Your Holy One to see corrup­tion.’ “

Heavenly Resurrection Not Transmigration, but Re­creation of Life Pattern or Personality (Including Memory) in a New Or­ganism; Similarly the Earthly Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15:38, 45 “God gives it a body just as it has pleased Him, and to each of the seeds its own body…. ‘The first man Adam became a living soul.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “If anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away.”

Galatians 6:15 “For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”

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