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F requently we are asked if it is true that the Unity School o f Christianity o f Lee’s Summit, Mo., teaches the Hindu doctrine o f trans migration o f souls. Space permits only a few quotations from Unity authorities but they will serve to prove that this repulsive, unscrip- tural concept is indeed part and parcel o f the Unity creed. Unity S t a t em e n t o f Faith de clares: “ We believe that the dissolu tion o f spirit, soul and body, caused by death, is annulled by rebirth o f the same spirit and soul in another body here on earth. We believe the repeated incarnations of man to be a merciful provision of our loving Father to the end that all may have opportunity to attain immortality through regeneration, as did Jesus” (p. 4 ). Hebrews 9:27 refutes this: “ It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this, the judgment.” Unity in s i s t s that Jesus went through many incarnations, taking the forms o f Moses, Elisha, David and others. “ These were His days at school,” states Unity, Vol. 14, 1901, “ and he arrived at a state o f con sciousness, while manifesting as Jesus o f Nazareth, where he remem bered past lives” (p. 149). I Cor. 15:1-4 tells us what really hap pened : “ . . . Christ died for our sins . . . was buried . . and rose again the third day.” The complete story is in the Four Gospels. Ernest C. Wilson’s writings be came textbooks for Unity. Following are excerpts from his book Have We Lived. B efore? “With each degree o f dawning spiritual consciousness we are coming closer to that great ulti mate, the incarnation of Christ . . . Our human incarnations "are steps along the way to the great incarna tion . . . Reincarnation is the gospel o f the second chance . . . God’s loving answer to that universal cry o f the human heart distressed by its miss ing of the shining mark . . . Imag ine some circumstance taking a per son into the beyond in the midst o f a busy life . . . Is he not likely to seize the first favorable opportunity o f re entering the portals at birth? . . . You will continue your progress from the point you left off and rear a new body . . .” (pp. 61-99). But God says: “Now is the ac cepted time; now is the day of salva tion” (II Cor. 6 :2 ).
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