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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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