Excerpt from “The Star Rover” by Jack London:
All my life I have had an awareness of other times and places. I have been aware of other persons in me…You have forgotten much, my reader, and yet, as you read these lines, you remember dimly the hazy vistas of other times and places into which your child eyes peered. They seem dreams to you today. Yet if they were dreams, dreamed then, whence the substance of them? Our dreams are grotesquely compounded of the things we know.
In my book, “Dead Man’s Plan”, the hero, Lee Wyatt, finds himself on Death Row. He shot a man, a bad man, during an old-fashioned duel on Main Street. The governor is not going to save him. So Wyatt is faced with the electric chair. But he has faith that God will never desert him.
Wyatt ends up dying in the electric chair. But that’s just his body. His spirit lives on. In the second to the last chapter of “Dead Man’s Plan”, Wyatt literally has a come-to-Jesus meeting. Here the Lord forgives him for the sin of killing another human being. The Lord also sends Wyatt’s spirit back down to earth into the body of a dog that’s in the animal shelter’s version of Death Row. The dog is adopted by Wyatt’s good friend, a Native American woman named Soaring Eagle.
A basic tenet of Christianity is that one can only live forever by coming through Jesus to reach God the Father. One way of living forever is through reincarnation. I’m not saying one goes through endless reincarnations but for some souls, I believe another chance or two to live life on earth can be extremely instructive. Ultimately all Christian souls return to heaven to live with God and other Christians. But in the span of eternity, I think there’s an opportunity for some souls, not all, mind you, but for some Christian souls to live life again, with the Lord’s blessing.