Do Christians believe in rebirth?
The Christian Bible teaches that we live one earthly life, not numerous lives as in the Buddhist idea of many consecutive rebirths. The Bible teaches this clearly:
Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.
The Saviour Jesus said that we need a spiritual rebirth now, in this present life. It is part of what is called “salvation”, because the Saviour Jesus died for sinners. It is not attained through our works, but received by God’s mercy.
But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour.