I recently had a conversation with a friend that believes strongly in reincarnation. What does the bible say about it?
The idea of reincarnation is completely unbiblical and has no theological or scientific basis. Instead, it comes from pagan mythology.
The Bible does not discuss reincarnation directly, but it does discuss the fate of the human soul, and the teaching it offers on the subject leaves no room for speculation on reincarnation.
Speaking of death, Ecclesiastes 12: 7 says, “Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to the God who gave it.”
Hebrews 9: 27 And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.
Satan is a master at turning men’s hearts and minds away from God. Christ himself, by conquering death, paved the way for the body to be resurrected. He told us this:
John 14:3 "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”
2Co 5:6-8 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord-- for we walk by faith, not by sight-- we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord.
It seems that after all the wonderful promises God gives us in scripture, it would be a pretty mean trick to send us back in perishable and pain ridden bodies all over again!
I would pray for your friend to receive a good strong dose of the truth.