Some people believe in a heaven and hell and others believe in reincarnation. Is there any significant difference between the two?
If you believe in heaven and hell,
heaven is a place of joyous life,
hell is a place of turmoil and suffering.
If you believe in reincarnation,
earth is a place of joyous life,
earth is a place of turmoil and suffering
Both believe in the merit system, where good behavior leads to heaven or a better next life. Bad behavior leads to hell or suffering in the next life.
Even for the worst of sinners, most religions have a salvation clause, getting them into heaven, or an improved subsequent life.
Most religions have a prophet who introduces the after life , and is a conduit to God, and holds the special privilege of sitting next to God.
As you can see, there is not much of a differences in the two views of the afterlife. But what makes our religion, Heaven’s Truth Church (Tenrikyo) so different from other religions?
Where other religions believe that some will not be saved. We believe that all mankind will be eventually saved. When this occurs, all mankind will live a joyous life on earth. This will be heaven on earth.
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