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If God is just, is it fair to allow some people several chances at life and others but one? Will souls denied entry to the World of Resurrection not be justified to rail against G-d for His inequitable treatment?

 

First, not all souls will necessarily be of equal spiritual standing/ability in the World of Resurrection. I like to use the metaphor of an engine. We are in this life to create an "engine." Some of us will create an engine that moves 50 miles an hour, some 100 miles an hour, some 500 miles an hour, some 5000, some light speed and beyond. Those entitled to existence in the World of Resurrection will all be there because they developed an engine via their efforts in This World. However, once there some will be going 50 miles an hour, some light speed, etc. 

 

Hence, it's possible to say that a person who earns his place the first time around did such a great job that he has a light speed engine in the Resurrected World while someone who got in there via numerous reincarnations has something less.

 

Second, think about this life. Some people are born impoverished or in just plain bad situations. When such a person fails and maybe is sent to jail isn't it only proper to give some of them a second chance? And perhaps a third or even fourth chance? Is it fair to not give disadvantaged people extra chances? That could be what God, who is just, is doing with reincarnation: evening things out but from a larger perspective than just one life.

 

Third, consider the injustice that exists if something like reincarnation does not exist. What happens to all miscarried or aborted fetuses? Is it fair they never even had a chance at life? And what about all the children that are born but who die young? Or how about adults who die before they have an opportunity to live a full life. Or what about those who do live a full life but under much tougher circumstances -- financially, physically, mentally -- than others? Won't they be just as justified "to rail against God for this inequitable treatment"?

 

The question of God's justice is arguably the most difficult to answer in the history of human thought. Reincarnation may not answer everything, but, arguably, it answers more questions than a worldview without it. Certainly in the absense of it there are still many questions.