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Letter: Christians don't believe in reincarnation

WE HAVE received numerous complaints from our members about your description of Glenn Hoddle as an evangelical Christian ("The trouble with Glenn, 31 January).

Reincarnation is not a Christian belief. Mr Hoddle's reported beliefs in reincarnation and disability as a punishment for sins in a past life are not shared by Christians - from any wing of the church, not only evangelicals.

An evangelical is someone who believes that Jesus is both God and man; that the Bible is the ultimate authority in all that it addresses; and that the traditional beliefs of the Church such as the physical resurrection of Jesus are true. An evangelical owns a commitment to Christ as their personal saviour and a desire to live out that faith in the community.


Evangelical Alliance

London SE11