Reincarnation/re-embodiment was suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church and largely edited out of the sacred text largely not over the issue of salvation via Jesus Christ, but rather the lie of eternal damnation for a lack of personal infallibility regarding religious doctrines in order to have people blindly follow the Roman Catholic Church. Alas too many Protestants fall for this, not only denying reincarnation or re-embodiment, but accepting this Romish doctrine the eternal damnation over a lack of such personal infallibility. I have heard this sort of cryto Romanism from a fellow Christian classmate at Hillsdale College who later transferred to a 'Baptist Bible College" refer to people he knew who would be so damned over some theological issue or another, even though such persons had received Jesus Christ as their Messiah!
The doctrine of eternal damnation for a lack of personal infallibility goes directly against that of salavation for accepting Jesus Christ as Messiah.
Dr. Franklin, a scientist of international renown, also believed in Reincarnation, of which he wrote:
"When I see nothing annihilated (in the works of God) and not a drop of water wasted, I cannot suspect the annihilation of souls, or believe that He will suffer the daily waste of millions of minds ready made that now exist, and put Himself to the continual trouble of making new ones. Thus, finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata of the last may be corrected."At the age of twenty-two, having already be- come a Walk-in, he wrote his own epitaph, which Carl Van Doren has called "the most famous of American epitaphs."
The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an Old Book, Its Contents Torn Out And Stripped of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies Here Food for Worms, But the Work shall not be Lost, For it Will as He Believed Appear Once More In a New and more Elegant Edition Revised and Corrected By the Author.And at the seasoned age of seventy-four, taking a long look into the as-yet-unturned pages of history, Ben Franklin wrote to Joseph Priestley, the Discoverer of oxygen, as follows:
"It is impossible to imagine the height to which may be carried, in a thousand years, the power of man over matter. We may perhaps learn to deprive large masses of their gravity, and give them absolute levity, for the sake of easy transport. Agriculture may diminish its labour and double its produce; all diseases may by sure means be prevented or cured, not excepting even that of old age, and our lives lengthened at pleasure even beyond the antediluvian standard. 0 that moral science were in as fair a way of improvement, that men would cease to be wolves to one another, and that human beings would at length learn what they now improperly call humanity."