Maybe the real question is why are we here?
Johnny and Jennie are born on the same day at the same hospital at the exact same time, but Johnny’s parents are white and rich and Jennie’s parents are Chinese and poor. Jennie’s parents were in the USA visiting a family member and will be returning to China as soon as Jennie is able to travel.
If you assume that all souls were “created” at the beginning and are equal, you must also except the fact that Johnny and Jennie were not “born” equal.
Do we get just one lifetime? That wouldn’t seem fair to Johnny and Jennie would it! Even if both of them are in perfect health they did not begin their lives with “equal opportunities”.
What if we have more than one lifetime (reincarnation)? What if we have MANY lifetimes?
Let’s go back to the main question, Why are we here?
My explanation is that “in the beginning” all souls were created and were with GOD and all was “perfect”. GOD wondered if all of the souls really understood what a great gift they all had been given and decided that in order to appreciate HEAVEN perhaps they had to understand what Heaven was not!
All souls were sent out into that which is not Heaven with the purpose of learning how to appreciate what being in the presence of GOD really means. They were given Free Will and the Holy Spirit to carry with them on their journeys. There would be no wrong choices, just different ones. They could take the high roads or the low roads and could take as much time as they wanted to catch “that last train to the station”. All of them either have or will have welcome celebrations when they come HOME.
A lot of us are still on our journeys! Safe travels fellow travelers!