Scripture teaches that, upon death, the soul leaves the body and goes into the spirit world to await the resurrection. In his parable concerning the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus describes the horrors of judgment in the afterlife, rather than the horrors of karmic debt in another life. . . . In sharp contrast to a world-view in which humanity perfects itself through an endless cycle of birth and rebirth, the Christian world-view maintains that we are vicariously perfected by the righteousness of Christ. Thus, salvation is not based on what we do, but rather on what Christ has done.
Hank Hanegraaff, [Resurrection]