[Linux4christians] OT: Hard Questions:
Howard Coles Jr.
dhcolesj at stinger.org
Sun Sep 20 08:58:12 EDT 2009
On Saturday 19 September 2009 03:25:50 pm Fred A. Miller wrote:
> l4c wrote:
> > Fred A. Miller wrote:
> >> "Ghosts" are obviously demons, who can appear to humans as anything they
> >> wish. 'Nothing complex about that.
> >> Fred
> > This, as far as I can tell, is biblically the correct answer, however,
> > others have differing opinions. I am interested to see if anyone here
> > does and what scripture there may be to back that up.
> I know I'm right, based on Scripture. Sometime ago, I was involved in
> such a discussion, but unfortunately, now I don't have the references! :(
Sorry I don't have time to look these up this morning, however, here are
somethings that may help you find them:
Look for passages related to "familiar spirits". The best example is that of
Samuel being called up by the witch at Endor, by the behest of King Saul. The
witch was very frightened because it was the real Samuel, and not the
"familiar spirit". Also in the New Testament The Disciples thought they "had
seen a spirit" when Jesus came walking on the water, showing that the idea of
Ghosts existed back then as well. The Law commanded us to Not seek out those
who had "familiar spirits", but instead they were to be put to death. Of
course, now, we would lead them to Christ.
Just as you'll never find the Bible arguing the existence of God, you'll never
find it validating the existence of real disembodied spirits on this earth. As
someone else has said, they are either in Hell, or With Christ, and as the
Angel told the Rich man in Luke 16 there is no crossing back (to the living)
and there is no crossing over from one state to the other.
Howard Coles Jr.
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