Halloween: Ghosts and Hauntings

I really like Halloween.  Is it anti-christian to like such and “evil” holiday?  Hope not… because every since I was a kid, I always looked forward to Halloween!  This morning I read an article from a website that I frequent.  (and yes, after reading this article, I still like halloween)  These guys put out weekly questions that they answer and todays question is, “What does the Bible say about ghosts / hauntings?” It is a pretty interesting read.  Though Halloween is fun to celebrate…do we know biblically where we stand about the things that Halloween hails?  Here is a peice of the article:

Is there such a thing as ghosts? The answer to this question depends on what precisely is meant by the term “ghosts.” If the term means “spirit beings,” the answer is a qualified “yes.” If the term means “spirits of people who have died,” the answer is “no.” The Bible makes it abundantly clear that there are spirit beings, both good and evil. But the Bible negates the idea that the spirits of deceased human beings can remain on earth and “haunt” the living.

Hebrews 9:27 declares, “Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” That is what happens to a person’s soul-spirit after death—judgment. The result of this judgment is heaven for the believer (2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Philippians 1:23) and hell for the unbeliever (Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:22-24). There is no in-between. There is no possibility of remaining on earth in spirit form as a “ghost.” If there are such things as ghosts, according to the Bible, they absolutely cannot be the disembodied spirits of deceased human beings.

The Bible teaches very clearly that there are indeed spirit beings who can connect with and appear in our physical world. The Bible identifies these beings as angels and demons…..

Read the rest of the article here.

Just food for thought!

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