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Old 11-11-2010, 11:30 AM
 
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Hi. I am struggling with something. I am definitely a Christian and fully believe that Jesus is the way to salvation. However, my mother always tells me that ghosts and other "paranormal" things are of the devil and Christians should not buy into those things.

My take is....who are we to say? We believe in an afterlife, so it seems possible.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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Hi. I am struggling with something. I am definitely a Christian and fully believe that Jesus is the way to salvation. However, my mother always tells me that ghosts and other "paranormal" things are of the devil and Christians should not buy into those things.

My take is....who are we to say? We believe in an afterlife, so it seems possible.

Then the Holy Ghost is of the devil.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Then the Holy Ghost is of the devil.

The Holy Spirit is part of God though..... ghosts are dead humans.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:40 AM
 
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well.. I don't believe in specters haunting people... it is a figment of people's imagination
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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well.. I don't believe in specters haunting people... it is a figment of people's imagination

I dunno...I am kinda skeptical myself but look at the evidence for ghosts [URL]http://theparanormalguide.com/ghost.htm[/URL] [url]http://paranormal.about.com/od/ghostphotos/ig/Best-Ghost-Photos/[/url]
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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The Holy Spirit is part of God though..... ghosts are dead humans.

Using a different term doesn't change anything if Ghosts and the paranormal are unChristian, then so is the holy spirit because it is of that realm.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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Using a different term doesn't change anything if Ghosts and the paranormal are unChristian, then so is the holy spirit because it is of that realm.

true i guess you're right I'll bust that out next time we talk
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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Terminology is a funny thing. I consider most parts of the bible that refer to "In the spirit or the holy ghost" as astral projection where people are physically outside of their body. Specifically the parts later on where they talk about the silver cord. You can't know that without getting outside of your body somehow, like a near death experience or astral projection.

I don't know that I would call anything a ghost. It's more than likely someone who died and refuses to leave the earth realm for some reason or another. Wrongful death, bitter, alcoholic, can't let go of something, or perhaps it's as simple as they don't realize they're dead. Any number of reasons. They're not of the devil though. Then again I don't believe in the devil.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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I believe God has angels to help him. And so i believe the devil has his "evil spirits" that may linger here on earth that may haunt/harm people. But I think that as long as you realize that God is all powerful and that he reigns over all things here on earth and in heaven should make you feel assured that the goodness of God conquers any spirit.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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I believe wholeheartedly in ghosts. I believe Free Will is a part of us after we die, and that some "people" refuse to move towards The Light.

Spirits are heavenly souls, though, and I think they visit us. I do know this ~ after my daughter died I, and many of her friends, experienced many strange and interesting "things" that convinced all of us that she was coming around once in awhile. I've no reason to think they were anything but a form of after-death communication, and they were all good experiences and feelings. And they definitely strengthened my faith in God. Doesn't sound like the works of a devil to me.
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