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  • Yes, that would be a logical assumption based on Bible teachings. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 9:5 "For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all" and later in verse 10 it says "there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in She´ol, the place to which you are going." So the dead are concious of nothing, they do not think or work or do anything, so they can not haunt us or communicate with us, they are dead. That only leaves one possibility for those talking to us through spirit mediums and seances, hauntings or posessions, it is spirit creatures which never existed as men but were formed in heaven and cast out of heaven to the vicinity of the earth, or demons. (Rev 12:7-10) (Ezekiel 18:4) . . ."The soul that is sinning—it itself will die."
  • The meaning ghost to me means a fragment or partial remaining of what once was. Thou often mistaken for demon or possessor I would say this. We as people don’t know or understand the working of god or the other world. And to say anything else would be foolish. I do think that we often mistake ghosts when infact we are having a spiritual encounter. Of either angel or demon or who knows what I don’t think it should bring fear to use if we are of the saved. We should take heart that we can see it and encourage our faith.
  • Ghosts are not demons! If ghosts were demons they would raise quite a lot of hell for us living, breathing humans and there a many stories of people with ghostly encounters and rarely are humans harmed by a encounter with a ghost. Now, you could classify a poltergeist, which is a ghost that wreaks havoc in a home or its favorite haunting spot. That one you may call a 'demonic ghost'. You must understand that demons possess supernatural powers, ghosts do not. With these supernatural powers, demons can inflict physical and mental harm on humans. Physical harm can come as visible lacerations and bruising on the body, sometimes these occur while the person is asleep, totally unaware to what is going on around them. Unapparent mental suffering with no underlying cause. There have been many incidences of these demons causing almost complete paralysis of the body. The person feels that something is upon them and actually there is a demonic presence. I've had several very frightening experiences with a demon and ghosts. A demon taking the form of a spotted leopard appeared in my home! Appearing to my family most of the time while in bed(most vulnerable time, besides sitting on the toilet !). It had gotten so bad with the constant materialization of the demon and the almost near attacks, that we needed a priest or another holy man to to sanctify and bless the house. Several times, while laying in bed, the demon would pounce upon me while I slept, awakening me, I couldn't move, I mentally repeated the Lord's Prayer for the demon to leave me. Demons can be conjured up by using witchcraft or black magic(sorcery). Demons can manifest doing times of strife, unrest, when ill will is present or when someone wants to curse you. I suspect someone did just that. Ghosts, on the other hand, are the disembodied (meaning separate from the physical body) spirits of the dead that have met with untimely death; their hopes, dreams, and asprirations weren't achieved or left unfullfilled, which keep them on this earthly plane, and not letting go of a life that is now over. Demons, are really angels; bad, evil angels. These angels, along with there rebellious leader, Lucifer, sought to become one with God and was thrown out of Heaven. Lucifer chose earth, Eden, to establish his kingdom. "If I can't be by your side, I will take what you hold dear"! Lucifer chose God's most high creation, earth, to corrupt and debase mankind at every possible opportunity. God may have given us free will and thought, but those two things are highly corruptible. Lucifer, the Angel of Light, with his cohort of evil, rebellious angels, reign over earth with all the supernatural demonic powers they possess. This may come across as anecdotal but this is real!
  • Yes ghosts ARE Demons or fallen angels. I know first hand. They want to fool you into believing that when you die you become a spirit that walks around aimlessly, but what they are really trying to do is make you seek them so that they can infect your life and ultimately keep you away from God. They have fooled alot of people. I hate them for what they have done. After I learned this truth, it almost cost my life. They came out of the woodwork and taunted me night and day for months because they wanted me to shut up about what I knew about them, but I refused. They hit and poked me, banged, tapped and scratched the walls, ran around my room or just stood there and stared at me in the dark, screamed and growled in my face, and they even tried to molest me and posses me in my sleep - not to mention trashing my house, hiding things from me, throwing things a me, and possessing random people around me. It was like living in every scary movie all at once (I relate to those movies too well now). It got so bad that they haunted me in the daytime and followed me wherever I went (proving a fact that houses aren’t haunted, people are. They may however stay in a house for some time just to make people think it is a ghost of someone long past, which is a tactic used to confuse the masses). They tried to kill me a few times too, but God was with me because I’m still here. Most of the time they looked like black shadows. They are the worst kind of presence because they have no light in them at all. They are also the strongest, higher in authority (take charge of other demons), and do the most damage. Other times, they present themselves as human-like (solid or transparent in white or color) usually having devilish faces (although they will have no expression when they are trying to fool you in the beginning and confusing you, causing you to wonder whether or not they are good or bad, or making you asking yourself “what do they want?”, again, making you curios enough to seek them for answers). These guys are weaker and lower in authority. Most times, these two types haunt a house. The lesser in authority move in first, the greater move in later to cause major damage (another affective tactic). That’s why, if you have ever seen those shows on TV about haunted houses, they say that there is a male presence controlling others in the house (like females or children). It's true, but it is only this hierarchy I just spoke about. They are just all in disguise (and are not male or female). They all have a different job, but all work together for the same purpose basically to hurt you and get back at God. Anyway, this event changed my life forever and I no longer see anything the same as I once did. I now know now who they REALLY are.
  • As I pointed out before, Lucifer and and his cohorts against God was cast out of Heaven. Upon arriving to earth, they were already bad from the start but upon being with man they turned to evil. Thus becoming demonic angels. And angels cannot die they way we think of death. Ghosts are spirits; souls of the dead that met with some very traumatic event that causes some to remain here on earth. When you think of ghosts, ask yourself what of "The Holy Spirit" or some even say, "The Holy Ghost" Hmm???!!
  • Excellent synopsis! I myself have not come up against such entities..I was into New Age and used to read and listen to all these sensationalized mediums on television! What a waste of time! I cringe when I see the innocent yet ignorant and gullible people on telly queued up to ask Sylvia Browne, John Edward, and the rest of them asking their ridiculous questions..."Is my grandmother okay" The medium knows better and more than the close relatives! Where are they getting this information? I'm sure they helpled them with writing 65+ books. I thank Our Lord everyday, that I no longer buy into these things..for I know now they are the demons, fallen angels, nephilim...etc.
  • They can be a mixture of both. a bad ghost can be playful or downright destructive. a good ghost is there, but never harms anyone. most ghosts have just not found their way out of the human world, into another world.
  • I agree these are demons they to have different status. alos to be absent from the body is to be with the Lord. This is also if one has been saved.
  • What makes you so sure there are ghosts?
  • What makes me so sure that there are really ghosts? I have actually eyewitnessed the damned things!!! And demons too!!! We all have this ability at one time or another in our lives. Most folks lose it completely as they age!
  • In my opinion, there are no ghosts or demons. This is only our Imagination. When people cannot explain or understand why something happened, they think there are ghosts. Because it is easy to believe in mystery and invisible things and there is no need for reason and logic.
  • No they are not. Ghosts are people trapped here after death usually someone who has died tragicly. While some ghosts attack you or scare the crap out of you its because they dont want you there or they want a good laugh. But Some places can have portals which spirits can come in from other places (this is where demons come in). Besides demons have better things to do than haunt a old house.
  • For those people stuck on the notion that ghosts are people dead or have once lived on earth; I question your knowledge of the scriptures(for those that believe in the word of God). Many people just repeat what other people think and are not leaders but followers. Read for yourself and learn what the scriptures say. Questioning is not wrong by no means. Just because your pastor or friend gives an explanation does not mean they are absolutely right. Another thing also is that what you see does not always necessarily mean it is that. Lucifer is the father of lies. Even since the beginning at the Garden of Eden was Lucifer known as a lier. Therefore, Lucifer and his demons are going to deceive you into thinking that what you see is someone who once lived. Even today, many people are living in a lie and unfortunately don't even know it. Look around and seek for the truth and free your mind from the lies. Remember that what you see is not necessarily what you get. It is all an illusion...
  • Why is it that people believe in ghosts which are out of our 3-dimensional realm but not believe in a higher being? Why do we read our history books and believe what we read about the American Revolution for example from other peoples accounts? Is life just about dieing and spooking people. Is that what I look foreward to doing night after night, day after day is to scare people!? As the human race, we try to ignore the fact that the knowledge we are aquiring shows of how for example glucose is made into ATP(energy) in our bodies is ordered or is a symmetry-based like universe. If our universe has order and symmetry, then why argue the fact that everything is by chance. There is more to it than what you see. I urge everyone with questions to search for the truth because it is out there. I don't know the answers to everything, but one thing is for sure is that when you do find the truth (not just about religon) you see this world with new eyes. You will see the deceptions (like ghosts) unravel before you.
  • Of course not. So-called 'ghosts' are just lost spirits, temporarily earth -bound for whatever reason. A demon would be an evil spirit
  • According to the bible they are. Ghosts or spirits in the bible are of three kinds. Evil or unclean spirits, The Holy Spirit, and the spirit inside of all of us. Angels have spirits(Ps 104:4; Zec 6:5) just like we do(Ezr 1:5; Heb 12:23) and when the rebellious angels were expelled from heaven to the Earth they became demons and evil or unclean spirits. However, no one who is indwelt by the Holy Spirit can be indwelt by a demon spirit. We are also expressly forbidden to commune with these spirits or with those who use them to do predictions or cast spells. (Lev 19:31, 20:6, 20:27; 1Ti 4:1, 1Jn 4:1).
  • Not in my opinion they may be restless Spirits and if I saw somebody that never hurt me in life and was a good person I would see no reason why they should hurt me or be bad as a Spirit.
  • yes they are. people want to receive messages from the dead for comfort. the dead can not talk to us. they are demons. demons want human contact because they are not of this world. their time has passed since they openly rebelled against GOD.we as humans always fenture off and comfort ourselves with things that seem familiar.demons and familiar spirits who also know the things about us and know certain things that we experience. don't be fooled by the false comfort that they seem to bring.
  • I as a believer in Christ am glad to see that most of you whose posts I have read have not allowed the evil one to decieve you. Satan is the author of confusion and the fahter of lies. He would like nothing more than to distort the believer’s espcially babes in Christ”s world views. My thought are this: Do ghosts exist? Yes. As recorded in Matt ch 14 Mk ch 6 and Jn ch 6 as Jesus walked on the water, the disciples saw Him and percieved Him to be a ghost. And also as someone else posted the resurrected Jesus made it a point to explain to his disciples thatit was in fact He in thier midst and not a ghost. So what is a ghost? Before i came to the Lord I was obsessed with the occult and did mush research. Based on my findings a true “ghost” is an enigmatic imprint onto a certain location most likely where somebody has had a very traumatic death and thier aura, spiriual element , call it what you will makes an imprint on the surroundings much like an old phonogragh and plays over and over like the needle stuck on a record. An actual “ghost” therfore is as it were a sort of supernatural recording incapable of interacting with the living yet quite capable of giving the observer quite a fright. Entaties that canand do interact with the living are in fact demons. There are two kinds of demons, bound and unbound. The unbound roam the earth under the sovernty of Almighty God to ultimatly fulfill His Devine purposes. I cannot explain the logic other than to say as it is written by the prophet Isaiah quoting god “My thoughts are not your thoughts, my ways are not your ways.” I.E It may not make any sense to us why God allows minoins of Satan to have carte blanche as it might seem on earth but it is all part of His devine plan. The Holy Spirit actually restains the majority of evil beings in the world until the appointed time and so although some are allowed to roam free (to an extent) and reek havoc here on earth and one thing they are good at is confusing the minds of the unbeliever, the seeker and even the regenerate. Satan could not be more pleasedas to have the non-believing world think he does not exist and all what is shown on Ghost Hunters and the like is supernatual hocus pocus but shows of this nature should be avoided by the believer in my opinoin. We are in the dipspensation of grace and therefore there is no condenation for those in Christ but why feed the beast? Is what you see on these programs “ghosts”? maybe sometimes but usually you are looking at demonic activity.
  • Not all of them.
  • Could it be Purgatory?
  • mandee, i believe you fully; thank you for having the courage to speak the truth despite all who will call you crazy.
  • Is Santa really an elf? Are brownies really faeries? Are make believe X really make believe Q?
  • The kind that haunts houses or roams the earth aimlessly? Yes. Are all apparitions demons? Probably most, but not all. If your definition of "ghost" includes a manifestation of someone who has previously passed from this wordly existence, then that would include the apparitions of Moses and Elijah that Jesus was conversing with on the Mount of Transfiguration. (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36)
  • Have you heard of White Noise? It’s a scary movie about a man and his son who endure unspeakable grief after their wife and mother fails to come home one night. To their horror, they discover she has been killed in a freak car accident. As the heartbroken husband steps into an elevator after the funeral, his cell phone rings. Glancing at the caller ID, he’s startled to see a familiar name on the tiny screen. The caller is his wife. She’s attempting to contact him from “the other side.” Have you noticed the ghostly trend? Hollywood’s movie studios and the TV networks are rolling out productions about communication with dead people. NBC’s Medium and CBS’s Ghost Whisperer are two examples. Both are highly acclaimed TV series featuring attractive women who dialogue with the deceased. Nor is it all fiction. TV shows like The Lisa Williams Project and Messages from Carla Mae are hosted by professional mediums who claim a real connection with those “beyond the grave.” One of the most popular mediums today is New York Times best-selling author Sylvia Browne. Browne is a regular guest on The Montel Williams Show and has appeared on Larry King Live and Entertainment Tonight. Another famous medium is Allison DuBois, the inspiration behind NBC’s Medium series. In her bestselling autobiography, Don’t Kiss Them Goodbye, DuBois explains how DuBois first became involved with spirits: When she was six years old, Allison’s deceased great-grandfather came to her with a message for her mother: “I am OK, I am still with you. Tell your mom there’s no more pain.” Allison shared his comforting message with her mother, and thus began her lifelong mission of connecting loved ones with those they have lost.1 The Source of Communications What I say next may surprise you: I believe that a spirit did appear to young Allison DuBois. I also believe that many mediums truly are in touch with otherworldly intelligences. But let me clarify something: I don’t believe for a minute that it was DuBois’s deceased relative who appeared to her that day. Demonic forces are invading our air waves. Satan is inserting himself into our prime-time television programming. The Great Deception Believe it or not, ghosts can lie. The Bible speaks of “deceiving spirits” (1 Timothy 4:1)* that exist on “the other side.” Nearly three thousand years ago God warned His people through Moses, “ ‘There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord’ ” (Deuteronomy 18:10–13; emphasis added). Amazingly, Moses wrote that being “a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead” is “an abomination to the Lord.” If you look up the word abomination in any dictionary, you will see that it refers to something utterly detestable, vile, and abhorrent. If this language sounds too strong, don’t blame me. I didn’t write Deuteronomy 18. Moses did. Many Bible translations use the word medium in Deuteronomy 18:11, yet other translations replace medium with “a consulter with familiar spirits.” Essentially, the two are the same. A “medium” is a person who consults with “familiar spirits,” and “familiar spirits” are the spirits that provide information to mediums. Medium Allison DuBois candidly acknowledged, “My guides never steer me wrong.”2 Medium Sylvia Browne also commented about a ghost named Francine: “Like all Spirit Guides, she’s been my closest companion and advisor every minute of every day of my life this time around.”3 Thus DuBois and Browne both admit they have personal spirit guides that constantly direct their lives. Unknown to these women, these are the “ familiar spirits” the Bible refers to. In ancient times, the Lord even declared, “ ‘ “A man or a woman who is a medium, or who has familiar spirits, shall surely be put to death; they shall stone them with stones” ’ ” (Leviticus 20:27). This may seem exceedingly harsh to our modern ears, especially to those of Sylvia Browne and Allison DuBois, and of their clients, relatives, and friends. The question is, Why the strong warning? Why the death penalty? The reason is because those spirits are not who DuBois and Browne think they are, not matter what they claim. Instead, they’re “seducing spirits” whose hidden agenda is to deceive and destroy all who follow them. The more we discern what the Bible teaches about mediums, familiar spirits, and calling up the dead, the more we will realize that God’s goal is to protect us all—including mediums themselves—from getting hurt, from hurting others, and from being deceived by malicious spirits that inhabit the invisible realm. Do parents speak strongly to their kids about playing in the street? Is such language justified? Of course it is! The same is true of our Creator God who seeks to shield us from “the wiles of the devil” (Ephesians 6:11). He loves us more than we realize. Can the Dead Return? Notice carefully what Job wrote so long ago: “ ‘As the cloud disappears and vanishes away, So he who goes down to the grave does not come up. He shall never return to his house, Nor shall his place know him anymore’ ” (Job 7:9, 10). This verse mentions the utter impossibility of a ghostly “return” from “the grave.” “He who goes down to the grave,” Job clarified, “does not come up.” Take note: “He shall never return to his house.” There it is. A dead man lying in his grave beneath a silent tombstone in a cemetery cannot return to visit, frighten, or comfort his living relatives. Such a thing is fundamentally impossible. The Bible predicts that right before the battle of Armageddon there will be an apocalyptic burst of demonic energy designed to dupe the entire world. Notice carefully: “For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty . . . Armageddon” (Revelation 16:14, 16; emphasis added). This passage is God’s earnest attempt to teach us the truth. Fallen angels, led by a leader named Lucifer, aka the devil or Satan, really do exist. Throughout history, starting among the leaves of a forbidden tree, they’ve been working diligently behind the scenes, weaving webs of deceit and seeking to carry out their infernal designs. Their goal is global dominion. And you can be sure of this: one of their primary strategies is to disguise themselves as the ghosts of dead people. That’s why they have convinced most people the world over that dead people aren’t really dead. TV series such as Medium and Ghost Whisperer, Hollywood movies such as White Noise and The Sixth Sense, and professional mediums such as Allison DuBois, Lisa Williams, Carla Mae, and Sylvia Browne have all brought communication with the dead into our mainstream society. This is not merely a social phenomenon or the ebb and flow of normal human events. Something bigger is afloat, something apocalyptic. Revelation predicted that this time would arrive. We are nearing Armageddon! Grief and Hope So where should we turn in times of grief and loss? Where can we find hope amidst pain, tragedy, and death? The biblical answer is, we can find it in Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, rose from the dead, and has promised to return to reunite His people with their deceased relatives who died trusting His grace. Notice Paul’s description of this awesome event: “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18). When Jesus returns, “the dead in Christ will rise first.” This is the resurrection of God’s saints. “Then,” Paul wrote, “we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them.” Please don’t miss this! One of the grandest moments in history is being described. That all-important word together depicts the joyful reunion of the living and the dead. Parents whose babies were torn away by death will see their happy faces again. Husbands will embrace their wives, and wives their husbands. Fathers will rejoin their sons, and daughters will hug their mothers. This will all happen when Jesus Christ returns. Until then, we should seek solace and comfort from the living God, not from dead humans. As planet Earth rushes rapidly toward Armageddon, I appeal to you: don’t be fooled by “seducing spirits” (1 Timothy 4:1). “It’s me, your dead grandma!” a ghost may claim. Don’t believe it. Trust what the Bible says, even above what your eyes see, what your ears hear, or what your heart feels. Don’t buy into what popular talk-to-the-dead radio shows or TV programs promote, what professional mediums say, or what tricky spirits claim.
  • No ghosts are people who have passed but not gone to the other side yet. Usually because they don't realize they are dead.
  • Read this blog I came across. I don't think this was the dead man it claimed to be, I think this was a lying 'fallen angel' or demon or whatever you want to call it. If this were a person it shouldn't have wings. I believe ghosts and such are really demons communicating with people and trying to get people to 'dabbling' and doing things God doesn't want them to. I believe Mandee. I have seen and experienced 'things' too. The Miners Graveyard - Submitted by Jeffrey D. ONE DAY A FEW WEEKS AGO MY WIFE AND I TOOK PICTURES AT AN OLD MINERS GRAVEYARD WITH GRAVES DATING BACK TO 1849. USING MY THIRTY-YEAR-OLD PLUS NIKON 35 MM CAMERA, I TOOK ABOUT 54 EXPOSURES. THE WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE FAIRLY SUNNY WITH FEW CLOUDS. I USED KODAK 400 SPEED FILM, I AM ALSO A GOD FEARING MAN. MY FAMILY AND I GO TO CHURCH, BUT WHEN I HAD MY PICTURES DEVELOPED I RECEIVED QUITE A SURPRISE. I HAD ABOUT FIVE PICTURES THAT CAME OUT WITH HUMAN FIGURES IN THEM. ONE PHOTO SHOWS WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE A WOMAN IN A VICTORIAN STYLE DRESS STANDING OVER HER INFANTS GRAVE. THE PERSON THAT I BELIEVE HER TO BE IS ELIZABETH COLE, BECAUSE THIS IS HER FAMILY PLOT. TO FURTHER RESEARCH THIS GRAVEYARD 3 FAMILY MEMBERS AND I CAME OUT TO THE SITE AT 1:30 A.M. ON APRIL 2ND. ARMED WITH 2 CAMCORDERS, THE FIRST PICTURES WE TOOK WE ASKED QUESTIONS. WE GOT NO RESPONSE UNTIL MY NEPHEWS WIFE GOT HER HAIR FLIPPED UP AND NO ONE WAS STANDING THAT CLOSE TO DO THAT TO HER. SHE LET OUT A YELL AND WE LEFT AND WENT BACK TO MY NEPHEWS HOUSE. WE PLAYED THE VIDEO BACK AND YOU COULD HER US TALKING BUT EVERYTIME. I ASKED A QUESTION YOU COULD HER THIS FAINT POPPING AND MOANING SOUND. WE FINALLY GOT OUR NERVE UP AND WENT BACK ABOUT 30. MIN LATER. WE WENT BACK TO THE SAME AREA IN THE CEMETERY, BUT IT WOULDN'T RESPOND THIS TIME. WE SLOWLY MADE OUR WAY UP TOWARDS THE GATE; I HAD MY CAMCORDER ON AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN MY NEPHEWS WIFE STARTED TALKING TO A MAN THAT THE REST OF US COULDN'T SEE. MY NEPHEWS SHINED FLASHLIGHTS IN THE AREA THAT SHE SAID HE WAS AT AND I AIMED MY CAMCORDER IN THE SAME DIRECTION BUT DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING. SHE STARTED ACTING FUNNY AND SAYING SIR SIR WHY ARE YOU CRYING, SO I SORT OF HUMORED HER AND ASKED QUESTIONS BECAUSE I THOUGHT SHE WAS CRAZY. I FIRST ASKED WHAT'S YOUR NAME AND PAUSED, THEN I SAID AGAIN WHAT'S YOUR NAME AND PAUSED AGAIN. I ASKED WERE YOU A MINER AND SHE ANSWERED NO IN A REAL STRANGE VOICE. NOT LIKE HERS, WE ASKED HIM WERE YOU A CHRISTIAN AND SHE ANSWERED AGAIN IN A STRANGE AND STERN VOICE NO. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE SAID LET'S GET OUT OF HERE, HE WANTS US TO LEAVE. SO ON OUR WAY OUT OF THERE I HEARD A HISSING SOUND AND WE WENT BACK TO MY NEPHEWS PLACE AND LISTENED TO THE TAPE. NOTHING WAS INTERESTING UNTIL THE END OF THE TAPE WHERE WE WERE TALKING TO THE MAN AND WHEN I ASKED HIM HIS NAME THE FIRST TIME, A VOICE ANSWERED ON THE TAPE GOETJEN AND THE SECOND TIME A VOICE ANSWERED HERMAN. WE LOOKED CLOSELY AT THE TV SCREEN AND THERE WERE APPARITIONS IN THE PICTURE IN THE FORM OF A MAN. BUT HE LOOKED LIKE HE HAD WINGS INSTEAD OF ARMS AND HANDS. EVERY TIME WE TALKED HE WOULD MOVE OUT AND WHEN IT WAS QUIET HE WOULD APPEAR AND FLOAT UP AND DOWN THE SCREEN. SO WE LEFT AND THE NEXT DAY MY WIFE, MY NEPHEW AND MYSELF WENT BACK OUT THERE. WE FOUND A GRAVE MARKER OF A MAN WHO'S NAME WAS HERMAN GOETJEN, BORN 1826-DIED 1899. BEING RELIGIOUS, THE ONLY WAY THAT THIS MAKES SENSE IN MY MIND. IS THAT THE SPIRITS OF PEOPLE THAT DIED AND DIDN'T ACCEPT CHRIST INTO THEIR LIVES, SIT AND WAIT FOR JUDGEMENT. WHEN THEY WILL BE PUT INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE
  • No. Fact: They're aliens.
  • We do not really know. To the best of my knowledge the Catholic Church has no official position on ghosts. The doctrine of heaven and hell would seem to negate any reason for ghosts to be the souls of dead people. However paranormal phenomena seems to exist. These phenomena may come from sources other than the souls of people in heaven, hell, or purgatory. We simply do not know. The Church is very suspicious of people who claim to talk to ghosts. With love in Christ.
  • One of my friends named Bruce said his wife apostrophe has been seeing some weird gray wolf with shiny night vision googles. Bruce also told me that some demon named ben was trying to get him. You guys need to start praying!!!
  • I will propose a theory... Acording to the book of Enoch, demons are the disembodied spirits of the Nephylim. The Nephylim were crossbreeds between the immortal fallen angels and mortal earthly women. Having been bodily killed by Noah's flood, these disembodied spirits roam the earth and have the ability to "possess" people. There is no case in the Bible of anyone ever being possessed by an angel (fallen or otherwise), but there are many cases of people being possessed by demons even to this day. This is why I do not think that demons and fallen angels are the same. The question then becomes... Can demons possess the souls of people who have died in addition to those who are alive? This would be a very good explanation for ghosts... and also explain why ghosts/demons seem to hang out around the dead, like in the Biblical case of the man possessed by Legion who lived in a cave in a cemetery. This may also touch on the method by which demons possess. They may not just possess the body but actually have the ability to possess the soul. Since souls are eternal, they may have the abaility to possess the souls of the dead who are not saved. I don't believe that demons can possess those who are saved or those who have died in Christ... God would not allow that. But God does allow the demons to torment the unsaved. So my answer in a nutshell is... yes ghosts are demons, because human beings do not have the ability to come back to this world beyond death without an external supernatural force acting to make that happen (whether good or evil). I would love to hear any opinions that you may have on this theory. Respectfully, David
  • For Christ's sake stop quoting the Bible! It's only a book about the descendants of present day Jews and they barely give any weight to it, but they love their Torah! I've seen ghosts and demons. These fuckers will raise the hair on the back of your neck. Scare you shitless! They are two completely different entities.
  • I'm just venting! O.K.? My brother wanted a few people to come bless the house! They couldn't stay a few minutes because this house was oozing with evil! My brother was the one who cried, "Bloody Mary! Help Us Please!" LOL "Rationally trying to explain things?!" That is definitely going to stick in my throat for a while after saying it. Sorry about the expletives. I'll try to be a bit more formal next time! LOL
  • Have you ever seen a ghost?
  • For those of you who dont believe the Bible, it is no use to tell you that ghosts are demons. For us believers, its the Word of God that tells us who they are and how to deal with them. Only in the name of Jesus Christ, as commanded by a saved believer can cast them out. It need not be said too loud because power is power even in whisper as promised by our Lord. Jesus said: 'all power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth...'ALL POWER- that means all things and everything. I have heard all kinds of stuff about spirits. Ive even explored Tibetan Buddhism and their penchant for 'good and bad' spirits. I tell you, if you even bring the name of Jesus Christ to them in a whisper, you will not get a favorable response. Other religions think they know it all, but no one can cast out the entities of 'this world'- the so called demons and ghosts. Best they can do is make peace with it. This is the compromise of the non-believer. The Bible tells us also to test the spirit. With your mediums and spirits claiming to be in heaven, ask them if Jesus is the Son of God come in the flesh. See what answer you get. Youre not just going to get a "Who?". You will get a violent refusal with screeches and loud noises. You see demons know who Jesus Christ is and for some reason are unable to lie about who he is so they turn violent when they need to answer this. For those of you who think the Bible is just some history book- you have never known the power of the Word. I have lived in a haunted apartment where a violent bloody murder was supposed to have taken place. No one told me about it because Im was an idiot foreigner looking to rent locked with a deposit and a one-year lease in a place where no one had stayed longer than two weeks for over three years. I had just become a Christian then and read the Bible a lot. I lived alone and worked till 3 am and never saw anything until I had a non-believing guest stay with me who was freaked out by the feel of something or someone malevolently at home. That guest left and proved resistant to the Word and its message. I was also going through the most traumatic period of my life in that house (the kidnapping of my only daughter by her father, my parent's divorce)and I was already bankrupt and unemployed, but I tell you- I slept well and found strength in the Bible. I believe it when Jesus promised to be with me until the end of the world. We dont just quote the Bible, we live it! Christians are not perfect people just God-dependent ones. The Lord steered me through my trauma and protected my easily scared self from these 'unclean spirits'. So I dont know about the non-believers but I will never fight any battle without God's Word. He has slowly restored all that I had lost and He is still working on me. Yes ghosts are demons, they are deceivers that use a mix of truth and lies. They are here because this world was given to them. Satan is known in the Bible as the prince of the power of the air. How much more explanation do you need? They can emulate anyone and anything, even appearing in light to seem good. They've only been around for a really long long time. They are smarter than us. Duh! Dont put down the Bible without reading it. I believe no one has the right to criticize what they dont understand. You are commenting from a point of ignorance. The Bible tells us all we need to know about the 'paranormal'. Its not allegorical or cryptic language- its plain everyday language. Half-baked theories are for the convenience of the ignorant.
  • I am so glad that most of these answers are from people who know the Bible and have read it dutifully. Make no mistake that we are not meant to know more about this 'enemy in the darkness'. Our natural minds are too feeble to know the preternatural- yes that's what they are. Only the Supernatural (that is God) can command the natural and the preternatural according to His will. The problem we face in not putting this ghost question into perspective, is that we may end up giving glory to the 'enemy' instead to the One who has overcome- the Lord Jesus Christ. All theories of the Nephilim and people-who-dont-know they-are-dead are groundless even if they somehow are plausible. There is a reason that Enoch- the book about Nephilims is an excluded apocryphal& pseudepigraphical book- its creates more doubt than it enforces faith. The Gospels and Epistles show us that Jesus and His disciples cast them out. They didn't sit down with them and have coffee- they banished them! To this day, people are being delivered out of real bondage through Jesus' name. All these mediums and channelers and whatever hauntings and paranormal names you have for them, they are part of this world! These mediums cannot cast out- at best they can fake us. Demons were a reality in the time of Jesus as it is now except we are in period of grace after the cross where we can take our problems directly to God who can fix them for us. When Jesus was tempted for 40 days and nights, He was offered all the kingdoms of the world by the one who actually had rule over them. The dark forces rule this world but they cannot rule us if we know the truth. The enemy of truth is untruth for Satan is the father of lies. To answer the original question, it is a big YES that they are demons, of what classification, we dont know. Maybe we are not meant to know. The danger is that we want to know too much and the truth we are supplied may not be enough for everyone. For myself, i find it prudent to stay away from them, not get too curious about them and rest in the assurance that I am a child of God.
  • Yes. The Bibls tells us what becomes of our souls when we die. Heaven and Hell, not Earth, will be our homes.
  • I believe very strongly that ghosts are just demons masquerading as the ghosts of dead people. I will not fall for the lie of the devil.
  • Nope, I believe ghosts are people who arent ready to go to heaven because they haven't accomplished what they want or they are doing something for a purpose.
  • No matter what we believe in - Bible or no Bible, this question demands and very personal answer whether based o faith or experience. Experience and faith tell me there are ghosts- they are demons. I had experience and used my faith in that experience. Go to the Philippine Island of Siquihor where there many practicioners of black arts. A friend who was a pastor's daughter saw with many other people on a regular- walking home from school basis- a floating faceless long haired lady. The pastor told his family to simply ignore them. They were as real with shadow and form appearing about 10- 15 meters away. They are real- make no mistake. They visually appear seeming as physical as us. This friend learned to recite the 23rd Psalm as a child walking home from town. She would see them from the corner of her eyes but not look at them. They kept being real but they never harmed her. They are real but they are not what they seem to be. The Siquihor experience ducplicates with many people- Christian and non-Christians. I guess visitng would be the only way to find out. Again answers are based on what we know and believe.
  • Its the other way around, the demons are really the ghosts and a few spirits too.
  • not all of em
  • Ghosts are real, i have been able to see them since i was little, the "good ones" as i call them look like normal people with bright colours surounding them , these colours are unlike any i have ever seen before. the "bad ones" also look like normal people but have a shadow surounding them and they have no eyes , their just empty black holes, these ones scare me more then anything. I understand everyone is untitled to their own opinion and can believe in whatever they want too but i can see them and i know their real, i just thought i would share my gift.
  • yes, and they are quite dangerous.
  • some of them but not all of them..
  • Actually the bible does not refute that demons are the malevolent souls of dead people, though you certainly can't trust who they say they are. Angels have spiritual bodies (see Daniel 10.5-6), but demons are bodiless and inhabit the bodies of the living (Luke 11.24-26). They are described as being from the dust, which is to say the underworld (Isaiah 29.4). Here is an article with some thoughts about their origins, http://www.cupofwrath.com/bible-questions/origin-demons.php
  • No they're not. Somebody's been watching to many movies. :-)
  • Nope,but some humans are.
  • Mandee, I too now have to deal with this issue. Seeking God, I ordered some sacred herb. The first time I tried it, I prayed in total sincerity and faith. An entity appeared to come down from heaven, under the command or voice of God. It entered my living room, lifted me up and threw me on the kitchen floor. I was terrified to death, but when it loosened its great and almost invisible grip, I became curious. I could then see it in my minds eye turn and go back to heaven. I held on to it as it uncoiled my arms with a fantastic charge. I felt good for a few days, slept like a baby. But, this was not enough for me. I had to do it once more, and I did. The next time was not as glorious. I had two souls from beneath my floor attempt to draw me down into their world by the legs. There was this horrible pulling into their dimension. They seemed to be laughing the whole time, like humans. It was strange , and knowing the bible a bit, left me confused. I told my wife who was away, and she warned me not to dabble in divination. My rationale was that anything was sacred that a man attempts in faith. She came home, and that night we slept, when with a terrifying shriek she screamed. Her scream nearly gave me a heart attack. She said she saw a spirit, in the form of an older woman hovering over us in bed. Not this alone, but my brother-in-law claims he saw it too, in his bed. I am on vacation, but I am terrified to return home. Help me with some advice because I am very scared. My brother-in-law claims I opened some kind of portal. Help me with your advice Mandee.
  • Ghosts aren't demons dear- some could be, but no where near all of them are.
  • Not nearly. Ghosts are actually the souls of people who died, and still have some unfinished business on Earth before they go on. (To Heaven or Hell). Demons are minions of the Devil and they stick to Hell. At least this is what I've heard, read etc. :)
  • Thanks. I am depressed. This has me really down. Plus my wife has separated from me, and I am left alone. Just me, my dog, and a big knife. Where is God when you need him? I was trying to respond to Mandee, but I do not know how to navigate here. You may see my response duplicated as i will try again. Thanks for the help. They are coming after me because they know I am vulnerable right now, emotionally depressed.
  • i have just studied this area in the bible. i dont know if you are a believer of the bible but i think if you believe in some thing like ghosts then you might be interested still. the bible says that ghosts are the fallen angels/demons. they can possess humans, talk through mediums, be pultergiest (the usual ghost) and more. dont ever use spiritism because it isnt your loved one talking it a demon imitating them.
  • have just studied this area in the bible. i dont know if you are a believer of the bible but i think if you believe in some thing like ghosts then you might be interested still. the bible says that ghosts are the fallen angels/demons. they can possess humans, talk through mediums, be pultergiest (the usual ghost) and more. dont ever use spiritism because it isnt your loved one talking it a demon imitating them because when you die there isn't an imortal soul, you are dead, gone, expiered. read about lazarus (john 11:39*)
  • Ghosts are demons. That is all. They are here to make you believe they are ghosts. They need to confuse people so they may not receive the spirit of Christ. Trust me, I have a phd in spirit activity, so to speak. As for these people who so vociferously claim to know something, listen more to those who really know. Sometimes we may know, but we forget. Thus was the case with me. I thought that a little divination could help me spiritually. In my case, I tried a shamanic herb. Yes, it did help, but with a warning. I had an angel throw me on the kitchen floor and teach me, "do not fool with spirtuality." But, I did not heed the warning. I had to do it again. This time, it was not angels, but demons. No, they had no tails. But they were evil because they were lusting after my soul. Shortly after this, my wife began to be harassed by these entities, including just last night. i had opened a portal. Now I have to close it. I just did. "In the name of Jesus Christ, free this home of all spiritual forces that are not from God. Let the angels of god guard this home. Make it a place of light again. Amen!" I did that, and I was able to sleep whithout ghosts or demons. As for my wife, i did a prayer for her, and I trust, the angelic force is guarding us, in the name of Christ. And so it is. I have written this that you may know. God is your sanctuary.
  • Not mine. He's a Cival War Yankee Confeterate Sholdier.
  • Here is a good site. I really like this page because it delineates things in a more specific way: http://www.cupofwrath.com/bible-questions/origin-demons.php
  • Obviously, Demons are in fact taking the form of "ghosts". While many debate this fact, the evidence is undeniable. In one episode of Syfy's Destination: Truth; the team investigated the curse of king Tutankhamun. In doing so, they heard several "strange" noises, saw a spike in the Electro-Magnetic Field and heard a creepy voice say something that sounded like "Out!" This being the case, if it was the "Ghost of Tutankhamun" then how did this King who'd lived thousands of years ago manage to know english? Further, if his curse had been true, then when the team entered, they would have been killed where they stood since the curse clearly stated that anyone who would disturb the tomb would be killed. Also, since "ghosts" are supposedly the spirits of those who have died, why aren't ghosts seen everywhere? Billions of people have died over the course of Human existence. Therefore, if ghosts were truely the spirits of our dead loved ones, wouldn't they be in such great number that their presence would be undeniable? Some don't believe the Bible when it says that: "The dead are concious of nothing at all" However, if you don't believe that, you can't believe any of the rest of it. 2 Timothy 3: 16,17 clearly says: "All scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, fully equipped for every good work." Therefore, if you claim to believe in one part of the Bible, you have to believe in the rest of it since all of it comes from God as mentioned above. You can't point to the example of Adam and Eve if you find the statement regarding dead people incorrect. Revelation 12:9 states: So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. With this information in mind, we come to the logical conclusion that powerful and evil beings, (Satan and his Demons) would love nothing more than to get people off track by making them think that there's a chance for communication with their dead loved ones. This often leads people to investigate the occult which can lead to sad and tragic consequences. With the knowledge that ghosts are really Demons, it is imperative that we don't attempt to contact or interact with these entities. I firmly believe that soon these evil beings will be destroyed... When that time comes, all will know the truth.
  • Christ is the answer. All else is nonsense. Demons exist. Enough of these fairy winged idiots who want to believe that the maharaja of the spirit world will commune with them to reach nirvana and universal light. Nonsense. These are demonic entities that seek to create a world ready to accept the anti Christ and his false hope and miracles. It is coming, a time of death followed by a time of Anti Christian hope, under the auspices of the United Nations. A global empire of spiritual hope, aliens that make contact and so on. But it is OK, we have been called, pre-ordained, saints of the Kingdon of the most high. All is vanity and a chasing after the wind. He who has an ear let him hear.
  • These demons are very real and the blood of Jesus Christ is the only protection you can have against them. If you are truly saved, (just believing is not enough, even the demons believe and tremble: James 2:19) you have the power to tell the entity to leave, in the name of Jesus. NO ONE has to live under their oppression. http://www.gospelstudy.net/studies/qja/name.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe1XnqKcP2Y&NR=1
  • Depends what culture and what part of the world you're looking at, but for the most part, a "ghost" is typically a deceased human who hasn't passed on, and cannot do as such until something is resolved. Unfinished business, an important message delivered to a loved one, acceptance, realization...the state of ghosthood is often seen as a bastard form of Limbo, even in places where Christianity isn't present. Keep in mind, not all ghosts are said to be evil, usually, they're lost and confused, sad or angry, but a demon is always evil, and bent on ill intent. But yes, sometimes they can be "demons"...for example, in the legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Headless Horseman was a warrior so cruel, fierce and sadistic that when he finally perished, through decapitation, (Either a cannonball, a sword, it varies.) God didn't want him, and neither did the Devil, therefore he is damned to walk the Earth forever, put right in the story only by defeating the contract which had enslaved him and was used to exploit his damnation. But ya know, that never woulda happened if he wasn't such a psycho in life, and even then, he probably went to Hell and is now Satan's second in command or something. A lot of Asian myths and legends and supernatural beliefs include the dead becoming demons, usually as punishment for sin, a disregard for honour in life and whatnot, and become much more dangerous than the common ghost. Of course, it's unclear in many cases whether these beings are ghosts, vampires or the living dead, but eh. The word demon can get pretty relative, and might encompass more than one mythical tier. However, in most cases, a demon is supposed to be an otherworldly being who has nothing to do with mankind, and is capable of cruelty and evil that we cannot even imagine. As well, demons in most myths or beliefs can take a physical shape, which ghosts cannot do, unless they're poltergeists, and even that's different...even the non corporal demons can devastate with mere words and influence much more than the average ghost.
  • not all ghost are demons some ghost are good,even when some people belive they have a ghost haunting them some demons can appear and act like a ghost child or something it can be scary when you experiance a demon or a ghost but not all ghost are bad though demons are most likey to hurt you....
  • no there not because they die but love there home or someone so much that they stay there but when you bless the house they go straight to you know where and it is not heaven wich they become demons and sometimes they do come back as demons
  • absolutely.i have over thirt-five years of researching these events,(paranormal and the like)and can tell you,wether they seem benign or otherwise, no real good will ever come from them.liars,decievers,manipulators,and against a real christian scholar they are cowards.once you know who they are, the act is over.i have even had the honor of unmasking a few,and they don't like it.the word demon is from the greek and it means intelligent,far more than we are.they prey upon our ignorance,so don't be.
  • Perhaps ghosts are in some way the essences of those who have died. Perhaps a "imprint" left in the physical world, or perhaps the "spirit" of the being itself. Or perhaps a being from another dimenson? If you see one, ask him! ;) In my own religion, there are any number of descriptions of the afterlife. I don't really worry about it too much. The notion of the "soul" is a very complex part of Heathen/Asatru theology, and I don't pretend to understand it all. However, as long as I live my present life well and nobly, the next life should take care of itself. Remember that the Christian perspective is but one opinion. Personally, I don't put much stock in it. The Desert Faiths have brought nothing but close-mindedness to spirituality while destroying the indigenous faiths of many peoples to their detriment. Take everything with a grain of salt. The reality is probably more complex than we realize. Or it coiuld be all in our heads.
  • ghosts are images trapped in time like watching a video recording. define demon? some spirits may be bad but a ghost is not a spirit.
  • demons do not exist , it's another false christian concept .
  • i guess some of thems not all of them, some ghost are protectors ...
  • I hate to answer a old question but feel the need to.Ghosts are not demons.A ghost is a spirit,a demon is something else.
  • NO,ghosts are NOT demons.That is a totally different thing.
  • You must understand the difference between a ghost and a demon.A ghost is a spirit that can not hurt you.A demon can.
  • Hey, Casper was a friendly ghost!
  • No, ghosts and demons are seperate entities.
  • It's funny how so many people believe TV but many question the Bible. Listen to the Bible and you will learn something beneficial for your life.

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