A lot of my friends watch the television show “Ghost Hunters” or other “ghost” shows. I hate them (the shows, not my friends).
When it comes up in random conversation as it sometimes does some folks are shocked that I believe in ghosts. That’s an understatement really… I KNOW… that ghosts exist.
The Bible is clear on the fact.
In Mathew 14:26 when Jesus walks on the water the bible says, "And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear."
So, obviously the disciples believed in ghosts. Later, in Luke 24:39 Christ Himself confirmed that ghosts exist when He said, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.”
There are numerous other instances in the bible that make it absolutely clear that “spirits” or ghosts exist in this world. I believe every world of the bible to be true. That being the case, “Yes, I believe in ghosts”.
That said, here’s why I hate the shows.
The bible is clear… abundantly clear… on what happens to the soul when one dies. It’s not wrong. Ever. No human soul remains on earth after death.
So, what are they, these ghosts? Angels. Cool, right? Not really. They’re “bad” angels. Fallen angels. They’re Satan’s minions. The Bible is clear that Satan sends fallen angels to earth to deceive humans. Christ is clear that only one of them can take on flesh. Satan wants us to believe that the ghosts are human souls. By doing so he accomplishes two goals.
First, the ghost or spirit appears in the form of a human, possibly a loved one, and that makes it so much easier to believe that they are friendly. To believe that they exist. Secondly, (and this is more subtle) it reinforces the fact that the Bible is wrong about what happens to ones soul after death. They don’t have to say that the bible is wrong. They can “prove” it by appearing in the shape of a departed loved one.
All of those are good reasons for not ‘liking” ghosts buy why do I hate the shows? Well… because of Deuteronomy 18:9 which says:
"When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. (10) There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. (11) Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. (12) For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee."
So, there you have it… Ghosts = Fallen Angels = Abomination = “Bad”. That means that I have no interest in what they have to say or in television shows about them.
That’s Jinksto on ghosts. I’m no biblical scholar. Don’t want to be. I just want to live in the best way that I know how. If I can do that, in part, by watching Dirty Jobs instead of Ghost Hunters… it’s easy for me to change the channel.