Are There Ghosts in the Bible?

Are There Ghosts in the Bible?

There are 40 comments on the About.com story from Oct 14, 2011, titled Are There Ghosts in the Bible?. In it, About.com reports that:

Besides the Holy Ghost , are there other ghostly appearances in the Bible? Something spooky did turn up in 1 Samuel 28 when King Saul consulted a medium, the witch of Endor, to bring back the spirit of Samuel the prophet.

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whywhat

Las Vegas, NV

#22 Mar 28, 2012
Why would the right want to "save" others?

Hmmmmm, think about it. They are the right.

They do things like "give freely", and "share", and "tell the truth", things like this don't bother them, probably make them feel good actually.

They are just good.

And the bible can't and shouldn't be believed in it's entirety at all.

No one good makes animals(including us) and intentionally puts them in this situation at all, for any reason.

For instance, who else would've asked the one guy to kill his son, just to prove his allegiance, or faith, or whatever word you would like to use in this situation, there is just no good reason for that. That was obviously a bad spirit, with it's bad principalities.

Since: Dec 09

Chicago, IL

#23 Mar 28, 2012
Christian Witness wrote:
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The holy spirit or holy ghost that the Bible speaks of is not uncanny spiritual power from Satan who is also a god and can move humans to satisfy their selfish desires.
You quote Scriptures that show the motivating power of God's holy spirit to accomplish his will back in the first century as well as today. Anyone can ask Jehovah God for his holy spirit to help you endure trials and persecution for trying to be righteous as Jesus was, since he was the example we are to follow in pure worship to Almighty God Jehovah.
Satan can and does influence people today to be ungodly and disobedient to God's direction from his word the Bible. Satan has people thinking he doesn't even exist, and the evil in a person is your own originality, that is not true.
James 1:14,15
“Satan has people thinking he doesn't even exist, and the evil in a person is your own originality, that is not true.”

Yeah, and my goldfish ate my homework.
It doesn’t matter whose evil it was originally. The evil within a person becomes theirs when they act upon it. They make it theirs by evil-doing. Each person is accountable for their own evil deeds. And when comes time to be judged for the evil you’ve done, it won’t make any difference whose it was to begin with - it’s YOUR evil now, and you’ll have to pay for it. And that can get a bit Hellish!
foe

Atlanta, GA

#24 Mar 28, 2012
Ibborbi wrote:
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Great example! Don't forget these:
Jhn 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them:[then] came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace [be] unto you.
Mar 16:11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
Mar 16:12 ¶ After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
Mar 16:13 And they went and told [it] unto the residue: neither believed they them.
Mar 16:14 ¶ Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
What version of buybull you using?

“It is well with my soul”

Since: Feb 10

Whereabouts in Jersey

#25 Mar 28, 2012
foe wrote:
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What version of buybull you using?
Sorry - easier for me to find the verses from the KJV.

And how are you today, friend?

:)

“It is well with my soul”

Since: Feb 10

Whereabouts in Jersey

#26 Mar 28, 2012
angelinaUK wrote:
<quoted text>Also in the OT King Saul consults a medium in order to contact Samuel,who was dead, for advice.
1 Samual 28.3-20
The consultation didn't go to well for Saul though.
True. Very true.

We are admonished to learn from the examples in the bible, aren't we?

“It is well with my soul”

Since: Feb 10

Whereabouts in Jersey

#27 Mar 28, 2012
Christian Witness wrote:
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The holy spirit or holy ghost that the Bible speaks of is not uncanny spiritual power from Satan who is also a god and can move humans to satisfy their selfish desires.
You quote Scriptures that show the motivating power of God's holy spirit to accomplish his will back in the first century as well as today. Anyone can ask Jehovah God for his holy spirit to help you endure trials and persecution for trying to be righteous as Jesus was, since he was the example we are to follow in pure worship to Almighty God Jehovah.
Satan can and does influence people today to be ungodly and disobedient to God's direction from his word the Bible. Satan has people thinking he doesn't even exist, and the evil in a person is your own originality, that is not true.
James 1:14,15
So, are you saying you don't believe in miracles, signs and wonders being manifested today by the power of God Almighty?

“la ilaha illa Allah”

Since: Mar 12

Where the sky is blue

#29 Mar 29, 2012

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#30 Mar 30, 2012
Spirit=Ghost...hello. According to the Bible God is a Spirit, Angels are spirits humans are spirits living in fleshly bodies. Technically every living being is a spirit. Some peoples little pea brains can't seem to wrap around this concept though, Lord help them. smh

Since: Jan 12

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

#31 Mar 30, 2012
No but there is a talking snake, dragons, and other magical fairy tale creatures in the bible.

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#32 Mar 30, 2012
ms_tickled wrote:
Spirit=Ghost...hello. According to the Bible God is a Spirit, Angels are spirits humans are spirits living in fleshly bodies. Technically every living being is a spirit. Some peoples little pea brains can't seem to wrap around this concept though, Lord help them. smh
No you idiot, they are all souls. A spirit is the essence of who "they" really are, like their personality.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#33 Apr 2, 2012
Seen Is Awesome wrote:
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No you idiot, they are all souls. A spirit is the essence of who "they" really are, like their personality.
Do you need me to give you a black eye? It can be arranged. Every person is literally a son or a daughter of God, having been born as a spirit to Heavenly Parents previous to being born to mortal parents on the earth (Hebrew 12:9) Thus each one of us is a dual being: an immortal spirit body, clothed with a body of flesh and bone. As defined in scripture, the spirit and the body constitute the mortal soul.(Gen.2:7)

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#34 Apr 2, 2012
ms_tickled wrote:
<quoted text>Do you need me to give you a black eye? It can be arranged. Every person is literally a son or a daughter of God, having been born as a spirit to Heavenly Parents previous to being born to mortal parents on the earth (Hebrew 12:9) Thus each one of us is a dual being: an immortal spirit body, clothed with a body of flesh and bone. As defined in scripture, the spirit and the body constitute the mortal soul.(Gen.2:7)
No old wrinkled spiritually clueless one:

Soul - The life giving and spiritual nature of all living creatures. An immaterial entity composed entirely of spirit energy, regarded as immortal that can transcend the body’s physical limitations and connect directly to God. The soul is who “you” really are, a spiritual energy entity.

The spirit is the essence or "who" the soul is, like what is called the personality.

spirit
1.
a. The vital principle or animating force within living beings.
b. Incorporeal consciousness.
2.
a. The part of a human associated with the mind, will, and feelings: Though unable to join us today, they are with us in spirit.
b. The essential nature of a person or group.
3. A person as characterized by a stated quality: He is a proud spirit.
4.
a. An inclination or tendency of a specified kind: Her actions show a generous spirit.
b. A causative, activating, or essential principle: The couple's engagement was announced in a joyous spirit.
5. spirits A mood or an emotional state: The guests were in high spirits. His sour spirits put a damper on the gathering.
6. A particular mood or an emotional state characterized by vigor and animation: sang with spirit.

And the soul and spirit are pure spiritual energy, but the body is just an interface to interact with the physical world, so is NOT of spiritual energy, but PHYSICAL matter so cannot be part of the soul and/or spirit.

You sure are spiritual ignorant. But I guess I should expect that since you're just a clueless fundie.
Wearesouls

Las Vegas, NV

#35 Apr 2, 2012
We are souls, given life by the spirit, it's an actual substance by the way, hopefully one day we can actually measure it.

When the sould, our literal bodies die, it breaks apart and the "spirit" returns to from whence it came.

But the spirit is only the power source it says, from where everything that we know at least originates.

How could it possibly be believed in its entirety at this point though, god doesn't change, it took two chapters for him to tell everyone to "eat their meat" after saying that the herb bearing seeds are their "meat".

Yep, it's an old messed up book, changed entirely, especially within our very minds.

There is no mention of unicorns at all, there are no dragons in it, there was no talking snake, we are at this point total morons, myself included.

And funny you should mention them within your very post, "fairy tales", if you don't like "fairy" tales why not consider the source of the "fairy" tales that people blame everyone else for all of the time.
Wearesouls

Las Vegas, NV

#36 Apr 2, 2012
&fe ature=relmfu

We are as this song suggests at this point.

It's almost as if we needed "salvation" or to be "salvaged", as if we were junk or something or another, which can't be true because we are perfect in everyway like momma keeps saying.

“I'm out hunting”

Since: Jan 10

For your mind and soul

#37 Apr 9, 2012
They are amillion bullshyt story in the bible
nativerainbow

Las Vegas, NV

#38 Apr 9, 2012
The old ones used to say that there would be an entire rainbow that would be on the planet and lead.

People from everywhere that wanted good things these people would be, leaders of good, from everwhere.

They used to say that these ones were never an actual part of all of the hate, they didn't have anything to do with any of the pain felt caused by the hateful.

Time to leave behind childish things, I know alot of things have happened here, painful things, but what are all of us to do exactly, keep it going? Take up the reigns and destroy eachother even more and then leave that for our children to deal with.

Time for a change wouldn'nt you say?

But don't get me wrong, as long as the dark rainbow rules, the ones of everywhere that belong to hate, there will be ceaseless war and pain.

don't blame eachother, we are as sheep, and whoever is in charge we will follow, mostly because none of us want to starve, thats all that it ever was, starvation or good, that was the choice. But when power shifts the only unhappy ones will be the greedy and hateful and ignorant.

And it always seems to actually, like an ebb and flow, back and forth.
Christian Witness

Tulsa, OK

#39 Apr 11, 2012
ms_tickled wrote:
Spirit=Ghost...hello. According to the Bible God is a Spirit, Angels are spirits humans are spirits living in fleshly bodies. Technically every living being is a spirit. Some peoples little pea brains can't seem to wrap around this concept though, Lord help them. smh
It is true God is and always was and always will be a spirit, all powerful and immortal, and he can never die. John 4:24

Every living soul, animal as well as animal are not spiritual but living beings, that can die. Everything that is alive is not a spirit either, what is alive can and will die eventually.
Angels are spirits and not immortal, wicked angels are demons under the control of Satan the Devil, and they can be destroyed only by Jehovah God.
Romans 16:20

The teaching that humans are angels or spirits living in fleshly bodies is from the Mormon religion. Being taught you have an immortal soul or a spirit part of you that suffers at death for you, if from the Catholic religion. These doctrines are not in the Bible.

Your life is a gift from God as a flesh and blood person, with no soul, you are the living soul as Adam became at his creation.
Genesis 2:7 Jesus Christ was not a spirit living in a human body, he was a flesh and blood man who died and was resurrected back to life by Almighty God Jehovah.
John 20:17

“Life Force One”

Since: Mar 09

The Spiritual Universe

#40 Apr 11, 2012
Christian Witness wrote:
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It is true God is and always was and always will be a spirit, all powerful and immortal, and he can never die. John 4:24
Every living soul, animal as well as animal are not spiritual but living beings, that can die. Everything that is alive is not a spirit either, what is alive can and will die eventually.
Angels are spirits and not immortal, wicked angels are demons under the control of Satan the Devil, and they can be destroyed only by Jehovah God.
Romans 16:20
The teaching that humans are angels or spirits living in fleshly bodies is from the Mormon religion. Being taught you have an immortal soul or a spirit part of you that suffers at death for you, if from the Catholic religion. These doctrines are not in the Bible.
Your life is a gift from God as a flesh and blood person, with no soul, you are the living soul as Adam became at his creation.
Genesis 2:7 Jesus Christ was not a spirit living in a human body, he was a flesh and blood man who died and was resurrected back to life by Almighty God Jehovah.
John 20:17
It's obvious that you have no idea what you are talking about. Your false claims even contradict themselves.
bill

Ponchatoula, LA

#41 Jan 13, 2013
A little clarity needs to be given here about Satan. He's no god in any type of self sustaining definition. Any power he has is given to him and it is absolutely limited. And temporary. His greatest power against man is the power of persuasion, as is evidenced through many of the comments on this post. A little proper biblical education would do well for some rather than posting through lack of knowledge and wealth of personal perception and opinion.

Just sayin'
Frank

Fayetteville, NC

#42 Jan 13, 2013
True Christian wrote:
Satan the Devil is a powerful spirit god, in control of millions of wicked spirits called demons.
Well,that's partially correct--however, as I've said time and time again, their's no such thing as a magical horned "satan".

No, the white man is the devil in the flesh, to whom G-d gave power over the earth for a term appointed. So, as such, you've murdered, robbed, raped, and pillaged,exploited, conquered, and divided...however your time is almost up!

Shalom

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