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The Paranormal Reality of Ghosts

Although wildy popular in our current times, ghosts and the paranormal are certainly not a new thing. As mentioned previously, when a haunting develops into something deeply disturbing people instinctively think of a priest and the church. It always seems to be the final solution. How many movies have depicted the battle of good and evil in the form of a priest battling a possessed person or property. Regardless of your thoughts on God, Jesus and the Church, Roman Catholic & most Christian demoninations have as their source the Holy Bible. For this reason we will reference the Bible to see what it has to say about ghosts and the paranormal. Regardless of your beliefs at this point, the Bible provides an accurate historical description of life 2000 years ago (New Testament). Most would say the Bible is silent on the subject of ghosts but there are two notable references which are quite revealing. Lets look at the first example:

Matthew 14:24-33 (NKJV)

24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea,[a] tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous,[b] he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” 31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 Then those who were in the boat came and[c] worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”

You may have no experience with regards to the Bible, so we ask you to focus on the historical facts of these passages. The original Greek word for spirit is phantasma which can be translated as spirit, ghost or apparition. There is much discussion about the details of this passage but to keep it simple lets focus on their reaction. This event was early on in Jesus' ministry and his closest followers did not yet realize the supernatural power that Jesus possessed. It is apparent that they recognized the spirit walking on the water as Jesus but since they didn't understand His abilities yet, they did not believe that He could in fact walk on water. They then assumed what they were seeing was a ghost rather than the real Jesus walking on water. More importantly, they were terrified. They believed it was a spirit mimicking Jesus. They instinctively make this decision and it is accompanied with great fear. This speaks to the nature of ghosts as deceptive and that the appearance of a ghost is reason for alarm. This was the common concensus at the time. A ghost is a form of spiritual deception. Plain and simple. Unfortunately this common knowledge has been lost over time and transformed into a major source of interest and entertainment in our current society. Lets look at the second example:

Matthew 14:24-33 (NKJV)

36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”

This section of scripture describes Jesus as he appears to his disciples after he has risen from the dead. It is their reaction that we will once again focus on at this time. It should be noted that most newer Bible translations use the word ghost in place of spirit. The disciples of Jesus did not believe he would rise from the dead so when he appeared, they assumed it was a ghost and not the real Jesus. Jesus had to appear numerous times to convince them He was actually resurrected from th ghost. As in the passage above, they immediately believe that Jesus is a ghost and they are once again terrified. Again we see an instinctive reaction to a ghost of being great fear. As in the first reference, we again get the idea that a ghost is a visible spiritual deception. In simpler terms, it is not what it appears to be. If it wasn't Jesus, it was a spirit imitating him. They didn't have to think about it. The bible does not go into detail about ghosts because this understanding was common knowledge at the time. The definition of a ghost is really a false spiritual representation of a person. Of course this statement will bring much controversy as it absolutely should. Our society has wrongly made ghosts a thing of interest and entertainment. This deception runs very deep. Many people feel comforted when a deceased loved one shows up in ghostly form to protect them. Have you ever considered that these ghosts of loved ones are imposters?

If ghosts are not dead people then what are they? Experience has shown us that ghosts are actually spirits that were never human. They are able to mimic a deceased person in all respects. They can appear to be helpful and claim to be watching over the family. They will do things that only that person while living would say or do in order to convince you that they are the spirit of the actual person they are imitating. Their real purpose is to infiltrate your life and by interacting with them, you are inviting unwanted spiritual interference in your life in a way you may not recognize. Seeing a ghost should set off alarm bells in your inner most being regardless of who or what it appears to be. I realize that there many people who will never be convinced that ghosts are evil spirits. This website is not for them. If you know in your heart that the ghosts you are seeing are not what they appear to be then read on. Of course there are many stories of loved ones saying goodbye after their passing and no one can say thay are not real. There are always exceptions. We are referring to repetitive haunting behaviours. Again we have to ask ourselves why the ghosts will leave a house or property when it is properly blessed. It's quite simple; they are not there for any good reason. If they were good spirits, they would not have to leave. Do not continue to be decieved by them. God's laws expressely forbid contact with the dead for this reason. Since psychics and mediums rely on information passed from these deceptive spirits, contacting suppossed loved ones through them also "lets" spiritual interference in your life.