Greetings and if you were with us for the last discussion we set the stage to better understand as to why “Ghosts” do not exist according to the Holy Bible. What these “spirits” that people are encountering are the Fallen Angels and the Demonic realm that is associated to Satan.
Part 2 – In this we will cement this notion that Ghosts cannot exist based on the words of Christ and other doctrine. To further validate the reason why one cannot linger around after death is found in the words of Luke a disciple of Christ. Luke (A doctor by trade at that time), recorded the words of Jesus Christ of Nazareth in several very key verses found in Chapter 16. These verses record to why Christ does exist and the stance that death is final with no possibility of lingering or not moving forward.
In Luke Chapter 16, verse 25 & 26 provide us a clue as to why once you die you cannot escape Hell and try to linger around. The words from Jesus Christ state the following,
“But” Abraham replied, “Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”
This is a two part answer which is amazing, as it pertains to what happens when we die. First of all Jesus Christ is stating the words of Abraham about the chasm between Heaven and Hell, which Christ provides validity to the fact that he is the Son of God, and would know what Abraham discussed with this ‘rich man’, because he was there at that time this discussion was occurring between Abraham and the rich man in Hell (being a righteous judge).
The second fact states that the chasm is created “so wide” that those in Hell cannot escape once judged by God for not accepting his ways or his gift given (I.e. Jesus Christ). The very words that Jesus Christ spoke further nullifies the ability to leave hell to come back and be a ‘mean’ spirit to ‘poke, push, shove, scratch, etc…’ such as a ‘Ghost’ as paranormal teams like to embark upon with this false belief.
Now, let’s take this from another angle so to speak if we can. Heaven has been described by the bible as a glorious and wonderful place to be. This glory is pain free, trouble free, infinite in creation as well as design as it is referred to as the glory of all glories.
So follow me here folks, then why would you want to return to a place filled with pain, hate, anger, frustration, troubles, etc… back to this earthly realm? Would you be doing this to ‘”warn your loved ones, tell them about the glory of Heaven, tell them not to worry that I am fine, etc…”? This is a very plausible answer that many would say of course as I want to tell everyone, but according to the bible that is not the truth.
So if we continue on with what Christ stated about this chasm being great, the second part of Luke Chapter 16 verses 27 – 31 conclude, He answered, “Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.” Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.” “No”, father Abraham, he said, “but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.”
The words of Jesus Christ instruct to the people that you did not listen to the Prophets of old, nor now will you listen to me with what I say regarding death. The only way to truly show the people was to rise from the dead, which Christ did later after his crucifixion (to appear in flesh).
Jesus Christ’s warning was an apocalyptic snapshot at that time, because people did see him raise up people from a state of “sleep” what we classify as dead today. The sad situation is still taking place today in this world as we speak, by not listening to the words spoken in the bible through reading and acquiring discernment for the truth by being close to God.
So if Ghosts do not exist, and one cannot come back from Hell or Heaven to warn what does that leave us? The answer is only logical: The Fallen Angels and Demons. Earth is referred to as “The Devils Playground”, and Satan’s minions go forth with a plan of deception for all since this is the playground they are engaged to. 1Timothy 4:1 is a great example to further your knowledge about deceiving spirits in the end times.
These seducing spirits along with our own sinful nature are responsible for the new cult movement of ‘Ghost’ hunting. If we are to believe that ‘Ghosts’ are roaming the earth, and not the Fallen Angels, then one can be easily deceived away from other truths of the Bible as well.
Jesus Christ, who is God was born into flesh, lived, died and was raised again in order to crush the head of Satan and the minions of hell known as Demons. His actions allow us to no longer live in fear of Death or Satan.
Now that we have laid the foundation to understand that ‘Ghosts’ cannot exist due to truths documented in the words of not only the prophets of old, but by the words of Jesus Christ himself found in the Bible. One only has to logically understand that Satan and his minions are set forth to destroy all mankind due to the hatred they have for mankind. Therefore since the hatred exists, then what better way to destroy all mankind than to use something that all humans have in common, curiosity.
Since Satan and the Fallen Angels know all about us, due to the length of time they have had to study us over the millennium, they would certainly know how to put a proper plan of attack together. Once people become infatuated with knowing more about what happens in the afterlife (i.e. curiosity), then Satan already has you in his web. Folks, nothing to prove scientifically about Demons, they exist to destroy and bring forth destruction of mankind. The Bible clearly warns of this.
However, once that curiosity starts in a person, the plan of attack as to how the Demons can infiltrate your life becomes even more attractive to that Kingdom. That curiosity is also known as “invitation”.
In our next series we will lay out how the plan of destruction works, as it all starts with “invitation”.
Rev. Dr. Bradley Luoma