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What I Believe about Ghosts

NOTE:  This page is currently in process.  The information is not complete.  I just want everyone to understand this since my presentation of what I believe about ghosts is not yet complete.  Ken Strong

It has been pointed out to me that I should tell about myself and state what I believe about ghosts at the beginning of this page.  I have saved what I have currently written and will start over to state my proposition, then show why I believe what I believe.

The very first thing I need to say is that I am a believer in and a follower of Jesus Christ.  I have placed my trust in Him for my salvation (making things right between me and God).  This caused a transformation in me and made changes in me that give me the ability to be Christ’s follower.  I am also an ordained minister and I served as a pastor of a church in Belton, TX for a little more than 3 years and a minister of music for more than 6 years.  During my time as a minister of music, I was also a teacher of the Bible.  I currently serve God as a layman in whatever capacity He directs.

Here is what I believe about ghosts.  A ghost is a human who no longer has a body.  (See Luke 24:36-43 below)  When we die, our bodies actually die and all the rest of our being continues to live.  This may be a difficult concept to understand, but I think of a person who has lost part of his or her body.  The person still exists, but part of the body is missing and the person continues to live.  Physical death just goes farther and the we lose our entire body rather than just a part of it.  We still live and are the same person, but are no longer able be seen, as a rule, by people who still have bodies.  We also can no longer naturally and easily interact with the physical.

I am going to cover this concept in more detail later, but I base my beliefs and worldview of reality on the Bible.  I believe the Bible can reveal quite a bit about what happens to us when our bodies die.  Basically, I believe people who have put their trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior are picked up after physical death and are taken to the presence of Jesus.  We remain with Him until the day of resurrection and then judgment.  The dead who remain on this world are those who never put their faith in Christ and are living here in the bodiless state until the day or resurrection and the judgment also.

I am going to show these things in more detail in the Bible and reveal more of what the Bible says about this condition of humanity we encounter as we investigate the places where the physically dead reside and make themselves known.  I will also discuss what the Bible has to show us about the other beings we can encounter, angels and demons.

Join me in this journey as I continue with my explanation of the things the Bible reveals.

Luke 24:36-43
36 And as they were saying these things, He Himself stood among them. He said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and terrified and thought they were seeing a ghost. 38 “Why are you troubled?” He asked them. “And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself! Touch Me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” 40 Having said this, He showed them His hands and feet. 41 But while they still were amazed and unbelieving because of their joy, He asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish, 43 and He took it and ate in their presence.

To be continued…………

 

 

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