Are Spirits/Ghosts Real?
The television is flooded with paranormal related shows. Ghost Hunters, Ghost Stories, My Ghost Story and over a dozen more. All there making one wonder are mediums or spirits real. Many of the shows have very convincing documented evidence that they are real. If you are a Christian and believe in what God's Word says in the bible then you know without a doubt mediums and spirits are very much real. 1 Samuel 28:7-20 proves both, it is the story of Saul going to a medium and raising Samuel to get his advise.
The bible however is very clear also that one should not seek or consult with them. Leviticus 20:6 "I will also turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums or in those who consult the spirits of the dead. I will cut them off from the community. " God isn't saying this to be mean in fact it's quite the opposite He is trying to help people from being lead astray. Leviticus 19:31 "Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God." Jeremiah 29:8 " Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you" Spirits are not necessarily good and they can not be trusted. Repeatedly on many of the shows they talk how the spirit felt dark or evil. In all probability what these people are encountering are demons. Don't believe in demons? There are many accounts in the bible that refer to demons or evil spirits. One of the most well known accounts would be Mark 5:2-13 where Jesus comes across a man on the hillside that had so many demons/evil spirits in him they were called Legion. Not only will evil spirits deceive you but opening yourself up to communicate with any spirit evil or not leaves you vulnerable to possession. Even if a spirit doesn't seem inherently evil it doesn't make them anymore trustworthy.
Not to mention what could a spirit tell you that God himself couldn't. Isaiah 8:19 "Someone may say to you, "Let's ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whispering and mutterings, they will tell us what to do." But shouldn't people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?" God is trustworthy and keeps His word. Time and time again it is shown in the bible.
So while yes mediums and spirits do exist please do what is best for your own spirit/soul and don't try to communicate with them. Seek God for knowledge and guidance for everything.
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