On this BonusCast we discuss the Biblical view of ghosts. We examine the general belief in the Church about ghosts, which is way oversimplified and not Biblical and then we look at a couple of ghost examples in the Bible. This broadcast will not be for everybody, but if you do listen, we hope we give you some things to think about and consider. The Bible is one of the most supernatural books and Christianity does not have to be boring or what we see on television: Your best life now and God the big piggy bank in the sky. See if you come to the same conclusions that we do at History Goes Bump. We'd love to hear our listeners thoughts on the topic!
Bible passage on King Saul and Samuel: 1 Samuel 28
Jesus mistaken as ghost passages: Matthew 14:25-27, Luke 24:36-39
Bible passages about going to Heaven upon death: Hebrews 9:27 (More support for an anti-reincarnation stance than support for going straight to Heaven.), 1 Corinthians 5:8
But what about the Great White Throne Judgement for the unsaved: Revelations 20:11-15
Nephilim: Genesis 6:1-4 Could they be demons? So non-human spirit beings = angels, fallen angels, demons.
Great book for further reading from Christian apologist Cris Putnam: The Supernatural Worldview: Examining Paranormal, PSI and the Apocalyptic.