Since Halloween is fast, and approaching this month on October 31, people are fascinated by ghouls, witches, goblins, jack-o-lanterns, horror movies, and ghost. The fascination of ghost in America, has actually gone to another level, people are being indoctrinated by paranormal television shows, such as Ghost Hunters, Celebrity Ghost Stories , Ghost Adventures, Being Human, Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks, these shows are viewed by millions of people each week.
With the popularity of paranormal ghost shows on television in the United States, it should be no surprise that 45% of Americans now believe in ghost. But are ghost really dead departed souls or something more sinister? Let's examine what occultist viewed ghost as, and how the Early Christian Church viewed the subject of ghost.
In his book, "Secret Teachers of All Ages," Famous Freemason Philosopher and occultist Manly P. Hall had this to say:
"The majority of modern mediumistic apparitions are but elemental creatures masquerading through bodies composed of thought substances supplied by the very persons desiring to behold these wraiths of decarnate beings (source)."
So Hall states a fact that these beings aren't departed human souls, but indeed a spirit entity masquerading as that person's departed spirit.
Early Christian Theologians on Ghost
Here is what Tertullian had said in his writings as follows:
"You who serve stones, and ye who make image of gold, and silver, and wood, and stones, and serve phantoms, and demons. Tertullian 1.4
What Tertullian was stating that demons took on the guise of idols, nature spirits,, and phantoms(in which in the Greek is for Ghost).
Treatise of the Soul 1.57 - Magic and sorcery only seem to raise the dead. Only God can really raise the dead. The medium of Endor could not have raised Samuel, it was a trick of her demon. Ghosts can't appear to people, only demons.
Divine Institutes 4.27 - Even the Greek gods flee when the name of Jesus is used. If a god is commanded to tell the truth it confesses that it is a demon. If one calls up Jupiter or one of the other from the dead, they would confess they were men and not gods and that there is only one true God. The spirits that pretend to be them lie.
As we can see from the writings of occultist Manly P Hall, and the writings of Early Christian Theologians one thing that both agree upon that ghost are really demon spirits that masquerade as the departed spirits of dead human beings who once lived upon the Earth.These are demonic spirits
of deception, their main goal is to deceive mankind, and lead people astray from YAH (G-d).
The Bible Refutes the Belief of Ghost Being Departed Human Beings Spirits that Roam the Earth after Death
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.