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What is a ghost?

I was just wandering... if when people die; their "soul" or "spirit" goes to heaven or hell.. then what are ghosts that people claim to see?

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Asked by Niki890 at 6:52 PM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • If they actually do exist, which I think more than half of them don't, they are demonic spirits.

    Answer by feesharose at 6:57 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Evil spirits, devils, demons if you will. That's why we are warned in the Bible to avoid the occult.( Isaiah 8:19, 20; 2 Corinthians 11:14; . )

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:02 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • ditto to pp.

    Answer by bonn777 at 7:05 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Many of them are confused. Ghosts are spirits that are sort of caught between being alive and dead. They believe they are still alive and so many of them may come off as being "demonic" or "evil", but you would probably be upset too if you saw strange people walking around in your house, changing your decor around, and more or less ignoring you.
    Some are "stuck" here because of a tragic death or because they are "afraid" of what may be beyond that White Light. IF you encounter a ghost, know that they can't hurt you, especially if you ask for God's protection. And if you can find out their name, it's best to tell them straight up that they are dead and to go home to God.

    Answer by jenettyshome at 7:12 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Actually, when you die, your soul dies with you, the Bible says in Ecc.9:5 The dead are concious of nothing at all. Therefore when you die you do not go to heaven or hell. You are in the grave. You do not have a ghost that remains here on earth.

    Answer by Freda01 at 7:47 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Great answers Lexylex!!! I agree totally!

    Answer by Freda01 at 7:54 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • When the devil was kicked out of heaven he took 1/3 of the angels with him. I they are dark angels and demons.

    Answer by JCRestoredme at 7:55 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • i wondered that myself but i don't think any of the answers here i believe. of course this is an answer that will never be proven to be one thing or another cause we are not ghost and would have to die to find out. i think it's cool when i watch ghost hunters and they get a voice and pics etc of them. so i still wonder what they are.

    Answer by melody77 at 8:03 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • yup also agree with Lexylex and JC

    Answer by hinson7169 at 8:04 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Any one of a number of things. Sometimes it's as simple as a spirit (either evil or not), sometimes it's a lost soul, sometimes it's simply a "memory". And sometimes it's not any of these... The truth is that NO ONE has an answer for this question... How can they? We just don't have the copasity to understand other dimentions, other existances, heaven, hell, soul, spirit... All the answers you get here are only going to be opinions! Do some research you self and see what you decide to believe!

    Here these might help...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:05 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

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