Friday, July 13, 2012

Seeking after Familiar Spirits in Ghost Hunting and Paranormal Societies

Isa 8:19    And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

These seem to be growing more and more popular with "ghost-hunting" and "paranormal" groups showing up at local libraries, community centers and more. I have written this article recently seeing a local advertisement for a paranormal group. Even in my old small town they had one, and I remember one day, getting up at a coffee shop and warning three members of this group that they were playing spiritual roulette, chasing spirits and would be 'orbs' around.  I said, "What are you going to do with the ghost once you have found it?" and "What if it comes home with you?". I told them as well point blank many things I will be sharing in this article. They brought up the issue of ghost hunting while I was sitting there so I had to respond.

These groups seem to be growing in number. Every new town I'm in, I see their brochures advertising events and lectures, inviting people to their group. I have seen these groups even in very remote locales. This site claims there are more then 3,000 of them.

I believe many of these groups can serve as a front, for witches, mediums and others with full blown involvement in the occult to help bring in more people into their beliefs and other wicked agendas. With the old local ghost-hunting group, there were several Wiccans involved in the group. They were sincere in their beliefs but sincerely deluded. Many in these groups will be pagans and other curiosity seekers but definitely these groups set up for deception. I know of ghost hunting societies that have had so called "professional" mediums and "spiritual counselors".

One of the biggest lies they sell out there in these groups and culture, is that ghosts are the earthbound souls of the deceased. Hey everyone in society believes this. It is considered the "norm". People really do believe that their dead relatives or friends come back to visit them. I still remember this Marian directed Catholic online who spoke of her deceased relatives visiting her in her living room, with Mama standing there to say hello. Sadly I am sure that vision came from anywhere but her mother.  I used to watch the show Hauntings during my unsaved days. One thing I noted is how often some of victims of the ghosts {actually DEMONS} were CATHOLIC. It was never Betty Born Again Christian having her house tore up but dabblers in the occult, and Catholics. It seemed the most prone Catholics were the ones involved in praying to Mary and false Marian apparitions which I believe too are of demonic origin. Praying to anyone but God, kicks open the door for demons to be invited in your domicile.

For those desperate to visit with their lost loved ones, they need to know the truth, and not seek after spirits in their grief and distress.

Here are the biblical facts, the dead are not going to be visiting the living on earth. 

Luke 19:16

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.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Some may disagree with me here, and say "Oh my grandma saw her dead sister before she died" and I hear those stories all the time, but consider the Bible in context here, why are we forbidden to deal with FAMILIAR SPIRITS? Why does the Bible warn about them over and over?  I don't feel comforted when someone tells me that their elderly and ill relative has told them that dead relatives have appeared to them whether this has a physical or supernatural cause, I feel worried.

Deu 18:10 There shall not be found among you [any one] that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Deu 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Because these spirits can deceive and pretend to be something they are not. Because to be frank, ghosts are demons. 

As I have admitted on this blog, I have not always been Christian. Even pagan UUs are told to seek after "spirit guides" [aka demons]. That is actually a line I did not cross, there was something inside me that said, "Do not go there"!  However when I was young, I did make use of a ouija board and saw it WORK. One thing in common I remember about all the spirits showing up to spell out things on the board, they loved to lie. I was 12 years old and won't go into much detail, since I have repented of all these things and they are better forgotten, but there are many being led into dangerous spiritual terrain.

How many children now via the giant piles of books on ghosts and paranormal they can find at their schools are being led to interest in this subject with no biblical warnings? How many TV shows even for adults are around the occult and seeking after ghosts? Ghost Whisperer was one, Hauntings an older show, Ghost Detectives, Psychic Kids, Extreme Paranormal and many more. The lies that paranormal groups share with their members and audiences are shared to an even wider audience via these TV shows. 

No one warned me about the truth with ghosts, only after I became a Christian did I realize the truth about them.  The Catholic church certainly doesn't tell you to what they are. Every Catholic seeking after those Marian apparitions is seeking a familiar spirit in their own way. Those in false churches actually are fed all the misinformation and lies that the rest of the secular world is fed. What is even scarier is I have encountered even GHOST-HUNTING pastors? What part of Deut. 18 do they not get?

Christians are forbidden to seek after familiar spirits, consult mediums or to dabble in this stuff. The repeating warnings in the Bible are multiple, this is serious stuff. If you are a Christian you should be having nothing to do with horror, zombie, ghost or other movies or books. I know many people find this stuff fascinating which is one way Satan gets an avenue to people. Be careful even reading literature about "historical" hauntings, as many of the same lies are told about the spirits.

One lie I notice that is advanced with the ghost hunting is they tell people everything is made of
"energy" and for the more skeptical with scientific minds they advance "ghost-hunting" with the ghosts as an electro-magnetic after-image of sorts or left over "electricity". There is so much false lies promoted via vague descriptions of "energy" that really have their root in false pantheistic beliefs. Remember the phony science I have warned about considering quantum physics, well quantum physics with dubious information about "energies" is promoted all over the place in the ghost-hunting world.

Many non-biblical myths are promoted out there about the ghosts [demons], that they are people who "do not know they are dead", that they were murdered or had other great tragedy and stayed on earth to fix things or they are evil and "won't go into the light". Some paranormal societies claim that ghosts stick around out of "attachment" or "love" or that they stuck to too rigid of religious dogma and are too afraid to "move on". Still others claim the spirits are here to enact "revenge" or make a wrong right. It is all nonsense and none of it comes from the Bible.

They speak of the hauntings and signs of hauntings, moved objects, items disappearing, unexplained noises, shadows-or "shadow people", feelings of being touched, moving objects. lights turning on and off, voices, smells, cold and hot spots. Many of these can happen and do happen, but they do not understand the source or why they are happening. They do not know how to deal with it. The ghost hunters thinking their tools of audio records, digital recorders, full spectrum cameras, EMF meters of all types, motion detectors, thermometers, will be of any help or use to them are sadly deluded about the spiritual world, lacking the most basic biblical knowledge and warnings.

What is scariest is some will warn their ghost-hunting compatriots to watch out for evil and dangerous spirits and having one get attached to them. They will claim this is out of a person's vulnerability and if someone is "strong and secure" the spirits won't mess with them. That definitely is setting someone up for a spiritual fall. Lost people seeking after familiar spirits are already under Satan's grasp and do not know even the basics of getting free of demons and casting them out in the name of Jesus Christ.

Of course there is other delusion too happening here too where people see light spots that have natural causes and dust spots that are "orbs" in photographs or other errors in processing of photos that cause light and color splotches in photos and get all excited thinking they have discovered a ghost. There are other imaginations and other problems, ie: every little noise is deemed a "ghost" that people can get carried away with.

Anyhow I hate to see the growing proliferation of these groups. It seems to be another sign to me of the days we are in. These things need talked about out there, where people follow and know what the Bible says about spirits and not the secular lost world who is now enticing especially young people to seek after them.

So if you meet anyone involved in "ghost-hunting" tell them the truth.


Anonymous said...

I just noticed that there is a new cartoon movie out called "Paranorman". How many parents will think this is "safe" entertainment for the kiddies? Just plain scary.

christian cerna said...

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Bible Believer said...

I have my concerns too Christian, course they float out a lot of false stuff too, to keep people on the edge. I am praying...

The whole "Zion" thing with the logo bugs me greatly as well as the One Eyed "seeing eye" figures.

I posted a couple videos here on the possible Olympic false flag....

Anonymous said...

You have unfortunately completely misinterpreted those verses from Luke. Those refer to spirits moving between Heaven and Hell and have absolutely nothing to do with them visiting living relatives.

Bible Believer said...

I don't think I have misinterpreted those verses, Well even with that verse out of the picture, there are MANY that warn against consorting with FAMILIAR spirits. That would include any of the deceased. What do you think familiar means?

Isaiah 8:19 - And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

If any dead person shows up in my house, as a "spirit", I am going to cast out demons in the name of Jesus Christ.

They don't show up. That is a lie, so if you think dead relatives are showing up it is demons pretending to be them to deceive you.

Anonymous said...

The verses in Luke clearly and specifically speak of spirits in Hell not being able to visit spirits in Heaven and vice versa. Isaiah refers to something completely different. He warned about conjuring up spirits such as some might do through a seance, which could indeed invite evil spirits. Your comments are well intended. Those claiming affiliation with or interest in a paranormal society are usually silly people who not gainfully employed enough to stay otherwise busy. But there are no scriptures in the Bible that speak of spirits being prohibited from visiting living relatives. I've heard of cases of deceased relatives visiting living relatives to tell them (the living relative) that their time in this existence was short. To label those instances as evil or even mental illness is shortsighted.

USshadows64 said...

So when my sisters dead mother showed up to comfort her in her inconsolable grief at the tender age of 3, saying "Reenie please don't cry, everything will be alright" and then disappeared, the child quieted and felt better... that was a demon? I mean seriously, what did that gain the demon? To my knowledge the Bible didn't say anything about relatives being able to visit us in some instances or not.

I'm curious here... I don't know what denomination you are but are you one of those preachers who thinks unless you are the same denomination I am, God doesn't love you and won't allow you into heaven? What about Native Americans? Are they going to Hell for believing in spirits? That doesn't sound like the loving, forgiving God I was taught is waiting for us all.

For someone who admittedly used to be into the "occult", you repented and are now ok to pass judgement on all the rest of us? I can't and won't speak for everyone (ghost hunters) but I do what I've been taught to do, to help my fellow man if I can, and if I can it's because God is with me.

What about people who are true mediums? It is proven scientifically, some do exist, how does that work? False Profits? Spawn of the Devil? What gives you the right to judge?
Do you get money for preaching? Because I take nothing in return for trying to help others. I mean no disrespect sir.

God Bless

Anonymous said...

So your telling me that a child of 3 who is inconsolable for days after her mother dies, suddenly gets a visit a few nights after her death, is really a demon? The spirit, in perfect human form (which is said by actual catholic demonologist that a demon can not duplicate a human perfectly) and say's to the inconsolable child "Reenie, it will be alright child" and the child stops crying. The spirit disappears and is never seen again. Exactly what did the demon get out of that?

People who are born mediums (and yes, proven by science there are a few) what are they then? False Profits?

What denomination are you preacher? I'm just curious. Are you one of those who believes if someone doesn't believe as you do, they are doomed to Hell? What about Native Americans? They have always believed in Spirits. They believe there are spirits in all things...are they going to Hell for their beliefs?

I mean absolutely no disrespect to you preacher man. I can't speak for all Ghost Hunters, but those I know are highly educated and well meaning people. They do not charge for their services and bottom line, are doing what we all believe Christ would want us to do, help our fellow man. As someone who used to be into the occult (as you admitted) you should know that most people have the best of intentions. There is something inherently wrong when clients call us to come do house blessings because no preacher in their town can be troubled to do so.

God Bless.

Bible Believer said...

That three year old could be set up for later deception. Sure that would work well for the demons, perhaps an early memory that leads one right into the occult and seeking after familiar spirits. Do you understand why the Bible calls them familiar spirits?

I played with a Ouija board by ten years of age, but my youth didn't protect me from Satan's deceptions. By the way the spirits lied constantly and even made false predictions regarding the future. Of course God would understand a child of 3 not yet understanding spiritual implications. Many people are nice people, have great intentions, but this does not mean they are not being deceived. In fact Satan can still play games even with the most nice kind people. Remember the Bible says there are none that are good. There are many even sweet people who are lost and do not know God. The ghost hunters IMO are playing with fire and I warned acquaintances that were in a ghost-hunting club. All nice people but barreling into things they didn't spiritually understand.

Romans 2 would apply to the Native America who has never heard the gospel but their culture is playing with false spirits that have kept them and other traditional cultures that depend on witch doctors [shamans] and others that do call up familiar spirits to do their bidding in bondage, these sad to say are indeed demons. When I was UU, we studied shamans, and Indian traditions too, it is not something I am unfamiliar with.

If someone is being plagued by demons [ghosts and spirits] in their house, true help lies in a born again Christian casting out those demons, closing the doorways and sending those demons to the pit in Jesus Christ's name.