• Subscribe
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Google Podcasts
October 19, 2020

Ep.1148: Ghosts, Reincarnation and Humanity – What’s Real? (Part I)

Examining the biblical feasibility of ghosts being disembodied souls

If you do not have a password, please subscribe to our FREE Premium Content for the Full Edition version of CQ Rewind. The welcome message will contain your password, and a reminder will be sent each week when the CQ Rewind is available online for you to read, print, or download.


What should we be legitimately afraid of and what is just imagination?

Did the dead Samuel the prophet literally appear to King Saul?

What can and can't demons do?

Theme Scripture: 2 Corinthians 11:14-15

Are ghosts real?  Is reincarnation a legitimate process in the patterns of life? For billions of people in our world today, the answers to one or both of these questions is a resounding yes.  It all has to do with the mystery of what happens after we die. Life is precious, and because we cannot physically see what happens after death, humanity longs for an answer to our mortality. For all the ages that humanity has existed, we have found explanations to bridge the gap between what we know and what science cannot confirm. For many, there is what they consider substantial evidence in defense of these beliefs. Is there a way to know the truth about these things? As Christians, the best we can do is use the Bible as our basis. To the best of our ability, we will address what is brought forth as evidence with our clearest thinking.

Continue Reading

The Bible does not support a belief in ghosts

While there are isolated scriptural events one can argue about, (we will touch on these later) we need solid proof. The best place to start is at the beginning. It would seem reasonable to base our understanding on the clearest biblical statements we can find. Ideally, we also want to access the cleanest context available. We want one that assures us there are no unexpected details that would alter meanings. It is no surprise that the Bible supplies such statements and context.

The statements come from God Himself

The context is regarding the basic rules and consequences given to Adam. There is NO better source and context because this is where it literally all began. God creates man from the “dust of the ground” and gives him rules for living. The rules are violated and God specifically says that Adam will die. God gives no indication of the body dying and a soul living on. He is emphatic that Adam, the man as a whole, will return to the elements from which he came. This simple statement of God is verified in many other Old and New Testament Scriptures. It is telling us that ghosts don’t exist because humanity is actually dead after they die.

What about the resurrection? And heaven? What about the supernatural? All these things remain intact according to Scripture and need to be understood in their proper context. The key matter for us now is what do we do with the idea of ghosts. One potentially major biblical contradiction here is the account of King Saul going to the witch of Endor and having her summon the prophet Samuel from the dead. How do we explain that?

Check out our October 19, 2020 podcast, “Ghosts, Reincarnation and Humanity – What’s Real? (Part I)" for more. We carefully examine and answer the King Saul debacle, dive deeply into Scriptures on life and death and discuss what roll demons play in all these things. Part II deals with reincarnation. This journey is not for the faint-hearted, but it is an important journey well worth taking.



Watch Our Episode Preview

3 replies
  1. Joseph Palozzolo
    Joseph Palozzolo says:

    It seems to me that evil forces are working double time at the end of this gospel age .stay connected to the scriptures is the only way out of the mess that will come! Great insight given. Thanks!


Leave your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Episodes

after-death communication

Can the Dead Communicate With Us?

Examining After Death Communications in the light of Scripture
can Christians be cursed

Can Christians Be Cursed and Curse Others? Curses Series (Part III)

Determining what curses are real through a New Testament lens
generational curse

Am I Living Under a Generational Curse? Curses Series (Part II)

Curses in family bloodlines and the bigger context of Old Testament curses
gospel message, convert the world

Are Christians Supposed to Convert the World?

Biblically clarifying WHY we preach the gospel to others
holy spirit backwards

Do We Have the Purpose of the Holy Spirit Backwards?

Distinguishing God's power from our own desires in our daily life
return of Jesus, second coming

What Are the True Reasons for Jesus’ Return to Earth?

Uncovering the remarkable and inspiring mission of Jesus’ return
afterlife, heaven, hell

Did God Make Heaven and Hell Humanity’s Destiny (Part II)

Unpacking the true meaning of hell and Judgment Day in Scripture
heaven or hell

Did God Make Heaven and Hell Humanity’s Destiny? (Part I)

Uncovering who goes to heaven and what happens to planet Earth
Jesus' resurrection change heaven & earthe heaven

How Did Jesus’ Resurrection Change Both Heaven and Earth?

Uncovering the far-reaching effects of Jesus' sacrifice
faith or works part II

Is It Faith or Works That Gets Us to Heaven? (Part II)

The role works play in making our Christian faith transformative
faith or works part 1

Is It Faith or Works That Gets Us to Heaven? (Part I)

Understanding the fundamental role of faith in our Christian walk
bible been misunderstood mistranslated pt2

Has the Bible Been Mistranslated and Misunderstood? (Part II)

Finding out what Scriptures have authenticity issues and why