Originally Posted by Swtvi3tboi08
i think they exist. when ever im at church i feel something crawl up my spine and my friend told me that there are a lot of spirits on the church ground and it has scared me. also my priest saw one at night. and i know my priest dont lie. so do u think they are real or not? explain...
Sorry but from that you deduced that ghosts exist? Could it not be that you've been watching The Sixth Sense?
Spine-tingling sensations and a priest 'who don't lie' do not mean ghosts exist.
Originally Posted by Tabris
There are angelic beings, angels, but when people die, if they belive in god, or not, they do not beome angels. In the christian religions, humans who die when they are christians, that is, become higher then angels, they are above them. there should be some reference i could give you but i don't know this stuff by heart.
Just to pick you up on that and compare it to the ancient Jewish and the early Christian views: Yes people do not become angels, angels are traditionally a 'spiritual' being so to speak.
Dead people are dead people are dead people.
Christians believe that there will eventually be a resurrection of the dead where we will be re-embodied in physical, but transformed bodies, never to die or to decay again. Humans technically have more 'authority' over the 'evil powers' due to being made in God's image. It is this giving over of authority to 'alien' powers that causes the 'demonic' to hold sway over a life.
This also counts with worshipping things such as money, power, sex, ourselves, others, other 'gods' etc. Anything that is not God may end up becoming our 'god' and will have some power over us.