What does the Bible say about ghosts of the dead who return among us?


I watched a debate on TVR about the existence or not of ghosts/spirits of those who have passed away and who for various reasons return among us … What do you think about this, might it be true?

Yes, it is true and the Bible tells us it, but not about ghosts, but it says that the BODIES of many saints were resurrected after the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified.

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who hadfallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they enteredthe holy city and appeared to many. (Matthew 27:50-53)(NASB)

At the same time I want to draw your attention to the practice of calling the spirits of the dead, which is absolutely forbidden by God:

‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God. (Leviticus 19:31)(NASB)

And it adds:

As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people. (Leviticus 20:6)(NASB)

To understand how grave this sin was before God, I will quote the following passage:

‘Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.’ (Leviticus 20:27)(NASB)

Let us beware of any pagan and evil practice and be holy in our behavior, because our God is Holy.

Translated by Felicia Rotaru