Ghosthunting. Harmless, Right?
I know a young mother who lives in my town who is obsessed with finding and communicating with ghosts. She is recruiting others who are into the same things to form a local group. I address this post to those who feel the same way about the supernatural…
Dear friend who is reading this now, I lovingly warn you not to have anything to do with ghosthunting, the paranormal, seances, spiritism of any kind, so called party games such as Mary, Mary; Light as a Feather, or fortune telling, or ouija boards or pendulums. These are so dangerous I cannot emphasize enough how completely you must avoid them and keep any such things out of your own houses! See Perry Stone’s “Purging Your House, Pruning Your Family Tree,” chapter 2.
I’d also like to share with you this passage from Dr. Kurt Koch’s book, “Occult Bondage and Deliverance:” “There are innumerable passages in the Bible declaring quite clearly that sorcery and occultism are terrible sins which are an abomination to the Lord, and a forsaking of the living God. Necromancy, which is another name for ghosthunting, channeling and seances are just part of occultism, or spiritism. The following are but a few of these passages: Ex. 7:11-12 Acts 8:9 Acts 16:16 Acts 19:19 Isaiah 2:6, 8:19 2 Tim 3:8 Rev 21:8 Rev. 22:15
Quote (paraphrased) continued, “Anyone who trespasses into Satan’s domain by committing necromancy (contacting the dead) and sorcery (any type of black magic or witchcraft) – will be harassed by the powers of darkness, irrespective of whether he takes the step consciously or unconsciously. …the effects make themselves felt in 5 areas of the person’s life:
- The oppression of his spiritual life and faith, if Christian.
- The character of the person may change to anger, temper, avarice, domineering as well as addictions may come out.
- Sudden melancholy or depression, emotional problems
- Mental illness or abnormalities
- Development of mediumistic or psychic abilities End quote. I did paraphrase to condense the material as well.
it is well known that when you seek out ghosts, you can easily bring them back
into your home with you.
Let me also say candidly, there are no such things as ghosts, only demons masquerading as your dead relatives or figures from history or whatever, to deceive and mislead you. Have nothing to do with the powers of darkness, but rather rebuke them, the Word of God says.
An article by the North East Paranormal Society on Thoughtco.com, dated September 3, 2017, shares this warning from a purely secular viewpoint:
The metaphysical dangers of an investigation are real and should be taken seriously. If it were only the physical and emotional things to worry about, then this field of study could be done by almost anyone… but that’s not the case. Sometimes things we are looking for are there, and more often than not these things can and do follow us home at the end of the night. This is where the dangers come in.
Yes, ghosts, spirits, demons and any other entity can attach themselves to you and follow you home. You need to keep in mind and be open to the fact that if there are good spirits, then there are bad ones as well. Most times the evil entity starts out claiming to be the spirit of a deceased person or someone that died tragically. This way the evil spirit can sucker the unsuspecting ghost hunters into believing that they are helping a spirit by communicating with it. This gives the demonic or negative being more energy to manifest into something that the unsuspecting did not count on. The act in itself is to trick you into thinking it is friendly, and this can go on for some time, or at least until the negative entity or demonic force feels that it has your full trust.
Mental breakdowns can occur from paranormal investigations. We took on a case a few years back of a person who started watching all the ghost hunting TV shows and decided he was going to go out to a few claimed haunted locations to try and capture a few EVP (electronic voice phenomena). To his dismay, when he listened to the recordings he discovered that he had actually captured a few interesting voices. Well, one thing led to another and he became so obsessed with capturing EVP that he started doing it in his own home and, again to his dismay, he was capturing voices on his recorder.
After awhile of this, he actually started hearing voices with his ear and not on his recorder. This is when we were called in. We did our best to help the individual and we came to the conclusion that it wasn’t his house that was haunted — it was him. We told him to stop recording the EVP and to have a cleansing done on the home, but he refused to listen and continued with his obsession.
It eventually got so bad that he cut off communications with his friends, family and us as well. To this day we have been unable to contact him, but his family has told us on occasion that he is not the same person he once was and that he spends most of his time alone talking to whatever followed him home. Could this be a pre-existing mental illness, an obsessive personality, or an evil entity that found a new victim?”
If you go seeking hauntings and ghosts you will find them. And they will find you. Demons are real. They are higher intelligences than humans, being fallen angels according to Scripture. You can’t outwit them. They are liars and deceivers from the time they fell from heaven. The Bible says the devil has come to ‘steal, kill and destroy’. Who? You and me! Only in Christ do we have authority over the powers of darkness. In Luke 10:19 Jesus states, “Behold I give to you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy…” You must be a saved, born again child of God, living a holy life in order to wield that authority because the devil knows your sins and will laugh at you. The spiritual side of life is nothing to play with. Yes, there are haunted places in the earth, the Bible says so. But we are not to go into these realms. To do so is to risk your life and your family’s. The occult door you open will affect you and your children down to the third and fourth generation. The Bible tells us that we will come under a curse if we play with the occult in any form. These are things you may not connect with your ‘hobby’ of ghosthunting, such as marital strife, illnesses, accidents, losing things, and general chaos in your life. Remember these things can and will follow you home. You can even begin to have poltergeist activity in your home! Please, dear reader, be warned!
Come to Jesus, repent of sin and ask Him to be your Savior! He will fulfill those longings to be connected to the spiritual side of life that every human heart has!
With July quickly passing we are already seeing Halloween decorations and costume catalogs for sale. Many people will tell you it’s their favorite holiday, even more than Christmas. There’s just a feeling about it – almost magnetic and irresistible. Why do you think that is?