Beyond The Veil

by Chad Stambaugh

Publisher: HGM Publishing

Publication Date: July 04, 2018

ISBN: 9781508683124

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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WINNER OF THE NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE 2015 Paranormal Awards. Many Evangelical and Fundamental Christian writers (I would call them theologians but with many it is quite evident that they have not had training in Biblical Scholarship past Sunday morning Bible School) claim that the popular concept of a ghost and spectral hauntings are unbiblical. Many Catholic theologians would agree with this view. But in the whole of Christianity, these beliefs vary quite broadly. Christian cynics condemn ghost hunters by supposedly relying upon scripture in the Old Testament. They use Leviticus 19:31, that according to Christian critics reads as follows; "Do not resort to ghost and spirits, nor make yourselves unclean by seeking them out. I am the Lord your God." Christian critics also quote Lev. 20:6, which the quote as; "I will set my face against the man who wantonly resorts to ghost and spirits, and I will cut that person off from his people." This is not true at all. In the King James Version, this verse reads as; "And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people." Many people who argue against ghosts as unbiblical also point to verses 6-8. "When we are dead, we are with God in heaven." So according to this view, there can be no such thing as a real haunting because the soul and spirit are in heaven at the point of death. The term 'sleep' is a euphemism for death in Christian Scripture (John 11:11-14). The writer for all of these books is the Apostle Paul, so rather than supporting the idea that when we die we are with God in heaven he states that those who die 'sleep'. What does this mean? It refers to the body, not the spirit or soul. The body sleeps at death until it is changed into a new supernatural one at the end of days. So what happens to our invisible part, the spirit or soul after death?