According to the Bible, angels are spirits, just as God himself is a Spirit. (Psalm 104:4; John 4:24) The angelic family is large, numbering into the millions. (Revelation 5:11) And all of them are “mighty in power.” (Psalm 103:20) Though angels are like humans in that they have personality and are given free will, they did not begin their lives as humans. In fact, God created angels long before mankind’s appearance—even before the creation of planet Earth. When God “founded the earth,” says the Bible, “the morning stars [angels] joyfully cried out together, and all the sons of God began shouting in applause.” (Job 38:4, 7) Since the angels are God’s creation, they are called the sons of God
Consider, too, the contrast between dead humans and living angels. Whereas deceased humans “are conscious of nothing at all,” angels have full consciousness, feelings, and personal will. They are free moral agents. (Genesis 6:2, 4; Psalm 146:4; 2 Peter 2:4) The dead are described as “impotent,” or powerless, while angels are “mighty in power.” (Isaiah 26:14; Psalm 103:20) And while human descendants of Adam die as a result of sin and imperfection, God-fearing angels are perfect, enjoying a fully approved standing before Jehovah.—Matthew 18:10.
Clearly, the Bible shows what man is. He does not have a soul; he is a soul. Because of what man is—his nature—any hope for future life for the dead depends on a resurrection, a raising up. The Bible promises: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear [Jesus’] voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” (John 5:28, 29) That sure promise of a resurrection—not the teaching of the immortality of the soul—is the basis for real hope for the dead.
(Psalm 115:17) So “anyone who inquires of the dead” has been misled by wicked spirits and is acting contrary to the will of God. (Deuteronomy 18:10, 11; Isaiah 8:19) Therefore, be careful to reject this dangerous bait used by the demons.
“Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth.”—Matthew 5:5.
Although Jesus promised his disciples that he would “prepare a place” for them in heaven, he indicated that the righteous do not automatically go there. (John 3:13; 14:2, 3) Did he not pray that God’s will take place “as in heaven, also upon earth”? (Matthew 6:9, 10) In reality, one of two destinies awaits the righteous. A minority will rule in heaven with Christ, but the majority will live forever on earth.—Revelation 5:10.
“For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, . . . for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.”—Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10,
The Hebrew word Sheol, which referred to the “abode of the dead,” is translated “hell” in some versions of the Bible. What does this passage reveal about the condition of the dead? Do they suffer in Sheol in order to atone for their errors? No, for they “know nothing.” That is why the patriarch Job, when suffering terribly because of a severe illness, begged God: “Protect me in hell [Hebrew, Sheol].” (Job 14:13; ) What meaning would his request have had if Sheol was a place of eternal torment? Hell, in the Biblical sense, is simply the common grave of mankind, where all activity has ceased
man is destined to die once. after that he is judged on judgement day. Heaven is for the beliver and hell is for the unbeliever. there is no in between. the bible teaches that there r spirit beings who can connect and appear in r world. they r identified as angels or demons. angels r believers of God and demons r fallen angels who rebelled against God.accourding to 2 Corinthisns 11:14-15 demons masquarade as angels of lite. appearing as ghosts and personating a deseased human. but wat does it mean to inquire the dead?
i do, when i was little my parents say i saw a ghost in the hall trying to go into my brothers room. (I slept with the door open) 3 days later my brother woke up screaming "GO AWAY! GET OFF ME!!!!" when i described what the ghost looked like, my parents went to the archaeologist. she said it is what the Japanese warriors from WW2 wore. ( i live on an island that WW2 was fought on) i was 6 when it happened, now i'm 13. i still see things. and when someone i love VERY much died. i saw things like CRAZY!!!!!!
Ghosts? I have two (I think they are separate entities) in my house; one is a male that yells in a raging voice and the other drops what sounds like a heavy book behind me in our front entrance hallway. Both have been heard by other people. Angels? I believe they are technologically advanced beings with tangible bodies. I have never seen an angel nor know anyone credible who has.
yes i do. I believe that a ghost is livin in some kinda level of hell. To relive your death over and over again. I def believe in angels. my mother saw one as a child. And there r stories of unexplained things that happened. like a mother who lifted a car to release her child from under it. I have to say that has to be an angel:) there r demons to. they take over ppl lives everyday
NO, I do not believe in ghosts or angels. The reason is that I think for myself, I am an ateist, and the idea of having these "things" hanging around is just absurd.
Another reason is that there's no proof whatsoever of their existance.
I believe that ALL religion is a thing that people cling to because they need that false security.
I believe in angels because I'm a Christian and I think they are God's family, but don't think they are the souls of the deceased. Ghosts, ehhh, not sure. I don't think those are dead people either but maybe the devil's brethren? Because the devil just loves to freak us out :p
"The reason is that I think for myself" sorry but all worldviews ristrict.
"Another reason is that there's no proof whatsoever of their existance." well how could something that is supernatural meaning un explainable in science,be proven with science.
"Heaven is for the beliver and hell is for the unbeliever." "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble" james 2:19
I do because ghosts I've had personal experiences with and angels well lets just say I've seen one once and I hope to do it again.
"anyone who inquires of the dead" this is mediums who say have connections with the dead.
Oh yea. that is a sin. right there with astrology and witchcraft huh