by Mark Tross
I replied quickly to the question asked me, “No!," but realize that most people wrestle for a definitive answer. With all the hoopla, regarding Harry Potter & Halloween, let me clarify: The Bible has witches, ghosts, devils, walking dead, angels & demons, distinguishing between two kingdoms of darkness and light, where (from Strong’s Concordance) ‘ghost’ in Hebrew means to breathe out, expire - die, be dead or perish and in Greek; a current of air, breath, breeze, spirit, the rational soul, an angel, demon or (divine) God. Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit - life or mind.
What The Bible says:
I will put My Spirit in you that you may live. Ezekiel 37:14a
Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. Romans 8:9e
Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40
1 John 5:12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (ESV)
Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved--you and your household." Acts 16:31
King James Bible
For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17
What say you?
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