Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Is Casper A Friendly Ghost?

Glancing at the familiar name on the tiny screen, a heartbroken husband leaving his wife's funeral is startled to see from the caller ID that it's his wife!!! She's attempting to contact him from "the other side." But is this possible?

What I say next may surprise you. I believe it is. But not because you can talk to dead people. The Bible says in Job 7:9-10 “As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so he who goes down to the grave does not return. He will never come to his house again. His place will know him no more.” So if dead people are dead, with whom are some communicating? Not Casper!!! 1 Timothy 4:1 speaks of "deceiving spirits." Jesus Himself cast them out [Mark 1:21-26]. Maybe that's why God tells people not to get near "Anyone who conjures spells or one who calls up the dead" [Deuteronomy 18:10-13].

From sugary sweet films like Ghost [back in the day] to the scary plot lines of White Noise [described above] to the dramatic episodes straight from the occult on network television [such as NBC's Medium], Satan is asserting himself in the world. So what do we do about it? Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus [Hebrews 12:2]. And stay away from mediums and sorcery and talking to dead people. Even the friendly kind. Why? Because 2 Corinthians 11:14 says "Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." Do you think this is good advice?

1 comment: said...

Wanna read more about Casper, check out the book "Jim and Casper Go to Church". It is about Jim Henderson (believer) and Matt Casper (agnostic) as they go to some of the leading evangelical churches around the country to comment on what their experience was like.