As a Christian believer I don't believe in Ghost (the spirit from dead people who was left behind and stay in the earth) but I do believe Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost who dwells in my body or any Christian believer. Why? Let me tell you about Holy Spirit (holy ghost) first before telling the Ghost.
**Holy Spirit/ Holy Ghost for Christian Perspective.
A faithful Christians have the Holy Spirit.
When one is baptized (immersed) into Christ (Gal. 3:27), one receives "the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38). Just what is the "gift of the Holy Spirit"? Is the Holy Spirit Himself "the gift" or does it mean a "gift" that the Holy Spirit will give? If the Holy Spirit Himself is "the gift," that is, the personal indwelling in each Christian, why did Peter use the word "gift" at all? Why didn't Peter simply say: "You shall receive the Holy Spirit," rather than "the gift of the Holy Spirit"? In John 20:22, Jesus said to His apostles, "Receive the Holy Spirit." Definitely the promise was that they were to receive the Holy Spirit Himself in some way and not some "gift" that the Holy Spirit would give. On Pentecost the obedient believers were promised a "gift" that the Holy Spirit would give them as a result of their obedience to the gospel message, what was the "gift" they received? The forgiveness of their sins! Salvation! Redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ!
**How The Holy Spirit dwells within us?
Indeed Scripture teaches plainly that the Spirit dwells in the faithful Christian in some sense or way. The only point at issue is HOW the Spirit dwells in us. In my view, the Spirit dwells in the Christian in the same way that God dwells in us. In 2 Cor. 6:16, Paul wrote: "For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, 'I will dwell in them and walk among them.'" In 1 John 4:12, John affirms that "God abides in us." In 1 John 4:15 we read: "Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he [abides] in God." Surely the reader can see the use of figurative language here. It is clearly stated that God Himself abides in the saint. Also, it is clearly stated that the saint abides in God! Surely no informed disciple takes these statements to be literal.
Christ also "dwells" in us. Eph. 5:17: "... so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith..." In John 6:56, Jesus said "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him." Clearly we can see that this is not a literal personal indwelling with reference to God, Christ or the saint. Do you literally indwell or dwell in God? Or, in Christ Jesus? Do God and Christ literally indwell the saints? Surely you can recognize this as figurative language.
Why can't believers all understand that the spirit dwells in us in the same manner that God and Christ do? In Rom. 8:9 Paul wrote: "However, you are ... in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you." Here again we are said to be "in the Spirit" and that the Spirit "dwells in us." Clearly this is not a personal, literal indwelling of either the Spirit or the saint "dwelling" in each other. In reality it is a representative indwelling of the Spirit in us through or by the word of God.
In what may have been his second sermon, Peter proclaimed to the crowd who gathered as a result of the healing of the lame man, that they should "Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord ..." (Acts 3: 19). On Pentecost, Peter promised those who would obey that they would "receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." It seems clear that Peter preached the same thing in both cases, just used different words. Hence, "the gift of the Holy Spirit" means the same thing as "times of refreshing". The "gift of the Holy Spirit" was the forgiveness of their sins. The "times of refreshing," which is figurative language, is an equivalent term. What a "refreshing" it is to be forgiven of our sins, redeemed and made heirs of God.**The simple truth
The simple truth is that whatever the Holy Spirit does for anyone today is accomplished with and through the revealed word of God. At least, no one can prove that the Spirit works in any other way. Paul said that we are to "take ... the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph. 6:17). "Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth" (John 17:17). Do you recall how Jesus defeated the temptations of Satan with the "It is written," as He quoted the word with its power? Paul urged Timothy to "preach the word" (2 Tim. 4:2). "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Rom. 10:17). Peter told the saints that they had "in obedience to the truth purified your souls" and that they had "been born again ... through the living and abiding word of God" (1:21, 23). He declared that "newborn babes" should "long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation ..." (2:2). James wrote: "... in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls" (1:21). Paul told the saints to "be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord" (Eph. 5:19). Compare that to what he wrote to the Colossian saints: "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God" (3:16). Compare these two passages. To be "filled with the Spirit" is the same as to "let the word of Christ richly dwell within you".
Every act of the Holy Spirit upon man is affirmed also of the truth, the word of God. Today, what the Holy Spirit does the word of God does. The only way the Spirit works today is in and through the word of God. That word is this written word, the Holy Scriptures. All that we can know about God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, sin and salvation, and man's responsibility, we must learn from the record God has given and preserved for us, that blessed old book that we call the Bible.
**My Perspective on Ghosts.
The Most Haunted television program is kind of interesting, but this shows is misleading people to believe in Ghost, and another show that still in the air on TV is "Ghost Whisper".
The Most Haunted series Derek Acorah is taken to famous buildings which have a reputation for being haunted. Derek has no prior knowledge as to where he is being taken to in advance, but despite this, he quickly picks up on past events as he makes his way around each building, getting information from the spirits that inhabit these places. Many people watching this (especially those with a previous predisposition towards belief in ghosts) would conclude that the information being given here is indeed being received from ghostly spirit entities.
We heard and saw on TV the similar experience like this, seeing ghost from people who already died in the past, heard it many many times and we are interested and curious about that.The Bible speaks about the reality of a spiritual realm inhabited by many supernatural spirit entities:
what such spirit entities actually are and what their purpose is.
Many who are interested in ghosts and hauntings often assume that whenever these spirits speak, the claims that they make about themselves are truthful. Why is such an assumption generally made and rarely ever questioned? Can these spirits be trusted to speak truthfully? Author, Douglas Groothius has observed that even some prominent spiritualist practitioners themselves have recognized the potential of being deceived by untruthful spirits:
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." (Eph. 6:12).The Bible also has a lot to say about exactly
"Emanuel Swedenborg, the famous seer of the eighteenth century, was well acquainted with the spirit world, having experienced detailed visions recorded later in book form. Nevertheless, he cautioned those courting the spirits: "When spirits begin to speak with a man, he ought to beware that he believes nothing whatever from them; for they say almost anything. Things are fabricated by them, and they lie... they would tell so many lies and indeed with solemn affirmation that a man would be astonished...if a man listens and believes they press on, and deceive, and seduce." (Samuel M. Warren, A Compendium of the Theological Writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg ( New York: Swedenborg Foundation, 1977, p. 618. As quoted in Douglas Groothuis, Revealing the New Age Jesus, p. 210.)
Interestingly, the Bible tells us that the ruler of dark spiritual world, Satan, is the author of lies. Jesus said of this spirit:
"He [the Devil] was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44)
The real truth is that the Devil does indeed exist. The Bible declares this as do countless people through history who have encountered him and the evil spirits that serve him. Are we really to conclude that all these people were simply lying, or maybe hallucinating? Indeed many of these people did not come from a Christian world view and so the concept of a Devil or demons were not at the forefront of their minds prior to these experiences. However, for those who have become Christians, their faith, and what the Bible says about the Devil and the spirits which are under his command, has enabled them to make sense of their experiences (see, for example,"Stories of Freedom" on this site).
The real story below: There's a demon loose in a Connecticut home, and 12-year-old David bears the brunt of its wrath; he sees an old man with hooves and horns, gets punched and thrown around, and ultimately is possessed; only an exorcism will save David's soul.
With the above information in mind, those who sit at the feet of spiritualists mediums, and indeed those who claim to receive messages from the spirit world, need to seriously ask themselves exactly who or what it is that is trying to communicate with them. The Bible warns of the very real danger of seductive spirits that will come to deceive people and draw them away from God and into bondage:
"But the Spirit [the Holy Spirit] explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons..." (1 Tim. 4:1).
"...for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light." (2 Cor. 11:14, emphasis added). The Bible explicitly forbids attempted contact with spirits that pretend to be spirits of the dead (Deuteronomy 18:10-11). The Bible states that the dead do not have contact with the living (Luke 16:19-31). The reason for this is because such spirits are not spirits of the dead but rather deceitful spirits under the command of Satan. The Bible calls such spirits "demons", "evil spirits", and "unclean spirits". These demonic spirits are familiar with the departed dead whom they seek to imitate. This is why they are able to supply people with intimate details of names, places, and facts. Indeed, Isaiah 29:4 calls such a spirit a "familiar spirit" (KJV).
The bigger plan of demonic spirits is to draw people to become interested in their activity and the signs and wonders they perform. In doing so, they successfully blind people and influence them further away from a relationship with God. It is no accident, or coincidence, that many people who become interested in ghosts and the paranormal will often be led to go on to experiment with other spiritualities such as: tarot cards, astrology, fortune telling and so on. Even Derek Acorah’s own website promotes some of these spiritualities. From these, some people continue their quest for spirituality by going on to deeper and darker forms of occultism. It is a slippery slope downwards (rather than upwards, as people seem to think). This was certainly some other people experience prior to becoming Christians themselves. It is a very subtle and gradual process. Before a person realizes what is happening, they are immersed in occult practices and are influenced by the same spirits to become hostile or indifferent to Christ and Christianity. The Bible states that Satan has...
"...blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2 Cor. 4:4). The good news is that people do not have to remain blinded in the darkness. The Bible tells us that we can come into a relationship with Christ who is "the light of the world" (John 8:12) and be free from the fear and control of dark supernatural forces.
Ghost Whisper series on TV, the story about Melinda Gordon is a young girl married to a paramedic. She has the unique ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of people who have died, and who seek her help. Melinda uses her gift to relay significant messages and important information to the living, but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing. As a result, she is often met with questions and skepticism by the survivors. But when Melinda is able to help both the lost souls who contact her and those who are still alive, she knows that her unique talent is an asset and not a liability. Melinda helps the ghost who has unfinished business in the earth and then after it was solved, usually the ghost could cross over and go the other world (usually heaven).
Although this show is fiction, it could be harmful for people's mind, why?
The Bible is very clear on the subject of "ghosts" and uses that term (from the original Greek) as referring to the spiritual world. God Himself tells us that he is "spirit" and not flesh. In the Bible, God reveals that there is a spiritual realm where He and His angels reside, including where Satan and the fallen angels reside. This spiritual realm is not a place where man lives (at the present), although since man (and woman) are descendant of Adam (a Son of God), we all possess an eternal spirit. In essence, we are spiritual creatures living in physical bodies in a physical world. The spiritual world is not observable to us, and we cannot get there nor easily interact with it. Christ was very clear when he discouraged people from seeking others who claimed to have contact with the spiritual realm. Why? Doing so puts a person in direct access or possible contact to the fallen angels or "demons".
People who claim to have contact with spiritual beings, including space aliens, space gods, angels, ghosts of dead relatives, etc., are in fact contacting and interacting with fallen angels. Christ is very clear on this point as are the Apostles, who declare and remind us that Satan often disguises himself as an "angel of light" and is the "father of all lies and a murderer" who seeks to "deceive the entire world, including the elect (Christians)".
According to Old Testament scripture, fallen angels have the ability to "polymorph" into anything they wish (like a snake in the Garden of Eden), and can possess physical bodies (or produce them) when they choose to interact with our known physical world. God's angels, those who have not sinned or fallen, can also do this but only when God commands it. As has been told in both New and Old Testament readings, Holy angels appear most often as physical men (as when Mary went to Jesus' grave only to be told that he had risen). Its important therefore to recognize that ghosts do exist, but the one's people claim to have interacted with are in fact nothing more than false images created by demons seeking to disrupt a person's faith or thoughts regarding the truth concerning the afterlife - and of course the reality of Christ as savior. The devil himself would have you believe that God allows people to drift between this world and the next with no clear hope of being rescued. However God's Word proves otherwise.