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Is it wrong for a Christian to write ghost stories?


I have always loved to read and write ghost stories (not gore). I consider my self a born again Christian. Do you think, as a Christian, it is "wrong"? I personally do not. In all of my stories, "good" wins over "evil". What do you think?

 

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    John Crawford 2 years ago

    I would agree that with Joan of Arc, it was more the politics. She is revered in the Church today as a Saint. The real Saint Nicholas was visited by both Jesus and Mary when he was defrocked for hitting the heretic Arius over the head during council.

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    Joel Diffendarfer 2 years ago

    Yes, Jodah, I too enjoy Peretti's works. And yes, he is a great example of how to do both. Thanks for both the encouragement and comments! "Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!"

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    John Crawford 2 years ago

    The Church recognizes the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost. The Church also recognizes the souls of the dead in Heaven, Purgatory, and in Hell. She also recognizes the angels and demons/fallen angels as creatures of spirit, and thus 'ghosts'.

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    John Crawford 2 years ago

    Catholics do believe in souls and spirits. Angels are spiritual creatures. Demons are as well - they are the fallen angels. Humans are spiritual creatures due to God's breath of life breathed into us. Christians recieve the Holy Spirit/Holy Ghost.

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Zombies and Ghosts in the Bible

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    Joel Diffendarfer 2 years ago

    Dr. Arthur Ide, your article Zombies and Ghost in the Bible, is a great source of historic reference on the topic. Thanks for your comment and follow up article.


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    DannoMan 2 years ago

    You're very welcome. Thank you for the compliment.

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    John Crawford 2 years ago

    If that were so, then explain the transfiguration (see Matthew 17:1–9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28–36, and 2 Peter 1:16–18). Or where the angel Gabriel announces the birth of John the Baptist and of our Lord Christ Jesus in the first chapter of Luke.

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    Alan R Lancaster (alancaster149) 2 years ago

    The Roman Catholic Church - after much soul-searching and debate at 'directorial' level - will still sanction exorcisms. Their official line is 'No! - but...,'


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    Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker (Ewent) 10 days ago

    I think writers all know that behind the essence of the word "ghost" becoming strange happenings and eerie wraithlike visions is more "human" imaging than fact.

    Catholics believe in "life everlasting" and immortality of their souls.

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    Edwin Brown 2 years ago

    John, I think you have done a fine job laying out the particulars regarded ghosts and spirits. You obviously iknow your Bible and have a solid understanding of Christian theology. Kudos


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