In the News...More Britons Believe in Ghosts Than in God?
An interesting article from http://www.ucg.org/about belief in ghosts. This follows this post about using your talents. For a free magazine subscription or to get the book shown for free clickHERE!or call 1-888-886- 8632.
article by Amanda Stiver, David Treybig, James Capo
More Britons believe in ghosts than in God, according to an informal survey published on—yes—Oct. 31.
The survey wasn't a true random sample, so the results can't be considered scientifically accurate, but of the 2,012 people who completed a questionnaire for the British home entertainment retailer ChoicesUK, 68 percent said they believed in the existence of ghosts and spirits, while 55 percent said they believed in the existence of a god (source: AP).
Of those who believed in ghosts, 76 percent said that films and TV reality shows about the supernatural helped convince them that ghosts exist. But what does the Bible say? It reveals that there really is an active spirit realm—not of ghosts, supposedly disembodied human beings, but of spirits, fallen angels called demons that seek to influence and deceive people against the truth of God. These may sometimes pose as the ghosts of dead people. The dead, however, are unconscious, awaiting a future resurrection (compare Ecclesiastes 9:5For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
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