Question 193

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Did the Witch of Endor raise Samuel the Prophet from the dead?

(1 Samuel 28:7 – 12)  Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. (8)  And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee. (9)  And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die? (10)  And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing. (11)  Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel. (12)  And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.

Answer: No,

I Believe it was a demon that was PRETENDING be Samuel.

Demons are FALLEN ANGELS that are very much alive and active upon this earth.

Their WHOLE PURPOSE is to CARRY OUT Satan’s(their leader, Commander) plan to DECIEVE the majority of the populace of the world with whatever FALSE DOCTRINE abd BELIEFS they can.

(1 Peter 5:8)  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

(1 John 4:1)  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

(2 Corinthians 11:13 – 15)  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (14)  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (15)  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to- For the Saved their works.

Today we have a HUGE FASCINATION and interest in the paranormal, There are NUMEROUS reality Television shows that SHOWCASE So – Called Ghost Hunters or Investigations in TRYING to communicate or Contact WHO they think are dead people.

The ONLY PROBLEM with this is; When a person dies that person either goes to heaven or to hell DEPENDING on IF that person had TRUSTED Christ ALONE as their personal saviour or not.

TheBible states in:

(Hebrews 9:27)  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
– The Judgement refered to here is the Judgement Seat Of Christ – For the Saved.

(Romans 14:10 – 12)  But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. (11)  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. (12)  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

(2 Corinthians 5:10)  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

– The Great White Throne Judgement – For the Unsaved / Lost.

(Revelation 20:11 – 15)  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. (12)  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. (13)  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.(14)  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. (15)  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

The LIE that is PERPETRATED upon the BLINDED (spritually speaking) is that a person is allowed after death to stay and finish SO – CALLED unfinished business, NOTHING could be further from the truth.

The Bible DECLARES in:

(Luke 16:19 – 23)  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:(20)  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, (21)  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. (22)  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; (23)  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

The RICH MAN = Unsaved Lost person, DIED and wento Hell (torment).

LAZARUS = Saved person, DIED went to Heaven / Paradise (Abrahams Bosom).

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – It would be UNFAIR for God to ALLOW the Rich Man to goto hell IF IT were true that he could just remain here on earth in a ghostly form (like the Paranormal Investigators say).

(Romans 3:4)  God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

(Titus 1:2)  In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.

The Scriptures TELLS US that Angels CAN and DO appear and manifest themselves as people at times.

Scripture References:

– Genesis 19:1 – 16.
– Luke 24:1-4, Matthew 28:1-6.
– Mark 16:1-8, John 20:1- 17.

In ALL of these verses the Angels are REFERRED TO as MEN(people).

In Conclusion:

The Bible GIVES AMPLE PROOF of the fact that Angels Good and Bad DO MANIFEST themselves as people.
ALL of these So – Called Ghost sightings of SUPPOSED people are NOTHING MORE than DEMONS impersonating a dead person.

When a person DIES you either go to heaven or goto hell, there is NO THIRD OPTION to stay on earth as a ghost…

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23