Ok. I’ve answered this a couple times already on Quora and I see a lot of negativity about believing in the supernatural. People are getting slammed because they believe in things others have never experienced. Let’s cut through the muck right here. You aren’t crazy just because you believe differently than some one else. Some people are more sensitive to things around them than others. Some people are so against believing in anything but what’s in black and white and can be touched and seen by everyone. This, my friends, is where faith comes in.
Faith is a real thing. It has a definition and it’s in black and white. (Eye roll) It means complete trust in someone or something…like God, spiritual realm, things unseen.
Yes…I am a Christian and I say it proudly. Much that I learned about the supernatural came from the Bible as a child. This doesn’t mean that I haven’t had my own experiences. If that makes me psychotic…then I’m the most stable psychotic person of all time. I’ve been happily married to the same man for 25 years and have raised a strong American soldier that loves his country and his family and is ready to give his life for both. Ive taught bible from age 14 to 44. I’ve been a history/art teacher for 15 years, and I am loved by many people. (Real people…)
If you believe in God, then you must believe in angels and in turn, Satan and demons. I believe much of the supernatural phenomenon is from these. Possessions are demons…not angry souls of once alive humans that have gone rogue. I get my info from….you guessed it…the Bible. New Testament is riddled with examples of people who are possessed by demons, anywhere from 1 to a legion. Jesus asked the name of the of the demon in one young man, and he said “legion because we are many. “ Also, in the Bible there are many examples of angel sightings. Angels are messengers from God. He sent one to Mary to tell her she was going to have a son and she was to call him Jesus. God sent a host of angels to some shepherds in a field to let them know Jesus was born. There are also examples in the Old Testament of both demons and angels. When I was a child, an angel came to me as well. I’m not going into that because it’s a special thing to me and most people would disrespect it. I was also thrown across the room by a demon. The only person in the house was me. There was physical proof with big bruises and a limp. So you see, I believe in angels and demons.
Now ghosts…I have to admit I’m a little torn on. There is an example of a ghost. When King Saul went to see the witch of Endor because God had stopped talking to him for his disobedience. The witch summoned Samuel (the last judge of Israel and the advisor to Saul before he died.) so I know it can happen. I just think they must be summoned and God must allow them to be seen at times. The witch couldn’t have summoned Samuel without God permitting it. I still don’t really believe that ghosts just roam the earth because they missed the light. Solomon (wisest man who ever lived) wrote in Ecclesiastes 12:7….the spirit will return to God who gave it. Paul, (used to be Saul when he persecuted Christians. God changed his life beginning on the Damascus Road and later changed his name to Paul), says that ‘to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord‘ (2 Cor. 5:8). It’s that simple: If you’re a Christian and you aren’t in your body then you are with Jesus in heaven. Not roaming the earth shaking chains and moaning because they’re miserable and have no where to go
Now I know a lot of you will say, oh the Bible is just a storybook. We don’t believe in fairytales. Well these “fairytales” are backed by many historical resources dating back thousands of years. Written resources…like our history books. There have been scientists who’ve actually found evidence of biblical happenings. Robert Ballard found evidence of Noah’s flood. They’ve found evidence of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea…like chariots, man and horse skeletons, Mt. Sinai, where God gave Moses the 10 commandments, the garden tomb, the place of the skull, etc. we won’t even get into the evolution/creation theory. It takes more faith to believe that subatomic particles ran into each other and bang! Look it’s planets! Than to believe there is an almighty God that spoke it into existence.
I hope this cleared up some things for those that needed an explanation. This is my belief. I’m not pushing my belief on anyone. We must all find our way.
i don’t mind questions. But I won’t tolerate being bashed or others being torn down. If you don’t agree with me that’s fine. I’m adult enough to agree to disagree and move on. I hope you are as well.