posted on Aug, 28 2013 @ 02:26 AM
reply to post by honested3
Wow, here's a thread that's a blast from the past!
I guess I was asking because if one has a flash of a dead loved one, or gets a familiar voice on EVP, then should one immediately regard that as being
What if it isn't demonic, but really a sincere spirit trying to communicate something?
Then I wonder where these teachings come from, and if a lot of those authors, like Rebecca Brown (and similar Jack T. Chick sources) haven't been
exposed as charlatans, who pretty much thumb-sucked their once very authoritative spiritual malarkey.
I know that privately many Christians who felt they experienced ghosts and spirits are very skeptical on all spirits being demons, although they won't
challenge the sect leaders in public.
More recently it seems the focus has shifted almost entirely from spiritualism to aliens, who are now the new "demons from hell" and lucrative spin on
the New Age industry.
But not so long ago the standard teaching in local pentecostal churches was also that near death experiences weren't real because man is appointed to
die only once.
But today it's been enthusiastically embraced, and there are tons of NDE stories about heaven or hell on YouTube.
That's another Christian spin on something that started outside the evangelical mainstream, and most of these stories would have been regarded as
blasphemous in the early 1990s.
NDE's was for New Agers.
So these teachings do change, and suspiciously reflect what sells at the time in the wider supernatural market.
edit on 28-8-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)