Many people wonder what happens to our souls when we die. We know that once our physical body fails, it is no longer of any use, but what about our soul? Each religion offers at least some version of an explanation, and most include either reincarnation, or ascension of our soul to a heaven. This belief is based on faith, and no one knows for sure what will happen until they pass away. As evidence of ghosts continues to mount, we must start to examine if ghost are proof of life after death.
Technology is providing us with a strong case for the existence of ghosts. Ghost voices, or electronic voice phenomena, are hard to deny. Photographic, and video evidence continues to mount. If that were not enough, millions of ordinary people have ghost experiences each day. Yes, some of these people are less than credible, but the majority are people that are just like you and I, and were actually skeptics before they had their experience. It is hard, if not impossible, to discount every single story.
The recent end of the world scare that was prompted by Harold Camping has caused some to wonder about the connection of ghosts to the rapture. Common religious beliefs state that there can be no such thing as ghosts because our souls leave this earth immediately after our physical body fails. However, rapture related scriptures tell us that God will call up those that are in the grave first.
Thess 4:13-18 states, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven and give the command with arch-angelic voice and with the trumpet of God, and those who are dead in union with Christ shall rise first.” This creates the questions, why are these people not already gone, and where are their souls in the meantime? Could these souls be what we currently know as ghosts? Is it possible that ghosts are the souls of those that are waiting to be called by God?
Some are terrified at the thought of ghosts, others, comforted by the idea. Skeptics are quick to deny the existence of ghosts, but it is possible that in the near future we will be provided with irrefutable proof. If this happens, we will be provided of solid proof of life after death. In actuality, the proof of the existence of ghosts is likely our best chance of knowing for certain that our soul does continue on.
The question, are ghosts proof of life after death, only serves to spawn an entire slew of other questions related to this topic. While it seems that answers are forthcoming, in the meantime each of us will simply continue to believe what our chosen faith tells us about this subject. If proof does come, it will likely shake the foundation of what many of us currently believe. This may, or may not, be a good thing. However, there is no stopping technology, and when the answers do come, we will all be forced to process this information, and deal with it accordingly.