At your site, EARS: Ghosts Stories you had some scriptural interpretation errors that I felt needed to be addressed. Please hear me out.
There is the Holy Ghost, which is the third person of the Trinity. There is the phrase "to give up the ghost", which simply means to die. But to imply that Jesus, in both Matthew 14 and Luke 24, was making a claim that ghosts were real, is putting words in His mouth.
Christ didn't say that ghosts exist, I'm sure that He was fully aware of the fact that many in those days believed in ghosts. So He simply reasurred the disciples that He was not a "ghost," and continued by letting them know that He was aware of what a so-called "ghost" was, by stating that ghosts have no flesh and bones.
If there were such a thing as ghosts, then this would contradict scripture. It would of course imply that after death you would have a period of waiting before your judgement comes. We know through reading scripture that this is not true. The Bible teaches that when a person dies, if he or she is bought by the blood of Christ, they immediately go to be with the Lord their Saviour:
|II Cor. 5:8 (NKJV)|
|We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.|
To be present with the Lord is better than our present condition, even if it means to be absent from the body between death and the day of our resurrection. This text, II Cor. 5:8, conclusively disproves any notion that the believer experiences any lapse between death and his presence with Christ. So, to say that ghosts exist, you are denying that after your physical death, there is a judgement period which determines whether you go directly to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, or immediately to hell for eternal death.
Sorry my friend, but ghosts don't exist. So YES, the Bible does say that you are not supposed to believe in ghosts. It's not my job to damn you to hell, but it is my duty as a Christian to set the record straight.
Your Brother in Christ