by Jack Wise Jr.
Many believe the spirits of dead people walk on the earth. Many “psychics” claim they can speak to the dead. Is it true? Do the spirits of the deceased rise from the grave and walk amongst us?
Solomon, the wisest man to have ever lived, said the dead know nothing, neither do they have any portion under the sun (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6) Isaiah informed us that the dead “shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise” (Isaiah 26:14). Job, in his state of physical misery, spoke of death and his desire to die. He said those who go to the grave “shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more” (Job 7:8-10). Job, speaking of his own death, said when he dies he will not return (Job 16:22).
Sometimes when a person loses their child they say they have seen that child again. David, a man after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22) and a prophet of God (Acts 2:29-30), lost his son soon after the child’s birth. David said that he “shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (II Samuel 12:23).
The dust, body, returns to the earth and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7). Man cannot leave the grave, (Luke 16:27-31), and God condemns those who claim to be able to speak to the dead (Deuteronomy 18:11)!