Originally posted by Frank
Yes. 1 Samuel 28. Saul met with the witch of Endor. he wanted Samuel to interpret his dreams since God would not answer him and his prophets could not interpret either.
Samuel was not happy about being "disquietened" either.
My cousin and I were bouncing around another theory.
What if there is another part of our "being"? The Bible only talks about the physical body and our soul or spirit.
Perhaps there is another that isn't spoke about. Like a separate spirit, not the soul that would go to heaven or hell, but a spirit that really has no substance or importance. Like an energy that never disipates completely. Not to get all "new-agey" just a thought.
To clarify according to OT and NT scripture we are THREE part beings - similar to the trinity doctrine.
Body - flash and bones (covering)
Sould - Mind, Will, Emotions
Spirit - Inner Man (Human Spirit everyone has, place where Holy Spirit dwells for Christians)
This is tought throughout scripture:
Genesis 1:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness
1 Thessalonians 5:23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Remember - the battle between the body (flesh) and spirit is fought in the mind!