If someone died accidentally, can he or she be a ghost?

@Shavkat (44871)
Philippines
January 15, 2013 6:42am CST
If someone had traumatic accident and died, can they still in purgatory. Purgatory is the place where the souls should go for judgment if they will go to heaven or in hell. If they can't go either of the two options. Would they just be an earthbound and remain as a restless soul, as we can associate them as a ghost. What do you think?
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@MaylaJay (350)
15 Jan 13
Dying accidentally has nothing to do with it. They lived part of their life and it depends on how they lived it. They live it good, they go to heaven, they live it bad, they go to hell. That's what I think anyway. The only exception being children; they go to heaven automatically.
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• United States
15 Jan 13
Thats not how it goes. You are judged by God before you go anywhere.
@cecil04 (409)
• South Africa
15 Jan 13
@ebony_77 that's what MaylaJay pretty much said but in different words, if you're good God will send you to heaven if you're bad then its straight to hell. Children don't know as much about the world as us adults so they go straight to heaven.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
9 Feb 13
The bible does not support the idea of ghosts or purgatory as you describe it. In the story of Lazarus and the rich man, as told by Jesus, the rich man wanted Lazarus to dip his finger in water and bring it to cool his tongue because he was already in torment. He was told that it was impossible because there was a great gulf separating the place where the rich man was in torment and where Lazarus was in Abraham's bosom and no one can pass from one place to the other.
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
15 Jan 13
The book of Hebrews says, "It's appointed a man once to die and then the judgement." It doesn't sound like anyone is stuck in limbo and there's no such thing as ghost.
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@mythociate (13827)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15 Jan 13
NO-NO-NO! Have you not rehd Genesis 2:7? "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." That is, our 'spirits' are G*d's breath, and our bodies are 'dust of the ground'; and the soul is the combination of the two! When one exists without the other, NO "SOUL" EXISTS THERE. Our 'spirits' are as much 'us' as old electricity remains 'your lightbulb' after you've flipped the switch off. Because "all it is" is 'breath.' When Jesus Frankenstein digs up your bones & a-sets them a-walkin`, THEN the soul will exist again!
• United States
15 Jan 13
@mythociate, not everybody is saved, so they would not understand what you are saying. Our bodies do return to dust when we die, but our spirit man, awaits judgement. No spirit has went anywhere yet. When we die, we all will be judged.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
15 Jan 13
"But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." So they thought Jesus is a breath ?
15 Jan 13
Is that directed at me? Religion, faith and Biblical text and beliefs and not fact You can not state that I am wrong, I merely disagree with you
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
15 Jan 13
Personally my belief is that the soul goes into Stasis as you die. It is not roaming freely. The soul does not go neither to hell or heaven when you die. The bible also has some passages that relate to: The soul is not immortal, the soul is not really existant! God "breathed" life into man and that is our "soul" the life that God gave us BUT when we die the bible states that the living breath (soul) returns to God. And we are in statsis until Jesus returns.
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
15 Jan 13
Here is a book you probably don`t have it in your bible now, but it was in the original KJV bible and it is nice to read it and compare it with the Ecclesiastes : http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=KjvSolo.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=2&division=div1 Can you believe both books are saying the same thing ?
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
15 Jan 13
And the chapter 3 from the same book starts like this : " But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery "
• United States
16 Jan 13
I don't know that book I kind of believe that whatever is in there is from God of course.
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
15 Jan 13
Hmmm...tough one really. Well, as a Jew I believe in a resurrection at the end of time (as we know it, that is). And as a science-minded person, I don't believe they would turn into a ghost. I know there's people who supposed to have seen ghosts and all that but I tend to think of other things like hallucinations, mind playing tricks on us that sort of thing. Hard to tell. I would imagine their spirits will go directly to G-d or say in the ground until an actual physical resurrection takes place.
• United States
15 Jan 13
@Masihi, I totally agree. They are not ghost but spirits.
@cecil04 (409)
• South Africa
15 Jan 13
So guys than what happens to the people who had their bodies cremated and their ashs scattered?
• United States
15 Jan 13
It is the same principle as far as I know.
@robspeakman (1707)
15 Jan 13
I am one of those heathens that doesn't believe in God, so it will not come as a surprise to know that I also do not believe in ghosts... I do understand how reassuring a belief in an afterlife can be and I also understand the need for it. But for me, no I don't think so - When I die it will be lights out, game over and let somebody else have a turn
• United States
15 Jan 13
Aww I was hoping that wasn't so. Everyone can believe however they do... i don't get too excited any more about it all.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
15 Jan 13
The ghost thing sounds like it could be the answer, which would explain a lot, but maybe you just get reincarnated if you didn't make it the first time and given another chance.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
17 Jan 13
I suppose there could be bad ghosts I think of them more like demons then ghosts though, just be careful and believe in God.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
13 Feb 13
hi, partly yes,because they are still never be in the heaven nor in the hell so they usually stay here to find how they will get to the place they want such as the heaven or hell,that is why there are many souls and ghost here because they still finding how to get out of here.
@johndur (3050)
• Pasig, Philippines
25 Jan 13
i dont think there is such thing as a purgatory havent seen it in the bible.as far as i know spirits stay asleep until the right time for their judgement.
• India
19 Jan 13
Most people have that believe, the soul loiters in space till he gets a physical body.I believe in ghosts/spirits/ demons/witches/extrasensory perception/para psychology.
@May2k8 (3632)
• Indonesia
16 Jan 13
they are not a ghost but a restless spirit in this world, many who felt following by them while walked on the scene. They have no goal going to heaven or hell, they must wait until the trumpet is blown.
• United States
15 Jan 13
I don't think ghosts are angry spirits but I've seen a few shows that promote it, matter of fact, they sell it on that point alone. I've felt spirits before, one tried to push my face into my pillow and another kept pushing me on my back when I tried to roll over. I know that ghosts are spirits but I'm sure that there are some who are protectors.