Spirit World is Here, but Invisible
Key to the Science of Theology, pgs 129-130; “As to its [the spirit world] location, it is here on the very planet where we were born; or, in other words, the earth and other planets of a like sphere, have their inward or spiritual spheres, as well as their outward, or temporal.… A veil is drawn between the one sphere and the other, whereby all the objects in the spiritual sphere are rendered invisible to those in the temporal.” – Parley P. Pratt
Ephesians 2:1-5; “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
While this man’s statement sounds as if he’s out in left field there is enough truth that should grab our attention because they use a little truth with a lot of lies to confuse.
There are spiritual powers all around us as the Apostle Paul teaches us in Ephesians – also see Ephesians 6:11-12. Satan controls those who don’t belong to Christ. When we love the Lord Jesus and accept Him as our God and Savior we’re filled in Him and with His Holy Spirit.
As for an actual “spirit world” being in or around us – that is not biblical! When people die their bodies go back to the earth from whence they came and our spirits go to one of two places as Jesus told the Pharisees in Luke 16:19-31. (I originally posted this Dilemma giving the scriptural reference of Luke 12:19-31. I’ve obviously changed it to the correct passage. Forgive my typo!)
If you’re a believer you go to where Jesus is and rest. If you’re not a believer you’re separated from the Lord and there’s no communication with others, whether they’re dead or living!