Witch of Endor
Some believe that the story of the witch at Endor is a proof that the dead are not really dead. First of all, can a witch raise a prophet of God to life? The Bible says she was “a woman that hath a familiar spirit” (1 Samuel 28:7). She was not God’s agent at all. The “familiar spirits….are an abomination unto the LORD” (Deuteronomy 18:11, 12). The demonic spirits work through such mediums. Satan and his evil angels can imitate anyone they want to. The Bible says,
2 Corinthians 11:14, “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
He can come as a prophet, an angel, or as Christ himself. But a child of God will differentiate it! So that was not Samuel but someone who pretended to be Samuel!