Christianity and Evil Spirits

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According to ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, abnormal behavior and disease was thought to be caused by evil spirits. We may find it amusing when we learn about this stuff in psychology schools. But when the same thing is endorsed by the Christian Bible, most Christian minds come to a standstill.

The idea that mental and physical health problems are caused by evil spirits may not be popular idea for majority of church-going people, but trust me, it is part of the doctrines of the New Testament. Whether one wants to see the fact or not, Jesus was an exorcist who practiced exorcism.

What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” – Anonymous demon, (Mark 1:24).

The New Testament presents Jesus as, among other things, “an exorcist par excellence.” I wonder why the gospel of John does not record any exorcisms. The author of John chose to use a selection of signs to enforce his teaching and he clearly felt that the exorcism stories will not achieve his purposes.” So let us therefore concentrate upon the so-called ‘synoptic gospels’ of Matthew, Maerk and Luke and other books where exorcism is mentioned.

Christians who oftentimes speak of the New Testament as factual data can be so divorced from worldview concerns as it is undeniable that they generally operate within their own subjective concepts.

When the majority cannot decide if the New Testament is an actual biography of Jesus and Paul, it becomes significantly clear that evangelists are more interested in selling Jesus as a product without being concerned of the ingredients that were used to spice up the Jesus character.

Matthew 10:1
Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.

It’ is a fact that many Bible believers believe that evangelists have the authority to cast out evil and unclean spirits.

Mark 16:17, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues.”

Acts 16:18, “And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.”

Mark 9:38-39, “And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw onecasting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.”

Evil spirits can enter into and possess people, causing all kinds of sicknesses, diseases, and terrible manifestations. The Bible records many occasions when Jesus healed those who were tormented by these spirits

See Matthew 8:28-34
Mark 1:23-27
Luke 9:37-42, and
Acts 19:13-16

When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick” (Matthew 8:16).

Demon possession is the control of an individual’s personality so that actions are influenced by an evil demonic spirit. The signs of demonic possession in the New Testament include:

deafness (Mark 9:25)
blindness (Matthew 12:22)
speechlessness (Matthew 9:33)
convulsions (Mark 1:26)
unusual strength (Mark 5:4)
suicidal attempts (Matthew 17:15) and
foaming of the mouth (Luke 9:39)

So if Christian believers are bringing their loved ones to the hospital, they are hypocrites and non-believers

Acts 19:12
so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.

I wonder if all Christians will trust their evangelist to do all of the healing process for their Alzeimers, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. and stop relying on medicines?

Have a nice day!

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