SJ Newell has shared an excellent account of exorcism. It’s worth reading before jumping into conclusion. Here’s some of his observations:
I had never cast a demon out of someone before. This was going to be a night to remember (boy, was I right about that! Unfortunately not in the way I thought.)
I went into the situation expecting to see the same results Jesus had seen and instead fell flat on my face.
Why does such a seemingly easy practice in the Scriptures translate to so much difficulty for believers today?
Unbelievers, casting out demons? Turns out it isn’t such a wild idea and dates back even before Christianity. But here is what really concerned me: the stories I read about and the methods these pagans used to expel devils were extremely similar to the methods Christians use.
John Kissinger [03/15/2015 11:58 AM]