Casting Out Demons

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I appreciated your report on deliverance ministry (“They Shall Cast Out Demons,” May). I felt it was informative for all who are unfamiliar with deliverance ministry. I find that many Christians are hesitant to accept this ministry as being for the church today. And few seem to realize the importance of and need for freedom for Christians. Thank you, Charisma.

J. K. Jackson

Springfield, Oregon

I have been involved in deliverance ministry one or two times per week for three years now. It’s very apparent how great the need is and how few the workers have been.

I believe the enemy has done a good job at keeping the wool pulled over many believer’s eyes on this issue. The devil has convinced many Christians that Christians can’t have problems with demons. Deliverance was a major part of Jesus’ ministry, and it should also be a part of ours. God’s people need to be trained in this area and more churches need to be doing it.

John Sigmon

Norman, Oklahoma

My wife and I lead Freedom Encounters, a ministry in the United States and overseas, in which we train and teach people called to deliverance ministry. We were pleased to see balance in your article, since deliverance ministry is so fraught with extremes.

We are excited to see the body of Christ turn more favorably to deliverance as part of the answer to people’s needs. I have been involved in it for more than 29 years and have watched the church’s attitude toward it change slowly, until just recently. Thank you for giving attention to this subject matter.

Ken and Sylvia Thornberg

Boise, Idaho

I believe there are demons and that the church has not always recognized demonic activity. But I have a problem with the statement, “Jesus spent a fourth of His time casting out demons.” I can only find a few instances in the gospels where Jesus cast out demons.

I have seen cases in which undisciplined living was called “being controlled by demons.” There is as much danger in claiming demonic activity for lives of disobedience to Scripture as there is in overlooking demonic power.

Irvin Miller

Lititz, Pennsylvania

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33 Comments

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    John Ruffle A church not casting demons has turned the Great Comission to a great Omission http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/casting-out-demons/

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    This picture makes it seem like demons are angels but that is incorrect.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Why? Who were the beneha’elohim? Were they Fallen Angels? http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/who-were-the-benehaelohim-were-they-fallen-angels/

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    Demons and fallen angels are 2 different types of beings.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Varnel Watson

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    They cannot be pocessed by one

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Can they be possessed if they backslide? What’s the difference?

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    If you backslide then you are no longer a temple of the Holy Ghost and you are open season

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    🙂 You also assumed the guy with wings on the picture is a fallen angel. Do angels have wings? Ricky Grimsley

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Ricky Grimsley

      I guess that depends on what you classify as angels. Cherubim and seraphim have wings.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    No they don’t in reality but artist and Catholics and other folks assume they do.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Neil Steven Lawrence

    The Bible says Angels have wings, “with two they cover their face with two they cover their feet with two they flew.” – Ezekiel
    God did not create demons but he created angels and they fell when they were in their sin and in the full glory of God they became twisted and therefore known as demons.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    Those you described are not exactly angels.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Al Green

    Demons and fallen angels are the same thing I don’t know where you’re getting this information

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Al Green

    And the great commission means to go to all nations and preach the gospel meaning the death burial ressurection and ascension of Jesus not casting out demons but if it needs to be done then do it in Jesus name

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Al Green

    If you are a backslidden christian the holy spirit never leaves you but is grieved so come back home to Jesus if you are

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    Demons are not fallen angels. Angels have bodies they don’t inhabit others.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    Backslidden means you are no longer a part of the Kingdom so you are not heaven bound if you stay that way.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    Casting out demons is a part of the Great Commission.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Wade T. Foster

    Do not have enough sace to explain it here, but if you study it out demons are the spirits of the Nephelum that were killed in the great flood.

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Brian Crisp

      You are correct

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Wade T. Foster

    Do not have enough space to explain it here, but if you study it out demons are the spirits of the Nephillim that were killed in the great flood.

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Brian Crisp

      You are correct

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Al Green

    Woah holdon there who are you to say a backslidden Christian isn’t heaven bound that is up to God and by person experience I know his spirit never leaves you once you accept Christ you may not feel him but he’s there

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Ricky Grimsley

      ?2 Peter 2:20-21 KJVS
      [20] For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. [21] For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it , to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Al Green

      Backsliders come back home to Jesus hes still waiting with arms wide open don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Ricky Grimsley

      I believe backsliders can come back to jesus but if they die in their backsliden state they go to hell

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Al Green

      Do not judge lest you be judged first you are not God

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Brian Crisp

      A backslidden person cannot enter heaven.

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Ricky Grimsley

      Perhaps you should study this chapter1 Corinthians 5:12-13 KJVS
      [12] For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? [13] But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

    • Reply April 19, 2016

      Ricky Grimsley

      Without holiness no man shall see the lord.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Al Green

    Nephillim were the offspring of angels that laid with women.

  • Reply April 19, 2016

    Wade T. Foster

    Al Green you are correct on the Nephillim being the offspring of Angels and Women.

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