Catholic tradition of exorcism is a serious business

Posted by William DeArteaga in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

In my opinion, the Catholic tradition of exorcism has some flaws, as in putting too much weight on the heroic role of the priest. But it is still effective and should be studied by those in ministry. Here is a program that shows it at its best.

Many programs depict evil as real, of course. But only rarely do we see an unabashed presentation of practiced religion as the antidote.

14 Comments

  • Reply January 21, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    Robert Borders William DeArteaga Paul L. King We have just learned that Bob Larson has began charging $500 for a one single of his acts – not sure if this is too much or the “discounted deliverance” price

    • Reply January 21, 2019

      Neil Short

    • Reply January 22, 2019

      Isara Mo

      Troy Day I have watched Bob Larsons ” exorcisms” on you tube and I can’t understand the use of the big metal cross he uses on his patients(he charges them and only patients are charged for services rendered by a doctor) but Jesus said freely you have received freely give..
      But I guess you cannot blame Larson because the society he serves is used consultation fees culture just as where we live people are used to divination fees.

    • Reply January 22, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      well you got to have something to charge $500 for 🙂 so why not a big metal cross

  • Reply January 22, 2019

    Ana-Maria Plus Michael

    There seems to be a lacuna in Pentecostal literature on this matter. You’ve got a lot of rubbish, but serious treatises are very few. I’m only reminded of the book Power Encounter (ed. by O. L. Reddin). I’m really failing to find further material on this matter that would be really judicious and not just sensationalistic and plain creepy.

    Catholics have their classical handbook… Traditional Catholic Rites Of Exorcism. Let me quote part of the First Prayer of Exorcism by Basil the Great that is included in that book:

    > Grant that this my exorcism being performed in Your awesome name, be terrible to the Master of evil and to all his minions who had fallen with him from the height of brightness. Drive him into banishment, commanding him to depart hence, so that no harm might be worked against Your sealed Image. And, as You have commanded, let those who are sealed receive the strength to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon all power of the Enemy. For manifested, hymned, and glorified with fear, by everything that has breath is Your most holy Name: of the Father (+), and of the Son (+), and of the Holy (+) Spirit, now and ever and into ages of ages. Amen.

  • Reply January 22, 2019

    Varnel Watson

  • Reply January 22, 2019

    Terry Wiles

    That sounds like demon motivated prices.

    • Reply January 22, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      demon motivated prices pertains to rude oil 🙂

  • Reply January 22, 2019

    Isara Mo

    Hindus and Muslims and Jews and Buddhist ALSO do exorcisms just as the Catholics but true casting out of demons is done only by the Holy Spirit..
    Do Hindus, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists use the Holy Spirit is their exorcisms?
    That is why I don’t do exorcisms but cast out demons!

    • Reply January 22, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      if satan casts out satan

  • Reply May 10, 2019

    Varnel Watson

  • Reply May 10, 2019

    Ted Robinson

    BOB LARSON NOW DRESSES LIKE A PREST AND CARRIES A CROSS TO PERFORM EXORCISMS .

    • Reply May 10, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      catholic priest or just any type with color?

    • Reply May 10, 2019

      Ted Robinson

      Troy Day His methods are like that of the Catholic priest in his exorcisms .The pater noster is not some magic formula he utters. I have simply used the name jesus to cast out demons and I know in his private dealings he uses many of the methods that a Catholic priest use’s

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