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Can demons abide with the Spirit in the human body as God’s temple (1 Corinthians 3:16)?

Can demons abide with the Spirit in the human body as God’s temple (1 Corinthians 3:16)?

Job 1:6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.
Shandon L. Guthrie writes on 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”
Traditionalists use this passage to cou…

Can demons abide with the Spirit in the human body as God’s temple (1 Corinthians 3:16)?

Job 1:6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them.
Shandon L. Guthrie writes on 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”
Traditionalists use this passage to counte…

10 Comments

  • Reply October 23, 2016

    Robert Borders

    Yes. My 40 years of study and practical experience in delivered ministry lead me to believe that Christians do often carry demons with them.

  • Reply October 23, 2016

    Brian Crisp

    A demon cannot inhabit where the Holy Spirit inhabits.

  • Reply October 23, 2016

    Charlie Robin

    and if the believer backslides?

  • Reply October 23, 2016

    Stacy-Jeff Justice

    Nope where there is light there can not be darkness

  • Reply October 23, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Trick question……
    You asking as far as in their soul/spirit,
    or
    in their body as far as diseases and infirmities?

    There is a distinct difference.

  • Reply October 23, 2016

    Robert Borders

    I learned long ago to never refer people who needed deliverance or spiritual healing to traditional Pentecostal pastors.

  • Reply October 24, 2016

    Charlie Robin

    David Lewayne Porter I dont follow – how can you separate the body from the soul and do separate theology on each of them?

  • Reply October 24, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Man is a spirit, that possesses a soul, that lives in a body.
    Man is a triune being made after the image of the God-Head.
    In order for me to answer you you most first realize and admit that.
    Do you?
    If not you need to go reference the words
    Spirit – as it refers to man
    Soul
    Body

    Then I can answer you.
    (I believe as you do the study of the words, you will have your answer).

    Here is the thought to ponder as you research
    James 5:14-16
    Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

    (Sick among you – the church, believers)
    Save the sick, raised up
    If sins committed they are forgiven.
    Faults, prayers, healing…
    Are Christians that are sick sinners?
    Are sinners that are healed automatically saved?

    (The same word in the Greek for salvation (spiritual) – does indeed reference and include healing (physical). The issue is when and are they the same and automatic?
    If we do not understand and separate the two we must ask,

    Are sick Christians only sinners playing the part of Salvation?

    Also
    3 John 2
    Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
    John apparently understood the difference in the two (bodily health and soul prosperity).
    He did not even address his spiritual renewal which by John’s address in the letter and first verse of this chapter John accepted as a fellow believer.

    I will wait for you conclusions after your research.
    Blessings.

  • Reply October 24, 2016

    Charlie Robin

    The tri-uni man hypothesis is only one theory. There is also the just 2 – material and non- material part of man. The Bible uses spirit, soul and hear interchangeably – so if we even begin talking about demons being only in the physical part of man (purely theoretically) first thing need addressing will be spirit of hear attack being in the heart or the soul or the spirit – and there goes that theory down the drain. And BTW sickness is not always caused by a demon. It actually very rarely is according to the Bible. We dont see Jesus casting out a spirit of fever from Peter’s mother in law or spirit of death from Lazarus…

  • Reply October 24, 2016

    Charlie Robin

    David Lewayne Porter I personally believe in a trinitarian creation of man, but this still does not solve the problem with demons in body or soul. I think the question about backsliden souls still stands

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