Can Christians Be Demon Possessed?

by Joseph, R. Ponds Jr.

Publisher: Xulon Press

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  • Christian Theology - Angelology & Demonology,
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  1. You can be able bear the fruit of the Spirit and the lusts of the flesh at the same time. 2. A demon is powerful enough to penetrate the Blood of Jesus, the same Blood that casts it out. 3. You can produce good fruit and evil fruit from the same tree. 4. Light and darkness can exist in the same space.   To make matters even more complicated, there are different degrees of demonic oppression and many different routes lead to demonic oppression or possession, but the doorway is always the same: Free will. God insures that no one can be demon-possessed involuntarily, otherwise everyone on Earth would be demon possessed!   I realize I'm not the only believer who has ever had an erroneous idea about Christians being possessed. And the sensationalized picture Hollywood has painted of demon possession has not helped. It has led us to believe that if we say a Christian can be possessed, we are saying he can be fully owned and con­trolled by the devil and will. In , Unger argued in his book Biblical Demonology that believers could not be demon possessed. Since the publication of that book, however, he received many letters from missionaries that provided anecdotal evidences of Christians who are demon possessed, and .

With his trademark candor and insight, Merrill Unger attempts to answer a common question (perhaps the most common one) pertaining to demons: 'Can a Christian be indwelt by a demon? Can a child of God be demon possessed?' The answers to this question run the gamut from a definitive no! (with an implied statement of the inability of demons to afflict Christians) to an equally definitive yes!Brand: Moody Publishers. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. notice_3_html; Announcement. Collapse. No announcement yet. Can Christians Have A Demon? Collapse. Nowhere in the Bible is a Christian demon possessed. I heard someone say that a Christian cannot be demon possessed because they are possessed (filled) with The Holy Spirit. Since we don't appear to have any Biblical reference, I think that's that best answer we can give (unless anyone had a clear counter example).   Believers, the church, we are the bride of Christ. How can anything of satan indwell a child of God? We are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, no way can a demon take up residence. Believers can, however, be demonized - oppressed - from the outside. But not possessed. There's nothing scripturally that supports demonic possession of a believer.

Why Some People Believe Christians Cannot be Possessed by a Demon. There are two common reasons why some conclude that a Christian cannot be demonized. We believe both beliefs are the result of drawing false conclusions from erroneous assumptions. We . A: No, a Christian cannot be demon-possessed. 1 John says: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” The one that’s in us is the Holy Spirit. Again and again we’re told that if you’re a child of God, you’re indwelt by the Spirit of God. This Q&A answers the question, "Can Christians be demon possessed?" You will discover the answer to the question from a parable that Jesus gave. The Bible also reveals that every Christina is indwell with the Holy Spirit and, consequently, can be demon possessed.   Can a Christian be possessed by a demon? This article originally appeared in the March issue of Charisma magazine. There was a time when we .

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Question: "Can a Christian be demon possessed. Can a Christian be demonized?" Answer: While the Bible does not explicitly state whether a Christian can be possessed by a demon, related biblical truths make it abundantly clear that Christians cannot be demon is a distinct difference between being possessed by a demon and being oppressed or influenced by a.

Though they cannot possess and control a believer, they can cause a number of problems. Summary The Scripture does not teach that a Christian can be possessed by a demon.

The believer is "in Christ,"- one of His. Every example in the Bible of a person being demon-possessed concerns an unbeliever - there are no examples of believers being possessed.

Can a Christian Be Demon Possessed. Can Christians be demon possessed. This is a question many ask over certain matters among some Christians. The most prominent area some label as demon possession among Christians concerns demonic manifestations.

Can a Christian be Demon-Possessed. I do not think a Christian can Can Christians Be Demon Possessed? book demon-possessed. Christians cannot be demon-possessed because we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

There is a whole lot of theology behind the nature and origin of demons (I do not think demons are fallen angels), but the main thing to remember is that they are unclean spirits. The question is: Can a Christian be possessed by one of them.

It all depends, of course, upon what one means by “possessed”. Clearly Christians can be vexed, harassed, attacked, and influenced by the demonic, otherwise the presence of demonic. No, Christians cannot be demon-possessed. Possession implies ownership, and Christians are not owned by the devil.

Instead, we have been bought with a price, the blood of Jesus Christ (Acts1 Cor. ). Also, a demon cannot dwell in the house of the Lord because of the surpassing greatness of God's glory and purity.

People disagree over whether or not a Christian can be demon possessed. I recall an incident from my own life when I was staying in a motel near Seattle, Washington.

But, you asked if a Christian can be possessed of a demon. Now, certainly a believer can be influenced by Satan. Let’s read an exchange between the Lord and Peter in Matthew“ From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and.

There is truly only one way to avoid be possessed by a wicked spirit or demon; to accept Jesus Christ and believe in Him for no wicked spirit can dwell where the Spirit of God dwells.

Demons can not occupy any place that God has conquered (1 John 4). "My answer to that would probably be no," Wellum said in a recent video, responding to whether Christians today can be possessed in ways similar to the accounts described in the gospels. "To be demon-possessed would mean one is outside of Christ," he explained.

The question we will address in this "Taboo Text" is, what are the limits of Satan's influence, and is demon possession of a Christian a possibility. The large majority of Christians don't believe a born again Christian can in any manner be possessed by a devil or demon, but facts and truth are not.

Can a Christian really have a demon. Like being possessed, in a movie. Of all the obstacles to the ministry of deliverance, this one issue has ruled supreme Most theologians who recoil at the thought of Christians having demons are basing on their opinion on mental images formed through watching Hollywood movies, not the Bible.5/5(5).

Nearly every time I even mention Satan or demons in a sermon, someone walks up and asks, “Can Christians be possessed by demons”.

This is. Spiritual warfare is real, but can a Christian be demon possessed or can a Christian be demonized. When dealing with the topic of Demons in the Bible or.

Listen to Jim, Jon, and David discuss possession and generational curses vs freedom, and whether a book sitting on your shelf can invite demonic activity in your life. Can Christians be Demon Possessed.

John ; When Peter Walked on Water Matthew ; Getting on the Inside John ; The Power of God’s Word Psalms ; Our Glorious Savior 2 Peter ; A Guide for the New Year Psalms 23; Christ Came to Provide the Redeemed with a High Priest Hebrews   To be demon possessed means that a demon has direct control over what one does or says.

A clear example of that is found in Luke 8. There we read about a man who lived in tombs and had unhuman strength. Jesus commands many evil spirits to leave the man, and he became normal. Temple of the Holy Spirit. Every believer is a temple of the Holy. “The word possessed suggest ownership by a demon,” Prince said.

“Now I don’t believe that any born-again sincere Christian can be owned by a demon but the Greek word that’s used can easily be, and should be, translated demonized.” He went on to explain that many born-again Christians are still demonized.

The epistles never instruct believers to cast out demons, whether from a believer or unbeliever. Christ and the apostles were the only ones who cast out demons, and in every instance the demon-possessed people were unbelievers.

The collective teaching of Scripture. Is it possible for a Christian to be demon-possessed. The Bible does not state, explicitly, whether or not a Christian can be demon-possessed, but general biblical principles and truths—the things the Bible tells us about God and man and the Holy Spirit—make it obvious that a.

There are born again Christians (to which 1 John applies; and who cannot be demon-possessed; being filled with the Holy Ghost); and there are Christians who are believers in name only, who don't have the Holy Ghost.

Jesus said that those who don't gather with Him scatter. If He is dwelling in you, demons will not be able to co-habitate; unless there is a room in your house that you are not. In conclusion, since Christians being demon-possessed is not spoken against in Scripture, and since God and Satan exist side-by-side in the universe already, and since hundreds of clinical cases of demon-possessed Christians have been documented; therefore, Christians can be.

In Demon Possession and the Christian, Dr. Dickason presents compelling evidence--from the Bible, theology, and counseling experiences--showing that Christians can indeed be affected by demon activity.

He discusses demons, salvation, the authority of Christ, and the relationship of demons and believers.4/4(21).

You’ve asked a question that does NOT have a known and certain answer. Obviously, most people who disbelieve in God, also disbelieve in demons, so they will answer “No”, in some form or other. But of course, if demons actually exist, then answe.

Q: Can a Christian be demon-possessed. A: Absolutely not. 1 Corinthians declares that the body of the Christian is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

That is to say, Scripture makes it clear that believers are indwelt by God: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John23).To conclude, therefore, that Christians can be demonized is to admit that demons can inhabit the very temple of God.

Title: Can Christians Be Demon Possessed. By: Dr. Joseph R. Ponds Jr. Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 88 Vendor: Xulon Press Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 5 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WWPages: Christians cannot have or be possessed by a demon.

There is a problem here though. There is no scripture that directly addresses this issue. It is a logical presupposition rather than truth based on direct biblical interpretation.

Murphy states that if we say the same thing about Christians and sin, the logic. The Assemblies of God (AoG), the biggest Pentecostal denomination in the US, has famously argued that it is impossible for Christians to be possessed; no one who has received the Holy Spirit, they say, can be overtaken by demonic differs from the view shared by many neo-Pentecostals, charismatics, Catholics as well as many Pentecostals in the majority world (Asia, Africa and Latin.

The phrase possessed with a devil translates back to the Greek word daimonizomai, which means to have a demon or to be vexed (meaning tormented) by one. Demons do not own people, there is no scriptural evidence of such a thing – not even in the life of a non-believer.

Christians cannot be possessed by demons in the way described throughout the Scriptures. They cannot be dominated by demons because they no longer belong to the domain of darkness.

If you are a Christian, the Father reached down into the domain of darkness, grabbed you by the scruff of your neck, picked you up, and gently placed you into the. QUESTION: Can A Born-Again Christian Be Possessed of the devil?

This topic is unnecessarily controversial because it answers a very simple question. Possession = Ownership, so if we rephrase that question, it would mean ”can a born-again christian be OWNED by another other than Christ?” Notice it says “Born Again Christian” and not “Christians” because not every Christian is.Can A Believer Ever Be Demon Possessed?

By Erwin W. Lutzer | Many evangelicals—perhaps most—believe that a Christian cannot be demon possessed for the simple reason that all believers are indwelt with the Holy Spirit, thus the idea that a demon could occupy the same space as the blessed Holy Spirit is unthinkable.

2. To my knowledge, the main argument that Christians can't be possessed is based on the fact that Christians are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and as those who have the Holy Spirit abiding in them, Christians can't have an unclean spirit like a demonic spirit abiding in them at the same time.

Hence, the argument goes, Christians can't be possessed.