where did the demons go?

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Postby mark » Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:08 am

Fortigurn wrote:
Prodigal Son wrote:do you think people get possessed regularly? is it a routine occurence? can people be possessed unbeknownst to them and others? is it always a dramatic event like in exorcist or those tv specials where people are writhing and going nuts?


People who believe in space aliens, get abducted by space aliens.

People who believe in demons, are possessed by demons.

I'll leave it to you to join the dots.

and people who believe in oxygen breathe air. :P

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Re: Geographic pattern to demon activity? link 2 mental illn

Postby Fortigurn » Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:19 am

Zoe wrote:In reading the gospels, there is somewhat of a pattern of demon possession and geographic location. But, I won't say what it is so you have ot look for yourself - that's half the fun! Just search through the gospels and read the accounts of anyone and everyone who was demon possessed, as well as in the book of Acts. Mark it on the map, and see what you discover. Of course there are exceptions, but I personally believe it goes along with the "sins of the fathers is visited on the children" can also include that of demonic oppression/possession.


It's more to do with cultural and economic background (note that no Pharisees were ever demon possessed).

In addition, and PLEASE don't think I mean this in every situation, it is just something to consider: people with severa mental illness such as someone who is autistic exhibits many of the same behaviors that the demon possessed people did in the gospels: running about with no clothes on, injuring themselves and others, inability to speak, difficulty understanding, moments of rage.

So, did we always have people with mental illness about, and just didn't know what it was to diagnose officially? Was the guy with "Legion" simply autistic and they didn't know what autism was


The answer is 'Yes'. Note that demon possession was usually invoked as an explanation for medical conditions for which there was no visible cause.

No one was ever possessed by the 'demon of broken legs'.

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Postby Fortigurn » Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:19 am

mark wrote:
Fortigurn wrote:
Prodigal Son wrote:do you think people get possessed regularly? is it a routine occurence? can people be possessed unbeknownst to them and others? is it always a dramatic event like in exorcist or those tv specials where people are writhing and going nuts?


People who believe in space aliens, get abducted by space aliens.

People who believe in demons, are possessed by demons.

I'll leave it to you to join the dots.

and people who believe in oxygen breathe air. :P


You must have missed a couple of dots.

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Postby mark » Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:30 am

Fortigurn wrote:
mark wrote:
Fortigurn wrote:
Prodigal Son wrote:do you think people get possessed regularly? is it a routine occurence? can people be possessed unbeknownst to them and others? is it always a dramatic event like in exorcist or those tv specials where people are writhing and going nuts?


People who believe in space aliens, get abducted by space aliens.

People who believe in demons, are possessed by demons.

I'll leave it to you to join the dots.

and people who believe in oxygen breathe air. :P


You must have missed a couple of dots.


**checks dots**
nope.. they're all here. :D

you see.. sometimes people who don't believe in demons run
afoul of them anyway.

cheers,
mark

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Postby Fortigurn » Sat Oct 22, 2005 2:42 am

mark wrote:you see.. sometimes people who don't believe in demons run
afoul of them anyway.


I'd love to see the empirical evidence for that statement.

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Re: where did the demons go?

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Fri May 26, 2017 5:39 pm

The edge wrote:Mt 8: 30 -32
What happen to the demons after the legions possess the pigs & the pigs committed suicide?

A recent encounter that I've heard was that one worker went hysterical for a while, before "it" left her & another went hysterical. Altogether, about 4 workers spread across the facotry floor was "possess" in quick succession. A witch-doctor was called & the place cleansed. However, it was rumoured that the incident had occur earlier in a neighbouring factory.
So my thots is that, after the demon was "caste out", would it continue it's mischief on someone else.

This lead me to the passage above. Did the legion perished with the pigs...which is unlikely since they are spiritual being & would not be judged till the last day.
Were they then bound?
Must demon possess a body to exist? If not, why did they ask Christ for permission to get into the swine?

I don't think they do need a body. They can manifest still and interact with the living. This thread actually can be merged with mine about supernatural experinces.
Yes u have to b careful, they can return. The bible mentions this, but good thing is we have good spirits to help us.

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Re: where did the demons go?

Postby RickD » Fri May 26, 2017 5:56 pm

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Postby B. W. » Wed May 31, 2017 9:03 am

Hey Bat fans did you know about this old movie Series and the 1949 one too?

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Postby PaulSacramento » Wed May 31, 2017 9:27 am

That is some high-waisted underoos there, LOL !

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Postby B. W. » Wed May 31, 2017 4:39 pm

PaulSacramento wrote:That is some high-waisted underoos there, LOL !


Yeah and a very so politically incorrect too!

Finished the 1949 serial but the 1943 serial posted is classic. Batman and Robin get the you know what kicked out of them most of the time - they should have taken at least boxing lessons or martial arts...

They do need a new car too...
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