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Diagnosing the Demonic

Do we really believe in the demonic anymore? Or can everything be treated with the right pills? What do we do with the fact that in Mark's gospel Jesus is a full blown exorcist but by John's gospel he seems to little interest in it? Was there more demonic activity in Jesus' time as a reaction to him? Is demon possession just what the ancients used to call mental illness? None of these questions are answered by this fascinating article, but read it anyway. Alternatively some of those questions are broached by an extraordinary panel of N.T. Wright, Richard Beck, Greg Boyd, Tony Jones and Tripp Fuller on this podcast (if you've got time to kill).

Let me know what you think :-)

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  1. Satan, the greatest of deceivers, has been very successful in concealing himself in the ideology of "Moral Relativism." 21st-Century America, especially our Millennial Generation, has been manipulated into thinking that a discussion of the Spiritual - God, Christ, Heaven, Hell, Satan, Eternity, Creation...these are the constructs of foolish man and nothing more than an "opiate for the masses."

    Subsequent to Roe/1973 (the murder of 60-million American babies), Jesus Christ has incrementally lifted His hand of blessing from America and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) is confirmation (Romans 1:18-32) that America is now under a curse - America has been left to suffer from its own devices and Satan is now the god of America, thus...mass confusion, aberrant-rampant-unencumbered sexual perversion, hatred, divisiveness, narcissism/hedonism, hopelessness...

    Satan is the greatest of the carnal strategists...he has successfully divided and conquered America and an overwhelming number of America's citizens, with an emphasis on the Millennial Generation, possess a harden heart, a closed mind to the things of the Spiritual and thus Satan freely and unencumbered destroys America's foundations that are deeply rooted in the Word of God and faith in Jesus Christ - and he laughs and subtly sighs..."you shall surly not die."

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