Demons do exist, they control people who have no idea they are being controlled. Others know exactly what demons do and who they are. Many form alliances with demons who pollute their human spirit by becoming their spirit guides. The good news is that Christians have complete power over satan and demons. I can tell you experiences that I have had with demons in the spirit realm that would sound like the lastest horror movie. We need to understand that people of other religions unknowingly or knowingly serve satan by default when they reject Jesus. Many people choose to beleive in themselves and create their own religion. However this choice that they make does not exempt them from choosing satan, they have chosen satan by default. Once you choose not to accept Jesus and follow him, you automatically choose satan by default. Satan is behind all the destruction in the earth, the murders, perversion, cruelty, disasters and hate that covers the earth. Jesus wants us to be aware of the enemy and his devices, so by studying and learning of Jesus and his love we automatically get to learn about the enemy and his evil plans and desires for our lives. I hope everyone realizes that no power in hell can ever match the power we all have when we accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. God grants us power of unmeasurable proportions. A life of victory and awesome power!!. For instance you don't have to pay a preacher for a miracle. God does not need to be paid for blessing you. However Churches do need support to keep their doors open. However I would rather spend my money on feeding widows, helping my neighbor next door who just got an eviction notice because her husband walked out on her and left her with three kids and no place to go. Let God direct you in all things. Please be aware that the enemy is behind the troubles in the world and in your life as well as mine. Stop blaming your husbands and wives. God will open your eyes so you can discover the source of the problem and you will find that satan is sitting there smiling because of what he and his workers have done to destroy the peace, love, and joy in our lives. However we are responsible to learn of Jesus and study about our Lord so that we do not fall prey to the devil and his devices. We are in no way innocent because we have to agree and accept what lies and deceit satan throws our way, so in fact we are just as gulity as satan when we take his bait which always ruins our families, future and peace. Jesus is the only cure for the devil and the only source of victory over the devil and his devices.
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Again, what you claim and what the Bible itself says are two different things.
The Bible does not say Peter was the strongest of the apostles. In fact, the Bible teaches against that kind of mentality, as Jesus had to correct the similar argument they had about who among them would be greatest.
Satan using Peter's selfish desire for self-preservation is NOT equal to satan entering Peter. The text does NOT say satan entered Peter. You assume that.
When satan actually entered a person in Scripture, it says that plainly in Luke 22:3 and John 13:27. We must be careful to say exactly what Scripture says, not what we think it says. Judas was entered; Peter was simply used, according to his desire for self-preservation shown in the context of the very passage you bring up.
So, unless you can demonstrate from some other passage your claim that demons can inhabit or enter believers who are indwelt by the Spirit, I cannot accept thsi doctrine not based on an accurate understanding of the Bible.
**THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE REBUTTAL FROM THE DR.**
You speak alot about what the Bible says and what it does not say, however you seem to have a problem removing your man-nade intelligence from the bible. Let's stick to what the bible says, and not what you say, in your profile you say your a thinker, the bible does not require you to be a thinker, many atheist are thinkers you need to let the Holy Spirit which is the mind and power of God give you His widsom and you need to keep (satan's wisdom) (MANS PERSONAL THOUGHTS) out of God's bible and Word. Now on to the truth of God, and you must be very careful not to inject your(mind) into the perfect will and Word of the Holy Spirit.That a false doctrine, God's will is pefect on its own without your man made wisdom being injected into it and leading people away from help that and deliverance they can recieve by people praying for their loved ones or them for that matter. Okay you say Christins can not have demons inhabit them, the bible says you are dead wrong, the bible will always prove or disprove a person. Where the bible is silent I remain silent also, where the bible speaks I speak: This is what the bible says about the devil which is the cheif off all demons, Satan himself choose Peter who is suppose the be the Rock of all God's disciples and through his power send the temptation to Peter, and that temptation is recorded word for word in the following passages, its not what you said because what you said is meanlingless in God's word its what the bible says: 21From 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 scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
***(Satan made the temptation himself he used no demons to tempt Peter, he directed his temptation towards Peter: He spoke through Peter because Peter was willing: Which is my point exactly, Satan used the strongest of all the deciples and tempted Peter, Satan entered Peter's thought and Peter repeated Satan's will to God, Satan goal was to tell Jesus not to go, because if Jesus did not go to the cross then Satan's rule would never come to an end. So Satan used the strongest of all the Christians to try and convince Jesus not to go to the cross. Its funny how Satan did not choose any other disciples, the reason he did not is because he knew Jesus knew who was the strongest in faith of all the diciples and by choosing Peter he felt Jesus would listen to him and not go to the cross. Be that fact as it may Satan did tempt a Christian and even more than a Christian and Disciple and even more than a Disciple the stongest of all them. If you read the entire scripture you will see that Jesus also gave a warning after the temptation, he said that if anyone follows him let them pick up their cross and follow him, at that point Jesus gave Peter a choice Jesus said you can believe in me and who I am and follow me you can be selfish and follow your own wisdom.(As you see, what I base my answer on is scripture and its backed up not my own personal thinking, and I don't confuse anything because I use the Word of God not my own wisdom, God said children are used to confound the wise sir.
Leon. This is in response to what you wrote on one of my articles.
You are confusing inhabitation with people speaking words inspired by satan. You can be influenced from the outside and speak from the flesh, as Peter did because he feared for his life, and not have a demon in you.
The case was different, however, with Judas. Scripture plainly says satan entered Judas in John 13:27. Judas was never a true believer. So, we have no Scripture teaching that Christians can be inhabited by demons. That ideas is a false doctrine spread by demons to cause fear and confusion in the Body of Christ.