The Danger of Emptiness
24 “When an evil spirit comes out of someone, it travels through dry places, looking for a place to rest. But it finds no place to rest. So it says, ‘I will go back to the home I left.’ 25 When it comes back, it finds that home all neat and clean. 26 Then the evil spirit goes out and brings back seven other spirits more evil than itself. They all go and live there, and that person has even more trouble than before.”
First, to start with I asked from a scientific perspective on the Cognitive Science Stack Exchange if there was any way to scientifically measure spirits in a human and it was immediately closed as having no scientific basis or relevance.
Next, in Matthew Henry's Commentary of this passage he seems to be liking spirits to a change of heart, disposition and personality.....?
Jesus healed people by casting out evil spirits. Is an "evil spirit" something that actually comes into the body like in the Halloween movies or something completely different or more like bad influences? What exactly was Jesus casting out?
Any help in the right direction is greatly appreciated.
Please note this is not the question: Are people possessed by demons today? What is the modern Christian perspective?