31 And they begged Jesus repeatedly not to order them to go into the Abyss.
32 A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into the pigs, and he gave them permission. 33 When the demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.
- Why did the demons need to go inside the pigs? Would that be the only way to avoid abyss? Why not request to roam around in a desert or sit on a tree?
- Why then did they kill the pigs? I thought they wanted to live in a body.
- Why did Jesus send them into pigs instead of sending to abyss where they belonged?
- Am I to make some spiritual/moral sense of this story or is it just a historical record?