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It appears that there is no explicit reference in the bible to point to anything that suggests that demons have any odor. However, I really wanted to make sense of this (strange for me) phenomenon, so I put some thought into how to understand this. How do you detect if something has an odor? You smell it... stating the obvious. How do you smell something ...


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As close as I can understand these Scriptures they apply to the fallen Angels: Revelation 12:7 through 9 NKJV And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent ...


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The most obvious reference I see comes from St. Catherine of Siena, one of the Doctors of the Catholic Church. St. Catherine wrote a work known as the Dialogue, representing a discussion between a soul and God. In Section 22 of the Dialogue, God says this to the soul: "[The] vision of the Devil is the third pain [of four pains suffered by those in Hell] ...


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The first step in looking for a respected theologian who can propose this view is to define how we know a theologian is respected, and I suggest a minimum requirement is that he or she is a theologian who has written works that are cited by his or her peers; a theologian is also likely to teach theology in a tertiary environment, but perhaps this is not so ...


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A bit late here, but just wanted to add that the concept that fallen angels are demons (leaving beside the evidence in the New testament, which is not altogether satisfactory), is far older than Justin Martyr developments. The Slavonic Book of Enoch, usually believed to have been written in the 1st century CE, is very explicit about it. First we are told ...


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The Book of Watchers, in the aprocryphal 1 Enoch*, is the earliest specific, pre-Christian reference to the fallen angels, at least in the Septuagint version. Annette Yoshiko Reed says in an innovative twist on earlier Jewish traditions, Justin Martyr (c. 100-165) proposed that the progeny of the fallen angels, described in Genesis 6.1–4, became demons who ...


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First, we need to know that Revelation is a prophesy about the future. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, (Revelation 1:1, NKJV) After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And ...


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I think the question lies in who is Jesus' Father? He was talking about God the Father of course. One cannot server two masters. If one honours God and is filled with the Holy Spirit, they have been purchased by God and are free from the kingdom of darkness. This person cannot be demon possessed (owned) because God owns them. As for earthly fathers, it is ...


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Context is very important here. This is a verse lifted from a larger dialogue between Jesus and the Pharisees. Some translations punctuate the verse in such a way as to remove the link you see. RSV, for example, has the verse as two separate independent clauses, with a semicolon after "demon". One manifestation of demonic possession might indeed be ...


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I think part of the issue may be the differing meanings of the word "possess". We typically use the word today to mean "to own" or "to have"; but this is not the original meaning. Etymonline.com records the original meaning of the word (when it entered English at the end of the 1300s) as being "'to hold, occupy, reside in' (without regard to ownership)". ...


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The only strange animals in the Bible are the pre-historic ones mentioned in Job Leviathan Rahab (Also psalm 89) and Behemoth Imaginationless bible scholars have equated Behemoth and Leviathan with hippos and crocodiles. And I answered this question about Rahab a while back, she sounds pretty interesting, probably some sort of dragon! and the ...


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There are several different forms of verbs used in the New Testament translated as possessed. You seem to be conflicting between these two: δαιμονίζομαι daimonizomai.....dahee-mon-id'-zom-ahee Middle voice from G1142; to be exercised by a daemon: - have a (be vexed with, be possessed with) devil (-s). Total KJV occurrences: 13 And this one: ...


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Origin of the idea that “demons” and “fallen angels” are the same thing? There is a description of angels that went bad. Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. While Revelation is often called allegorical or ...


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While this isn't a question that can be definitively answered, I've heard teaching that links these types of incidents to John 6:1-15, particularly verses 14-15 (NIV quoted here): 14 After the people saw the sign Jesus performed, they began to say, “Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.” 15 Jesus, knowing that they intended to ...


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To me, the question does not ask whether the Christian should continue to believe in possession by demons, nor does it ask how to justify belief in God. The question neither asks the non-Christian to prove that demons do not exist, nor does not it ask how to prove to the non-Christian that demons do indeed exist, merely how to make driving out demons appear ...


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I've seen this question asked often in regards to exorcism of demons, so allow me to offer an analogy to explain things as I understand them. (Disclaimer: I'm not a theologian.) A robber (demon) breaks into a store (possessed individual) which triggers an alarm that is subsequently detected by a security guard (exorcist.) Initially, the security guard isn't ...


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(a)It nowhere states that they needed to go into the pigs, most likely it was a want rather than a need (see c), given the proximity of the pigs to their location. (b)All other instances Jesus and His disciples are merely said to cast out the demons, not designating them specifically to the abyss. Also, Matthew 8:29 seems to make it clear that even demons ...



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