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The reason for the dragon in the painting may not have a biblical bases. According to Sothebys Whom I believe has the painting up for auction have an interesting write-up on the artist Simon de Myle and the painting Noah's Ark on Mt Ararat. Although he was clearly at pains to realistically depict the animals in this work, Simon Myle also represented a ...


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I am not sure if this is the answer but here I go. Purity. A good example would be (not sure where I read it from, I am speaking from my memory so apologies if it is wrong), long time ago church banned common people from performing exorcism. Problem was, after casting demons out, demons end up attacking people who caste them out. So what Our Lord telling ...


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It is because there are different levels or hierarchies of angels, demons being fallen angels. If one gets possessed/oppressed by a more malignant demon, its exorcism would be more difficult because such a demon is more disobedient to God. Listen to the talks here by a Catholic priest who is an expert in demonology and exorcism, e.g. the ones listed under ...


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Unclean spirits are those spirit children of God who kept not their first estate, which refers to the life before earth life. All men and women lived with God as his spirit children before coming to the earth as mortal beings. Those who kept their first estate were rewarded with a chance to live on Earth, receive a mortal body, be resurrected, and obtain ...


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I was surprised to find that I couldn't find a reference to this in the Bible Dictionary or on LDS org. There is a wiki article that treats the subject: http://www.mormonwiki.com/Evil_Spirits In agreement with this article, I have always been taught that an unclean spirit is a dis-embodied spirit corresponding to one of those that chose to follow Satan in ...



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