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Mark 5 Jesus encounter with the demons. Relationship

Reading in Mark 5:1-20 ... 6 Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and prostrated himself before him, 7 crying out in a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of ...
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According to Catholicism, is it possible for the Devil to kill someone?

We read in the Book of Job that the Devil received permission from God to torment Job, and that God obliged the Devil to spare his life. The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your ...
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Demon Possession in the Old Testament?

I'm wanting to know about any possible demonic oppression and/or possession in the Old Testament, as well as why demons being cast out is not done before the time of Christ? Was it because Christ as ...
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What does Lutheranism teaches about demon possession?

What do various Lutheran Churches from today teach about demon possession? Did Martin Luther, or early Lutheran writers said something about this? What strikes me the most, is the fact that in the ...
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Non-Catholic and more obscure alternatives to an exorcism?

In popular media, whenever there is a case of demonic possession or oppression, I almost always see a Catholic response to the supernatural forces at work. The Catholic Church being as prominent as ...
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From an LDS perspective, what is an Unclean Spirit?

From an LDS perspective, what is an unclean spirit? What is its history? Where did it come from? From the scriptures, I gather that unclean spirits want to inhabit mortal bodies. My guess is that ...
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State of Grace and Demonic Possession

If a person has not committed a mortal sin and is living in a state of grace, is it possible for that person to be possessed by a demon? What is the Catholic Church's teaching on demonic possession ...
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What are demons according to the Catholic Church?

What are these demons? There are a lot written outside the Torah or New Testament on this. The comment on this question you might find in the book of Enoch or the Talmud, and many other scriptures. ...
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Is a testimony from devil about Jesus, good? [duplicate]

Mark 1: 21-24 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had ...
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Why didn't Jesus allow demons to say he was God? [duplicate]

After Jesus cast out demons from possessed people, he made sure that these demons didn't reveal his true identity. Why? Example from Mar 1:24-25,34 (NIV): 24“What do you want with us, Jesus of ...
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How does reformed theology view hypnosis?

In particular, how do reformed theologians address these questions: Is hypnosis Biblically warranted? Is hypnosis a form of demon possession? Is hypnosis basically a bad idea? Is the question of ...
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Did Judas betray Jesus willfully?

Luke 22:3 (NIV) Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. Does this verse imply that Judas had no more control over his own actions as he was possessed by the devil. Judas ...
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When was the last time, if ever, the secular world acknowledged a demonic possession?

The gospels seem to be peppered with demonic possessions that are nonchalantly noted by the author. Is there evidence that the ruling secular powers of the day acknowledged these as demonic ...