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According to Catholicism, is it possible for the Devil to kill someone?

Matthew 10:28, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE), says: "Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in ...
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What are demons according to the Catholic Church?

According to the Catholic Church, demons are simply fallen angels: i.e., angels who have sinned gravely against God and are now living the eternal consequences of their separation from Him. Angels ...
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State of Grace and Demonic Possession

Unfortunately a Catholic living in the state of grace and has never committed a mortal sin could be diabolically possessed by a demon(s) through no fault of their own. Sometimes a person is unaware ...
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According to Catholicism, does reception of the gift of the Holy Spirit protect against demon possession?

According to Catholicism, does reception of the gift of the Holy Spirit protect against demon possession? Actually Catholics believe anyone could be possessed by evil if the circumstances are there. ...
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What is an overview of how Christians discern genuine cases of demonic influence from mundane mental health problems?

I think there is a way to answer this question without delving into the speculative, or into individual counseling but we must be careful. It basically amounts to how a person responds to scripture. ...
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Are there video recordings of humans said to be possessed by demons?

Are there video recordings of humans said to be possessed by demons? I would venture to say that such video recordings do exist, but the question implies several problems that are inherent to the ...
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Is it only Roman Catholicism that teaches the possibility of universal vulnerability of demon possession?

Is it only Roman Catholicism that teaches the possibility of universal vulnerability of demon possession? Is this teaching specific to Western (Latin Rite) Catholics or do Eastern Catholic traditions ...
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Mark 5 Jesus encounter with the demons: what is their relationship to Jesus?

Famed 4th century preacher John Chrysostom gives the best answer, in my view. He says the story illustrates the full malice of the demons and also the restraint that God placed on them to keep them ...
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From an LDS perspective, what is an Unclean Spirit?

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 ...
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Is Judas liable for his betrayal sin?

Judas' moral state becomes clear with the later disclosure by John that Judas was stealing and, by that theft, was depriving others of much needed charitable contributions.This deliberate moral state -...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Christians cannot be possessed by demons?

This subject is dealt with succintly and pointedly by a commentator, Greg Boyd. I cannot vouch for his work in general, but this piece caught my attention on this particular topic : I along with most ...
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Demon Possession in the Old Testament?

Demon Possession in the Old Testament? We can be sure that demonic possession occurred prior to the birth of Christ. There are a few instances in the Old Testament of demonic activity in the affairs ...
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What does Lutheranism teaches about demon possession?

For more information, let me recommend the following resources: 1. Robert Bennett, CPH, "I Am Not Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare" 2. Robert Bennett, CPH, "Afraid: Demon Possession ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms? We all know that Jesus performed exorcisms. But Is It Scriptural? We are told in Scripture: “But after it became evening, people brought him [Jesus Christ]...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms? Yes, Jehovah's Witnesses do believe that exorcisms have been performed. There are several examples in the Bible of Jesus casting out demons from ...
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How do Christians make sense of exorcisms in other religions?

How do Christians make sense of exorcisms in other religions? The closest reasonable answer to me is a multifaceted response of grace from God. Not all Pagans are hell-deserving. There were naturally ...
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Would Jehovah’s Witnesses anointed with the Holy Spirit be unable to suffer demonic possession, whilst un-anointed Jehovah's Witnesses could?

Would Jehovah’s Witnesses anointed with the Holy Spirit be unable to suffer demonic possession, whilst un-anointed Jehovah's Witnesses could? Jehovah's Witnesses (anointed or otherwise) are not immune ...
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According to baptists can a Christian be demon possessed?

Not according to this source. Can a Christian be demon possessed? No,” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary theology professor Stephen Wellum said in a video posted on the seminary’s website Feb. 28....
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Would Jehovah’s Witnesses anointed with the Holy Spirit be unable to suffer demonic possession, whilst un-anointed Jehovah's Witnesses could?

Agarza has answered your main question by saying “Jehovah's Witnesses (anointed or otherwise) are not immune to demonic possession.” They acknowledge that nobody is immune from attacks by demons, ...
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Has a born again Baptist believer or a Jehovah’s Witnesses ever approached Catholic authorities for an official exorcism?

A relative of mine, who was still officially a baptised Jehovah's Witness though had slipped out the back door of the religion for many years, came very close to getting the help of a Catholic priest ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Christians cannot be possessed by demons?

The biblical basis is very simple. Being truly possessed by a demon (not merely bothered or oppressed ) means that you are no longer in control of your soul because it is possessed by another being. ...
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Can God and Unclean Spirits dwell in the same human being at the same time?

Can God and Unclean Spirits dwell in the same human being at the same time? It would seem that the possibility does exist that both God and Unclean Spirits could dwell in a human being at the same ...
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According to baptists can a Christian be demon possessed?

Baptists are trinitarian and believe that God the Holy Spirit enters into and permanently lives within every individual who repents of their sin and believes that Jesus is the Son of God. Both the ...
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Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that demon possession is possible within their ranks?

My sister is demon possessed and was baptized at 16. She married into a family that practices witchcraft when she wasn’t an active witness. Although active again, she is still possessed.
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms?

It’s not more details that are needed here; merely relevant ones. An awful lot of the quotes, to date, deal with what Jehovah’s Witnesses [JWs] say about demonism in the 1st century A.D., and how ...
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According to Pentecostals can a born again believer have spirits?

Mat 12v28 "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you". E.S.V. From this Scripture and surrounding verses it appears that when the kingdom of God ...
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Mark 5 Jesus encounter with the demons: what is their relationship to Jesus?

Mark 5:1-14 KJV 1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an ...
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How do Christians make sense of exorcisms in other religions?

I think I would be very careful if trusting a non-christian supposedly casting out demons but Jesus himself says that any may cast them out in his name... Mark 9: 38-40 38 John said to him, “Teacher, ...
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