May 11, 2018 at 12:35 pm #825849
Yes these clever demons live in the bodies of men and speak through them.
Jesus Christ did not put up with their nonsense and said to one
’Be quiet and come out of him’May 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm #825861
Yes the unclean spirits within men are shown by scripture to be intelligent and well aware of their situation. They know they have a time for judgement coming and pleaded to be sent into pigs as other vessels. They are organised and can communicate with one another.
While in men they recognised Jesus and knew of Paul. They are organised and even a ‘legion’ can live in a man. Their easy work is to be invisible such that the man who houses them remains unaware of his role.
So it is men who unknowingly preach their doctrines, these doctrines of demons.
Deception fools many.May 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm #825865
Molten glass is neither strong nor solid.
So what did God mean?May 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm #825872
I am disappointed in your response and how it does not address what I have put forward.
I have yet to discuss the unclean spirits that are in fact real, and was hoping that we could reach common ground with us both recognizing that there are doctrines of demons/unclean spirits that are nothing but fables.
I am asking that you acknowledge that scripture does in fact talk about idols, gods, and their demons as being fake, having no power.
Do you or do you not acknowledge this?May 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm #825873
Men worship anything.
Demons do seek worship as another way of insulting God.
If you are teaching from an ideological background you will always stumble over the stumbling stone of the WordMay 11, 2018 at 3:20 pm #825874
We have the recorded activity of Jesus Christ dealing with demons.
You offer us theorerical stuff instead.
Why should we listen?May 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm #825876
Nick, I have not given anything theoretical please be specific in what you accuse me of, I gave scripture that combines demons and idols together as being fake.
Your statement tells me you are not bothering to READ the scriptures that I have given.May 11, 2018 at 4:29 pm #825877
Natural men are excellent vessels for demons to teach through.
Spiritually blind, deaf and so ignorant they are such easy prey.
Demonic behaviors and doctrines of demons are the result.
The whole world is under the power of the evil one.
Doctrines of demons are not ABOUT demons but rather FROM them.May 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm #825879
Nick you can’t seriously be ignorant enough to believe that the heathens did not believe in FAKE gods and FAKE DEMONS???
We are told that the heathen beliefs were false because they were FAKE, that which they believed in had no POWER.
The word in English “demon” in scripture comes from the Greek daimon, daimonion, or daimonizomai.
These were in fact words used unto the Greeks to speak of their fake demons. These were not words solely used by Christ followers to solely speak of real demons, they were used by heathens when they spoke OF THEIR beliefs regarding THEIR demons, likewise they were used in scripture by the authors to also reference heathen fake demons.
Once again I will say that scripture shows a difference between REAL unclean spirits and FAKE unclean spirits of the heathens.May 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm #825883
James told us that the demons also believe, and tremble.
Matthew mentioned that the demons in the man said they were legion.
Surely you are not going to say these anointed men were deceived?May 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm #825885
Nick, once again I will state that I am not yet speaking about scripture that speaks of REAL unclean spirits, I am speaking of the scriptures that speak of fake ones. You are not discussing the scriptures I gave of which speak of fake demons, why are you so bent on AVOIDING this??May 11, 2018 at 9:45 pm #825899
There are no FAKE DEMONS in scripture.May 11, 2018 at 9:49 pm #825901
Why do you pursue your goal of sanitising scripture of the domain of darkness?
Whom do you serve?May 12, 2018 at 1:02 am #825907
Nick explain how the below scripture is NOT informing us that false gods and their demons are the works of man’s hands and have no power?
Revelation 9: 20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
Nick explain how the below scripture is NOT informing us that there existed doctrines of demons and they were nothing more than lies and fables?
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;…7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
Nick explain how the below scripture is NOT informing us that the people were warned not to follow false pagan practices where pagans made sacrifices to their fake gods?
1 Corinthians 10: 20 No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
Nick I don’t think that you understand that the pagan’s demons mentioned above were believed to be both good and bad. They believed that some demons brought blessings and some brought cursing, the whole point of making sacrifices to these demons was so that it would please the demons and the people could be blessed and not cursed. To DRINK of the cup of these demons was to believe that they had the powers that God said He ALONE has, and you cannot believe that these demons are real and also believe that God is real.
I am under the impression from you Nick that you believe that what the pagan’s sacrificed to was in fact real spirits, and likewise when Israel began to worship them they were real spirits, however not only are there many scriptures in the OT saying that they are the work of men’s hands and are fake the NT tells us that also. You seem to want to say that they were real, they just were not true gods, that they were rebel spirits deceiving people to believe in fake gods. This is NOT what the scriptures SAY!!
Isaiah 41: 22 “Tell us, you idols, what is going to happen. Tell us what the former things were, so that we may consider them and know their final outcome. Or declare to us the things to come, 23 tell us what the future holds, so we may know that you are gods. Do something, whether good or bad, so that we will be dismayed and filled with fear. 24 But you are less than nothing and your works are utterly worthless; whoever chooses you is detestable…. 28 I look but there is no one— no one among the gods to give counsel, no one to give answer when I ask them. 29 See, they are all false! Their deeds amount to nothing; their images are but wind and confusion.
1 Samuel 12: 21 Do not turn away after useless idols. They can do you no good, nor can they rescue you, because they are useless.
Isaiah 19:1 A prophecy against Egypt: See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud and is coming to Egypt. The idols of Egypt tremble before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear. 2 “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian— brother will fight against brother, neighbor against neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom. 3 The Egyptians will lose heart, and I will bring their plans to nothing; they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead, the mediums and the spiritists.
The idols don’t literally tremble as we are told they are fake. I don’t think you realize Nick that the idols themselves made of wood, stone and brass, the people did not literally believe that those figurines they made were the actual gods and demons and spirits that they believed brought blessings or cursing, they were a REPRESENTATION of them. When God says do not worship idols, he is not talking about their carvings, He is talking about what those carvings represented, fake gods and their demons.
Did you know Nick that the Jews believed as Zoroastrians did, that when a wicked person dies they could get stuck on earth and they would become demons inflicting people with things such as madness, blindness, muteness. Josephus wrote this very belief that demons were the souls of dead wicked people. The Pharisees had many cleansing rituals, one of which was that these demons entered your body at night, when you rose up in the morning they would exit you except the ones in your fingertips, you would have to complete every morning a cleansing ritual with your hands in order to remove those final demons.May 12, 2018 at 1:35 am #825908
One huge problem you have Nick is that you are under the impression that scripture shows that demons manipulate you into sinning.
Read every scripture that speaks of demons, and you will see there is NOT one verse that speaks of that which you say.
What you will find in the passages that speak of demons is,
Demons as in unclean spirit that cause infirmities, madness, blindness, muteness, etc..
John and Jesus are accused of being demon -possessed, which we see in John 10 meant the people thought they were mad.
Fake gods and fake demons that are the works of man’s hands.
Fake god Beelzebul known in the OT as Baal, and his fake demons (I am looking forward to discussing this passage further)
Note that this passage is in reference to believing in a false god spoken of in OT, where this god and his demons could bring blessings or cursings. The passage is about infirmities NOT about MANIPULATIONS to sin.
So we have NOT one scripture that says as you say about demons manipulating people to sin.
Jeremiah 10: 8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. 10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. 11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. 12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. 13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. 14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. 15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
NOTICE NICK, the scripture says the false gods, like that of Beelzebub/Baal, have no breath in them, they are FAKE, and they are the WORK of ERROR, of which we are told in several other places that ERROR comes from their OWN imaginations, which equates to the ABSOLUTE OPPOSITE of being manipulated by spirits. God is having to tell the people that it is by His wrath the earth trembles, it is not by other gods. God has to announce that it is by Him there is wisdom, it is Him that produces the weather, as the people denoted such things as coming from demons.May 12, 2018 at 5:40 am #825912
Yes men worship demons.
And they worship idols made by their hands.
But they are not said to worship fake demons made by their hands.
Do not ignore the COMMA.
Jots and tittles are written and we do not take away from scripture.May 12, 2018 at 9:13 am #825917
I am sure you are mistaken when you say that
DOCTRINES OF DEMONS
DOCTRINES ABOUT DEMONS.
Son of God, Son of Man, sons of the devil, the Word of Life, The Spirit of God etc, would all have their meaning changed with such usage.May 13, 2018 at 9:35 am #825996942767Participant
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Yes, Jesus declared all foods clean, but God stated that Pork is not food for His people.May 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm #826026GeneBalthropParticipant
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Nick….I BELIEVE JODI IS RIGHT ON THIS ONE BROTHER. If we choose to do good, good will come, if evil, evil will come, because each thing good or evil adds to itself. If this is done by demons, going around taking us over, then how could God judge us for what something else is doing, some beings we can’t see or hear and has no part of us. No, We ourselves bring these thing on ourselves, through the “lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, throught the pride of life. Which all comes from this world. At least that is what seemed to happen in my life, i can’t blame it on something else, so i don’t have to take responsiblity for my faliures.
I know that good and evil exist, it existed from the beginning of creation, at the very garden of eve, but it was man who was making his own choices from the start. There was a propensity in us to do both good and evil from the very start. I don’t see where scripture says demonic beings make us do evil, do you. We are told to flee d-evil, and ď-evil will flee from us. You see it’s us who chose to do evil or good, and what is influencing us the most drags us toward it, rather it is good or evil. We will give account of ourselve for what “we” do.
Nick think about what Jodi is saying it perty much alines with scripture brother. IMOMay 13, 2018 at 8:33 pm #826066
Yes it is a very unpopular idea that man is a vessel that can contain unwelcome guests.
But one of the major challenges for those who have been reborn from above is to springclean.
Opening up all the dark and dusty rooms of our houses to the light as the sanctifying Spirit leads.
Being transformed by the renewal of our minds can be one step too far for those who are vain and proud.
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