Demons or sin?

Respectable members and senior elders in the Laymen’s Evangelical Fellowship claim that Christians expressing anger, pride and other common sinful behaviour are demon possessed. Attributing sinful behaviour to demon possession seems to be quite prevalent in South Indian Churches but is this really correct?

When Cain was angry with his brother, God himself warned Cain saying “If you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7 (AMP).  Again Ephesians 4:26 says “Be ye angry, and sin not”. Proverbs 21:4 says “a proud heart … is sin”. I John 1:17 says “All unrighteousness is sin“. The problem behind anger, pride and other similar issues is sin.

The Bible does not attribute wrong behaviour to demons. Jesus cast out unclean spirits but never told anyone a specific behaviour that resulted in possession. The epistles teaches us a lot about sin and Christ’s solution to sin but evil spirits seem to be ignored. Sadly some Christians, including members of the Laymen’s Evangelical Fellowship, attribute sinful behaviour to demon possession. So their solution to a sin problem is getting the demons cast out and for that you need their services! Although any Christian can cast out a demon in the name of Jesus Christ, people generally go to somebody experienced in this area. So you have to travel long distances searching for your deliverer. Some will be classified as hard cases and that only gifted individuals can handle them. Sometimes this gifted individual would have already gone to heaven and you will have to go round to a bunch of less gifted people hoping that one day your relief will come!

Praise God, our relief is free and easy, God has done the hard work and we have the easy work of believing and confessing. God’s work as expressed in Romans 5:8  and 1 John 1:17 was “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” and “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”. Our work according to Romans 10:9 (HCSB) is “… confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Believers can sin even after their salvation and the Bible again has the solution which does not involve exorcism: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1 (HSBC). “Now the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will depart from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and the teachings of demons, through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2 (HCSB). Unfortunately the lack of proper Bible study as described in an earlier post gives room for false teaching in the church.

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6 responses to “Demons or sin?

  1. The truth will set you free. Because of sin we are not free but because of Jesus forgiveness we are free indeed. Praise the Lord.

  2. Alsing patel

    AlL thesevactivites arevdemonic according to bible. No compassion ,no accountability. Sure demonic in the mame of God. James 3;15-17

    15This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy

  3. Alsing patel

    I just read about in whistle blower blog that some are used for gossiping or spy on others. It is very very true. The abuse that i mentioned so far has to do lot with Gossip. This family is used to spy and gossip on otgers and they are rewarded fir that. I myself was blind one time that there is no way to heave except through fellowship. But after watching this man and his famiky who got on the pulpit just by supressing others sending away so many Gods chiodren away to secure their, spying and lying on others and physically abusing the poor and helpless. Seen it all first hand. Just to protect some innocent people not able to come put. Thank God He is bring the truth out through you hoth and may he bring Justice to the Godly and innocent through you i stand with you in prayer.

    • Amian Amahar

      Alsing Patel: Please send my Christian greetings to the lady you spoke about who is trapped in the LEF.

      • Alsing patel

        Thank you verymuch. Genuine prayers from Gods children like you are invaluable in her life to fight the strong holds and not compramise Gods values. You givee her the strength through your prayers.

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