Demonic possession isn’t a real thing, right? Isn’t it just something that preachers made up to scare little children into going to church?
I used to think that. In fact, I was an atheist once. A hard core secular humanist who only believed in things that my eyes could see and my hands could touch.
That was before the devil tried to kill me.
Seeing is believing
Sure, it sounds crazy. If I hadn’t experienced demonic possession myself, I would think it was crazy, too.
But the experience of fighting with another intelligence for control of my body proved it to me.
Projectile vomiting after commanding a demon to come out of my body like something out of a movie. Was this really happening?
The victory over the devil was real, too. If my whole experience was just insanity, then I’d still be crazy. I wouldn’t be here, ten years later, a happy husband with a beautiful family who raises money to feed the hungry.
Demonic possession happens today
The devil doesn’t have to possess you to make your life miserable. Possession is one of his rarest types of attacks. You are much more likely to experience temptation from a demon than possession.
Yet practicing exorcists working today will tell you that possession is real and that it still happens today. It is often confused with mental illness, but is different because it is a spiritual affliction, not a physical disease.
I’ll write more about the different ways that possession can take place in future notes.
For more in depth information on exorcism, check out “An Exorcist Tells His Story” by Fr. Gabriel Amorth, the deceased exorcist of Rome.
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