By “bewitched” we are talking about demon-possession or demons (the fallen angels) bothering a person. Yes, sadly Christians can certainly be troubled and possessed by demons. If a person becomes disobedient to God and strays into the occult, spiritism, shamanistic worship, hypnotism, drugs, idol [...]
Do our dead Ancestors have power to influence and hurt us? I'm being called to become a Sangoma (shaman), but I don't want to because I love Jesus. I'm afraid to stop cultural practices for them. When I was growing up, these ancestors caused strange sicknesses until people obeyed their wills. (South Africa)
Many today believe that the dead are not dead, but are really more alive than ever. They do not realize that they are believing the original lie taught by the Serpent, “that you will not die, but you will be like God” Genesis 3:4-5. [...]
1 Samuel 28 verses 14 -19 records a medium bringing the spirit of the dead prophet Samuel to talk to King Saul. How can this happen? Are dead ancestors alive and watching us? (South Africa)
No. Dead people are really dead. The vision that the woman medium saw and spoke with was not the prophet Samuel. It was a demon pretending to be Samuel. Remember, a few years earlier, Samuel had said to Saul, “The LORD has torn the [...]
Yoga exercises stretch and strengthen muscles, increase balance, and may reduce stress. As an exercise, it can be beneficial. However, if a class includes Eastern meditations, those meditations may have a non-Christian, religious dimension. Some meditations simply focus on body awareness. People breathe quietly, [...]
Some drugs are hallucinogenic. They disrupt the brain's normal, healthy operations and make people see, hear, and smell hallucinations. This is very dangerous. Some people have experienced psychotic breaks due to taking those drugs. Also, since this drugs misrepresent reality, they are distorting God’s [...]
There are a few instances in the Bible where those who have died are depicted as talking with others. Some will tell you these were actually people who came back to talk with people on earth. Others will tell you these are visions. What [...]
Someone wants to rid my home from any evil spirits by saying prayers and burning sage. Is this Biblical?
Yes and No. Praying is always appropriate when you feel evil approaching; however, burning sage to ward off evil spirits is not Biblical. Throughout history, people have created many rituals to banish evil spirits.Yet, none of these rituals were designed nor blessed by God. No scripture [...]
I am having trouble in the middle of the nigh. I wake up and I cannot move. This been happening since I was 7 years old. I know it is caused by demons. What should I do?
I knew a man, who was first coming to the Lord back in 1973, who had similar experiences. He would wake up and feel as though an evil spirit was at the window looking in, and he could not move. One night, he asked [...]
When a person is possessed by Satan or by demons is the body of that person really taken over or is it only the evil influence from Satan or the demons that is especially high?
In ancient times people believed that evil spirits (demons) were responsible for many physical and most all mental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, split personalities, delirium and the like. Although today we are cognizant of the many inherited or acquired mental illnesses [...]
First, we must say that a Christian really should not be frequenting a Wiccan store. Wicca is a pagan religion. Pagan religions worship or hold sacred the created, such as nature, the universe, and the elements, etc., rather than the Creator. Wiccans are also [...]
Spiritualism is a rapidly growing movement, numbering several millions of people, among which are some of the brightest minds of the day. There is no question as to many of the facts clearly established in the rites and ceremonies of Spiritism. Many of the [...]
“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”–`Exo. 22:18`. From this expression would we not understand that the writers of the Scriptures believed in the existence of witches? What is a witch?
Throughout the world today there are thousands and millions of people who firmly believe in what is known as "Spiritism." Among those who thus believe are some of the brightest minds of the day--doctors, lawyers, judges, professors, etc., a class of people who would [...]
Please explain `Isa. 8:19-22`, where the Prophet speaks of “familiar spirits,” and “wizards” that work in the dark.
The "familiar spirits" are the demons that infest earth's atmosphere, and who are busily engaged in impersonating the dead, representing that they are the spirits of the departed ones, and thus confusing and deceiving many, who have not given heed to the instructions of [...]
Is it possible for Christians to handle deadly serpents and to drink poisons without suffering injury in any form as stated in `Mark 16:18`? (R.F.D.)
Since God invites man to reason on His Word (`Isa. 1:18`), we must know that His Word is reasonable. The quotation in the question is unreasonable. But is it a part of God's Word? We answer, No. St. `Mark`'s Gospel originally ended with verse [...]