Article: "Battling the Demonic: an Interview with America's Exorcists

This article gives a great deal of information to the point about the demonic in lives and about exorcists in the Catholic Church, more than can be mentioned here in this summary.

Fascinating! Good to know! :thumbsup:

Thanks mdgspencer . . . looks to be about a year old judging from the combox.

Great reading. :thumbsup:

I think that smoking has opened the door
to the demonic for me… it has resurrected
my porn addiction and I even started
drinking alcohol for a while. The important
thing to remember is that satan cannot
do anything to us OUTSIDE OF GOD’S
LAW. “The sting of death is sin, and the
power of sin is the Law” 1 Cor 15:56,
since satan holds the power of death
Heb. 2:14 says “For just as the children
are flesh and blood, He Himself also
partook flesh and blood so that thru
death He might destroy him who has
the power of death, that is the devil”
Jesus, in speaking about excorcism
said: “do not rejoice that the demons
submit to you, but rejoice that your
names are written in heaven” Matt.
10:20 In other words, do not boast
in your authority over demons, but
fear God who determines whose
name gets written in the Book of Life!!
(demons will fear God as much as
YOU fear Him)

Thanks for your post. Sorry you are having difficulties. Here is another verse I use when struggling. 1Corinthians10:13

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

Thank you ChurchSoldier for the encouragement and verse,
it is one that I had memorized but haven’t come to mind re-
cently. May the Lord and His Church be in our hearts and
on our minds ALL THE TIME!!

Fascinating article.

I work with MANY Protestants who don’t believe in the Devil or Hell.

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