I’ve had a really interesting question from a Jewish friend which I have no idea how to answer! I thought you might be able to help. This is what he said:
“I’m reading through the New Testament and is there anything behind the common occurrences of possessions and exorcisms?”
I didn’t really understand what he meant and asked him to clarify. He came back with this:
“There are a bunch of instances of people who are possessed by demons and Jesus exorcises them. Is there a significance to this? Or as to why these exorcism stories are included in the gospels? I’ve only read the Old Testament so one thing that strikes me is the appearance of possessed people.”
Any ideas how to respond?