Updated: Apr 23
We live a a world that is infiltrated with evil not only our evil and sin but the evil and sin of invisible entities. These entities have been a part of our world since BEFORE the beginning.
In our modern times they have been very successful in convincing modern man that they are a myth and do not exist.
This of course permits them to manipulate us and yes even kill us without us even being aware of their presence.
Currently it is very evident for those that are discerning that the Pagan gods of the ancient world are fully engaged in our culture as people are committing many acts of mass murder and suicide.
Do not forget that we do not need Demons to make us sin, we all are filled with depravity.
Our modern Protestant demoninations in America run from the supernatural and have been so influenced by science that they have failed to address this aspect of our world.
Evil is resurging in our world today and we as Christians must not be ignorant of it!
Video from Rosa Mystica
"We can learn many things from this short talk with Fr. Vincent Lampert. Let us never stop learning our faith and most importantly never stop praying. Father's audio sound was not working before but because of the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel and St. Joseph, he could finally be heard and we could continue the interview. Deo gratias. Remember who is the Terror of Demons. When you say something simple like St. Joseph pray for us help us we need you now - audio is not working. St. Joseph fixed it and St. Michael chained the devil. Thankfully father was available to answer many questions. It's a blessing and a very wonderful opportunity. Pray for us O Holy Mother of GOD that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ" from video introduction
Have You Exorcized a Demon? - John Piper
Video from Desiring God
Don Basham -- Dealings With The Occult
Video from Don Basham
"Don Basham (1926-1989) was a teacher, writer, and pioneer who served the Lord in ministry for 48 years. A native Texan, Brother Don was trained as a commercial artist, and in 1951, he entered into ministry, studying at Phillips University Seminary. He was ordained in ministry by the Disciples of Christ in 1955, and pastored churches in the United States in Canada.
Following the physical healing of a close friend, Brother Don and his wife, Alice, experienced a profound spiritual awakening. He became a much sought-after author and speaker; his teachings on healing, family, and spiritual warfare were groundbreaking and insightful.
From the 1960s onward, Brother Don became a pioneer in the Charismatic Movement. His ministry took him across North America and around the world. Among his many top-selling books are Face Up with a Miracle, Deliver Us from Evil, A Handbook on Holy Spirit Baptism, A Manual for Spiritual Warfare, Can a Christian Have a Demon?, Lead Us Not into Temptation, Willing to Forgive, and The Way I See It.
Don Basham was an original contributing author for New Wine Magazine in 1969, but was soon part of the leadership of the publishing company. He was the Editor of New Wine Magazine from 1975 to 1981 and served as Chief Editorial Consultant until it ceased publication in 1986. Don and Alice had five children; his family was not only dear to him, but was a primary inspiration for much of his writing and ministry. He passed away in Ohio in 1989 after influencing millions of Christians, across generations, around the world." from csmpublishing.org
10 Religions That Perform Exorcisms
Video from FTD Facts
"I look at 10 different religions and how they perform exorcisms. And an exorcism is the removal or attempted removal of an evil spirit." from the video introduction
Exorcism in Islam - Demons, devils, and supernatural encounters (Documentary, 2015)
Video from wocomoHUMANITY
"The belief in demons or "djinn" is widespread in Islamic culture, but has been little studied so far. In a subjective search for clues, the documentary follows the true story of Aya, a four-year-old Jordanian girl who was killed by her father because he believed her to be possessed. Investigations lead director Dalia Al Kury into an obscure parallel world of traditions and rituals. Disturbing yet fascinating encounters with jinn exorcists and possessed people reveal the contradictions of their society and ultimately force the director to confront her own fears and demons." from video introduction
Exorcisms make a 21st century comeback in Minnesota, U.S.
"No official data are available, but church leaders say there are more Catholic exorcists in the U.S. today than at any time in recent memory.
They arrive with a crucifix, a book of prayers, holy water and a conviction that the Holy Spirit is at their side.
Infrequently summoned for decades, Catholic exorcists say they are now being beckoned across Minnesota and the nation, as pleas from the faithful to “cast out the devil” are on the rise.
“Sometimes they hear voices in their heads,” said Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. “They have reactions they don’t understand. Fits of rage. Sometimes it’s a depression they just can’t shake and psychologists can’t help.”
Exorcism, often considered a relic of the Dark Ages, is making a 21st-century comeback. Catholic dioceses, including in St. Cloud and Winona-Rochester, say they now are sending their exorcists to a new U.S. institute that trains spiritual warriors. No official data are available, but Catholic leaders say there are more Catholic exorcists in the United States today than at any time in recent memory.
“When I first was appointed as exorcist in 2005, I knew of only a dozen exorcists in the United States,” said the Rev. Vincent Lampert, exorcist of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and one of a handful of American exorcists public about their work. “Today I’d say there are at least 175 — and more each year.”
That’s not to mention the countless faith leaders for charismatic and Pentecostal communities who believe in casting out demons.
But psychologists warn that even well-intentioned treatment of traumatized people can aggravate the situation. They urge individuals to focus on evidence-based interventions.
“There are treatments for trauma supported by strong scientific evidence, but exorcism is not among them,” said University of Minnesota psychology Prof. Patricia Frazier.
The Twin Cities Archdiocese is currently working with “several dozen” people, Cozzens said.
But not everyone who believes they are possessed and requests an exorcism gets one, church leaders say.
The archdiocese exorcist, Cozzens said, collaborates with several professionals to evaluate the situation. The church encourages people to seek medical or mental health help if deemed necessary, the protocol urged by the Vatican. But if the person exhibits what Catholics view as hallmarks of the devil, such as extraordinary strength or speaking in unknown languages, the spiritual battle begins.
Priests trained for combat
Most U.S. exorcists are parish priests tapped for the work, and they shun being identified to avoid unwanted attention. That was the case with two Minnesota exorcists interviewed for this story. Every bishop must appoint someone to the task. Their preparation ranges from training in Rome to mentoring with a local exorcist.
A growing number from Minnesota are heading to the Pope Leo XIII Institute based in Illinois, founded several years ago by Midwestern Catholics to offer intensive courses on the scriptural basis for exorcisms and how to perform them. The exorcists can now use the first English-language version of the medieval Latin exorcism prayers, which became available in 2017.
Lampert belongs to a small group of exorcists who regularly speak and even tweet about the issue. Perhaps because of this, he said he receives 30 to 40 calls a week from “all types of people,” high schoolers to seniors, men and women, bankers to the unemployed, Catholic and not.
He is among the exorcists appointed after Pope John Paul II asked every diocese to designate an exorcist to battle the growing threats from the occult and other practices.
“I’ve seen eyes rolling to the back of the head, foaming at the mouth, people hissing, people speaking in strange voices … ” Lampert said.
He said one elderly woman picked up a heavy chair and lifted it over her head.
“That catches your attention,” he said.
An exorcist recites a special set of prayers over the person, directly addressing the devil and ordering him out in the name of Jesus. He may also recite the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, read Bible verses, and cast holy water. A typical session lasts about an hour, Lampert said. For others, the battle continues during several visits.
People fearing demons typically start by contacting their priest or diocese. Some believe they are cursed. Some report that their house is haunted. Some can’t shake perverse thoughts.
One woman reported that an angry co-worker carried out an animal sacrifice in her front yard, said Lampert, and asked for a blessing.
The Catholic church ranks what it sees as devil manifestations into several categories, from activity in inanimate objects such as haunted houses to an individual’s full blown “possession.” Clergy and lay people can say prayers to evict the devil in the less serious categories.
Only exorcists are permitted to drive out demons from those considered fully possessed, who have no control over their own actions. Such cases are rare, exorcists said.
“People have different reasons they seek help,” said the St. Cloud Diocese exorcist, a priest at several rural churches. “Unfortunately, there is a lot of depression and mental illness that people want to attribute to the demonic. … But there are some cases where people truly hear voices, see shadows, feel touches, and/or smell odors that have no other explanation.”
The exorcist from the Diocese of Winona-Rochester said he assisted at an exorcism of a young mother who had been consulting with a medium. He believes such experiments opened the door to evil.
“She screamed and her eyes rolled back white,” he recalled.
Cozzens, who is not the archdiocese exorcist but who has attended sessions, said the archdiocese enlists the support of four special prayer teams to pray for individuals it believes have the lesser forms of demonic influence.
“We’ve found in the past 10 years an increased need,” Cozzens said.
Mainline Protestants acknowledge that evil exists, but are likely to attribute much of the world’s evil to human actions rather than demonic possession.." from the article: Exorcisms make a 21st century comeback in Minnesota, U.S.