reply to post by windword
I can only recall one mention of demons in the bible, and that's when Jesus cast Legion out of a man
Actually there are many instances of demons being mentioned in the new testament alone here are some:
The demons begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."
And when the demon was driven out, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowd was amazed and said, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."
But the Pharisees said, "It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons."
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of the boy, and he was healed from that moment.
The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.
and to have authority to drive out demons.
For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you evil spirit!"
The demons begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them."
When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were
They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.
Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter." . . . She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, . . . Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly.
"Come out of him!" Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him.
Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew
he was the Christ.
and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magadalene) from whom seven demons had come out;
For Jesus had commanded the evil spirit to come out of the man. Many times it had seized him, and though he was chained hand and foot and kept under
guard, he had broken his chains and had been driven by the demon into solitary places. . . . Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" . . . "Legion," he
replied, because many demons had gone into him.
A large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside. The demons begged Jesus to let them go into them, and he gave them permission. . . . When the
demons came out of the man, they went into the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.
and the people went out to see what had happened. When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus'
feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back
to his father.
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.
But others said, "These are not the sayings of a man possessed by a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"
One day the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" . . . Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on
them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
1 Cor. 10:20:
No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. . . . You cannot drink the
cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons.
1 Tim. 4:1:
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder.
The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshipping demons, and
idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood -- idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great
day of God Almighty.
With a mighty voice he shouted: "Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for
every unclean and detestable bird.
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