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Demonic possession in the New Testament

its relations historical, medical, and theological

by William Menzies Alexander

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Published by T. & T. Clark in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Demoniac possession.,
  • Demonology -- Biblical teaching.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Wm. Menzies Alexander.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 291 p. ;
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23293511M

    New Testament. The New Testament mentions several episodes in which Jesus drove out demons from persons. The work Demonic possession in the New Testament by Rev. William Menzies Alexander attempted to explain accounts of possession in the Synoptic Gospels, outlining their historical, medical and theological aspects. [11] Judaism. Demon. Spirit being who is unclean and immoral in nature and activities. When demons were created, how they came to be demonic, and their organizational structure are not given significant attention in Scripture because the focus throughout the Bible is on God and his work in Christ rather than on the demonic attempts to demean that work.

    Introduction The subject of demons and demon possession has always seemed somewhat remote and academic to sophisticated 20th century Americans. Bible-believing Christians have always accepted the fact of demons and their activity in New Testament times, but most of us are inclined to relegate demonic activity in these days to pagan lands and missionary experiences. Genuine demonic possession was one of its manifestations.Ó Entire chapters are devoted to historic demonology, medical aspects of demonic possession, the existence of genuine demonic possession, the New Testament narratives concerning the Beelzebul controversyÓ and the Gerasene affair,Ó and the alleged continuance of genuine demonic possession.

    "Demon possession" is not a term used in the New Testament. When one is "demonized", it does not mean one is owned or possessed by a demon. Demon(s) who inhabit a human being and has various degrees of control of the human’s mental and physical condition (and rarely including the human being’s volitional will) is said to "demonize" a human. his supremacy and glory appear throughout the book. When finishing the reading of this book one will be impressed, as perhaps never before, with the ridiculousness of many of the assertions concerning New Testament demoniacal possession made by men of the.


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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization 1/5(1). Demonic possession in the New Testament is still an unsolved problem.

That statement is at variance with a considerable body of opinion recently expressed on two continents. Nevertheless, it is a. Demon-Possession and Exorcism in the NT of Jesus' own highly successful ministry as an exorcist. To sum up. It would be flying in the face of the evidence and a grave abuse of the historical critical method to dispute the essential historicity ofthe Gospel narratives which depict Jesus as a successful exorcist.

Possession and exorcisms in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) Numerous cases of demonic possession and exorcisms by Jesus and his disciples are reported in the Gospels and Acts. The Epistles by Paul and other authors and the book of Revelation are silent on these topics.

New Testament Verses Relating to Demons. Most of the information on demons in the Bible is in the New Testament. The word only appears a few times in most translations of the Old Testament. Other terms, such as "familiar spirit", "lying spirit", "wizard" and others are occasionally used.

Mar 01,  · This book contains the historical, medical and theological aspects of demonic possession found in the New Testament.

The New Testament also reports Jesus to have performed numerous exorcisms of demonic spirits in first-century Palestine (Matthew 12; Mark 5, 6, 13; Luke 8). The Dead Sea Scrolls include several exorcism incantations and formulae, mostly directed against disease-causing demons.

The message of Scripture is that demonic possession is normally a continuing condition and some demons are more violent than others. A person can be possessed by many demons and each one can cause one or more symptoms to be present.

The work Demonic possession in the New Testament by Rev. William Menzies Alexander attempted to explain accounts of possession in the Synoptic Gospels, outlining their historical, medical and theological aspects. Catholicism [ edit ]. Demonic Possession in the New Testament: Its Relations Historical, Medical, and Theological (Hardback or Cased Book) Alexander, William Menzies.

The New Testament does testify to the fact that demons are able to enter and control both humans and beasts. It is not mere psychological dysfunction on the part of a person. We find this from general statements the New Testament gives as well as specific examples of demon-possession.

Nov 14,  · I find it very interesting that the term "demonic possession" is not directly mentioned in the Old Testament, but it is mentioned numerous times in the New Testament. Consider this one Old Testament text because some people think it indicates demonic torment: "Saul’s attendants said to him, ‘See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you.

The New Testament supplies no reason as to exactly why demons entered particular individuals, but makes clear that they inhabited men (Matthew ), women (Luke ), and children (Mark ). Apparently, demon possession was permitted temporarily by God in order that the authority of Christ might be made manifest.

The word for demons in the Greek language is daimon and is found more than 75 times in the Greek New Testament. In each case it is translated by the word devil in the King James Version. In Jesus Christ’s teachings and ministry He often confronted demons and their activities, i.e., demonic possession of individuals (MatthewTwo cases of demon possession in the New Testament reveal that the unclean spirits could empower their hosts with supernatural strength (Mk.

; cf. Acts ). The demoniac described in Mark 5 could not be bound even with a chain. Demons were blamed for toothaches, headaches, broken bones, and outbursts of jealousy and anger. By way of contrast to this practice, the response of Jesus and the New Testament writers is very restrained.

The cure for demon possession in the New Testament is always faith in the power of Christ. As one begins a perusal of the New Testament, he encounters an unusual phenomenon known as “demon possession.” The first Gospel writer recorded these words: “And the report of him [Jesus] went forth into all Syria: and they brought unto him all that were sick, holden with divers diseases and torments, possessed with demons, and epileptic, and palsied; and he healed them”.

Books shelved as demonic-possession: Come Closer by Sara Gran, The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay, Adam by Ted.The Bible says that disease and demon-possession are not to be equated. Scripture makes the clear distinction between sickness and demon-possession.

There are example of people who are demon-possessed that have physical afflictions. However others with the same afflictions are not considered to be demon-possessed.And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute; when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed.

Matthew When they came to the crowd, a man came up to Jesus, falling on his knees before Him and saying, "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is a lunatic and is very ill; for he often falls into the fire and.