This has been on my heart and in my mind to post this. I'm not trying to offend in any way, but a revelation was given to me and I wanted to share it, and get other opinions.
I watched a movie the other day where people were receiving exorcism. Now this religion believes that the original sin is washed away upon a baby being christened, and salvation received upon confirmation on or about the 12 year old mark.
My question is, how can a person be possessed with a demon if they are supposed to be saved? So, I went to my wonderful Book from God to back up my position.......because God and a demon cannot reside in a person at the same time. I found my answer in Matthew 12:22-30.
(22) "Then one was brought to Him that was demon possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. (23) And all the multitudes were amazed and said, "Could this be the Son of David?" (24) Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, "This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of he demons." (25) But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. (26) If satan casts out satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? (27) And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. (28) But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. (29)Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. (30) He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad."
So, how can someone be truly saved and get demon possessed? They can't. Darkness cannot survive being in the Light. Now I do believe that true Christians can be oppressed until they can become depressed. I've lived through that in the past and I am sure it'll happen again. But, Jesus teaches me something new all the time..........inquiring minds want to know!!! What do you all think about what I proposed?