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Evil Spirits Sent On People

Does God send evil spirits upon people?

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No...evil spirits are from the devil
---wes on 7/18/07


(3). Excuse me, I ment to have EARLS name there instead of Eloy. Forgive me Earl, I get in a rush and both of your names having the letter E throws me sometimes..
---Billy on 9/11/06


(2). Eloy, What just happened in Acts 16:16-18? I thought that Jesus had chained these spirits up. You said *paul did not know that upon jesus' final work on earth that all the rebels were detained and removed so that man does not have to fear what he cannot see*. Well Eloy, if your words are true, then someone had better let Paul know that he cant be casting out evil spirits that arnt there!!!!
---Billy on 9/11/06


(1). Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel POSSESSED WITH A SPIRIT OF DIVINATION met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
[17] The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
[18] And this did she many days. BUT PAUL, BEING GRIEVED, TURNED AND SAID TO THE SPIRIT, I COMMAND THEE IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST TO COME OUT OF HER. And he came out the same hour.
---Billy on 9/11/06


greetings,for billy,your reply is paul did not know that upon jesus' final work on earth that all the rebels were detained and removed so that man does not have to fear what he cannot see.it is sad to know that people continue to want to believe they are still haunted by evil demons and spirits when we already have read about "those that kept not their estate".thanks for your reply
---earl on 9/10/06




(5). Casey, you quote James 1:13 to prove that God doesnt tempt man, and I quote Gen 22:1 to show where God does tempt man. I know that the scriptures DO NOT contradict themselves, so ill leave it up to you to understand why it seams like thy do.
---Billy on 9/8/06


(4). God spiritually brought the king of Babylon down to hell, to the sides of the pit, but God would phsycially bring his rain to an end. If Satan was created good and then turned bad, then this scripture would not be true. John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. HE WAS A MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own. Satan was a lier and a murderer from his BEGINNING.
---Billy on 9/8/06


(3). If you would read the whole chapter of "Isaiah 14", You would find out that it was addressed to the king of Babylon, which was Lucifer. All the talk about saying in his heart, I will ascend into heaven, and exalting his throne above the stars of God, was just symbolic words for what the king had devised in his heart. Verse 13 of Isa 14 said "For thou hast said in thine heart" So these things were spiritual.
---Billy on 9/8/06


(2). Yes God cursed the serpent "AKA Satan" that he would eat dust all the days of his life. And Man was made of the dust of the earth, yes God cursed the serpent that he would have to feast on man. You also said "Out of greed, satan fell and now his purpose is to bring down humanity. He was originally created to be the greatest of all angels".
---Billy on 9/8/06


(1). Casey, I never said that God created Satan to fighting against God, and Gods house is surely not devided. Satan is only doing what God will allow him to do. It does sound better to think that because Satan runs to and frow to devour mankind, that God is running behind Satan, trying to grab him by the tail to stop him. But this isnt true, Satan is only acting on the curse that God has put on him.
---Billy on 9/8/06




(2). But Earl, there is a second part to this verse that gets into another subject. The evil part of Paul that want's to exalt himself isn't the messanger of Satan that was sent to buffet him for being exalted. God sent this messanger of Satan to crush the evil man in Paul that wanted to exalt himsef. All of this was for Pauls benefit. This messanger isn't the beast within Paul. So I ask again, Who was this messanger of Satan?
---Billy on 9/8/06


(1). Earl, once again I agree with what you say on that point, but you still didnt answer my question. I'll go into more detail. 2Cor 12:7 And LEST I SHOULD BE EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE through the abundance of the revelations, THERE WAS GIVEN TO ME A THORN IN THE FLESH, THE MESSENGER OF SATAN to buffet me.
The first part of this verse goes hand in hand with your statements, "LEST I SHOULD BE EXALTED ABOVE MEASURE".
---Billy on 9/8/06


greetings,for billy,paul said he became a "fool in glorying",'praising himself'.it is known that paul said he was in constant wrestling with his thoughts.the mind of man cannot bear two pilots,but mans mind can possess two potentials,good and evil
---earl on 9/8/06


Billy, God never created satan to fight against him. God says, a house divided against itself cannot stand. It defies the logic that Jesus gave in the book of Matthew. Out of greed, satan fell and now his purpose is to bring down humanity. He was originally created to be the greatest of all angels; the angel responsible for singing in God's courts. God created him to do good, but out of his own choice he does evil. James 1:13 "When tempted no one should say, 'God is tempting me,'...."
---Casey on 9/7/06


Earl, I do agree with you about who The beast is in Rev., its us. We are our worst enemy.
Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that THEY THEMSELVES ARE BEASTS.
So what would you say this messenger of Satan was, that was given to Paul to buffet him [2Cor 12:7]?
---Billy on 9/7/06


greetings,not in the last 2000 yrs.has man had to fear the unseen.people claim they are posessed but how can one identify what one cannot see or recognize the voice of?i recomend to use your best spiritual knowledge and understanding as best you can here. jesus does not give us a reason to blame another for we now have peace from the fear of evil among us.
---earl on 9/7/06


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greetings,for billy,yes,the beast is in all mortal mankind.the group of one time resurected mortals john saw had "gotten the victory over the beast".do you know of any mortal one who does not have the potential to sin?this potential is present within all mankind.the "forehead" is where evil gets its start,matures from there.the "hand"is the act of evil in progress,the work of the hands.we will never overcome the beast until resurection
---earl on 9/7/06


Earl, Are you trying to say that we don't fight against evil spirits anymore, but the evil thats in man is what were fighting against?
---Billy on 9/7/06


greetings ,for billy,no person can escape the benefits or penalties that may come as a result of relationship to other persons.the part profits or suffers in measure with the whole.the good effort of each man benefits all men;the error or evil of each man augments the tribulation of all men.as moves the part so moves the whole.as the progress of the whole,so the progress of the part.there never been a time when tribulation was not
---earl on 9/7/06


(4). We know that the all of creation groans and travailes in pain together until now.
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
See Earl, the receiving of the inheritance will not take place till after the redemption of our bodies.
---Billy on 9/7/06


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(3). Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
[14] WHICH IS THE EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL THE REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, unto the praise of his glory. Satan will be chained at the beginning of the 1000 year reign, till then he still knows that he has a short time to work.
---Billy on 9/7/06


(2). Jesus had finished one work, just to start another work. Now Its going to take Jesus living His life over, "in us", for us to cross the bridged that he had built. Only through Christ, can we find the strength to be crucified with Him. Only through him can we die, and then be raised from the dead, as he was. Only through Christ, can we be hated of all me for his names sake. To reign with Christ, we must suffer with Him. We have only received his promises in down payment form.
---Billy on 9/7/06


(1). Greetings to you Earl, Jesus is in the process of saving this lost world. Jesus did say that it was finished, as he hung on the cross. What Jesus had done, is He finished building the bridge that would give man the passage way back to God. That part has been finished, but man, in his weak and vain state, still needs help to cross this already finished path.
---Billy on 9/7/06


We enter the Kingdom of God through much trib. That trib is the powers and principalities of satan. God doesn't send them on us. Romans 8, nothing can separate us from the love of God. We learn to overcome, as 1st John says, "young men have overcome the evil one". Through trials and trib, we become overcomers, we endure&stay the coarse. It's called the Kingdom and Patience of Jesus Christ!Rev.1:9. We patiently endure "in Christ". He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
---kathr4453 on 9/6/06


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greetings,did not jesus save a world that was lost?who created the lost world circumstances?; where by it required jesus to to correct it,casting out devils,causing satan to fall,cast down the prince, placing evil ones in chains and establishing himself as the honorary prince of the new saved world.is there not enough evil man creates himself than to watch the dragon continue the destruction with no remorse?no longer will man watch his back to fight a spirit he cannot see
---earl on 9/6/06


(2). Casey, you said, " If God is responsible for the evil of this world, there is no place for satan". You don't understand that this is how God brings evil into this world, and it's God using Satan to accomplish this. That was the whole purpose for God creating Satan.
---Billy on 9/6/06


Casey, Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, AND CREATE EVIL: I THE LORD DO ALL THESE THINGS.
Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? SHALL THERE BE EVIL IN A CITY, AND THE LORD HATH NOT DONE IT?
You say that God cannot tempt anyone?
Gen 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that GOD DID TEMPT ABRAHAM, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
---Billy on 9/6/06


No, that is the work of Satan and other nonChristian parties.
---Eloy on 9/6/06


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We need to define "evil spirit" means. If we are referring to a being of the spirit world bent on hatred and the torment of humanity, then God cannot be responsible. This is a war, and every war has at least 2 sides. God cannot fight himself. But if we mean a distress or unhappiness due to conviction or lack of the Holy Spirit, then that is most definately from God. This is what Saul went through; God had removed his comfort from Saul and so Saul suffered. This is a form of punishment.
---Casey on 9/5/06


First, to those who say God sends us evil spirits as a test of our strength. James 1:13 "... for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone." Now to those who say that if God allows it, then it is his will. Do not forget that this is a war, and in this war there is a satan. If God is responsible for the evil of this world, there is no place for satan.
---Casey on 9/5/06


(10). You said, "2 Corinthians 12:7, "the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be xalted above measure." He did not acknowledge that Satan was personally attacking him". But my point has been proven that evil Spirits are working against us in our daily lives to hinder our walk with God, eather through people, or right in our own spirit.
1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
---Billy on 9/5/06


(9). You said "For Jesus, it was personal. Jesus vs Satan. He was, after all, the Messiah". 1Jo 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD. If we are to be as christ was, then I think that we should be giving the Devil as much problems on this earth to day as he did 2000 years ago.
---Billy on 9/5/06


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(8). You said "Similarly, I agree wholeheartedly that Satan (who Jesus called Prince of This World John 16:11) is to be reckoned with. But this "reckoning" comes into play as I deal with this worldly system I am immersed in". Once again, If your not having a spiritual battle within yourself, and with carnal individuals being controled by evil, on a daily bases, then I would think that Satan has already had you for lunch.
---Billy on 9/5/06


(7). You said "is Satan real? Does he have influence today? Yes and yes. But does he know who I am? Personally? Probably not" If Satan doesn't know you personally, then I think hes got you right where he wants you.
Act 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? Believe me, Satan knows who you are, but if you have as little confrintations with him as you say you do, then I would think Im not doing something right.
---Billy on 9/5/06


(6). What dust was it that the serpent was going to eat all the days of his life? It's man that hes going to feast on, man was made of the dust of the earth and this is that enmity that we are cursed with, that the serpent, and the seed of the woman, will always be at odds. We will have to deal with the serpent trying to have us for lunch on a daily bases.
---Billy on 9/5/06


(5). Theres more than meets the eye, as to whats going on in the spirit that affects or lives in the natural. You said "They "Adam and Eve" are not present today to inflict any of the consequences of the fall on us and neither does Satan have to be". Lets go to the Garden to see what happened. What was the curse that God put on the serpent to be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon his belly shall he go, and dust shall he eat all the days of his life:
---Billy on 9/5/06


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(4). Mar 9:25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, HE REBUKED THE FOUL SPIRIT, saying unto him, THOU DUMB AND DEAF SPIRIT, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
---Billy on 9/5/06


(3). Bruce, I know that you didnt say the we were totally safe "soul and body" I just was trying to read between the lines of what you were saying, forgive me for being wrong. OK, But you did say "I am saying that disease and hardships are just part of life, not specifically from Satan". OK, what would you say about someone thats def, is this a physical ailment or spiritual?
---Billy on 9/5/06


(2). You had told me that Mat 10:28 wasnt talking about the devil, but I see that its Satan working through these people, after all we are discussing how evil spirits work against us arnt we? You also had used these scriptures, Prov 1:33, Psm 91:9-16, Prov 18:10, and 1John 4:4. If you were trying to use these scriptures to show how God protects us from evil Spirits, you had better read them again. Its talking about other people doing evil against us, physical people trying to harm us.
---Billy on 9/5/06


(1). Bruce, you say that Mat 10:28 isnt talking about Satan. Well what Spirit is working through these people to cause them to do what thy do? What did Jesus say in [John 8:44]? Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. Didn't Jesus recognize Satan working through these people? Satan even worked through Peter and Jesus had to rebuck Satan because He tried to hender the will of the Father.
---Billy on 9/5/06


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PART ONE:
Billy,
In Matt 10:28 Jesus is not talking about the devil. He is talking about men, religious and civil authorities, who will physically punish his disciples for preaching the gospel.

Matthew 10:17-18, "But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles."
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


PART TWO;

Matthew 10:28-31, "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


PART THREE:
You asked: "If we are totaly safe "soul and body"as you say," I did not say that. Many have lost their lives spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and many more will.

"why good christians are so afflicted with disease and hardships if we "bodily" are safe in him?"
Again I never said that we would not suffer disease or hardships. I am saying that disease and hardships are just part of life, not specifically from Satan.
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


PART FOUR:
If you want to pin it on him, go back to the Garden of Eden when the curse was put in place. We are still subject to that curse today hard work to survive to eat, painful childbirth, mortality etc. In that general sense, I agree Satan is responsible but equally responsible is Adam and Eve who sinned. They are not present today to inflict any of the consequences of the fall on us and neither does Satan have to be.
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


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PART FIVE:
These consequences were set in motion thousands of years ago and will continue until the redemption of the body. Rom 8:23

Now, is Satan real? Does he have influence today? Yes and yes. But does he know who I am? Personally? Probably not. He is one. We are millions. None the less, I am assaulted by his influence ever day. I cannot turn on the TV, read a paper or magazine without being confronted with the philosophy of this world.
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


PART SIX:
The philosophy he has, over millennia, engendered into our cultures.

If I were in the trenches in the II WW, and took a lot of fire from the enemy, I might well say "Hitler" gave us a beating today. Or, conversely, if my side pushed back the enemy lines that day we might say we gave "Hitler" a black eye today.
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


PART SEVEN:
Was Hitler present in either case? No, but it is no less correct to blame it on him as the head of the axis forces.

Similarly, I agree wholeheartedly that Satan (who Jesus called Prince of This World John 16:11) is to be reckoned with. But this "reckoning" comes into play as I deal with this worldly system I am immersed in.
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


PART EIGHT:
For Jesus, it was personal. Jesus vs Satan. He was, after all, the Messiah. For us it is not necessarily personal. Real, but not personal. Notice when Paul spoke of his thorn in the flesh he called it 2 Corinthians 12:7, "the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be xalted above measure." He did not acknowledge that Satan was personally attacking him. Remember the Hitler illustration?
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


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PART NINE:
As for God sending evil: I would agree that God does allow hardships, disease, persecution etc. Why? He has never promised isolation from the hardships of this life. He does however intervene on our behalf to mitigate our circumstances much more than we can ever know. And for the circumstances we have to deal with we have every assurance that he will strengthen and encourage us through as well as help us grow as a result of it.
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


PART TEN:
Romans 5:3-5, "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." James 1:3
---Bruce5656 on 9/5/06


greetings,is it true that jesus removed all the evil spirits ,angels ,etc. and later we read that they were in the likeness of a prison "in chains"?and did he not cast out the "prince of this world"?did not jesus "save this world that was lost" from rebellious sin under the evil prince's reign of self will. did not they "leave their estate" and defect from the Fathers will?was jesus doing the Fathers will in this matter?was sin dealt with in heaven like it was here?
---earl on 8/28/06


ES2
2. What we see as an evil spirit coming from the Lord or being sent by Him is better seen as God withdrawing his protection from Saul or even in Job's case, but obviously for a good cause in Job's case. P.
---Pierr5358 on 8/27/06


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Two texts (1 Sam 16:14 and Isa 45:7) seem to favor a YES to the question BUT...
1. tells us that the spirit of the Lord came to David and an EVIL SPIRIT FROM THE LORD troubled Saul.
I don't believe that God actually sent an evil spirit upon Saul but rather He allowed the space He vacated to be occupied by such a spirit. When God's Spirit goes out of a person, the devil's spirit goes in. There is no neutral ground. TBC
---Pierr5358 on 8/27/06


(3).. We are safe in God, but God does send evil our way to benefit our spiritual grouth. Bruce, If we are totaly safe "soul and body"as you say, comment why God sent Satan to buffet Paul's flesh, not affecting his soul, which is safe in Christ? and why good christians are so afflicted with disease and hardships if we "bodily" are safe in him?
---Billy on 8/26/06


(2).. Evil CAN NOT harm our Spirits, our spirits are safe in Him, but Satan can touch our flesh with sickness and diseases. I think that this scripture would fit good here.

Mat 10:28 And fear not them [SATAN] which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him [GOD] which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
---Billy on 8/26/06


Bruce, I just want you to know that i'm not disagreeing just to disagree, I do wan't to see eye to eye with all of Gods believers. So I took a look at all of the scriptures that you posted and I believe every one of them, I do believe The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, AND IS SAFE. I believe that our soul, or salvation, is safe against Satans touch, but God does lead Satan to buffet us, "just like Paul", to keep us from getting exalted in the flesh.
---Billy on 8/26/06


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Billy,
1 John 4:4, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
Prov 1:33
Psm 91:9-16
Prov 18:10
If the OT afforded such protection and preseveration, how much more the new?
---Bruce5656 on 8/25/06


No he most certainly does not. Evil comes with the fallen angels that followed satan out of their heavenly places how stupid and unwise was that, evil is satan who is the destroyer, killer, hater of mankind. God gave us Jesus who's name is so POWER-FULL that even at the sound of his name........
''JESUS''
evil...........flee.
---Carla5754 on 8/25/06


Bruce, Of course according to 1John 5:18 the wicked one can't touch us. I think that this is speaking to us spiritually. just as Job, Satan could only touch his flesh, but he never had the permission to take his LIFE. You had said "God does not deal with people today as He did then. (Thank God)". I don't agree with your comment. Why don't we ask Paul if God still allows Satan to buffit us and afflict us.
---Billy on 8/25/06


That's a good point Bruce. Something to chew on...
---Katie on 8/25/06


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PART ONE:
All the examples of God sending evil spirits are from the OT. God does not deal with people today as He did then. (Thank God) When was the last time you saw the earth open up and swallow up rebellious people? or a swarm of poison snakes show up to bring death? etc.

We are living under the NEW COVENANT.
---Bruce5656 on 8/24/06


PART TWO:
1 John 5:18, "We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not."
Romans 8:1, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
---Bruce5656 on 8/24/06


Also, God was the one that initiated the idea to Satan to tempt Job.
Job 1:8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job
So I don't see where God allowed anything in this situation, it was God that initiated it.
---Billy on 8/24/06


Rebecca D.-- ( if evil doesn't come around us) >>how would God know how much faith we have?<<
I think God already KNOWS how much faith we have. He's GOD, after all.
Perhaps WE are the ones who don't know how much faith WE have (or don't have). Trials are great for showing us.
But I don't believe God sends evil spirits upon people.
---Donna2277 on 8/24/06


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If God allows it, He has willed it, so he sent it. Again I don't think that Satan can do anything without Gods approval. After all God did create evil.
[Isa. 45:7] ] I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
[Amos 3:6] Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, AND THE LORD HATH NOT DONE IT?
---Billy on 8/24/06


Yes God does send these spirits, To say that God allows these spirits to do something would say that God might not agree with what they do. If God allows something, it's as well as God has done it himself.
[Dan. 4:35] And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: AND HE DOETH ACCORDING TO HIS WILL IN THE ARMY OF HEAVEN, AND AMONG THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, WHAT DOEST THOU?
---Billy on 8/24/06


Thanks Earl, maybe the question should have been does God do evil things to people. That goes more in line with what you, Rickey and I were saying. Sometimes it's hard to get our point across to others when they are not looking at it from the same perspective, and certainly difficult when writing instead of talking face to face. Just look at all the miscommunicating I've been experiencing lately! It's been slightly disheartening, but educating.
---Katie on 8/24/06


This is so very sad to say, but I know Christians whom the Lord is disciplining, He's trying to show them the error of their ways and they are calling it evil. Evil and discipline are two COMPLETELY different things, amen? Just because they don't agree with what God is doing doesn't mean it's evil, amen? Just felt I had to say that. Sorry if I made anyone angry.
---Donna9759 on 8/24/06


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greetings ,thanks for replies.for katie,no apology needed,your first answer was most fruitful to me in that you stated our Fathers true personality.example;if God was your mortal father,does he exercise evil upon you,knowing that he treats all his children with equality.and did jesus ,who revealed the true personality of his Father exercise evil or did he forgive them for they knew not what they do?a revelation is a revelation.thanks
---earl on 8/24/06


He allows them to come upon us. Like Job. God told Satan that he could do whatever he wanted to but he couldn't kill him. Saul had an evil spirit in him. God allows evil to come upon us, to test our strength, faith, endurance, our knowledge of the word. If evil doesn't come around us and trying to bring us down, how would God know how much faith we have?
---Rebecca_D on 8/24/06


Betty, thank you. I was wrong Earl. I had forgotten about Saul. I was coming at the question from an immature perspective, and hastily said no without truly looking into it. I have to say that these past few days have really humbled me! lol. It is true that God sent an evil spirit upon Saul, and I think the question that stands now is Why? I'm going to read the WHOLE story this time, and get back to you on my answer. Meanwhile, I'd love to hear someone else's thoughts on why.
---Katie on 8/24/06


The Scriptures I quoted specifically say God sent them. It doesn't say the devil did it and God allowed them. Why don't you guys believe what it says? Am I missing something here?
---john on 8/24/06


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If everything the bible says is true, then I would suggest not wearing blended fabrics in any form (cotton-poly, 5% Lycra, rayon-cotton, wool-synthetic, etc.).
---david on 8/24/06


Who are we to judge what an evil spirit is -- how do we identify it? We may have a sense of it, and that sense may be argued to come from god, but if we don't have that sense, how dare we presuppose our logic, the tool of mere man, can identify evil? How dare we put ourselves in the place of god to pass judgment on our obviously flawed abilities? This is not the way of Christ.
---david on 8/24/06


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