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Can A Demon Overtake A Christian

Can a demon overtake a Christian and blind them to religious doctrine versus Christian doctrine?

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Bob, that was a great description. Thank you.
---Ulrika on 5/29/08

Do not be affraid, YOU are given eternal life....the next time Satan reminds you of your past failures, remind him of HIS FUTURE.

Honestly don't understand why many self professing christians flirt with the devil.

Yes Christ has given us salvation and HE TOLD us to PRAY to be kept from evil ...Christ never told us to confront, speak, or acknowledge Satan
---Rhonda on 5/28/08

...we are to seek refuge within and BY CHRIST THROUGH PRAYER as mortal flesh and blood we have NO power except BY Christ

don't be foolish leading many who are new to Christianity into believing they can "fight" Satan a spirit being who has immortal life ...we do all things through Christ who strengthens us

don't ever "talk to" Satan
---Rhonda on 5/28/08

First, a "Christian" in the sense of being born again and washed in the blood of Jesus absolutely CANNOT be possessed by demons. EVER. Period. They can however be under oppression, i.e. influence. This is part of the battle. Satan himself HATES us and will always deceive those close to God. Do not be affraid, YOU are given eternal life....the next time Satan reminds you of your past failures, remind him of HIS FUTURE.
---val on 5/28/08

If a true Christian is not walking close to God, anything is possible. I do not know how a person, a born-again believer, is ever going to make it here on this earth not to mention making it to heaven, if he or she does not walk just as close to God as they can get. Infact, I cannot get close enough.
---catherine on 3/3/08

Have you read the Parable of the Sower? It tells of Christians who become Christians in the beginning, but fall away. They can always return as the prodical person or continue in their evil ways.
---Steveng on 3/2/08

A Christian can't be possesed but they can be strongly oppressed and influnced by demons.Demons are going to try and attack you if you're serving God.Don't worry about that just plead the precious blood of Jesus over yourself daily and pray and study God's word then you'll recognize the counterfeit.
---shirley on 3/2/08

Yes. Cult leaders, cult members are blinded demonically.

In public, both can seem to be the picture of charm, good manners, able to use warm and energizing smiles, penetrating eye contact to create an unnerving sense of charisma/control.
Meeting them for the first time, many insist they've been in the presence of no less than a holy man or holy woman. Some were dazzled by what they insisted was an aura of light surrounding them and overwhelmed by their seeming sincerity.

---Bob on 3/1/08


Cult members are dazzled by women/men deeply imbued with a sense of spiritualism, attributed to mystique or to a "sense of grace".

But there are the uglier incidents, moments of a flashing temper and vulgar behavior, vulgar language, dastardly deeds and going to any extreme to accomplish their "mission".
---Bob on 3/1/08

Illness and even death is no excuse for other people not immediately jumping up to meet their every need. They aren't the least bit ashamed of using other people, demanding their constant love and devotion, for their own personal gain. They boast about how they can take advantage of just about everybody. They find it extremely amusing and hysterically funny inwardly, while outwardly charming in public.
---Bob on 3/1/08

A rapture?? YES!!--If the church(born-again believers) goes through the tribulation at some point they will have to take the mark of the beast. Yet the Bible says, Revelation 19:20 "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone." mark = hell !!!! An impossibility for church.
---Mima on 3/1/08

Absolutely No. Not a true Christian. I believe that it is a shame that I must put true in front of everything now days. Can a true Christian walk away from God is debatable.
---catherine on 2/29/08

Well, I wouldnt say it's the devil, but there are a lot of Christians on these blogs who believe in the religious (as opposed to Christian) doctrine of a pre-trib rapture, so what do you think?
---Jack on 2/29/08

I agree with Dan's answer. A Christian is a temple for the Holy Spirit- not a temple for demon spirits. If a demon flees at the NAME of Jesus, why do you think one would actually cuddle up next to the Holy Spirit inside you. It just doesnt make sense. If a demon tries to inhabit me, he has to go through my blood covering to get to me. As soon as he goes through the blood he'll come out born agian on the other side.
---craige on 12/31/06

Christians MOST DEFINATLY CAN be possessed by demons. Sin opens the door to Satan's control and demon possession, and Christians do still sin. Even if you are filled with the Holy Spirit and washed in Christ's blood, you can still sin and open the door to Satan. Read the book "Larson's Book Of Spiritual Warfare" by Bob Larson to fully understand.
---Leslie on 12/31/06

If a person is demon possed jesus is not staying in a unclean vessel
---Betty on 9/4/06

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A demon can oppress a christian and make things tough for them. However, christians can't be possessed by demons, but they can be oppressed by them. Our fight is not against flesh and blood...but spirits! Eph 6.
---Dan on 6/30/06

There are cases of REAL Christians being possesed.

I never used to think it possible, that they could only fill the places we gave them in our hearts and minds through the sins we won't let go of, but I've done alot of research and it is possible.

What your question describes is called a demonic stronghold, and that is VERY common.

A Good book is demonology past and present by Kurt E. Koch (he has over 50 years of ministry experience) the book is published by Kregel publications.
---Pharisee on 6/29/06

NO!!!!!!!!! Scripture says "Greater is HE that is in me, than he that is in the world." How can this scripture be true if a demon can overtake a believer.

Can Satan deceive us? Yes, that is why it is imperative that believers immerse themselves in the Word. Jesus said, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."

Which do you believe?
---Madison1101 on 6/29/06

Yes and he probably has done it already with some of the things being taught in the name of Jesus going on today. And like the word says, they are blind to it. It is the word of God and not the constitution with books and verses, not amendments. What a mess Christianity has become.
---Shari on 6/29/06

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Yes, demons attack us and sometimes in moments of weakness they can overcome us. I'm using the demon of addiction as my example. I relapsed for a few months, over 3-1/2 years ago. I still have friends who use, I have to stay away from them.
---Nellah on 6/29/06

If it wasn't possible Paul would not have warned that it is better never to have heard than to experience the goodness of God and turn. God can give us over to a reprobate mind with a seared conscience. If he can do that he can surely allow us to be demon possessed.
---Heather on 6/29/06

A demon can possess anyone that has turned from the Lord and in Ezekiel the word tells us that our Lord can pull down the hedge when we are rebellious. That unclean spirit went into a herd of swine and swine are as those who return to their wallowing in the mire. There may be many demon possessed swine sitting on church pews today teaching and hearing smooth words that allow them to return to living for a world and life they once should have put and kept beind them.
---Heather on 6/29/06

As a Christian, I tend to observe speed limits on our roads.
I have always assumed that it is demons who overtake me, particularly in dangerous places, but I cannot verify this, for they never stay around for religious or spiritual discussion.
---alan8869_of_UK on 6/29/06

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A demon cannot overtake you IF you are a born again christian. We still must decern the spirits, whether they are of God or the devil.
---shira on 6/29/06

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