Can you enter heaven if you have demons? To traditional evangelical Christians, this question is a contradiction. To Calvinists, it is an oxymoron. They assert that Christians can’t have demons; therefore, if you have demons you aren’t a Christian. Furthermore, only the elect of God can pass the pearly gates, and God wouldn’t choose someone for heaven who is filled with demons. The corollary would be that if you manifest demons, like those in the Bible (foaming at the mouth, catatonic seizures, displaying supernatural strength) you’re not qualified for heaven. (You know how it goes, “God and the devil can’t dwell together in the same human vessel.”) I assert that there will be a lot of people in heaven who entered by rapture or resurrection, who had demons on earth and left them behind at the trumpet sound (1 Corinthians 15:52).
The question I pose in this blog speaks to the heart of the “Can a Christian have a demon?” controversy. The training that students receive in our International School of Exorcism settles this matter from a biblical and practical standpoint. My purpose here is to emphasize the tragedy that any Christian would pass from death to eternal life and only then shed their indwelling demons. How sad that they never knew exorcism was available to all who are tormented by Satan.
I deal daily with Christians who manifest demons by speaking in demonic tongues. Blasphemies fill their thoughts. Their eyes roll back in their heads. Some scream obscenities, exhibit violent outbursts, even slithered like snakes on the floor. These same people are baptized Christians. They read their Bibles. They profess a deep love for Jesus. But they have been told that their faith is phony by those in the church who pass over the New Testament miracle of casting out demons by saying, “This was only for the time of Christ and the apostles and ended with the canon of Scripture.”
No Christian should die before being delivered of demons. No Christian should be raptured without first tasting the goodness of God. (“Taste and see that the Lord is good” Psalm 34:8). No Christian who struggles with spiritual oppression should ever be told that their quest to be exorcised is faithless folly. Every Christian can, and should, be set from evil spirits and enter into God’s presence NOW! They should be ready to meet the Lord without having to shed the excess baggage of demons.