“Incredulity” is one of those impressive words that carries more weight than its somewhat obscure meaning. It’s defined as the unwillingness to believe something, or more extremely, the willful refusal to accept the truth. I assert that this state of mind is one of the biggest problems facing evangelical Christians. For the most part, born again believers aren’t heretics. They don’t deny the cardinal truths of the gospel, such as the resurrection. And they aren’t apostates, having totally turned from the faith. But they suffer from selective incredulity. They pick and choose the most comfortable parts of the gospel, and remain incredulous of the rest, especially the commands of Christ to cast out demons.
As I’ve stated many times in these blogs, the proof is objectively overwhelming. Followers of Christ can be afflicted by demons to the point of having their sentient identities periodically overwhelmed by indwelling, evil spirits. Luke’s gospel, chapter 8, speaks of the entourage that followed Christ. Mentioned are the 12 disciples and “certain women who had been healed of evil spirits” (Luke 8:2), Mary Magdalene being one of them. We don’t know how many women there were or the facts concerning their exorcisms. The text is silent as to whether they were first delivered and then followed Christ, or whether they became disciples and then were exorcised. What if they were set free after believing in Christ? To most Christians today, such a suggestion reeks of incredulity. As we teach in our International School of Exorcism, the turning of the water into wine in Cana was not necessarily Christ’s first miracle. In Mark, chapter one, it was the exorcism of the godly Jew in the Synagogue on the Sabbath.
The attitude of incredulity also afflicts the idea that we should be casting out demons today. In Matthew 10:1, Mark 6:7, and Luke 9:1-2 Jesus told the twelve disciples to cast out demons. Clearly, Jesus intentionally gave them this mission and they fulfilled this command in action (Mark 6:13). Why aren’t more doing it today? That is truly incredulous.
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An encouraging word: OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD
It might be supposed that, because I constantly deal with demons, my life is a little depressing. Imagine what it’s like to regularly uncover the seamier side of life and confront despicable schemes of Satan. How do I survive emotionally and spiritually? By remembering the words of Romans 12:21, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Acts 10:38 says that Jesus “went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil.” The best way to get one’s mind off the overwhelming sense of evil around us is to do good in the name of God.
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