The Problem with Demonic Oppression and Calling on the Saints

I have recently become aware of the problem of demonic oppression. Yes, it is true, Christians can be demonically oppressed and that comes from a myriad of sources and possibilities. Some things are obvious and specific, such as previous family involvement in Freemasonry or other occultist situations or organizations. Some are seemingly “innocent” such a the Harry Potter movies and an almost need to watch and rewatch them, which has happened to my wife. Others have actually become part of the historic Christian experience.

Biblical Denunciation

The Bible is very strong in its denunciation of everything occult, especially such things as witchcraft, necromancy, and any such activities or actions. While thinking about the problem of consulting the dead or asking for their assistance as Saul did with the witch of Endor to enquire of Samuel (1 Samuel 28:3–25), I suddenly realized that there was no effective difference between this and what I did as a Catholic when I sought the help and intervention of a “saint”. Both are contacting the dead for assistance. Granted as a Catholic I didn’t use a witch as an intermediary, but I still called upon the dead for assistance, even praying to them for help. That is specifically proscribed in Deuteronomy 18:9-14 ESV. I would also argue that praying the Rosary or praying to Mary is strictly prohibited by the Bible. I know that will not sit well with many, especially Roman Catholics, but who am I to argue with the clear teaching of Scripture.

Necessary Repentance

When I honestly looked at this, I had to repent since it became obvious to me that this was serious sin. I do not say this lightly, but it is something you should consider doing also if that practice is in your past or present. Repentance is the only option. I also had to search out any medals or other such things as a Rosary that I still had and dispose of them. I do not consider this optional, but absolute, no argument necessary.

Now, someone may counter whether praying to Jesus isn’t the same thing. No, it is not. He is no longer dead, but resurrected, alive and sitting at the right hand of the Father. He is also God, the Son. There is no comparison with any saint of God, and this would include his mother, Mary.

Remember, there is ONE mediator or intermediary between God the Father and us, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  1 Timothy 2:5-6 There is NO OTHER!

P.S. I decided to add this information to help you get started. There are several good sources on YouTube for learning about demonic oppression. Two that I would recommend are:

  1. Ken Fish of Orbis Ministries: KenFishUSA He is an interesting Christian teacher who has experience remarkable deliverances and miracles in his ministry.
  2. Derek Prince: He passed away in the early 90’s but all of his existing teaching (video and audio) are being uploaded to YouTube. I have close to 2500 of his teachings in my library. One source is DerekPrinceMinistries, but there are several others.

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