I really don’t know about this and may burn in hell for saying this but I do not believe in “demons”. I know we are not suppose to talk about religion but it’s hard not to here.
In very simple terms, As I understand it, in some religions it says that Satan was the right hand man of God until he went against God. Satan didn’t like the way God was bringing us up with all his rules and regulations and the sever punishments we were going to get if we didn’t listening to him. He, Satan, wanted us to be ourselves and make our own mistakes… to develop/evolve on our own.
Now if God and all his angels are suppose to be beautiful then Satan was beautiful too. Where we got all those devil images from, horns and goats feet or tail and pitchfork, etc.,etc., as depicting Satan I have no idea.
So now Satan is really mad at God for casting him and his original followers down here with us after a big battle and Satan lost. Now to get back at God for making him a prisoner here on earth, he deceives people and tries to make them turn against God and Gods rules/plans. Each person he deceives is a thorn in Gods plans. Of course if you become a follower of Satan you will be put in prison like Satan and his followers are… to be stuck here on earth for eternity. And if you are good and follow God then you will be free to roam the Heavens. This is were our free will comes in.. either follow Satan and put thorns in Gods plans or follow God and His plans for us and be rewarded.
I think “demons” is just another word for a negative spirits. If you’re bad in life you will be bad in spirit. It’s these bad/negative spirits that show themselves as horrible creatures and try to frighten us. That’s how they get their jollies.
I don’t think Satan and his original follower from heaven have time to go around getting there jollies in trying to scare us by depicting themselves and horrible looking creatures to a person here and there. That would be too childish to them. They have more important things to do and are working on a bigger scale. Deceiving the world to go against Gods plans.
So I do not believe Satan and demons have anything to do with each other. A demon is just a negative spirit and will try and do anything to scare you. If he can not scare you then he can not get a hold on you, find you boring and go find someone else. The same goes for possessions. I don’t believe it’s Satan and his original followers that possess a person but a negative spirit masquerading as Satan, or one of his followers, to scare us. What can be more frightening then thinking that you, or a loved one, is possessed by Satan. This must be such great fun for the negative spirit if he is really evil.
Some demons/negative spirits are hard to get rid of because they are so determined to have fun with us. Since all things living or dead (spirits) are under Gods rule we sometimes have to call in help to get rid of them…. Someone who knows the rules and believes in the power of God and knows how to confront the negative spirit to send him away.
Anyway, this is how I see it.
Sorry for such a long post but it would have been hard to explain the difference between Satan and demons/negative spirits. Satan deceives the world… “demons” deceives people… Why would Satan try to scare us when he wants us to follow him???? He gives/promises us worldly goods/riches if we “sell” our soul to him, only to be stuck here on earth for eternity as punishment from God. It may be these people/negitive spirits that are so mad at being deceived by Satan and are so jealous of us because we still belong to God that they try to make our lives a living hell.
I just thought of something. LOL… (sorry)
In a way these demons help us to reach out to God for help… So are they not doing us a great service by scaring the c**p out of us, which makes us seek out God and his help? Bringing us closer to God?… And once the demon is dispelled do we not thank God and try to stay close to him in fear that the demon might return? Maybe we should thank the demons for helping us to seek out God. LOL…
Just food for thought…
Edited by seeker, 29 October 2004 - 03:15 PM.