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Exorcisms & Demonic Possession

Discussion in 'Baptists' started by chanterai, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. chanterai

    chanterai New Member

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    What does the Baptist sect have to say about demonic possession and exorcisms? Do Baptists practice exorcisms at all?

    - Cheri E.
     
  2. MatthewPoole

    MatthewPoole Missionary Baptist Man.

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    Yes, I believe this can be done.... HOWEVER...:

    That is what must be done. If Prayer and Fasting isn't done first, you could hurt yourself!

    See this...:

    www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0066/0066_01.asp

    Casting out Demon's is no Child's play. and I'd advise you not to go at it alone... Get someone who's strong in the Faith like a Pastor.

    MP

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  3. Dmckay

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    Yes, Baptist Pastor's do perform exorcisms when it is warranted. As stated above, this is not something that just any believer ought to attempt to do. We don't see, or perhaps I should say recognize demonic possession here in the States because the pendulum has swung away from recognizing demonic powers. Whereas at one time, people were going overboard and attributing almost every illness, affliction or mental disorder to demons, now there almost has to be spectacular theatrical types displays of supernatural power before someone realizes that maybe a demon might be to blame.

    I know of a case in Southern California where a nurse and a Doctor serving in a mental ward realized that they werre dealing with a man who was demon possessed. Both being Christians, but babes in the faith, claimed the power of the Blood of Christ and commanded the demon to leave the man. They did successfully exorcise that demon, and the patient was discharged. They didn't, however, explain to the man what had occurred. Fearing reprisal for talking about religion at the hospital they also failed to share the Gospel with this man before he was sent home. A few days later he was repossessed by several demons, the door not having been closed to them by his receiving Christ. He murdered his entire family in a horrible manner.
     
  4. MatthewPoole

    MatthewPoole Missionary Baptist Man.

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    Oh Man! That IS Sad! :eek: :cry: :(

    Why it pays to have mature Christians involved.

    MP

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  5. arunma

    arunma Flaming Calvinist

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    I certainly do believe that people can be possessed by demons, and that believers can exorcise them, by the will of the Holy Spirit. But I personally would not attempt to practice an exorcism, since I don't think I am currently advanced enough in the Christian faith to do so.
     
  6. MrJim

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    You may also want to check in with the Catholic and Orthodox church-they have lots of experience in this.
     
  7. chanterai

    chanterai New Member

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    Thanks for all your responses. :) I'd like to clear things up by saying that I never planned on performing exorcisms. I was only curious as to whether or not the Baptist Church recognized them.

    - Cheri E.
     
  8. arunma

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    Well, there's no such thing as "The Baptist Church." In general, Baptist churches do not belong to any ecclesiastical authority. Each local church is fully autonomous, and determines its own doctrine. Sometimes, Baptist churches will be in communion with other churches which have similar doctrine. The Southern Baptist Church is one notable example. Another is the Baptist General Conference, of which my church is a member. But unlike the Roman Catholics, ELCA, LCMS, PCA, Anglican, and other such churches, there is no single governing authority over all the Baptist churches. Heck my church probably has more in common with Presbyterians than it does with certain Baptist churches.
     
  9. MatthewPoole

    MatthewPoole Missionary Baptist Man.

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    :sick:
     
  10. arunma

    arunma Flaming Calvinist

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    Agreed, Matthew. I'd probably trust the Anglicans before I would the Catholics. But in all honesty, I think that the Eastern Orthodox churches are quite a bit more theologically sound than the Roman Catholics.
     
  11. MatthewPoole

    MatthewPoole Missionary Baptist Man.

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    :sick: ^_^ ;)
     
  12. JPPT1974

    JPPT1974 Ready for Halloween

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    For what I have known, Southern Baptists have never performed a denomic exorcism at all.
    Just for what I have known in my time.
     
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