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The Bible and Demons
As a Christian, of course, I believe in Demons. You can not pick and choose which parts of the Holy Bible to believe. It is the holy inspired word of God. Jesus spoke of Exorcising demons from different people. He said getting the evil spirit out of a man requires much time prayer and much time fasting. Of course, there are references to Demons and the Devil himself all throughout the Bible. Lucifer, otherwise known as, (Satan) was an Angel in Heaven before starting a war in Heaven. God would not allow there to be war in Heaven. So, there was no choice but, to throw out the Devil. By this time, he had a following. They are called Fallen Angels. God had no choice but, to cast the Devil and his Fallen Angels out of Heaven. This broke God's heart. The Devil is talked about in the first and the last Book of the Holy Bible in great detail. In the last book of the Bible, Revelation, John goes into great detail about the end days and there are very specific details about the Devil himself.
Other religions believe in demons and exorcisms as well. Islam and Judaism, both have firm, deep rooted beliefs when it comes to this subject. I think all religions struggle with this subject if for no other reason but, with the fact that the things that happen can't be proven. That is the hardest thing for people to accept.
Fact or Fiction?
Hundreds of authentic looking pictures have been taken that have been refuted or found to be not true by science. However, several videos of the paranormal seem more real, than the million dollar movies that are made on the subject. Now of course, Hollywood would want to know how to create the best and scariest sound effects. In fact, check out the Youtube video at the bottom of the page to see a very disturbing and scary piece of footage. (Singapore ghost in elevator). You know the footage can not be altered.
The Catholic Church has performed thousands of Exorcisms throughout the centuries and documented most of the cases. A Consecrated Priest is used in performing an Exorcism and it must be approved by a Bishop of the Church. The following, is a list of ways that would be used as proof that Demons would be taking over a human body. Thus the need for the exorcism.
1. Audio Recordings: Many tapes have been played of previously recorded Exorcisms in which the possessed spoke in three or four old languages at once and also talked in a completely different voice. These languages were not known, of course, to the person who is being possessed. This is full proof that people can get possessed by demonic spirits.
2. Witnesses: Doctors, Priests, nurses, police, and family members many others have been in the room watching the real thing and being frightened during the entire experience. It is not predictable what will happen and this is pure evil.
3. The Possessed Persons Actions: People who are possessed have been known to eat bugs, or on the other hand, refuse to eat at all. They have been known to break their fingernails, bend and contort in all different positions. The possessed have also been known to hurt themselves as well as others in many other odd ways.
Performing an Exorcism
Note: A demon is thought to be a fallen angel from Heaven and a member of Satan's following. A ghost is said to be the spirit of a deceased human being.
A Priest, Doctor and at least one other witness will tie the possessed down when they begin. Certain Biblical Scripture is read while praying to Jesus Christ. Holy water, Crucifixes and other religious items are used during this purification process.
Many people think Exorcisms are hoaxes or the person possessed is either lying or doing this to seek attention or they have some type of mental illness. Any time an Exorcism in the Catholic Church is done a Priest must make sure that the person does not have a medical problem but, a religious issue. Doctors always check the person in question to make sure they are not faking a demon takeover and to make sure they are mentally stable before an Exorcist performs his ritual. Hollywood has dramatized the paranormal and demonic activity to a point where it is almost silly. Each person has to form their own opinion on this subject. Reports of demons and poltergeists have been reported all over the globe for centuries. Polls have shown that the average person believes in ghosts and demons.
Paranormal Phenomenon in The Home
Paranormal: Experiences that lie outside the norm and have neither a medical or scientific explanation.
Poltergeists are known for throwing and moving things in the house, cutting lights on and off and making horrendous noises. Claims have been made of seeing spirits as well as hearing footsteps. Much of this activity can be easily explained while others seem to have no rhyme nor reason and cannot be explained by science. Paranormal experts (Ghost Busters if you will) have been chasing ghosts for years in the hope of finding proof and cashing in, to no avail.
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Paranormal and Demons in Hollywood
The following list contains the top films relating to Exorcisms and Poltergeists.Sequels are not mentioned in this hub.
1. The Exorcist
3. Amityville Horror
4. Paranormal Activity
5. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
6. Paranormal Activity 2
7. Poltergeist 2
8. The Rite
9. The Last Exorcism
10. The Conjuring
This list does not cover all the exorcism and paranormal films nor does it cover any of the many documentaries that have been covered in full detail on this subject. The above list is primarily composed of the best and most well known Paranormal and exorcism films ever produced.
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