Why don't most churches teach people how to cast out demons like Jesus did?
Didn't Jesus command his followers to do so?
May be the church leaders doesn't know how to drive out demon. Also please note that it is not something that can be learned from the seminary or bible school. The one who want to know how to drive out demon must live with someone who drive out daemon and learn from him. He should lead a spiritual life. It is with the power of Holy Spirit and faith in Jesus that drive out demon. An ordinary person with the power of Holy Spirit can do the same. It is a gift of God.
Casting out demons is dangerous no matter how you look at it. The "exorcist" (for lack of a better word) must be both a child of God, and clean.
People can shout to someone "OUT FOUL SPIRIT!" but if demon(s) don't know you, they'll attack (or rather cause the person they're possessing to attack.) This happens in the book of Acts; where a couple of people go around casting out demons. When they arrive at one demon possessed man, the demon says, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are you?" The pair is attacked, and beaten.
If you do not authority from God, then the demons won't listen to you.
Casting out demons is not the prime objective of the church, it is to go and make disciples. If one posessed with a demon recieves Christ as his Lord and savior the demon has no choice but to leave. Jesus did these miracles to show his people that he was God and that all power in heaven and earth was given to him. This same power is in the proclimation of the Gospel to the salvation of men. Casting out demons is not salvation. If an unlean spirit is gone out of a man he can return and bring with him other demons and that person would be worse than he was before. Jesus did not tell us to go out and cast out demons.
WOW! Typical "religious" answer! No one teaches "TRUTH!"
"Jesus did not tell us to go out and cast out demons." Mk 16:15-18!
Jn14:12 "..the "works" that I do shall he do also; & greater works than these shall he do..." Didn't HE cast out demon
Honestly, I think that many churches tend to stay away from overtly "spiritual" things both good and bad. Most of us would rather learn how to deal with our personal problems, like "how to be a good spouse", or "how to raise kids"...those types of issues appeal to us more than deep issues of the spirit. These human problems, at the heart of them are "spiritual", but we usually will take more of a "psychological" approach to the problem. This is one reason I think that many problems stay unresolved because we fail to include the spiritual side of things.
Some of the churches that do deal with these types of issues are often so "over focused" on the spiritual world- especially the demonic- that it becomes a spectacle or a carnival show. It makes for an exciting "show". The glory is given to the "minister" who smacks the guy on the head, instead of giving glory to God who heals and delivers. In the end--the world discredits Christians as being a bunch of wack-a-doddles.
Demon possession is impossible for a follower of Christ as it is God's spirit that resides in us. We can, however, be harassed by demonic spirits. In that regard, we stand on our authority as a child of God and the demons have no right to harass us. We need to recognize when this happens, however, and stand in our authority. Sometimes we miss this as the heart if the problem.
If someone is a non-believer and you cast out the demons-- they will often come back if that person doesn't become a Christian.
"When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first."
The best way to drive out a demon is permanently by the indwelling Holy Spirit.
This is something many churches do not know about because many pastors have not been taught this in seminary. Jesus did and still does command His followers to do this, and we can do this in His name. We only need the faith the sie of a mustard seed. Believe in His name and you CAN cast out demons.
Just like healing and receiving the Holy Spirit, it is gift. And it is not the person who casts out demons, it is God himself through the person. So it is a gift to some and to some it is pure faith. In His name (Jesus) we can cast out demons and heal the sick. But you can tell someone about faith, but you can't "teach" someone to have faith. so casting out demons is all about faith and the gift. that's what i think.
The reason most churches don't address devils is because most churches are religious institutions that don't believe in demons, fear demons if they do believe in them, or misunderstand everyone's Jesus-given power to defeat them. I can promise you from experience that every promise of Mark 16:15-18 is true and for this day.
I believe it is because most pastors are afraid that if the power of God is demonstrated with healings, tongues, miracles etc., it is gonna cause their church to loose people (essentially, the people pay the bills) and also keep new people from coming.
As a result, there is seldom a manisifation of demons where knowing how to cast them out is needed.
Basically most pastors are just chickens...
I think you said the key words at the end of your question. Jesus commanding his followers to do so. Just going to church , or saying you are a christian, doesn't really prove that you are following Jesus. We are to strive to be like him, talk like him, act like him, and yes, walk with the power that he did. Healing the sick, and casting out devils. Wouldn't this world be a different place if devils were being cast out. Don't you stop and wonder, when you hear on the news about terrible things being done by people to children, and killings being carried out in horrible ways, that it had to be done by someone who had a demon in them. The bible says that Satan steals, kills, and destroys, but Jesus came to give you life.
only true disciples of Christ do that and NO denomination or part of the church system run by men are of God. They cannot do it because they are not equipped by God but are anointed by apostate men
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