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in this section, against the existence of a personal devil, are satisfactorily accounted for or removed, we must continue to believe that such a being exists only in the imaginations of the ignorant, the weak, and the credulous; and that the idea of his existence ought to be abandoned by every rational man.
BIBLE DOCTRINE CONCERNING DE
All the passages in the OLD TESTAMENT wherein reference is had to DEMONS.
Deut. 32: 17. They sacrificed unto devils (demons), not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
Psa. 96 5. For all the gods of the nations are idols (daimonia); but the Lord made the heavens.
Psa. 106 37. Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils (daimoniois), and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons, and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan.
Isa. 13: 21. But wild beasts of the desert shall be there (in Babylon); and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs (daimonia) shall dance there.
Isa. 34 14. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr (demonia) shall cry to his fellow; the screech-owl shall also rest there (in Idumea), and find for herself a place of rest.
Isa. 65: 11. But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop (daimonia), and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
All the passages in the NEW TESTAMENT wherein allusion is made to DEMONS.
1 Cor. 10: 20, 21. But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils (demons), and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils (demons). Ye cannot drink
the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils (demons): ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils (demons).
Acts 17: 18. He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods (daimonia), because he preached unto them Jesus and the resurrection.
Rev. 9 20. And the rest of the men, which were not killed by these plagues, yet repented not of the works of their hands that they should not worship devils (demons), and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood; which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.
Rev. 16: 13, 14. And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils (demons), working miracles.
Rev. 18: 2. Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils (demons), and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
1 Tim. 4:1. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils (demons).
John 10: 20, 21. And many of them (the Jews) said, He (Christ) hath a devil (demon), and is mad; why hear ye him? Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil (demon): can a devil (demon) open the eyes of the blind?
John 7 20. The people answered and said, Thou (Christ) hast a devil (demon).
John 8: 48, 49. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil (demon)? Jesus answered, I have not a devil (demon).
Verse 52. Then said the Jews unto him, now we know that thou hast a devil (demon). Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste death.
Matt. 11: 18. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil (demon).
Luke 7: 33. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil (demon).
Matt. 4: 24. And his (Jesus) fame went throughout all Syria and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils (demons), and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy, and he healed them.
Matt. 8: 16. When the even was come, they brought unto him (Christ) many that were possessed with devils (demons): and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick.
Mark 1: 32-34. And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed of devils (demons). And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils (demons); and suffered not the devils (demons) to speak, because they knew him.
Verse 39. And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils (demons).
Luke 4: 40, 41. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them nto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. And devils (demons) also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ, the Son of God. And he, rebuking them, suffered them not to speak for they knew that he was Christ
Luke 13: 32. Go ye and tell that fox (Herod), Behold I cast out devils
(demons), and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
Luke 8: 2. And certain women (were with Christ) which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils (demons).
Mark 16 9. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils demons).
Matt. 10: 7, 8. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils (demons): freely ye have received, freely give.
Mark 3: 14, 15. And he (Christ) ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sickness, and to cast out devils (demons).
Mark 16 17. And these signs shall follow them that believe in my name shall they cast out devils (demons): they shall speak with new. tongues.
Luke 9: 1. Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils (demons), and to cure diseases.
Luke 10: 17. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils (demons) are subject to us through thy name.
Mark 9: 38. Master, we saw one casting out devils (demons) in thy
Luke 9: 49, 50. And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils (demons) in thy name, and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
Matt. 7: 22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils (demons)? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Matt. 9:32-34. As they went out, behold, they brought to him (Jesus) a dumb man possessed with a devil (demon). And when the devil (demon) was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils (demons) through the prince of the devils (demons).
Luke 11: 14-26. And he was casting out a devil (demon), and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil (demon) was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils (demons) through Beelzebub the chief of the devils (demons). And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against itself falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils (demons) through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils (demons), by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God' cast out devils (demons), no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace; but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there; and the
last state of that man is worse than the first. Compare from verse 24 to 26. with Matt. 12: 43-45.
Matt. 12: 22-28. Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil (demon) blind and dumb and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils (demons). And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils (demons), by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils (demons) by the spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Matt. 17: 14-18. And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is a lunatic, and sore vexed: for oft times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil (demon); and he departed out of him and the child was cured from that very hour. The same account is given in Mark 9: 14-30, and Luke 9: 37-43.
Luke 4: 33--36. And in the synagogue there was a man which had a spirit of an unclean devil (demon); and he cried out with a loud voice, saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil (demon) had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. same account is given in Mark 1: 23-29.
Mark 3: 20-26. And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his (Christ's) friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself, And the Scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils (demons) casteth he out devils (demons) And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
Matt. 15: 21-28. Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil (demon). But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from the master's table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman