Are devils and demons blamed too much for perceived evil?
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Dave: Eminent author, C.S. Lewis, once said:
Jeff: “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”
Dave: It’s entirely possible to believe either too much…
Jeff: Or too little…
Dave: About demonic activity. For instance, some people attribute every sickness or tummy ache to demonic agents! *CAST OUT THAT SOUR STOMACH!*
Jeff: But we read in 1 Timothy 5:23, the Apostle Paul write, “Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.”
Dave: Clearly that illness was not demonic – he just needed medicine.
Jeff: Of course, the other problem is to suggest that the devil doesn’t even exist.
Dave: Jesus cast out demons and spoke about Satan – so, he clearly believed they were real.
Jeff: But, we don’t have to fear or get all crazy. Our God is stronger than that. Jesus came to this world to save us from Satan’s power, not to leave us trembling and unprotected.