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Mental Illness and Demonic Activity

Mental illness can cause mystifying changes in both appearance and behavior. Many relatives of people with schizophrenia, for example, have learned to detect changes in brain activity by looking at the eyes...

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Why You Need Deliverance

Years ago, I attended a church that was made up of people and practices from Fundamentalism, Pentecostalism, and third-wave charismaticism. The people I met there were very committed to their understanding of the Bible, willing to be foolish for Christ. Demons, the devil, and sin were real enemies, and they believed that people needed deliverance.

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What You Need to Know about the Devil’s Tricks

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

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Why Panic Is the Devil’s Friend

In a world that is often as stormy, irrational, and terrifying as the storm on the sea that threatened the disciples, don’t we long to hear Jesus command the storm to cease?

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10 Things You Should Know about Demons and Satan

1. Demons are fallen angels. Sometimes our theology textbooks state that sin first came into the world with the sin in the garden, but already there was a fall before the human fall. The serpent came into the garden from the outside and with evil intent (Gen. 3:1–2). The serpent questioned God’s goodness by insinuating […]

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Best of 2019: What Are the Signs of Demon Possession?

Episode 346 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions on how to know if you are called to ministry, the signs of demon-possession, and how God uses suffering to make us holy. 

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Does God Allow Satan to Harm Us?

Episode 324 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions about the devil, on whether we need to first receive grace to believe the gospel or whether we only receive grace after believing the gospel, what James means when he says, “confess your sins to one another so that you may be healed,” Jesus descending into hell, and how Jesus can be tempted like the rest of us.

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Pray for Christians in These Five Countries Where the Persecution Is Extreme

But there was something that scared Paul more than painful beatings and long imprisonments. Paul was concerned that the fear of more suffering might hinder him from fulfilling his calling to boldly proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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What Should I Do If I’m Experiencing a Demonic Attack?

Episode 305 | Dr. Michael Horton and Adriel Sanchez answer questions about the historical reality of Adam and Eve, glorifying God in our pursuits, prayer, how to tell if a conversion is genuine, and what to do if you are experiencing a demonic attack.

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5 Myths about Angels and Demons

Rarely does a day pass that we don’t hear of someone’s alleged encounter with either a holy angel or a fallen demon, together with news that a new TV show or film on Netflix will feature either or both of these species of spiritual beings.