Added as a comment to Fairy Princesses answer it has been a quote that haunts me.It might be my Roman Catholic upbringing that is hard to shake.
you know i will JUMP all OVER this one :-) i just want to say the devil is real. he is as real as you and I, he is given the reality BECAUSE most religions have forced the immage of him to others and given him that power. He is a manniestation of humanity. He IS us! He is the part fo us that is willing to rape, he is the part of us that is willing to hurt children, he is our greedy ways, he is the worst of us. and like the great Dr. Martin Luther King says "There is a little of bad in the best of us and a little of good in the worst of us." THIS is the devil, even in the best of us the devil IS that little part that cannot TRULY be loving and good! As for channeling (in responce to the comment ursixx refferanced ), yes there are EVIL entitys that do NOT have the best intentions and are not having our best interest in there soul. BUT there are many channelings that are OBVIOUSLY from love and light! Here is a great quote from "Seth Speaks, the Eternal Validity of the Soul" by Jane Roberts. click here to listen PLEASE LISTEN FROM THIS PART TO THE END!
love n light,
As real as YOU DECIDE to make it. I choose not to.
answered 15 Apr '11, 21:48
Unfortunately, I believe that Satan is real.
It is soooo easy to deny this, to put the thought away, and live in that world of goodness and light....But I have cleared homes and people of evil, or demons (call them what you will). They were real enough, both to me and the people affected. I know that Satan would absolutely love it if we would all just look the other way. Then he could just play and romp and do his mischief without interference.
As I have said before on this site, prayer for the world is essential! After my experience seeing the Mind of God, and seeing the absolute power and destiny of our prayers, I know that prayer can and does do much good. Also, God gave Jesus complete authority over Satan, and we must all remember that Satan has already been defeated! If you keep this in mind, you have nothing to fear. Satan is an annoyance, and we can call upon Christ, God, Higher Power- whatever you choose to call your Higher Power- and command that Satan be gone, and he must go. "Fear not, for behold! I am with you!" Always remember to lean back into the arms of your Higher Power!
Many Blessings, Jaianniah
answered 15 Apr '11, 21:43
The best trick human beings ever pulled was convincing the world the devil does exist :)
I've gone on at some length previously on IQ about G(o)od and (D)evil, probably to the point of boring everyone :)
If you want I'll pull out all my previous rantings and ravings about these concepts, and link to them here. Just let me know :)
But I think the best argument I've yet heard against the idea of Evil (which is personified by the idea of Devil) was quoted by RPuls on IQ: if God exists, why it allows evil?
And I think the argument is so good that I'm going to requote it here:
I'll add to this one of my favorite quotes concerning evil:
If one lays aside all the emotional hype and hysteria surrounding the Devil concept, I think you are left with the straightforward notion that God and Devil really only reflect our own human judgements of Good and Evil.
God = G(o)od
And who decides what is Good and what is Evil?
And who decides what is the work of God and what is the work of Devil?
answered 15 Apr '11, 21:55
I have driven the devil and demons out of people possessed, I have a friend that had 2nd degree burns on his back from me healing him. Everywhere my fingers were were burned.
I have cleared peoples houses of devils and demons, one women had one that crawled around on her floor it smelled like sulfur, so to say that was only a figment of her imagination is up to you.
I have driven them out of friends homes around the world, one friend who called me in a panic and said please help her, I drove the devils out of her home and when I did as soon as I did she had a party balloon it was mylar so those are hard to pop. As soon as I cleared the home that balloon popped!
I have many stories of clearing and driving out devils, I know for me it is an easy thing as Jesus has already won the battle and I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior. Because of this I have authority over everything evil, all sickness, all pain etc...
So for me I do not care if you want to call these physical beings or just wrong thought or whatever you may want to call them I have full command and authority over them by Jesus Christ.
answered 17 Apr '11, 00:16
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