What are demons?

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From mediaeval Roman Catholic Church (RCC)  literature, demons served as a control mechanism to keep people dependent on the RCC, based on ignorance and superstition. That appears to be why the KJV translators used the word “devil,” to help people escape all of the demonology of the RCC.
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The Bible does not give a lot of information about devils. This is because the message of the Bible is not about devils and pagan superstitions. We observe certain phenomena in the modern world, however, that are consistent with what little the Bible says about them. One of the things that modernists use to prove that the Bible is only a mythology is the casting out of devils, of which Jesus and the Apostles did so much.
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The idea of not worshipping idols in the OT seems easy. No one takes idols seriously in the modern world, as far as something that anyone needs to bow down to.
Leviticus 19:4 ¶ Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
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However, devils are popular. Many celebrities play with them, and claim to channel ET’s who always give messages against what the Bible says.

Wikipedia– // According to the Ascended Master Teachings of Anne Bellringer, Hatonn …is the liason between Sanat Kumara and the Pleiadeans for the Ashtar Galactic Command flying saucer fleet… //

// Ramtha’s school of enlightenment was established in 1988 by J Z Knight, who claims to channel a 35,000-year-old being called Ramtha the Enlightened One. .//

WHAT ARE DEVILS–
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δαιμόνιον — Strong’s G1140 (devils in KJV) daimonion in Greek
Usually used in the New Testament as being something to be cast out, they are some kind of entity that seeks to communicate with humans, and can have some kind of relationship with animals. –one example of many– Matthew 8:31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
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The Hebrew word translated “devils” in the KJV Old Testament is “sair.”
Leviticus 17:7 And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils…
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An example from the NT with diamonion–
1 Corinthians 10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Acts 11:40 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him…And some said, …He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: G1140 (They did not recognize the God of the Jews, and classified Him with the devils that they and other nations worshipped.)
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There is another word in the OT that has to do with the same phenomenon, of an entity that can communicate with humans, transliterated from the Hebrew as “owb,” translated as “familiar spirit.”
Examples–
Leviticus 20:27 ¶ A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death…
1 Chronicles 10:13 ¶ So Saul died for his transgression… for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
2 Chronicles 33:6 (Manasseh) caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards…
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“Satan” is a different word, diabolos. Satan, “the devil,” is not the same as the devils, and logically the head over them.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, … and his angels were cast out with him.
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WHAT ARE THE SONS OF GOD–
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Going back to OT for history–
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Sons of God= angels in OT– Jesus makes us sons of God ONLY in NT–
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name…
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All incidents of “sons of God” in the OT:
Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Job 1:6 ¶ Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
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The offspring of the sons of God and the daughters of men are giants.
Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Numbers 13:31 MESSAGE — They spread scary rumors among the People of Israel. They said, “…Everybody we saw was huge.”
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Here we encounter the fallen angels in the New Testament, which seem to be the “Sons of God” from Genesis 6.
Jude 1:6 …the angels which kept not their first estate, .. he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness..
2 Peter 2:4 …God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
Revelation 12:9 And the Devil … and his angels were cast out with him.
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The Bible seems to associate “devils” with the fallen angels. Some say that they are the offspring of the dead children of the fallen angels, the giants, with spiritual bodies chained to the earth, that can appear to humans somehow. That seems to be a bit of a logical leap that I can’t make, but in the Bible they are clearly somehow tied together.
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WORK OF DEVILS
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They seem to prefer humans, but animals will do, since they asked to go into swine as in Matthew 8:21 above. Think of cattle mutilations. Think of things like this, reported by a member of a search for a missing person in the backwoods in the snow, staying in a National Forest shelter cabin–
“Something was screaming outside of the cabin…the door was flexing as this thing was pounding on the outside of the door…in the morning…outside the cabin door, there’s tracks. Big tracks.”
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Many mysterious animal mutilations seem to be due to the feeding of insect larvae, but those on fresh carcasses that give evidence of violence with only the blood removed are due to a different agent. The blood seems to be drained, and they seem to be the subjects of incredible, unreasoning violence. We are reminded of the regulations in the Bible about not eating blood. The devils would not obey that regulation. Animals would have no protection, unlike humans, who have the image of God, at least until they may reject it somehow.
Leviticus 17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
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Now, we observe the kind of worship the devils require from humans. “Caused his children to pass through the fire.” Fire would cause the blood of the sacrifice to be consumed, assuming the body is burned as with animal sacrifices. It is also logical, if humans were not available, the devils would seek out animal sacrifices. They seem to prefer humans greatly, but animals will work.
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RESPONSE TO DEVILS
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A final word– this is easily overemphasized into sensationalism, superstition, and morbid curiosity. We really need to take the example of the Bible and set aside speculations like these, and center only on the fact that we are saved from the bondage to devils if we are led by the Spirit into the likeness of Jesus.
Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Luke 10:20 …in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
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Author: Astrobiology Associates

Senior data analyst at Astrobiology Associates

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