A little observation about Christians and demon oppression:
Why is it that the only Christians who find/feel demon oppression are the Christians who believe in demon oppression? Christians that categorize demons as Things Triumphed Over Through The Cross, don’t seem to have any problems with demons whatsoever.
Doesn’t this show that the best way to escape demon oppression is to simply believe it’s not possible?
This seems similar to bleeding statues and images of Christ on toast. These things are only found by those who think bleeding statues and toasty Jesuses have significance. If you don’t look for these things, alas, you do not find them. It’s been a while since a bleeding statue of Mary was found in a Baptist church, eh.
I suppose the answer given by those who believe in demon oppression is that those who don’t believe in demon oppression are oppressed without knowing it. Only those who know the problem can solve it.
I guess that is a possibility. But still, if that’s true, at least not believing in demon oppression makes people capable of functioning free from demon oppression angst. That has to be worth something.
Those who fear demon oppression seem to live in a state of constant turmoil.
Do we create personal turmoil simply because we grant the possibility of these things turmoiling us? If we stopped fearing demon oppression, wouldn’t we be free from the turmoil of demons?
If a Christian is given peace that passes understanding, how can a Christian at the same time believe in something that causes him to live in turmoil?
It’s just something I think about. Wondering your thoughts.