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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why do so called Christians still practice exorcism when the book of Acts forbids it ?

It say Jesus I know and Paul I know who are you? And this was after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

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The book of Acts forbids Christians to do that.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There should be a secular law against it, unless it is between consenting 'adults' (if gullible and superstitious).

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/dec/09/tracym...

    "Almost everyone goes to church here. Driving through the town of Esit Eket, the rust-streaked signs, tarpaulins hung between trees and posters on boulders, advertise a church for every third or fourth house along the road. Such names as New Testament Assembly, Church of God Mission, Mount Zion Gospel, Glory of God, Brotherhood of the Cross, Redeemed, Apostalistic. Behind the smartly painted doors pastors make a living by 'deliverances' - exorcisms - for people beset by witchcraft, something seen to cause anything from divorce, disease, accidents or job losses. With so many churches it's a competitive market, but by local standards a lucrative one.

    But an exploitative situation has now grown into something much more sinister as preachers are turning their attentions to children - naming them as witches. In a maddened state of terror, parents and whole villages turn on the child. They are burnt, poisoned, slashed, chained to trees, buried alive or simply beaten and chased off into the bush."

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    August 7, 2007. A 70-year-old Tunisian woman was killed in an exorcism ritual at her home in Lyon, France. Two women were arrested, the victim's adoptive daughter and a friend she met during a stay in a psychiatric ward. Apparently, the women suffocated the old lady with a scarf and plastic bag in their efforts to "trap the devil."

    August 4, 2007. In Phoenix, Arizona, 49-year-old Ronald Marquez died after being shot twice with a Taser gun by police who responded to a call and found Marquez barricaded in a bedroom and choking his 3-year-old granddaughter as part of an exorcism. A relative had called the police, who also found the little girl's mother, Marquez's 19-year-old daughter, bloody and naked in the room. The exorcism victim is expected to recover.

    Monroe County, Indiana, 22-year-old Eddie Uyesugi, a pastor in training at Cherry Hill Christian Church, is accused of doing an exorcism on a 14-year-old autistic boy. Uyesugi told the boy's mother he could cure her son of autism by prayer and casting out demons. The would-be minister is accused of beating the boy over a period of eleven hours and of sticking his fingers down his throat, causing him to vomit.

    etc... one can only imagine the outcry from Christians if it were secular humanists doing such things to people...

    http://skepdic.com/refuge/harm7.html

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  • 4 years ago

    What? What a silly question. We wouldnt have to practice exorcism if there werent so many demon possesed atheists in the world. Were just trying to make the world a better place :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    It doesn't forbid exorcisms entirely. It only forbids random Joes from doing it. Those who are ordained (called "men of God" in scripture) are quite allowed to perform exorcisms still.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are speaking about the seven sons of Sceva.

    The problem was that they were trying to cast out bad spirits with their own power, not God's.

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  • Bill C
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    1 decade ago

    Talk about twisting scripture! That verse warns non-Christians against trying to cast out demons.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do what? I am a Christian and know nothing about any exorcism participants.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Like another answerer said, they were not Christians

    Mark 16:16-18 (King James Version)

    16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

    17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

    18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

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  • 1 decade ago

    We're supposed to cast out demons and devils in Jesus' Name right?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Practice makes perfect. We have to practice exorcism to get it perfect.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you are wresting scripture. that story suggests that you not go against demons unless you have YAHOSHUA behind you. It does NOT forbid exorcism!

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