Thursday, 26 July 2018

The Deliverance Ministry Error

Another presumption on God's sovereignty is the deliverance ministry movement. People get the idea that they can just name the name of Jesus and the demon or demons have to leave.

These Charismatic preachers wrest Matthew 18:18 far out of it's context and use it as a pretext for supposedly driving demons out of people. The verse reads, "Mat 18:18  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

If they had studied the passage, they'd see that this binding and loosing has to do with church discipline of errant members. And why would anybody want to loose demons?

Many people who have gone to these quacks have never been delivered of anything except of their money. Through hypnotist tricks and autosuggestion, people think they've been delivered of something. The truth is that people can't be delivered from what they should repent of. There are no demons of over-eating or other human failings.

But aren't there real demons occupying real people? It has happen to unsaved individuals. In fact, scripture tells of one deliverance which went horribly wrong. Seven sons tried to cast out a demon and they thought that using Jesus' name  would automatically do the job. Acts 19:15 (KJV) shows what happens when fakes attempt folly. "And the evil spirit answered and said, 'Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?'" The man than tore off the clothes of those fools and beat them severely.

I've written before about what a sham modern-day deliverence preachers are. I'll also touch on that in my next book. People need to know this truth from John 15:13 (KJV), "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

My next post will be about a song regarding accepting God's will for our departed loved ones. Hang in for that one.