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Offline Thaddeus_Prenderghast

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Re: Demonic Possession
« on: February 16, 2013, 04:07:33 PM »
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Does everyone in hear who has experienced or reads about the demoniac being exorcised in the NT confirm to you that these evil spiritual entities are created by a Creator, in our case God. Just want to see what everyone else thinks of these evil entities what comes to your mind about them

I've had this come up in conversations. So after answering it a few times, I've come up with a decent explanation. Due to my out-of-the-box faith searching, I had explained a more Pantheistic point of view on this. For instance, in Genesis, there is a point after God made the world, plants and animals it says "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" this Plural is exciting. especially from a direct translation from Hebrew. The point of my answer was that if the bible does in fact have this random plural, it could mean that God was in fact talking to other gods! It fits as to why he has his chosen people, and one of his big rules is that you shouldn't worship any god over him. I interpreted the bible as suggesting that there is other gods in this world. which would mean that there is other creations in this world as well. it explains why a hell existed before man made original sin, and creatures that exist in other cultures. it fits nicely when explained with written evidence.

So one could say that God created some demons. But there is a possibility that there are many "races" of demons due to other types of "kingdoms". And God merely wants our love and us to hold him above all others in our faith.
 
now this is a point of view, not meant to offend anyone. I don't want anyone to get upset at me :( It's just odd to me how well it fits.    
« Last Edit: February 16, 2013, 04:19:50 PM by Michał Kalina »
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Re: Demonic Possession
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 04:13:07 PM »
Does everyone in hear who has experienced or reads about the demoniac being exorcised in the NT confirm to you that these evil spiritual entities are created by a Creator, in our case God. Just want to see what everyone else thinks of these evil entities what comes to your mind about them

I've had this come up in conversations. So after answering it a few times, I've come up with a decent explanation. Due to my out-of-the-box faith searching, I had explained a more Pantheistic point of view on this. For instance, in Genesis, there is a point after God made the world, plants and animals it says "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" this Plural is exciting. especially from a direct translation from Hebrew. The point of my answer was that if the bible does in fact have this random plural, it could mean that God was in fact talking to other gods! It fits as to why he has his chosen people, and one of his big rules is that you shouldn't worship any god over him. I interpreted the bible as suggesting that there is other gods in this world. which would mean that there is other creations in this world as well. it explains why a hell existed before man made original sin, and creatures that exist in other cultures. it fits nicely when explained with written evidence.

So one could say that God created some demons. But there is a possibility that there are many "races" of demons due to other types of "kingdoms". And God merely wants our love and us to hold him above all others in our faith.
 
now this is a point of view, not meant to offend anyone. I don't want anyone to get upset at me :( It's just odd to me how well it fits.    

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