In the last post references were cited as to where information could be found about minor incorporeal spirit beings, both good and evil.
The debate about whether there is a God has likely gone on for as long as man has existed, but consensus has never happened. My intent for now is to focus on negative spirits and what conclusions can be made from observing an exorcism (deliverance). This can help in determining whether God exists.
Here are some things one can conclude from watching a deliverance. Harmful spirits can inhabit humans; they can display a variety of emotions; they are intelligent and knowledgeable; they may impact the behavior of their victim because of very negative deeds done by ancestors. This and more can be observed and verified through literature available on the topic.
It would be safe to say that some scenes in movies showing exorcism/deliverance, are somewhat exaggerated. I am aware of one individual who does deliverance and the whole procedure is quite subdued.
As I said in a past post, one Gabriale Amorth and many others, have done thousands of exorcisms in recent years. It would be grossly unfair to accuse them of being deceptive and staging exorcisms day after day, and year after year.
Exorcists do what they do by employing the authority of God and the use of the name Jesus. The use of any other name has no effect. If God sets the victim free then that can be called a miracle.
Again, the emphasis of this post in not to focus primarily on minor incorporeal spirit beings but rather to say that their existence indicates that there is a Supreme Being we call God. The christian scriptures state that the this Being, we refer to as God, created all minor incorporeal entities and everything else.
Some people question whether Jesus ever existed. We will look at this in the next post.
For those interested in reading more about exorcism, a book, The Rite, The Making of a Modern Exorcist, by Matt Baglio may be useful. Baglio is a reporter living in Rome and has written for the Associated Press and the International Herald Tribune. Publishers Weekly has said, “For anyone seeking a serious and very human examination of this subject, one that surpasses the sensational, The Rite, is absorbing and enlightening”.
If you would like to learn more about incorporeal entities (minor gods) then this is an informative book. Thanks for visiting.