the Bible talks of Jesus casting out demons.
And, so did his disciples - In the Name of Jesus. They didn't need a seminar to do it 'man's way'.
Luke 10:17-20 "The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in Your Name."
He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
Matt 10:8 "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give".
posted on 11/14/2010 10:36:05 AM PST
by presently no screen name
("Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down.." Mark 7:13)
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They didn't need a seminar to do it 'man's way'.
The fact is that you don't know what instruction/training those disciples received. The Church doesn't do things 'man's way'. It does things God's way with the authority He bestowed upon it continuing on in His absence under the guidance of the Paraclete.
"Then calling together the twelve apostles, He gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases." Luke 9:1
"And after these things the Lord appointed also other seventy-two: and He sent them two and two before His face into every city and place whither He himself was to come." Luke 10:1
"But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you." John 14:26
"But there are also many other things which Jesus did; which, if they were written every one, the world itself, I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written." John 21:25
posted on 11/15/2010 6:58:12 AM PST
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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