**Evangelical: We Don’t Need Rite of Exorcism, Just Jesus**
Then why does the Bible relate stories of Jesus casting out demons.
He blessed the Apostles — the first priests — and that blessing continues down to the present day.
Yes, there are demons in this present world, make no mistake about it.
I agree that the name of JESUS is all we need. Many years ago I was be stalked by a man. I was beside myself. My husband said that the next time he called, just say Jesus as many times as I could, he hung up after the third Jesus, and never bothered me again.
Can Satan cast out Satan?
Proof that anyone can get a doctorate.
Exactly what part of the rite of exorcism is objectionable? Holy water (I suppose we could reach down and mix spit with the dust), the prayers? The sign of the cross?
No Romany Catholic would deny that God can work through His saints in less formal ways. But why do Evangelicals think God won’t work through formal means?
BTW I’m not RC
I like this thread. I agree with the rite. It is the practice of 2000 years of doing it right as opposed to 500 years of doing whatever.
Of course a Southern Baptist is gonna downplay Roman Catholic rites...Duh? but do you ever watch those ghost shows on TV? I’ve noticed when the “Baptist” can’t clear an evil haunting they always refer to a priest.
just an observation.
I must agree, to take on all these other ministries is below the high calling of the Gospel.
For “The Gospel power is the power of God unto salvation! For therein is the righteousness of God revealed.” (Romans 1;16b-17a)
And our God hath chosen preaching: “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us that are saved it the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 1:18)
“God hath chosen the foolishness things of the world to confound the wise; God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty; “ (1 corinthians 1:27)
May we pray: “Dear Lord and God, help us to chose those things that you have chosen, and serve you in all righteousness,holiness and in truth.”
May we not forget: “For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
“Wherefore God hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above ever name.” (Philippians 2:9)
Saint Dominic had them all say the Rosary very slowly and with great devotion, and a wonderful thing happened; at each Hail Mary that he and the people said together a large group of devils issued forth from the wretched man's body under the guise of red-hot coals [this particular man had 15,000 demons because he had attacked the fifteen mysteries (this was prior to the Luminous Mysteries) of the Rosary].The devils went on to scream at St. Dominic that the Rosary was like a chain that beat them and whipped them.