The exorcisms carried out in the NT were carried out by either Jesus, by Apostles, or disciples sent out with exorcism as part of their ministry.
Exorcism is part of the authority given by Christ to Peter and the Apostles.
"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
posted on 11/16/2010 7:44:44 AM PST
(...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
Only to the "authorized" apostles?
And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid [him] not: for he that is not against us is for us. Luke 9:49-50
Those "keys to the kingdom" were given to all Jesus disciples, not just the 12 - see Matthew 18:1-20.
posted on 11/16/2010 8:07:58 AM PST
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