Do Demons Really Exist?
ChristiaNet.com, a large Christian portal with eight million monthly page loads, recently asked, "Do demons really exist?" Bill Cooper, president of ChristiaNet stated, "A majority of Christians believe that demons really exist."
With nearly 1,500 Christians responding to the survey, a whopping 94% said that they believe that demons really do exist. Most participants reported that because the Bible mentions demons throughout the Old and New Testaments, demons must exist. "The Bible says they exist because one third of the angels in Heaven rebelled with Lucifer and were cast out to the earth," said one Christian. Other responders pointed to examples of Jesus casting out demons: "God's Word is true it says Jesus cast out a Legion of demons into a herd of pigs." "Jesus cast out seven demons from Mary Magdalene in Mark 16:9," explained another responder. Some of those surveyed had physical experiences with demons such as hearing, seeing or just feeling an evil presence. A few have actually cast out demons themselves, "I have exorcized many demons in my 50 years of ministry." "I had a seven year old girl hiss and speak like an adult male with a bass voice. If you see a demon possession once, you will believe!"
Four percent of Christians said that they were unsure as to whether or not demons exist. "I have never seen one," said one responder, adding, "So, I really don't know." Another Christian did not believe in physical demons but does believe in demonic spirits. "I don't believe actual demons exist but there are demonic spirits that can take over living creatures."
Two percent of Christians surveyed do not believe that demons exist. The responders in this group were divided on the source of evil in the world. On one hand some believe the source is Satan, yet they do not believe the devil has demon helpers. "I believe in Satan, but I don't believe in demons." Whereas others believe the evil in the world comes from within. "Evil exists deep within ourselves by the decisions we make which affect ourselves or others negatively."
To help educate Christians, ChristiaNet has just released a free Demons Quiz. Using the latest interactive technology, one can test their Biblical knowledge on issues facing the Christian community.