Christians Can Be Demon Possessed
ChristiaNet.com, a large Christian portal with eight million monthly page loads, recently asked, "Can a Christian have a demon?" President of ChristiaNet, Bill Cooper, responds, "There are certainly many verses in the Bible that refer to demons." A majority of those surveyed did believe that demons could in fact influence their behavior.
Out of 1,500 Christians surveyed, 48% believed that Christians could, in fact, have a demon within. Most of this group stated that the Devil was very real, and Christians could be demonized, "A demon can be a thorn in your flesh." Others felt that by sinning, they were allowing a demon to enter their soul," Even though we know Jesus, we sometimes open the doors for demons." One survey taker stated, "Saul was a Jew and filled with the Holy Spirit. Later he was tormented by a demon." This statement was made to support the fact that demons are talked about in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
Thirty-eight percent of Christians who took the poll felt that a "true" Christian could not be demonized, they cited a verse of the bible, John 4:4 "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world." Other survey takers in this group felt that once you were saved, demons could not enter your soul, "Only born again Christians are resistant to demons." The underlining theme for this groups' opinion was that Christians belong to Christ and Christ alone, no one can break that ownership, "You can be harassed and tempted, but demons cannot get inside of you and control you if you belong to Christ."
The remaining fourteen percent of pollers stated they didn't know, "I don't study the Bible enough to know." They were also unsure because the Bible does mention demons, "It could be possible because the Bible talks about it." Still others in this group were unsure because of different people's comments, "I have heard that the devil and the Holy Spirit can both live in your heart."
To help educate Christians, ChristiaNet has just released a free Demon Quiz. Using the latest interactive technology, one can test their Biblical knowledge on issues facing the Christian Community.