When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
“(Acts 19:13). “In that sceptical and therefore superstitious age” professional exorcist abounded. Many of these professional “exorcists were disreputable Jews, like Simon in Samaria and” “Elymas in Cyprus (8:9; 13:6).” Other references to exorcism as” practised by the Jews are found in Matt. 12:27; Mark 9:38; Luke “9:49, 50. It would seem that it was an opinion among the Jews” that miracles might be wrought by invoking the divine name. Thus “also these “vagabond Jews” pretended that they could expel” daemons. “The power of casting out devils was conferred by Christ on his “apostles (Matt. 10:8), and on the seventy (Luke 10:17-19), and” was exercised by believers after his ascension (Mark 16:17; Acts 16:18); but this power was never spoken of as exorcism.
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