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8-3-2017 Real Demon Influence #2

Jesus came to the country of the Gadarenes, and “immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs…crying out and cutting himself with stones” (Mark 5:2-3,5 NKJV). There is no “demon-possession” today, but there certainly are “demon-influences. (1) That Gadarene lived among the tombs. Death was ever on his mind. Today, people fill their minds from Television programs and movies, with thoughts of “zombies,” dissection of dead bodies, and violent, bloody deaths. This constant morbidity creates depression, which is the source of suicide and mass murders. (2) That Gadarene lived in self-inflicted pain, as do drug-addicts today. This sadomasochistic attitude either gives or receives pain and humiliation for pleasure. When popularized in mass-media, people think this is “normal” behavior, while love grows cold (Matthew 24:12).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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