Last night I went to my monthly library book group. We read a novel about the Turks and the Armenians. One of the characters in the book was a psychic which I guess is very common in many countries. The psychic had two jins on each shoulder. I gather these are spirits. It was interesting that this non-Christian book group thought these represented her conscience. They didn't realize that they were REAL spirits. I tried to explain it but they just gave me a blank look. It reminded me of that verse in the Bible that talks about the believer being able to judge spiritual things while the unbeliever cannot. So, I finally gave up trying to explain. I felt I did a good job of explaining too. Oh well. But as Christians, we should know by now that this stuff is real. Hopefully, we have come out of the hyper-scientific belief system that denies spirit beings.
To illustrate this, I recently read an interesting article in the BBC (British) news about a Liberian man who accepted Christ after being one of the rebels against the government. But he was also a kind of witch doctor. He would eat sacrificed people's parts as well as going into battle completely naked. He was so fierce that his enemies were terrified of him. Now, he is ready to accept his punishment from the government for his misdeeds. And he will do it with a peace in his heart from Jesus Christ. He is now an evangelist. If you don't think evil spirits caused him to do this stuff, then I recommend reading Eph. 6:12 as well as some passages in Acts that deal with people with evil spirits bugging the Apostles.
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