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January 20, 2009

Dangers of exorcisms

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The Russian Orthodox bishop is concerned with the fashion on exorcizing prayers among Orthodox believers

Moscow, February 8, Interfax – Bishop Longin of Saratov and Volsk, who is also a member of the Russia’s Public Chamber, is concerned with the believers practicing mass trips to the clerics to drive out of demons.

‘No one wonders if a person really needs it. No one knows why normal people are going through exorcism procedure. I know some examples when healthy people became demon-possessed after the rite,’ the bishop stated as quoted by Noviye Izvestia daily on Friday.

Moscow Theological Academy’s professor Alexey Osipov has roundly condemned modern exorcizing practice. ‘Firstly, how do we know that a person gets better when demons are exorcized? Secondly, some people get even worse after the procedure,’ he said.

According to him, ‘the Lord prohibited the demon-possessed to speak and now demonic madness is filmed, and these records circulate all over Russia: hey, listen, what the demon says!’

‘Thirdly, the priest who practices it without having any spiritual gifts harms himself and those who come to him,’ Osipov added.

Source: http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=4251

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3 Comments »

  1. yOU ARE WRONG. pLEASE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. THE DEVIL EXISTS AND AN EXORCISM IS THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT JESUS HAS GIVEN THE CHURCH. IF YOU HAVE STUDIED THE RITE YOU WONT WRITE WHAT YOU WROTE. eXORCISM IS THE LAST RESORT TO SAVE ONES SOUL. iT HEALS. tHE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELLS THE DEMON TO LEAVE THATS WHY DURING AND EXORCISM THE DEMON WILL NEVER LOOK INTO THE PRIEST EYES . IT WILL ROLL BACL.AND WHITE PUPILS WILL BE VISIBLE. fR. aMROTH IS THE BEST THERE IS. PLS READ HIS ARTICLE. THERE ARE ONLY 300 APPOINTED BY THE VATICAN. PLS THIS IS REAL. i HAVE STUDIED THIS IN DETAILS AND WITNESSED 7 OF THEM. YOU HAVE TO FAST AND PRAY . EVERYTHING IS IN LATIN. PLS GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. UR DEALING WITH THE DEMON WITH LUCIFER, WITH BELIZIBUB. PLS PRAY FOR THE DEMONIC POSSESSEDTHAT THEY BE DELIVERED. CALL ME ON 9176657500 IM IN INDIA. IF ANYONE NEEDS HELP CALL ME . I DONT CHARGE…I PRAY FOR DELIVERENCE..SOMETIMES IT TAKES DAYS OR MONTHS…[PLS REQD FR. ARMORTHS ARTICLE FROM GOOGLE.PLSSSSSSSS. THNX AND RGDS MARIO

    Comment by mario morris — August 6, 2009 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  2. No one knows why healthy people become demonically possessed? Demonic possession has nothing to do with a person’s physical health but all to do with their spiritual state. Also, demonic possession is rare but do to the increased rate of occult activities being sold to people as an “alternative” religion and rejection of Jesus Christ, demons have more of a gateway. How many people sitting in mental hospitals at least 2 can use a good exorcism. An exorcism should never be done on a person that might be invaded by a demon. You had better be sure. There are conditions that do mimic demonic possession.

    Comment by chipoltespice — October 3, 2010 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  3. Exorsisms are a blessing from God, if you survive such an attack that is. I wouldn’t necessarily say that rejection of Christ would give more demonic leway. If you lose your faith, Satan has you, there wouldn’t be a need to posess you, the battle was lost before it even started. However, I would think the highest targets for these malevolent creatures would be the more devout people. Kind of like a slap in God’s face if the demonic were to posess an inocent young child who has trusted and loved God since birth. Everything that Satan does is in spite of God, but we all need to take heed to such a dangerous action as an exorcism. it would be like tinkering with a land mine, if you so much as twitch wrong, and it goes from heroic action to tragedy. I have studied every aspect of paranormal phenomina there is. Demonic posession is one that has really centered my attention. With great relief I can say I have never been witness to such an atrosity, nor would I. But what I have learned time and again is this. Praise God, love God with all your heart and soul. BUT…. Believe in the Devil, and know he is there. His greatest accomplishment is to convince man that he does not exist.

    Comment by scott partridge — May 26, 2011 @ 3:18 am | Reply


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