A possession is the control over a human by a malevolent supernatural being or evil spirit. Descriptions of demonic possessions often include erasedmemories or personalities, convulsions, “fits”, etc. Other descriptions include access to hidden knowledge and foreign languages, drastic changes in vocal intonation and facial structure, the suddenappearance of injuries (scratches, bite marks) or lesions, and superhuman strength. Unlike in channeling or other forms of possession, the subject has no control over the possessing entity and so it willpersist until forced to leave the victim, usually through a form of exorcism.
Does the church believe in possessions?
“The Bible clearly indicates that people can bepossessed by demons but that the demons respond to Jesus’ authority.” That’s what some father’s say about it.
The answer is: Yes, The church does believe in possessions. Possessions are mentioned in theBible many times. Actually, the church is the only one that can stop a possession, and that is done by making an exorcism.
Most of scientists don’t believe in possessions. Theyattribute the actions of the possessed person to diseases like: Histery, Multiple Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Delusional Disorder, epilepsy, and many others.
“The cure”: An exorcismThat’s how every one names an exorcism: the cure. But, how is an exorcism made?
An exorcism is made in name of Jesus. It contains a lot of religious symbols and prayers. Usually, the demon appearswhen the exorcism begins.
There are many notable cases around the world. There are individual possessions, mutual possessions, and even cases that say that a whole town is possessedby one or various demons.
Here are the most notable cases:
Aix en Provence possessions.
In 1611 at Aix-en-Provence (South of France), Father Louis Gaufridi was accused of causing demonic...