I also belive there is a heaven and hell....
Yes, hell was created for Satan's eternal torment yet he has not yet been bannished to hell.
and that God did cast Lucifer from heaven...he gave Lucifer to the earth...
And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him. Rev 12:9
BTW, here's a fun fact. Lucifer, was a title applied to the Babylonian king Nebukkanezzer (sp?) the title means "Light bearer (or bringer)" and "Morning Star". The title was later applied to Satan as he was cast to earth as "lightning". He was also God's finest angel at one time which also lends explaination to the title "Lucifer".
I believe that he has evil spirits that walk the earth as do Gods angels...it says so in the bible....Jesus casted out two evil spirits from two men the spirits went to two sheeps then they drowned.
The "demon" called himself "legion" ("as I am many") and it was pigs that were the animals. Not to be nitpicky!
I do belive with what Brian said too about possesion, possesion could come from any spirit good or bad, but just because he was a negitive and mean person in a former life, does not qualify for being a demon. He would be just a mean and nasty spirit....and you also have to remember you are walking into their homes. (how would you feel if someone just walked into your home unannounced to took over your home) (I would be ticked off too).I have yet to find the "Proof" of the existence of a demon. But we did catch a rather odd EVP once and it made us wonder what was going on at the time It said two times "I will Spare you" in a very deep voice. I can post that evp too if anyone wants to hear it. Julie
I agree, other than biblical accounts, I have never run across a "demon" but I have had some really nasty spirits. Usually when encountering a malevolent spirit, it's best to leave calmly.
I also feel that many accounts of "demon" possession are actually MPD.
Ah. Well... I attended Juilliard... I'm a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT... NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU'RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY... NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I'm qualified? --BeetlejuiceI'm the ghost with the most, babe.--BeetlejuiceWe've come for your daughter Chuck--Beetlejuice