[Bible Response To a Man With a Deliverance Ministry] Greetings in Jesusí name.
Problems With A Deliverance Ministry
... It is very sad, because of your deliverance ministry, that we are poles apart regarding the significance of the authority of the Bible regarding ALL teaching and correction in Christian matters. I stand on:All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16, 17)We both claim to be men of God, yet you donít stress the written word of God as they did in first-century Christianity, that is, as being the sole source of teaching and correction and that a Christian is "thoroughly equipped" for every good work with the Bible alone. In other words, if your experience or "gift" would contradict the message of the Bible then your experience or "gift" isnít from God. Your position is very dangerous--dangerous for you ... as well as those you "deliver of demons." The people you pray with, if observant, will downplay the significance of the Scriptures from your example. This could lead them into some cult that will lead them from true salvation. Remember this: the Spirit of God, who gives gifts and who inspired holy men to write the Bible, is not going to contradict His message in the Bible with oneís experience or gift.
Common among people that have the so-called deliverance ministry is the fallacious idea that there is a lust demon, that is, that one with lust problems has a demon and needs that demon cast out of him. As I mentioned, when with you, lust is of the flesh (sinful nature), according to Gal. 5:19-21. Therefore, a person with lustmust crucify the flesh to get victory, which is not what many people in your camp teach. This error can only lead to discouragement for the person addicted to porn who tries to have the lust demon cast out of him, but never does. In other words, the person with the lust problem needs to do something for himself and not depend on another casting a demon out of him.
You mentioned you believed in "soul splitting and fusing back together," which is not found in the Bible, just like the idea that a Christian can have a demon. Hence, you have rejected the message of the Bible in some areas and added to it in other areas, which is a very bad combination.
Also, Paul told Timothy to "preach the Word" (2 Tim. 4:2). The Greek word for "word" there is logos. So, the very thing you downplay is what Paul stressed for spiritual leaders to preach and teach ....
God bless you.
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