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Spotting demons QUESTION from John R Verhanovitz,Jr September 23, 2000 This is more of a statement then a question. On a pilgramage to Ohio there was a young teenage girl. At one point in the trip it appeared that she showed me five fingers. At the Holy Love site in Ohio, during services, I was standing next to a woman who was sitting. Out of no where she should me the finger. On the bus home some people were praying over a woman and the group stumbled across a demon. The group tried to exercise the demon. The woman collapased. After the woman recovered she went around giving out food. When she got to me the food appeared to be black dried up and just plan disgusting. Later I got the impression that the demon never left her. Now with the teenage girl, and the woman at Holy Love and the woman on the bus, is it possiable to see a demon in a person. This whole thing is new to me.
The exeriences just happened about a week and a half ago. God Bless & God Keep
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on November 25, 2000 Dear Mr. Verhanovitz:
The short answer is yes, it is possible to discern a demon in a person, but.....
You are not qualified to even speculate on it and neither was these people who stumbled across a demon (which I doubt). Even if there was a demon, to attempt an exorcism on the spot was patently incompetent and dangerous and stupid.
Rule number one: NEVER JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS
Rule number two: DON'T PLAY DOCTOR (only a qualified person can diagnosis demonization)
Rule number three: NEVER JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS
Rule number four: DON'T PLAY DOCTOR
Rule number five: NEVER JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS
It is more likely that these people you came across have psychiatric problems, not possession. In any event, neither yourself or those you were with or around had the competence to make such a conclusion.
If one suspects a demonic problem, one need to suspend judgment and talk to a professional deliverance counselor who has his head screwed on straight. (many deliverance counselors are as loopy as the psychiatric cases).
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