Puritan Board Doctor
I believe strongly that many ppl who have mental illnesses act the way they do bc of a true mental disease. I know that in Biblical times there were demon possessed ppl. I also believe that some ppl who practice pagan worship (I've met some) are demon possessed. I don't believe that every unsaved person is running around demon possessed, and I don't believe that a saved person can be demon possessed. That being said, do you believe that ppl who don't practice pagan worship and are not saved could be vulnerable to being possessed? If so, what do you think makes one person more vulnerable than the next? I only ask this bc I know John MacArthur (not a fan of his teachings but he's a brother in Christ so I love him as such) stated once that he encountered someone who was demon possessed and he talked to the demon and prayed with the person. I get sort of skeptical about claims such as this (I'm in no way saying he was making it up just not sure if the "possessed" person was playing him or not) and was wondering what you all thought on the subject.