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Demons ~ Personification or Living Beings?

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Scripture is filled with literary tools like metaphor and personification. Personality and voice are attributed to things that have no such faculty. For example: in 1Corinthians 12:15-16 speaking is attributed to both feet and ears. In Numbers 20:8 Moses was commanded by God to speak to the rock so that it would give water. Now rocks don’t give water and speaking to one in the presence of others would cause one to wonder about a person’s seriousness or sanity. Nevertheless, Scripture often uses personification to express truth. For example in 1Corinthians 10:4 the rock that Moses struck is personified to express Christ. A righteous man is a tree planted near a river in Psalm 1. My point in all this is: do demons have to be spirit beings, having a life and a will of their own, or can demons refer to our corrupt inheritance from Adam, personified and given life, speech and knowledge? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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