Thorough Bible study on the topic There is much food for thought in this teaching session. Regarding the origins of the invisible world to which angels and demons pertain perhaps we should understand that this is not described in Genesis 1 because Genesis 1 relates by design what man needs to know about his origins, but not of angels. The tangible, earthly, or physical world, and the invisible one Ephesians 2 & 6 mention as 'the powers of the air', ought to be understood as two parallel coexisting worlds interfering at times but having their own purpose and significance in God's cosmos. However, as mentioned in the sermon Scripture is not totally silent about the origin of angels. On another note, perhaps demon possession in the West today might come maskarated by chemical intake, and yes, we find in Scripture that Christ, the disciples and Paul casted out demons, which perhaps cannot be completely identified with ongoing exorcism. The first is an inevetible consequence of God's power at work, advancing God's glory and design; the second is man trying to exercise command of evil spirits disconnected from God-exalting deliverance.
Robert Beavan (5/4/2018)
Re: Christopher Just to clarify my position on the Sermon. I'm referring to Roger's comment that he played music backwards and there was no sign of demonic voices or languages. This was only a small part of the Sermon which was not about the music industry but instead about demons.
from Rhode Island
Great Sermon! Hmmm...Id say it's pretty evenly divided. I'll have to listen to the sermon, but I hope it was given with an intimate knowledge of the music industry, and not just suppositions and guesswork. "I sold my soul for rock and roll" goes well beyond cliche and the lyrics to a song. There have been many rock and roll artists, as well as pop singers, even very current, who have confessed that they made a deal with the devil for stardom. Many kids who have murdered, mass murdered, committed suicide, and are Satanists have been linked to specific songs and bands they claim led them to do what they did. Dark things lead to dark things, and I believe Satan amd his demons are very alive, amd very well within the music industry, especially heavy metal, thrash, death metal, and the hate rap. Even the more seemingly innocent tunes can cause profound sadness and the feeling that the young listeners are losers in life and not worthy of life, etc.
Robert Beavan (5/4/2018)
Very Informative I really agree that there are so many things we can attribute to demonic activity. Demons have more interest in religion than they do in heavy metal music. A very good Sermon.