Is demon influence relevant in our age?

The Freedom from Religion Foundation plans to hand out a Temptationpamphlet entitled ‘An X-rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible.’  This latest ‘campaign’ has a picture of an animated Bible attempting to rape a girl (if one goes by the intention of the FFRF).

The idea behind the pamphlet is not particularly new. It has long been the goal of the FFRF to portray the Bible and God in the worst possible way. When the truth is attacked, it is necessary to use lies, and this particular circular is evidence of it. What are we to make of it?

We know from the Bible that God’s enemy, the devil, is a liar. He influences people against Jesus and Scripture. The demonised man in the synagogue at Capernaum asked Jesus, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.’1  This man must have been an ordinary member of the Jewish society. How would he know that Jesus is special, the ‘Holy One of God?’ The Bible tells us that he was influenced by an evil spirit (the opposite of the Holy Spirit). The spirit talked through the man.

So when we meet people who are particularly interested in bashing the Bible and all that goes with it, we see the work of an unholy spirit. The goal is always the same: insult, malign, abuse, oppose and hate, mainly God, Jesus and Scripture.

In the Western world, especially, there is a sustained attack against the Word of God, called Bible Bashing. This is very strange, because they tell us the Bible’s message is nonsense. Who has ever seen a person who walks on water, increases bread and fish, makes himself equal to God, is crucified on a cross, and later rises from the dead? It is pure myth, the writings of a few primitive sheepherders and fishermen. Logically nobody should be concerned about a mythical book.

Yet for some reason they cannot leave the Bible alone. Whether it is the FFRF, the New Atheists, the Skeptics and hundreds of other similar organisations, they have one thing in common: they don’t like Jesus of Nazareth. They attack Him and His Word, organise conferences, and produce books, pamphlets, DVD’s, etc to deride Him.

Why is that? If He is supposed to be non-existent; if evolution is true and there is no supernatural Creator, and therefore no Messiah, the war against the Bible doesn’t make sense. That is, unless one sees it in the light of the demon who influenced the man at the synagogue. The devil is the enemy of God, and he has many angels (demons) who help to influence people against God.

Let’s look again at the FFRF.  Dan Barker is part of the team. As an ex pastor, he passionately hates God, and regards it as his duty to relieve the world of the burden of the gospel. He demonstrates the eagerness and zeal of the apostles of hell, influenced by evil spirits. It is the same with all the vicious, hateful, shouting atheists. They hate God and demonstrate how the demons inside them react.


Many people think the Bible is an outdated archaic book. Yet it is very modern. It even explains the reason for Bible Bashing.


  1. Mark 1:21-24
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