Can Christians Become Demon-Possessed?

John MacArthur: Can Christians Become Demon-Possessed?

What does God’s Word, the touchstone of truth, say? Can demons inhabit or spatially indwell a true believer? Can they walk through an open door and become a squatter? Proponents of today’s spiritual warfare movement say yes, but they base their answer on subjective experience, not on God’s Word. The Bible makes it clear that such a claim has no justifiable basis.

According to 1 Peter 1:5, when Christ reigns in a person’s life, that person is kept by God’s power. As a result, “the evil one does not touch him” (1 John 5:18). When the Holy Spirit inhabits a person, no demon can set up house as a squatter. Indwelling by demons is only evidence of a lack of genuine salvation.

JP: Helpful article about the Christian and demon possession. I was asked this very question at my ordination years ago. John MacArthur and I are in complete agreement on this point. I encourage you to read this article.

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