Are frogs evil spirits?


By BibleAsk Team


In and of themselves, frogs are not evil spirits. At the end of the sixth day of creation, “God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). Everything was perfect in its kind; every creature met the goal appointed by the Creator, and was equipped to accomplish the purpose for which it was created.

Old Testament

Unfortunately, humans has selected frogs at times to be worshiped as gods in their pagan religions. In ancient Egypt, gods have been tied with frogs, such as Heqet, Ptah, Heh, Hauhet, Kek, Nun, and Amun. People believed frogs possessed divine powers. Egyptians wore frog amulets to induce fertility. The frogs were buried with the dead to help protect them. Some even mummified frogs with the dead to ensure rebirth. Icons of frogs were seen on birth wands as they were believed to be protectors of pregnant women.

“In the Egyptian pantheon,” writes John Hannah in The Bible Knowledge Commentary of the Old Testament, “the goddess Heqet had the form of a woman with a frogs’ head. From her nostrils, it was believed, came the breath of life that animated the bodies of those created by her husband, the great god Khnum, from the dust of the earth. Therefore, frogs were not to be killed.” Sadly, humans “worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” (Romans 1:25).

So, God sent the plague of the frogs on the Egyptians (Exodus 8, Psalm 78:45, and 105:30). Though the main purpose of this plague was to punish the Egyptians for oppressing Israel. It was also given to cause contempt upon their false gods that caused them great harm and distress. Their religious superstitions obliged the Egyptians to respect the creatures they now hated and would otherwise have destroyed.

New Testament

In the book of Revelation, the apostle John writes about the evil spirits in the form of frogs mirroring the Egyptian pagan gods: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:13,14).

The dragon: The first member of this threefold religious union is generally identified either as spiritism or as paganism. Many pagans worship spirits and practice various forms of spiritism resembling modern spiritism as practiced in Christian lands.

The beast:  The second member represents the papacy.

The false prophet: The third member represents the United States of America, which supports the first beast of Revelation 13:1–10, and by the miracles it has power to do in presence of the beast (verse 12–14), deceives men into making an “image” to it. See Who is the second beast of Revelation 13?

The dragon of Revelation 12:3, 4 and the false prophet of Revelation 13:11-14; 19:20 form an alliance with the beast of Revelation 13:1-10. These three powers will become allies in Armageddon, the final war against God, His law, and His loyal followers (Revelation 14:12; 12:17). The three unclean spirits clearly represent this wicked trio of religious powers. These powers make up the latter-day “Babylon” (Revelation 16:13, 14, 18, 19 also 16:19; 17:5).

From this, we can conclude that frogs are not evil spirits in themselves according to the Bible. But they can represent evil spirits. If we consider these creatures as evil spirits, then, we are identifying with the pagans, who ascribed supernatural powers to these weak and helpless creatures.

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