What does the Bible tell us about demons or unclean spirits?

The Bible refers to demons as unclean spirits (akathartos in Greek). Demons (evil angels) are spirit beings that don’t possess physical bodies (Hebrews 1:14) whereas humans are souls with physical bodies (Genesis 2:7). Demon Possession The Bible tells us that demonic spirits can possess people and inflict harm upon them (Matthew 10:1; 12:43; Mark 1:26; … Read more
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When will Satan’s binding in the bottomless pit end?

To get an idea of when Satan’s binding in the bottomless pit will end, we need to take a look at when the millennium (the one thousand years) will end. But first we read in Revelation 21:1-2, “Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a … Read more
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Are there real evil spirits in the world?

Evil spirits are real fallen angelic beings that are behind all the wickedness, suffering and pain we see in the world. Before the creation of our world, God created perfect angels with the freedom of choice. But Lucifer, the head of all angelic beings rejected and opposed God’s authority (Ezekiel 28:12-17; Isaiah 14:13, 14). Lucifer … Read more
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Why are the four angels holding the four winds of the earth?

The apostle John saw in vision the “four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, on the sea, or on any tree” (Revelation 7:1). The “four corners” represent the whole earth and the “four winds” represent the … Read more
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What is a demon?

A demon is a fallen angel. Lucifer, the highest angel, rebelled against God and many angels joined him. “And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. … Read more
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Can the devil perform miracles?

Thank you for your question. Indeed, the devil can perform “miracles” however they are supernatural deceptions to deceive people into believing his lies. Consider the following verses: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the … Read more
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If Heaven is perfect, how could Lucifer fall?

God created His angels with the freedom of choice. This meant that they could choose to obey God or reject Him. Sadly, one of God’s highly created beings made the choice to reject God. Sin originated with Lucifer who, next to Christ, had been the most honored of God and was the highest in power … Read more
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Who was Beelzebub?

In the NT, Beelzebub is identified as the prince of demons (Matt. 10:25; 12:24; Mark 3:22; Luke 11:15, 18, 19). The majority of the NT Greek manuscripts have the form Beelzeboul, meaning “the lord Zebul.” Several Ras Shamrah tables from about 1400 B.C. speak of “Zebul, prince of the earth.” Beelzebul may thus mean “Baal … Read more
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