Can someone who is a follower of Jesus Christ be possessed by a demon? The answer to that question, says evangelist and ministry leader Greg Stier, is an emphatic, “No.”
“When movies like #TheExorcistBeliever start coming to theaters it often raises a lot of questions about Satan and demon possession,” said Stier in a social media post Friday morning. “One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘Can a Christian be demon possessed?’”
CAN CHRISTIANS BE DEMON POSSESSED?
When movies like #TheExorcistBeliever start coming to theaters it often raises a lot of questions about Satan and demon possession.
One of the most common questions I get asked is “Can a Christian be demon possessed?” Here’s how I answer…
— Greg Stier (@gregstier) September 22, 2023
“Here’s how I answer this question,” Stier continued. “A true Christian cannot be demon possessed because they are now the possession of God (1 Peter 2:9) and are now God’s temple, the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20.).”
Greg Stier: ‘God Rents No Room…To the Devil’
Greg Stier is an evangelist, author, and speaker, as well as the founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, which trains teens to share their faith. He is the author of several books, including “Gospelize Your Youth Ministry: A Spicy New Philosophy Of Youth Ministry (That’s 2,000 Years Old)” and “Unlikely Fighter: The Story of How a Fatherless Street Kid Overcame Violence, Chaos, and Confusion to Become a Radical Christ Follower.”
The movie Stier alluded to is titled, “The Exorcist: Believer,” and is a sequel to the iconic 1973 horror film, “The Exorcist.” The 1973 movie told the story of a 12-year-old girl who becomes possessed by a demon and her mother’s subsequent attempts to exorcise the demon with the help of two Catholic priests.
Ellen Burstyn, who played the role of mother Chris MacNeil, reprises her role in the 2023 sequel, set to release on Friday, Oct. 13. The new movie focuses on two young girls who become demon-possessed and their parents’ attempts to save them.
Stier stressed that a true Christian cannot be possessed by a demon. “God rents no room in his temple to the devil,” he said.
“If Satan cannot possess a true Christian, the question you must answer is this: Are you a true Christian?” Stier continued. “If you are not, demons can possess you. They can take control of your soul and turn your life into a living hell.”