by Stephen Whitney

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Controlling Demons (8 of 21)
Series: Jesus Our Savior - Gospel of Luke
Stephen Whitney
Luke 4:31-37

Mary Smurl said she has no doubt the demons that haunt her duplex for the last 18 months are real even though she wishes they were a hoax. "It's hard to be jolly," she said, talking to reporters in her living room. We're good-living people and we go to church all the time. . . . Really, there's no badness her at all."

Demons have tormented the Smurls ever since on of Mary's granddaughters had her religious confirmation in 1984. Her
son, Jack, and daughter-in-law, Janet, who live in the other
half of the duplex went public with the problem hoping someone with a solution to their problem will come forward to help.

Family members said one or more demons have physically assaulted them, made strange noises and left behind foul orders.
Jack says he was sexually assaulted by a female demon.

Mary Smurl told reporters, "It's no hoax, no sir," she said.
"I only wish it was." Mary said she was beaten black-and-blue
by a demon in one case and given an electric shock when she
was resting in her bed in another instance.

She told reporters there are two things she doesn't understand.
One is why the demons bother members of their family, who
are deeply religious. Two is why the Diocese of the Catholic Church is taking such a long time to decide whether to help them.

Demons are angels who followed Satan when he rebelled against God. They possess intelligence and great physical strength. They are evil spirits who desire to control the bodies and minds of those
who allow them so they can be used by Satan to fulfill his will.

C.S. Lewis said, "There are two equal and opposite errors into which we can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence, the other is to believe and to feel an unhealthy interest
in them."

Capernaum was a beautiful Roman city on the Sea of Galilee.
It was wher ...

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