Interview with an Exorcist: An Insider's Look at the


Interview with an Exorcist: An Insider's Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance This book very interesting to me I knew so much things about demons and I am very happy to have book It gave me great knowledge It is hard to find books about demons or angels in Lithuania, but I found this translated and bought it It was worth reading. I actually picked up this book after a fairly interesting discussion concerning exorcism in one of my classes The range of opinions regard possession and exorcism in my class ranged from those who all suspected it was bunk to those who wanted to buy the whole Exorcist movie lock, stock, and barrel I tend to fall somewhere in the middle I do believe in demon possession although I do not believe the assertion that believers indwelled by the Holy Spirit can be possessed I also believe that poss I actually picked up this book after a fairly interesting discussion concerning exorcism in one of my classes The range of opinions regard possession and exorcism in my class ranged from those who all suspected it was bunk to those who wanted to buy the whole Exorcist movie lock, stock, and barrel I tend to fall somewhere in the middle I do believe in demon possession although I do not believe the assertion that believers indwelled by the Holy Spirit can be possessed I also believe that possessions can fall into the category of self inflicted in that thea persons believes it can happen to them thelikely they are to experience the symptoms.Reading this book was an attempt on my part to simply learnabout possession Of course, most books on the subject are written from the perspective of the Catholic Church while Protestantism tends to ignore the subject all together.I found this book to be engaging and interesting Of particular value was the author s treatment of Angels, Demons, and the existence of evil Also of interest is Fr Fortea s explanation of the difference between religion and magic While religion is defined by adoration, magic is defined by dominion or control over supernatural forces or entities It does not matter whether these forces are good or evil a witch or sorcerer seeks to harness their power In magic, one is not dealing with the transcendant, since God by His very nature is omnipotent and therefore unable to be dominated As such, one is dealing with powers that, no matter how powerful that may be, can be dominated by a technique I believe Fortea s words are highly relevant in an age that has seen a renewed interest in New Age and Pagan faiths He also admirably explores subjects such as sin and temptation with great eloquence and insight.I found this book to be a wonderful resource and consider it a valuable addition to my library Veracity or belief aside, I thought this was a very effective book The format of it made it easy to understand There were some minor places where I felt the author contradicted himself, but by and large I thought this was a great introduction to demonology as it is believed by the Catholic Church. How many angels can dance on the head of a pin that is the feel of this whole book.Stuff like Even though both God and the devil are spiritual beings and spiritual beings, due to their very nature, generally like to communicate among themselves , true conversations between them do not take place This is because the devil has no interest in conversing with God, whom he hates with all his strength pg 41 A demon will never have the least amount of compassion or love toward anyonea dem How many angels can dance on the head of a pin that is the feel of this whole book.Stuff like Even though both God and the devil are spiritual beings and spiritual beings, due to their very nature, generally like to communicate among themselves , true conversations between them do not take place This is because the devil has no interest in conversing with God, whom he hates with all his strength pg 41 A demon will never have the least amount of compassion or love toward anyonea demon s heart only hates pg 18 Demons, as pure spirits, do not need a language to communicate with each other they simply communicate at will through the power of thought pg 16 Every time we sin, Satan rejoices, and he never lets pass an opportunity for pointing out our offenses to God Remember when the devil wants to talk to God, he only has to direct himself to Him God listens to everything the devil says to Him pg 41 42 One thing that got me two things, really, the first being the common idea that God allows things to happen i.e., it is true God could restrain the demons so they would be unable to interfere in the history of humanity, but He allows their diabolical work so that it can be an occasion of virtue for us pg 52 , but the second thing bothered me the most Yeah, I can see it as a logical outgrowth of some basic religious tenets but to profess it as something worth believing is quite another job altogether It comes most into focus in the section Why does hell need to be eternal pg 56 Repentance can be born only of grace If God does not send grace to a spirit, making it understand the perpetrated evil, then there can be no supernatural repentancesupernatural being defined earlier pg 11 as being proper only to God Himself dealing with things or events beyond or above any created nature as opposed to the physical realmWithout grace, a demon can understand that it was a foolish decision to have rebelled, a decision that has caused it suffering But true repentance is qualitatively different from just mere awarenessrather it is a gift from God so that we might bend our knees before Him and humbly ask for His forgiveness Without this grace, one may feel pain for making a wrong decision, but true repentance is beyond him Demons can admit that their choice led to suffering, but this does not stop them from hating God.The eternity of hell, then is not due to some arbitrary divine decision Rather, its eternal duration is a necessary consequence of rebellion against God.So, according to Catholic belief, the only reason there are demons is because God has not sent them the grace to repent God was so angry that demons rebelled that he permanently cast them out, and though they lead an eternal life of suffering, to the point of wishing to commit suicide pg 59 though they cannot because they have no physical form , God will never forgive them enough to send them grace for them to repent of their decision.I just want to repeat it over and over According to Catholic belief, God is in such a tiff that no matter what, he won t send them the grace to realize they ve done wrong and want to fix it Lucifer made his choice as an angel, without a weakened will or darkened intellect He knew full well the consequences of his rebellion against the divine will pg 58 This choice rebellion failed test happened at the beginning of eternity, however many billions of years ago that was, and even through until the end of our world, hell will still be waiting for them to encircle them for the rest of eternity Without grace, repentance is impossible The condemned will not receive this grace since they have already made their definitive decision non serviam I will not serve Thus the circle has been closed around hell for all eternity pg 58 And we think we have it bad So much for God being all forgiving this loving Father will not welcome these prodigal sons.It s just so gross Makes you kind of feel sorry for them Being raised Catholic, I found some of this a bit spooky to say the least The author explains that there are degrees to possession which I found extremely interesting Ultimately the answer is always prayer, whether it is the intensity of the Roman Ritual or prayer on one s own depending upon the severity. Possibly philosophical I did like this book Even though it was a Q A style similar to a magazine or sponsored content from buzzfeed.It felt philosophical in the way the exorcist gave his answers It reminded me of the epistemology and metaphysics classes I took Which to me makes this book worthwhile to read as it makes you not only think, but analyze what he is actually saying. What I expected A book of personal experienced that illuminated the role of demons and exorcism in real life.What I got Dry, preachy, catholic propaganda in a Frequently Asked Questions form. In today s culture of scientific enlightenment, many consider belief in demonic possession and exorcism to be superstitious remnants of the Dark Ages Even many Christians, contrary to the clear words of Jesus in the Gospel, scoff at the notion that the Devil and demons really exist Is demonic possession real Are believers really in any danger from Satan and his crafty minions What is the truth about exorcism Written by one of the Church s foremost experts on the topic, Interview with an Exorcist is based on Fr Jos Antonio Fortea s years of work as an exorcist, his extensive investigations of cases of suspected possessions, and his attendance at hundreds of exorcismsThe author describes the nature of the work in the Introduction I have chosen to write this book in a style based loosely on that of an ancient scholastic tract that is to say, a work composed of a series of questions of similar length and different theological weight while at the same time reading like a modern interview ➫ [Ebook] ➦ Rumor Has It (Texas Cattleman’s Club: A Missing Mogul By Maureen Child ➶ – 9facts.co.uk many consider belief in demonic possession and exorcism to be superstitious remnants of the Dark Ages Even many Christians [PDF] ✎ CEOs Marriage Seduction / His Style of Seduction ✐ Anna DePalo – 9facts.co.uk contrary to the clear words of Jesus in the Gospel ❰Reading❯ ➼ ネクラートホリック [Nekrateholic] Author Maguro Wasabi – 9facts.co.uk scoff at the notion that the Devil and demons really exist Is demonic possession real Are believers really in any danger from Satan and his crafty minions What is the truth about exorcism Written by one of the Church s foremost experts on the topic ✻ [EPUB] ✰ Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death By W.J. Burley ❅ – 9facts.co.uk Interview with an Exorcist is based on Fr Jos Antonio Fortea s years of work as an exorcist ➳ [Reading] ➶ All The Flowers in Paris By Sarah Jio ➩ – 9facts.co.uk his extensive investigations of cases of suspected possessions [EPUB] ✵ Flashpoint By Connie Hall – 9facts.co.uk and his attendance at hundreds of exorcismsThe author describes the nature of the work in the Introduction I have chosen to write this book in a style based loosely on that of an ancient scholastic tract that is to say [PDF / Epub] ☉ Baby Twins ❤ Teresa Carpenter – 9facts.co.uk a work composed of a series of questions of similar length and different theological weight while at the same time reading like a modern interview Having previously read Svmma Daemoniaca by the same author, I found this book very underwhelming in comparison It is basically a very condensed version of that book, padded instead with theological discussion about the nature of evil and demons.Right off the bat the author lets readers know he won t be providing any footnotes or references because that s for academics and not the average reader I found that very off putting If anything, he could have opted for adding a reference list or sug Having previously read Svmma Daemoniaca by the same author, I found this book very underwhelming in comparison It is basically a very condensed version of that book, padded instead with theological discussion about the nature of evil and demons.Right off the bat the author lets readers know he won t be providing any footnotes or references because that s for academics and not the average reader I found that very off putting If anything, he could have opted for adding a reference list or suggested readings at the end of the book Oh, well.The book is organized in a question and answer format, which is very convenient to avoid going too deep into certain topics and skipping ahead when the author sees fit And, for a book titled Interview with an exorcist, it sure takes a whole lot of time to actually start taking about exorcising demons, which happens on section 5 of 6 in the book , at page 65 of 123 The rest of the book is a recount of how demons came to be according to the bible, differences on how they are depicted in the Old and New Testament, and numerous reiterations that the devil is real and that people that think he is a metaphor are ignorant, to put it mildly.It is a very superfluous read that turns tedious soon after it begins No subject is explored in depth Say, the author mentions that a way of freeing someone from demonic influence is by saying a deliverance prayer and leaves it at that without explaining in what does said prayer consist or quote parts of it It s such a short book but it still took me three weeks to finish it because I found it so uninteresting and uninformative, having to force myself to read it in order to make some progress towards finishing it I m glad this is over Very informative.Book is written in a question and answer format In my opinion, the second half of the book wasinteresting With the State of the Church now, confessing to a priest who may have done horrific things himself, does not motivate me I pray confess directly to God.Always went to Catholic schools, have two Aunts that are Nuns, but, do my own research.

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