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Posted On 07/06/2014

Deliver Us from Evil

deliver us from evilIt’s interesting that I would be blogging on a horror film. I actually hate horror films.  I watched them when I was younger, but even then did not like watching them if they were about the supernatural because they freaked me out.  I always knew there was truth to them.   Of course, this film is about just that.  There’s a sergeant on the NYPD working in the Bronx, Ralph Sarchie.  He spends his days fighting evil and discovers true evil in the process.
In the movie he says, “There are two kinds of evil in this world, secondary evil, which is the evil that men do, and then primary evil, which is something else entirely.”
It is this ‘something else entirely” that this movie is about  It’s a story of this officer who becomes a demonologist, fighting spiritual evil and exorcising demons from people and homes.  The most interesting thing about this film is that it is based on a true story! This guy is real.  His experiences are real.  It really will freak you out!
You are probably thinking, “Yeah, right!”, but I actually do believe in this kind of supernatural. The Bible mentions demon possession many times.  Jesus cast out demons, as did his disciples.  It is very clear that it is real.
Truth be told though, most of us won’t have to face this kind of evil, the primary kind.  But we do face the secondary kind of evil every single day.  You know, the evil that men do?  We see it on the news every day.  We see things like:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Murder
  • Turning a blind eye

That last one hurts, doesn’t it?  It’s hard for us to understand that doing nothing is just as evil as doing something evil.
Isaiah 1:17 says:
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.
I’m sure you are thinking, “These problems are HUGE! What can I possibly do to make a difference?”  There are actually many things you can do.  You can:

  • Pray – this is the best and most effective thing you can do.  But I guarantee you that if you do this, it will compel you to do the other things as well!
  • Give money – any amount helps, even $5.  Yes, I know that there are organizations that handle money improperly, but there are also many organizations that do it right. Do your homework.
  • Volunteer – serve at a soup kitchen, a safe house, a home for the elderly, at church!
  • Foster or adopt a child or two or three – There are hundreds and thousands of children who do not have loving homes.

Want to fight evil? Make a decision that you are going to be Christ to the world around you.  That will give the devil a black eye every time.

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