In some parts of the world, demonology has been overemphasized; however, the Western world seems to be dealing with the opposite end of the spectrum. Naturalistic materialism has brought with it the notion that passages in Scripture describing demonic activity —especially in the Gospels— ought to be understood as a primitive society reacting to cases of mental illness, unknown to them at the time. However, Scripture teaches that demons are spiritual in nature, like angels, having special powers as demonstrated by their titles. One of these powers is the ability to affect human bodies and minds. There are many testimonies in Scripture of spiritual beings directly or indirectly affecting human health.
This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with JOURNAL author J. Alberto Paredes about the topic of “Demons, Disease, and Deity: Why We Need A Biblical Worldview To Respond To The Problem of Evil”.
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