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The Gerasene Demoniac and Self Harm
Mark 5:1-20 tells a troubling story. A man violently self harms, he screams, he cannot be bound. He has a demon. Then Jesus comes.
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Demons: Do they, Don’t they, What If?
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Invariably the passage of Jesus healing the ‘Demoniac’ is used an example of mental illness in the Bible, however, this raises more questions than it answers. Was he suffering from schizophrenia? Do demons really exist? Was it just a cultural interpretation? If he was demon possessed, does the deliverance ministry offer the cure for all mental illness?