The Bible’s answer
The Devil and the demons influence mankind so much that the Bible says: “The Evil One controls the whole world.” (1 John 5:
Deception. The Bible encourages Christians to “fight against the devil’s evil tricks.” (Ephesians 6:
11, NCV ) One of his tricks is to deceive people into believing that his agents are actually servants of God. —2 Corinthians 11:13- 15.
Spiritism. The Devil misleads people through spirit mediums, fortune-tellers, and those who practice divination or astrology. (Deuteronomy 18:10-
12) Drug use, hypnotism, and meditation techniques that empty the mind also expose a person to demon control. —Luke 11:24- 26.
How to avoid the Devil’s influence
You need not live in dread of demon control, for the Bible shows how you can successfully oppose the Devil:
Learn to recognize the Devil’s methods so that you are “not ignorant of his designs.”
—2 Corinthians 2: 11.
Take in knowledge from the Bible, and then apply what you learn. Applying Bible principles will protect you from the Devil’s influence.
—Ephesians 6: 11- 18.
Get rid of anything connected with demon activity. (Acts 19:19) That includes music, books, magazines, posters, and videos that encourage spiritism.